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Friday, March 2, 2012

Birthday Tulips



Happy Friday Peeps!!
Today I am sharing a card I made using Mary Jo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.
First let me apologize for the quality of my picture, I have tried for two days to get a good picture of this card, don't know what it is about this card but I can not get a nice picture.
It looks so dull in the picture but IRL it is pretty and bright.

I wanted to make some fun tulips since it is so close to spring, in fact my tulips are up and my daffodils are blooming, way early but that is the kind of weather we all have been having lately, nothing like the norm.

I pulled out some retired paper this is from the Stampin Up Sweet Slumber Speciality pack.
I used the wing from the bird punch to make my tulips. The leaves are made with the blossom builder punch, I punched out a large leaf and then trimmed it down to make my leaves.

I did vary the sketch just a bit, I have the bottom strip behind my main panel instead of going over it like in the sketch.


I used the petite pairs stamp set for my sentiment and added a small button with a silver brad through it to the edge of the circle sentiment piece.
I used some silver brads in the corners and some 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon across the bottom of the main piece.
The base of the card is crumb cake card stock and the matting behind the main panel is riding hood red and the leaves are always artichoke.

Thanks for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPING!!!
Vicki

11 comments:

Marisa said...

Love this, Vicki!! Tulips are my favorite flower and having them in DP is fabulous :) Great card and use of the sketch!

Marisa said...

Love this, Vicki!! Tulips are my favorite flower and having them in DP is fabulous :) Great card and use of the sketch!

Melissa said...

Very, very sweet!

Many Blessings,
Melissa

Anita Houston said...

You always take the best pictures. Do you have the big light and backdrop? This card is lovely! I love your pieced flowers...wonderful!

Dawn Easton said...

Vicki, your tulips are wonderful!! Love them! None of my flowers are up yet and I'm sure it'll be a couple of months still but I am enjoying this winter so far. Snow comes and goes and I've seen my grass more than snow. LOVE it!

Nágela said...

Beautiful work!
I enjoyed everything!
The tulips are wonderful!

BeverlyBL said...

So cute and springy. I like everything about it. Thanks for sharing.

Rhonda Langley said...

Such a happy card! Come on spring!

MJ said...

This card is so bright and cheery! Love that. Those are some of the best tulips I have seen made with this punch! Great job, thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, hi. I went to MJ's Techno Stamper site from Lisa's "Get Your Stamp On." MJ had your card highlighted so I came here and LOVE your work! Plus, thanks for doing so many challenges, because I'm just getting into that and you are a great resource for me. PLUS, my sister moved to Carthage from Phoenix about three years ago and I've been there several times. Isn't Webb City close by? Small world!!

barb mann said...

Checkin' in after being gone a week. LOVE these tulips! I feel a case coming on...Barb