Friday, 9 March 2012

Tulip Trio Just Because Card - Make My Monday Week 39 Challenge

It is so nice to see spring flowers blooming after winter, seeing brightly coloured crocuses just puts a smile on my face and our miniature daffodils are fully out in the front garden - love those!  I saw that this week's Make My Monday challenge was to make a 'spring flowers' card and I decided to play along using my tulips set.

I stamped the stems and flowers, trimmed the panel into a square, stamped the Weathered background stamp over the top and sponged the edges.  I've used Pale Plum and Old Olive CS for my mat layers.  I added some sparkle by applying glitter glue to the tulips.  I used the Word Window and Modern Label punches for my sentiment but cut off the end so I had a straight edge and added a rhinestone.  The card measures 5 1/4" (13.5 cms) square.

More stamped tulips for the inside of the card and the envelope flap.

Spring flowers always look so much better and brighter when the sun is shining - let's hope that happens over the weekend!  It's very grey and chilly today, oh well, perfect weather for staying in and stamping LOL!

Stamps: SU! Terrific Tulips & It's Your Day sets, SU! Weathered background stamp
CS: PaperMania square white card blank, SU! Pale Plum, Old Olive & Whisper White
Ink: Memento Dandelion & Tuxedo Black, SU! So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Old Olive & Crumb Cake
Tools: SU! Word Window & Modern Label punches, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Dazzling Details glitter glue, SU! rhinestone jewel



Jacqueline said...

Hello Ruth - a beautiful spring card - your tulips look very sunny and bright - thanks for joining in at MMM this week - Jacqueline xx

kelly said...

Always love to see you use this tulip set!! Is the weathered background an SU set or can I still get me one??
Kelly xx

Margaret said...

The tulips are gorgeous on the weathered background! A beautiful card!

Cazro said...

I love the background for the beautiful tulips. Thanks for sharing with MMM. Caz

Mynnette said...

Ruth, this is absolutely STUNNING!!! Your tulips on the faux background look amazing and I adore the glitter! :) Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Hello Ruth,,,a really lovely card. Thank you for entering Make My Monday this week! Suzanne

Suzi B said...

Hi Ruth,lovely sunny tulips on this lovely card. Thank you for joining us at MMM
suzi B :)

Fliss said...

Love your Spring creation Ruth and the tulips look amazing with that weathered background.
Thanks for joining in with the MMM Spring flowers challenge.
Fliss xx
PS: I too live in West Sussex.