Sunday, March 1, 2015

Easter Tulips, PP234

Happy Sunday, Friends! This week at The Paper Players, the wonderful and talented Laurie is our hostess, and she has chosen "Think Spring" for our theme challenge. I am SO ready for spring, Laurie! 

Springtime brings back some fond memories of when I worked for my parents, in their garden center and florist shop. During the spring season when you walked into the shop in the morning, the fragrance of flowering bulbs was overwhelming. The hydrangeas, daffodils, tulips and hyacinth covered every inch of the store, and the sight and smell of them always made me smile. It's no wonder I went in search of some tulips and pastel colors for this challenge.

I used the Love is Kindness Stamp Set, stamped it with Memento Black Ink, colored it with Blendabilities and cut it out by hand. I thought the blossoms needed a little something, so I used my Wink of Stella Brush to add a little sparkle. 

My fellow Paper Player Shannon always lines her envelopes, and I have taken her good advice and done the same. That little bit of extra effort really does make the card so much more special.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Love is Kindness, Delightful Dozen
Card Stock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
Designer Series Paper: Subtles Stack
Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black
Blendability Markers: Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo and Crumb Cake Collections
Accesories: Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Whisper White Satin Ribbon
Other: Wink of Stella Brush, Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins

Please visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players, and we hope you will play along with us this week, too!

Inky hugs!


Nance Leedy said...

Another gorgeous card, Sandy! I love the layout of this one and the colors and details all say "come on, spring!" You sure know how to rock the doilies and your fussy-cutting skills are on full display here! Beautiful card, my friend!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I love the way you coloured your tulips Sandy and the Wink of Stella adds a beautiful touch of sparkle. Tulips and daffodils always make me 'think Spring' too. I'm taking not on doily placement too - I'm never sure how to use these and yours looks totally at home on your card. So pretty!

Debbie Mageed said...

So pretty! I love the added sparkle on the tulips! Before I got to the part of how you achieved that, it sparked the thought to use that stamp on the Glimmery White cardstock, so I might just try that. How wonderful memory to have worked in a flower shop! I am sure every flower brings back some fond childhood memories. Great card!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card, Sandy! The soft color creates a beautiful background for your wonderfully colored tulips. Reading your words I could almost smell the flower shop:) You have inspired me, I think I shall tackle a doily or two and if I can do it! I love your lined envelope, thanks for the shout out, I agree that the added color and heft to the envelope just make the gift of a card just a bit more special:)

laurie said...

I love tulips, what a beautiful card. I love the doily. Just a perfect card for spring! It sounds fun to work in a floral shop!

Karren said...

Beautiful card, Sandy! I really, really love that bunch of tulips and might end up having to buy it for myself soon! The Wink of Stella adds such a pretty shimmer to the tulips.

Anne Marie Hile said...

So soft and pretty, Sandy! Great color combo and I love the texture from the doiley.

LeAnne said...

This is just gorgeous, Sandy! I love the fresh & springy! And your lined envelope is tres chic! They both make me feel spring might actually arrive sometime soon!

Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, this is just gorgeous! I love the pink and the doily! The tulips are perfect for Spring! They are my favorite flower! The Wink of Stella makes them so sparely! Anyone would LOVE to receive this beauty in the mail! XX

Roberta (Stampin'nana) said...

Your spring theme card is so beautiful, Sandy! I love the way you colored your tulips and then added some sparkle to them! I'm sure they weren't easy to cut out though! Very pretty feminine Easter card~

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Sandy! A classic layout! Your coloring is perfect. I love the shimmer! The sequins are the perfect accents!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, I didn't buy this stamp, but everytime I see you use it I question my sanity! I love how you put the tulips on their side, almost as though they were sitting on a table waiting to be put into a vase. Gorgeous card, my friend