Monday, April 25, 2022

Timeless Tulips

 Hello friends! What a beautiful day we had on Sunday - our first really warm day of the year. It truly fills a person with hope for Spring and Summer.

The next few posts will be using some of my favourite stamps that are retiring with the end of the current annual catalogue. While it is always sad to see stamps we love retire, it is exciting to see what the new catalogue has.

Today's card features the Timeless Tulips stamp. I find it a little odd that the stamp is retiring but the coordinating punch is not. Maybe there will be something else that will go with it in an upcoming catalogue.

So for today's card, I used inspiration from my own garden. My one and only tulip that survived the hungry squirrel. He (or she) ate every bulb in my yard but somehow missed this one. As the squirrels seem to be increasing in numbers, I don't think I will put more bulbs in next fall. It is such a disappointment to discover that somebody has eaten them and I won't have any pretty flowers. I get that they need to eat too but I just wish they wouldn't eat my bulbs.....

I started by inking up the larger flower stamp in Daffodil Delight ink and then using a sponge dauber, I added some Poppy Parade ink to the stamp. I stamped my flower onto a piece of Basic White cardstock. I repeated this process with the smaller flower stamp, twice. I then stamped the stems and leaves using Pear Pizzazz ink. Because this stamp is a photopolymer stamp, it was really easy to line up the flowers, stems and leaves. I stamped my sentiment in the upper right hand corner using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

I matted my stamped piece onto a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock. I then wrapped around some White Crinkled Seam Binding that I coloured using my Old Olive Stampin' Blends. I would have used Pear Pizzazz but there is no Stampin' Blends in that colour. I think the Old Olive is pretty close though.

I added the card front onto a Daffodil Delight card base. And that completes my card for today. I think I will send this one to my Auntie. She is very special to me and I think she will appreciate a homemade card.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. I'm pretty sure my Auntie will be thrilled with it.

Stay well and keep creating!


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