Friday, August 20, 2010


I can't believe how neglectful I've been of my blog! A whole week has gone by without updating it and sharing something new with you. Well, it has been a busy week so I haven't done as much stamping as I usually do. I did stamp late last night to create this quick, clean and simple card.

I just go this old Stampin' Up! set called Terrific Tulips (thanks Wendy) and wanted to use it. It is a classic in my opinion. I mean, how can you go wrong with these lovely tulips? You just can't - they always look good.

For this card I inked the first tulip shape using Cameo Coral ink and stamped directly onto the barely banana card front. I then inked the second stage of the tulip with the same ink and by adding it over the top of the first one, it is naturally a bit darker. I love how easy it is to create all that dimension. The stems are added using certainly celery ink. I inked the Sanded bg stamp using So Saffron ink and stamped right over the image. I like the effect. I then inked the sentiment stamp (from Rubbernecker) using the Cameo Coral ink once again and added it - not straight but at an angle. I like this difference too.

Thanks for stopping by. Please come again soon!


marilynprestonn said...

It's just so pretty Karen. Love the tulips and the sentiment crossing the image like that. Cool effect, and of course the sanded background, one of my faves. :) Thank you for the inspiration.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

LOVING the new profile photo!! You are looking awesome Karen!! LOVING this card too!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the texture behind the flowers!

....and I just have to say, WTG on the weightloss. You look awesome!