Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tranquil Tulips for Fab Friday

I've been dying to play with one of the Host stamp sets that I earned with my pre-order. It's called Tranquil Tulips* and it creates some beautiful images. Host sets can only be earned with Stampin' Rewards, so you would either need to host a party or workshop and earn rewards from all the orders placed, or you would need to join my Stamp Club, where one month out of the twelve, you would receive the Stampin' Rewards from all the orders placed for the Club Order. Either way, Host sets are priced lower than normal so that you can get the most out of your Stampin' Rewards dollars!

*New products from the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue, available on June 1.

I decided to play along with the colour challenge at Fab Friday this week:

This is a fairly intense colour combination, so a lot of white space is needed to make it work. I made my tulips three-dimensional, by stamping the darker step of the the 2 step stamping separately as well as with the lighter section. I fussy cut it and that way, I was able to get the pure white lines in and around it. Then I mounted it over the corresponding area using dimensionals. Here's a closer look:

  • I used Rich Razzleberry for the larger tulip and Calypso Coral for the two smaller ones. The Dapper Denim, I reserved for the card base and backing for the horizontal coral piece and the sentiment.
  • I used the Layering Oval Framelits to die cut the oval for the main image first before stamping it. The scalloped backing is also from the Layering Ovals Framelits, but since there is no Scallop Oval Framelit large enough for the largest regular oval framelit, I die cut two of the largest ones and mounted them on the back of the Whisper White Oval off-setting them at the top and the bottom.
  • The sentiment is a farewell salute to one of my all time favourite stamp sets, which I just might refuse to get rid of: Wetlands! I love the font on all the sentiments and would keep it just for them!

Don't forget that if you've never before subscribed to Paper Pumpkin, but were thinking about it, this might be the best time to do it! If you sign up before June 10, you will get 25% off your first three months, by entering the Promo Code: "STARTHERE" !

Speaking of Stamp Club, I've added two new perks for Stamp Club Members. They will be getting their Annual Catalogues spiral bound with clear protective covers free of charge AND they will have Early Bird Access to my Rubber Rummage Sales in June and January so they have first pick of my newly retired items!  I have four spaces open at the moment and more may be opening up. You can join at any time there is space! The commitment is $20 a month for a 12 months and one of those months will be your month to receive Stampin' Rewards from all the orders the others place that month. It's a great way to earn free product from Stampin' Up! AND a great way to build your stamping supplies in a gradual and affordable way! Message me if you are interested.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

Product List

*Tranquil Tulips Host Stamp Set

*New products from the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue, available on June 1.


  1. Oh, your card is just beautiful! I love those tulips and your framing is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

  2. Beautiful and so elegant! I can't wait to get this set myself, and I love your rendering in our colors! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

  3. I love those tulips and you've used them beautifully here! The two-dimensional look of the flowers is so well done. Glad to have you join our challenge!

  4. Beautiful tulip images! I really like how you layered the petals for more definition and how you did the layers for the oval! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!


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