Monday, April 21, 2008

Think Spring!! Tulip Card

This past week I received a WONDERFUL package from Rubbernecker Stamp Company!! This is the first time I have ever used RN stamps and I have to say I LOVE them!! They are unmounted deeply etched Red Rubber with a cling back for mounting onto an acrylic block.

The past few days have been kind of cold and rainy and I think I am trying to will spring here! My plan just might be working, it was in the 60's yesterday and today it is supposed to be in the 70's! I thought this tulip image would be perfect for a spring card. When I worked at the floral shop I always looked forward to the tulips in the springtime. The background images are from a from a Floral Collage stamp. The stamp is a large background stamp but my CS was a little bigger than the stamp so I stamped it a couple of times to get complete coverage on the CS. I used versa mark ink and then lightly sprinkled on a little EP. Before heat setting the EP I also added some perfect pearls to add some shimmer. After heat setting the EP then I brushed off the excess perfect pearls.

The tulip image was colored in using Copic sketch markers. I love being able to blend all of the colors together! To do the tulips I used several colors from the pinks and purples, starting with the lightest colors first and then going to the darker colors. I also added some touches of sparkle using the Spica glitter pens. Once I was done with the coloring I cut out the image.I cut out a Classic and Scalloped Square Nestabilities using the Wizard, Universal Die Cutting and Embossing Tool to mount the tulip image on. Before adhering the tulips I took a craft knife and cut around a few of the flowers and then popped them up with a little foam tape behind each one. When doing this you do not need to cut the flower out completely, just cut around it leaving it attached at the stem. Doing this takes a little more time but it really adds a lot of dimension to your image!

Before adhering all of pieces together I also add the sheer ribbon and trim. To add the sheer ribbon I used a tape runner and for the trim I used Fabri-tac. Fabri-tac is great for adding trims and lace. If you don't want to wrap the trim underneath and have the extra thickness cut off the trim right next to the edge of the CS and add just a little dab of Fabri-tac. Doing this will hold the ends in place and keep it from fraying.

Of coarse I had to add a few touches of bling! I added a vintage style button to the trim and some swarovski crystals on the nestabilities.

Stamps~Floral Collage-able (263-05), Bold Florals-Tulips (168-05)--Rubberneckers Stamp Company
Cardstock~Whisper White--SU, Shimmer DP--DCWV, Med. and Dark Terrific Teal (colormates), Lovely Lilac (doublemates)---WorldWin
Ink~Brilliance-Graphite Black, Versa Mark--Tsukineko, Distress Ink-Dusty Concord--Ranger
Tools~Wizard, Universal Die Cutting and Embossing Tool, Classic and Scalloped Nestabilities--Spellbinders
Sketch Markers-R81, R20, RV11, RV17,V01, Vo4, BV000, BV04, B00, B21, B23, BG45, G03, G24, YG00, Y00, Spica Glitter Pens-Pink 02, Lavender 01, Melon 06--Copic
Elegant Gold Tinsel EP--Enchanted Creations, Perfect Pearls--Ranger, Ribbon, Foam Tape, Trim, Button, Crystals--from My Stash, Fabri-tac, Gem-tac--Beacon

Thank you so much for stopping by today!! I hope you have a wonderful beginning to a new week and don't forget to hop on over to Rubbernecker Stamps and check out all of the great products they have to offer!! Also right now they have a Spring Madness Overstock Sale going on with lots of great deals so be sure to check it out!!



  1. Oh my.. that is one stunningly beautiful card! Wow!

  2. That card is so beautiful! Great job.

  3. Ohh, this is stunning! Gorgeous coloring on the flowers. Love all the attention to detail. Just gorgeous! :)

  4. This is just beautiful -- a work of art.

  5. OK, now I am just sick to my stomach! That is so FREAKING pretty or WICKED AWESOME! Take your pick! lol :D

  6. I love the spring tulip card so much I ordered all the stamps. Gorgeous job on this
    Karen W

  7. WOWZERS! Great colors. Such a beautiful Spring card.


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