Still Dreaming of Tulips in Amsterdam…
I’ve been continuing to play around with the Flowering Tulips Bundle. I’m really enjoying this bundle and so much more than I thought I would. When the catalog first came out I completely passed over this set. It was Terry who picked it out as one of his top 5 sets and that’s why I purchased it. I’m so happy that I did. I haven’t purchased the Flowering Tulips stamp set but now I’m thinking about it.
For my card this week I started by using the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut out the outside edge of the Flowering Field Designer Series Paper (DSP) using the 1st (largest) die. Then using die #5, center it on this same piece of paper to cut out the center (Save this piece to use as the focal point of another card, coming this weekend). This is your DSP Frame.
Cut out some clouds with you dies to use as masks on your sky background. Use masking paper or post it notes. Post-its now has ones with the whole post it is sticky called Super Post its.
Place your cloud masks on Basic White piece. Using Blending Brush and Balmy Blue Ink to create your background. Sky is darker than you think so lift masks to check your color and use a light hand when using Blending Brush.
Adhere cloud background to backside of the DSP Frame. Adhere Frame to Evening Evergreen Cardstock.
Fold card base on the 4-1/4” score line and burnish with Bone Folder.
Adhere DSP Frame section to card base.
Use dies to out the 3 pieces of the windmill. You might need to run the detailed top piece of the windmill building through your Stampin Cut and Emboss machine an extra pass or two as it’s a fine detailed die cut.
Adhere the Windmill shape and Windmill detailed piece together with glue. Attached Windmill blades with a brad or using a Glue Dot. Add a Matte Dot over the hole if you do not use a brad. If using a brad do not make it tight as you want to leave it loose so you can turn the windmill.
Adhere Windmill to front of card using Dimensionals.
Stamp greeting on scrap of Basic White Cardstock using Evening Evergreen Ink. Use Layering Circle Die to cut out. Adhere with Dimensionals to front of card.
For inside of card adhere a piece of Basic White Cardstock to Evening Evergreen and adhere to inside of card. Try a 3-3/4” x ¾” of DSP at bottom of the Basic White or maybe stamp a windmill in the bottom corner.
To finish the envelope stamp the Windmill on the front and/or add a piece of DSP to the outer back flap. Use glue to add it and trim to fit.
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And now you have a beautiful card to brighten someone’s day.
- Basic White Thick: card base 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” scored at 4-1/4”
- Evening Evergreen: (card front) 3-7/8” x 5-1/2”
- Basic White: 3” x 4-1/4”
- Flowering Fields designer series paper: 4” x 5-1/4”, 4” x 3/4” for inside card at bottom
- Evening Evergreen: (inside) 4” x 5-1/4”
- Basic White: (inside) 3-3/4” x 5”
- Scraps: Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent and Basic White
Cardstock in Basic White, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent. Stamp Sets: Tulip Fields. Dies: Windmill Fields and Stitched Rectangle Dies. Inks – . Ribbon – Black & White Gingham. Embellishments – Polished Dots.
Tools used: Stampin Cut and Emboss Machine, Paper Trimmer, Bone Folder, Take Your Pick, Blending Brush and Scissors.
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