Saturday, March 16, 2024

I Love Tulips

 Happy Spring!

I am joining for the first time a Retro Rubber Challenge, doing #226 which is all about Spring and our  favorite flowers. 

It was difficult to decide between lilacs, daffodills and tulips, but tulips won out. Here is my card:

The tulip stamp is by Rubber Stampede, a wooden one I have had for many years, I bet 10 or so and never used. I catelogue my stamps in Evernote but the year bought is not mentioned. 

My card is a top folding A2 card made with SU Basic Black cardstock. I embossed it with a retired folder called Framed Tulips which does not show well in my picture. I should have snapped a close-up. Sorry.

After stamping the image in Memento Tuxedo Black, I colored it with SU Blend markers in Pink Piourette and regular markers in Cucumber Crush and Soft Suede. I have not colored anything in ages, so it was fun to do this.

The greeting is from the Taylored Expressions set called Simple Strips. There are several friends who have birthdays soon and it is Spring! I am also adding this post to NBUS #60.

A windy but lovely day here in Minnesota with fluffy clouds and blue sky. I sure love that the trees are budding, a sure sign of Spring.


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Saturday, March 2, 2024

CCC February 2024


This time I used the suggested colors and the friendship theme to make my card. It took me a while to come up with an idea, but wanted to use some neglected items.


The bright lemon yellow is from an old paper pack called Textures by Sizzix Little Sizzles. I've had this pack for years, but I see it is being sold several places of eBay.

 The lime color leaves and stem that are gracing the flower is made with the Memory Box Luxe Peony die set. This set is available several places too. The yellow heavily textured paper added a lot of dimension, I think.

I ran a light blue cardstock from my stash through the Subtle SU Dynamic Textured embossing folder for the background.

To finish up, I cut out a sentiment from the new Cathy Z's Bestie sentiment strips pack. The ends I flag cut just for fun. 

The card base is my go-to PTI Basic white and I added another leaf inside along with a note for my new friend.

I thoroughly enjoy joining this international Card Chain Challenge and highly suggest you join up.

Theme Options: Balloons / Flowers / Friendship

Product / Technique Options:  Twine / Stencil

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