Kelly from Kelly's Craftin' Corner left me a comment on a card I'd made with the Terrific Tulips set to say they were a favourite flower of hers. Kelly is a sweetheart, she often leaves comments so I thought I'd send her a 'just because' tulips card.
I used the bisque pottery technique again, this time with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. Oh my word, what a beautiful embossing folder, just gorgeous! I brayered Crumb Cake ink on the folder and then embossed a piece of Very Vanilla CS. I think it's a wonderful look, I'm so glad I found out about this technique. Another great thing I've learned from the web is to use the SU! ornament punch as a vase. It is so simple, punch out a shape and snip off the bottom so your vase has a flat bottom. I'm sure I'd have never thought of that in a million years!
After I'd punched the vase I stamped it with the flourish stamp from the Bliss set, sponged the edges and rolled the vase around a bottle of glue to give it some shape. When I popped the vase up on the card, I put a single layer of Dimensionals round the edges but put a double layer in the centre so it would keep its rounded shape. I cut strips of CS for stems, popped up the tulips and added some glitter. I used the Eyelet border punch on the Crumb Cake strip and added some Early Espresso narrow taffeta ribbon. The sentiment (from the One of a Kind set) was stamped in Early Espresso ink on the Pink Pirouette strip. The finishing touch was to stamp a tulip on the front of the envelope.
Stamps: SU! Terrific Tulips, Bliss & One of a Kind sets
CS: SU! Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi & Very Vanilla
Ink: SU! Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi & Early Espresso
Tools: SU! Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, SU! Ornament & Eyelet border punches
Embellishments & accessories: SU! 1/8" Early Espresso taffeta ribbon, Star Dust Stickles, SU! Dimensionals