Friday 13 March 2015

Tulips in bloom ....

.... Hello!  The weather here this week has been absolutely gorgeous with blue skies, sunshine and above freezing temperatures.  While it's not officially spring for a week or so, it certainly feels like it around here.  So I decided to make a fresh, spring style card:

Hello - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Love is Kindness
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, London Fog
Dies: Die-namics - Happy Hellos
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Wild Wasabi, Basic Black; SU DP - Wild Wasabi; Copic Markers; Wink of Stella - Clear; Doodlebug - Sprinkles; WeRMemory Keeepers Twine - Citrus; Cuttlebug EF - Geometric Circles

The colours, YELLOW and GREEN, are from this week's Less is More - LIM#214 - so fresh.  I'm so glad I got to make a card for the challenge.  The layout is based on the sketch from Retro Sketches - RS#156.  I adore tulips, such simple yet elegant flowers and I do like this stamp.  I stamped onto white card, coloured the image with Copics and then spent a while fussy cutting it out - so worth it! I embossed a panel of white card, cut it down and adhered some design paper behind.  I cut a length of citrus twine and put this behind the image which I adhered with dimensional gel.  I finished the front with some yellow enamel dots and a die cut sentiment.  To make the sentiment I die cut two green and one black, and slightly offset the black die cut to create a shadow effect (seen this technique on quite a few cards). On the inside is a mat of green card and on the white panel I stamped another bunch of tulips in pale grey and added a touch of colour to the blooms.

Hello inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsHello sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I added a touch of sparkle to the tulips with my Wink of Stella brush - you can't really see it in the photo, but it is very pretty!

Last night, Jonathan and I went to Northville High School to see a Choir Concert.  The 7th, 8th Grade and senior school choirs were all performing - it was a super evening.  Kathryn goes up to the High School in September and one of her electives is Varsity Choir, she actually got a letter from the school encouraging her to pick Choir!  There were a couple of spectacular singers in the High School section.  Kathryn is really keen to get there!  That's all for now.  See you soon.



Sue Lelli said...

So PRETTY, Deb! LOVE the BG embossing, the flowers, the text, and the enamel dots! FABULOUS!

Pauline said...

Lovely and fresh Deborah!

Chrissie said...

I'm waiting for this stamp to arrive, this looks fab Deborah!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Eye-poppingly gorgeous Debs. Love everything ... the embossed back ground, die-cut sentiment, beautifully coloured flower image and all the striking elements too. FABulous!
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Sarah G said...

Gorgeous card - so fresh! Love the texture from the embossed base and wonderful image. Perfect for the challenge :)

Rosemary said...

beautiful card!! love how you used the LIM colors!

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