September 7, 2014

Don't tell the Tulip

Carnations and tulips are two of my most favorite flowers.  Carnations for their spicy scent and tulips because they are delicate, lively and sing of spring.  Plus, my mom had a picture of a sink when I was like 10 that had the "Legend of the Tulip" written on it and I instantly FELL IN LOVE!

Now I know the flowers on today's card isn't a tulip, but I will admit that I did rape my "Tulipomania" book for the page my Clematis was stamped on.   (Bad, I know, but I couldn't help myself!)

Initially, I was just going to play with the Blendabilities markers on the new stamp.  I literally just started with the whole alcohol marker coloring and I need some practice.  I even went and purchased a Copic Coloring Guide book at Hobby Lobby yesterday, that's how NEW I am.  But when I started coloring, I just couldn't stop and I had to make this into a card.

Other than using the Blendabilities, I did accent some of the Clematis layers with a White Gel pen and I love how it really makes the colors around it pop.  The paper from the book was a dream to color on and talk about relaxing!

If you will notice at the bottom of the torn book paper, you will see little bits of what appears to be a stamped sentiment.  I wanted to stamp the Art is what I have sentiment onto the paper, but it turned out HORRID, just not bold enough, so I tore what I could off and gave the card a different vibe.  After adding some rhinestones for a bit of texture, I went a little wacky and added the Polar White Flower Soft to the torn edge at the top of the card.  Can I just say I LOVE this look?  The more I look at the card as it sits on my desk, the more I want to add it to the bottom as well.  It just sparkles like no tomorrow!

To finish the card, I used the Doodle Leaf stamp on the actual green card and did a tone on tone random splattering of leaves.  All in all, I am in love with how the card turned out and over joyed with the rich colors that remind me that Fall is fast approaching!  Happy Dance!

If you would like to try your hand at making a fun version of this card, here is the list of stamps and supplies we used.

Clematis Doodle Stamp
Leaf Doodle Stamp
Polar White Flower Soft
White Gel Pen
Torn pages from a book that won't mind being raped

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!
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  1. Love the idea of stamping on printed material~love the card!

    1. Thank you! I have been wanting to do it for a while, but I didn't want to tear up any of my books! LOL


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