Friday, May 8, 2015

A Basket of Tulips

Hello Friends! I'm buzzin' by with the last Mother's Day card in my series for 2015. This one is extra special because it is going to a dear friend who is a new grandma! Since both of the new grandbabies are girls, I decided to go with pink as my main color. Fine with me, as pink is my favorite color.

I drew inspiration from this photo of the Longaberger Homestead in Ohio. I am SUCH a basket case! I've collected Longaberger baskets for many years and use them throughout my home. I would love to visit this place one day. I honestly think I could live in a house shaped like this. LOVE it!

So for my card, I reached for an old favorite stamp set, Vintage Picnic from Papertrey Ink. I love all of the different basket bases and goodies that can be stamped "inside". For this card, I chose the tulips. I seem to be stuck on tulips this year!

I started off by stamping the image onto the textured side of a piece of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock, using Versamark ink. Then, I sprinkled on some white embossing powder and heat set it. Next, I die cut the image using a Stitched Circle die from Simon Says Stamp. And I watercolored the image with Distress Markers. After it was dry, I added a bit of blue around the basket to make the image pop and to represent ‘sky’.  I die cut a circle from green card stock and then I die cut some ‘grass’, using the Grassy Border die from Lawn Fawn. I embossed my greeting onto this piece using White embossing powder from Hero Arts and using liquid glue, I adhered it to my focal panel. Next, I die cut the ‘fabric triangle’ using one of the coordinating dies from Vintage Picnic and adhered that onto the image. I used foam tape to adhere the focal panel onto my 4 bar card base. I think the 4 bar size is just darling and I plan to use it a lot more.  To complete the outside of the card, I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins and went over the tulips with a Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.

Here is a look at the inside of the card...

For the inside of the card, I die cut a panel using a Stitched Rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp. I used Heartfelt Basics from Papertrey Ink for the greeting. Next, I punched a few bitty butterflies from patterned paper, glued those down and then gave them the once over with my Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. I decided to stamp the tulips as a border, kind of window box style, along the bottom of the panel. And to finish it off, I added a strip of the same patterned paper from the front of the card for continuity.

And that is that! Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate the visit. Have a wonderful weekend and an AWESOME Mother's Day!


Stamps: Vintage Picnic, Heartfelt Basics(Papertrey Ink)  “Happy Mother’s Day” from Teeny Tiny Wishes(Stampin’ Up!)
Card stock: 80#, 110# Neenah Solar White(Simon Says Stamp)  Certainly Celery(Stampin’ Up!)
Specialty paper: Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Card stock(Ranger)
Patterned paper: Let’s Polka 6x6 Pad(Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Versamark(Tsukineko)  Worn Lipstick Distress Ink(Ranger)  Sweet Leaf(Close to My Heart)  Certainly Celery(Stampin’ Up!)
dies: Stitched Circle, Stitched Rectangle(Simon Says Stamp)  Grassy Border(Lawn Fawn)  Vintage Picnic(Papertrey Ink)
punches: Trio of Butterflies(Martha Stewart)
bling: 4mm sequins(Pretty Pink Posh)  Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush(Zig)
other: White embossing powder(Hero Arts)



Jeanne said...

This card sure is a beauty, Barb. I really like how you created your basket with the different shades of color and the heart paper. The tulips are watercolored beautifully. Such a sweet little scene on the front of the card. And then the details on the inside! You are an excellent cardmaker, Barb! Your friend will surely love this card and you for thinking of her. Happy Mother's Day to you as well. Hugs!

Kristie W. said...

This is beautiful!! I have this set and love seeing cards using it. The "fabric" triangle was a great addition and the watercoloring of your flowers is soft and sweet.