Saturday, 3 March 2012

Mothers day 2 bird tulips

Two posts in one day? On a Saturday?!! Well the rest of the family went off and left me today and we all know what happens when the cat's away! It was the perfect time to make a mother's day card and I've been dying to get to grips with the fabulous colour inspiration over at ColourQ this week:


Every time I visit ColourQ I gasp at the swatches and this week the colours were perfect for a basket of tulips idea I've had going around in my head for a while. Come and have a look:


I started with a sheet of designer paper from the Everyday Enchantment pack that's free as part of the Sale-a-bration promotion. It started out pumpkin Pie and cream but I jazzed it up with my markers until it was perfect for this project. I think there's a baskety feel about it!


Each tulip is made from three wings from the 2 step bird punch. I punched them out of Daffodil Delight card stock and sponged them with a very little Pumpkin Pie ink to add definition. The leaves and stems are just strips of card stock with a marker line drawn down one side and the leaves shaped a little at the tops.


Here's a close up of that designer paper - it was very therapeutic colouring bits in! I tied a strip of Early Espresso grosgrain ribbon round it and added a label. Have you seen how I combined two sentiments again? It's so easy when you use a stamp-a-majig and markers! I love the little extra details like this butterfly from another free Sale-a-bration set, Elementary Elegance.

I used the sketch from this week's Clean and Simple Stamping challenge but the card has turned out to be the most layered I've ever made in my life!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess set), Elementary Elegance (Sale-a-bration freebie), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
Card stock: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight
Punches: Scalloped oval, medium oval (retired), 2-step bird punch
Other: Markers, Everyday Enchantment designer Papers (Sale-a-bration freebie), 1/4" grosgrain ribbon in Early Espresso, Stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.
Click here to see all the free Sale-a-bration sets and don't forget to let me know which free Sale-a-bration set or sets you'd like - remember, one item for EVERY £45 spent!

As I'm typing this, the sun is going down and there's a lovely sky - it's making me want to get all my sponges and inks out... but I can hear my family coming in and I think it's time to clear away!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Hugs,

37 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Vicky. Your tulips are super...a very creative idea. A really lovely card any mum would love to receive x

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  2. You are definitely genius Vicky! I've made a flower with the wings before but this is absolutely brilliant:) I'm going to have a go this evening, I love tulips. Nice to have a little time on your own eh?
    Val xx

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  3. Hello Vicky!! The color combination is really great, spring-like and fun, like your card! Have a lovely weekend :) Janna

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  4. Such a pretty card, Vicky! Love that you found another way to use your punch! Very creative! Thanks for joining us at the colourQ this week! :)

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  5. Oh, this is so clever! I love your stems & leaves--and of course, I am thrilled you used the CQC colors! Thanks for playing this week, I love it!

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  6. OH my word. This is so gorgeous! LOVE it--totally gonna have to try this out! Pinning it to Pinterest--thanks for the idea, Vicky! :)

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  7. Not a colour combo, I'd choose but you've made it look FAB Vicky
    x

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  8. Love your shading and the colouring on the DP is gorgeous. It does make it very basket like. Sarah xx

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  9. A perfect Mothers Day card - so pretty and fresh. Love the colour combo x x

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  10. Well, how clever are you to think to customise DSP to suit the colour challenge???!! LOVE that! Gorgeous, gorgeous card, Vicky.

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  11. I think your bird wing makes a better tulip shape than my punch waste does!
    I love the bright yellow heads , and I was thinking daffodils when I saw this color combo! It's a beautiful mothers day card...love all your attention to detail :0)
    Jenny x

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  12. Gorgeous fresh spring card, love everything about it. Helen (Sydney)

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  13. I love making tulips out of that bird wing. Your card is wonderful -- your tulips fit perfectly with the sketch!
    I don't think I would have thought to add colour to DP with markers - great idea.
    Cheers, Karen

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  14. This is beautiful! I haven't tried the bird tulips. They are so pretty, I think I'll try my hand at them. And your leaves and basket are amazing.

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  15. Wonderful mother's day card, the tulips are fabulous.

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  16. Such a fun card, Vicky, I love your tulips and you colored the dsp, how clever! Thanks for joining us again this week and sharing you card.

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  17. And that, my friends, is the difference between a card maker and an artist! Wow.

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  18. Those tulips are brilliant, nice 3d effect as well and your treatment of the paper to fit is with the colour scheme is great. Makes a stunning card.

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  19. You have been busy. Two cards in one day!! Love these tulips (my favourite flower) and the way you've jazzed up the paper wiht markers. Gives it a totally different look!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  20. Fab project, love how the bird punch can be used for so many other things.

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  21. This card makes me thing of sunshine. Lovely xxx

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  22. Beautiful card using those wings from the bird punch, and a lovely CAS design! Have a great weekend!

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  23. This is just gorgeous Vicky, completely different from your usual style but just as brilliant as ever!!
    Hope you had a good day 'playing'
    M x

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  24. Fabulous. I must try this.

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  25. Vicky, this is beautiful - I love the tulips! And I love the stamping on the sentiment, too! Thank you so much for playing with us at the colourQ this week!

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  26. This is brilliant, Vicky! That patterned paper is totally basket-like and I love the touches you added it it. Your bird wing tulips are brilliant and the two coloured sentiment is the perfect finishing touch!

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  27. Another perfect match to your chosen challenges Vicky. It's lovely. Zx

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  28. Another fabulous card Vicky. I really love how you did the flowers. And highlighting the stems gives them such dimension!

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  29. Such a gorgeous way to make tulips. They are so pretty.

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  30. Beautifully designed Vicky. My favourite part is the bit of definition the sponging gives to the tulips - a small but significant detail.
    Have a great week.

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  31. Lovely card. I've loved that punch forever - cuz I love birdies and because it is so versatile. Very clever use of it.

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  32. It seems you can make tulips from loads of different dies - very clever! It looks fabulous!
    Tara x

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  33. What fabulous tulips and the DP is a perfect combination of colour and design. I just love how you make the most out of all of your supplies I would never think of half of the things you do !

    Marie

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  34. This is gorgeous Vicky, and your tulips are sooo cool! I love them.

    Maria x

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  35. I adore this card - everything about it is perfection!! :)

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  36. Wow you are so clever the card is amazing will give this one a go for Mothers day Luv Sue x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x