This basket full of Spring Tulips would have taken forever if I had tried to mask all the flowers and leaves.
Instead, I stamp the leaves and stems one over the other (no masking). Then stamped cut out tulip flowers and extra leaves and arranged them on top of the stamped layer of leaves and stems. This made it mach easier to “arrange” my bouquet. Adding pop dots to some of the flowers and leaves also added lots of dimension to the card. Below are some photos of how I created this card.
I started this card by stamping Step #1 of the basket. This gave me a base/area to build my tulip bouquet. With masking tape, I taped off the sides and bottom of the basket.
Stamped overlapping stems and leaves.
Removed the masking tape and filled in empty spaces with more leaves that had been cut out. Once I got all the loose leaves in place, I taped them all down below the top of the basket. Then stamped the brush stroke “shadow” at the bottom of the basket.
Finally, I added a fully stamped cutout of the basket on top of all the tulips, leaves and stems for a finished bouquet.NOTE: I realized after I finished the card, I should have cut away the “back side” of the basket so the tulips would look more like they are in the basket instead of behind the basket…oh well! LOL!Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!
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Paper: Classic Crest Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Lavender Lace and Elegant Eggplant (banner: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Very Vanilla) from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted): Basket: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee, Step #1 – Desert Sand. Pink Tulips: Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step#3 – Lilac Posies, Step #2 – Rose Bud, Step #1 – Rose Bud so 1x. Red Tulips: Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step#3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Love Letter, Step #1 – Lady Bug. Purple Tulips: Step #4 – Elderberry, Step#3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Sweet Plum, Step #1 – Lulu Lavender. Tulip Leaves & Stem: (variation #1) Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio. (variation #2) Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – New Sprout 2x’s. Butterfly: Step #3 – Tuxedo Black, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Tangelo. Shadow under Basket: Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step#3 -Tuxedo Black, so 1x, repeat, Step #2 – Gray Flannel, Step #1 – Gray Flannel, so 1x. Sentiment: Grape Jelly and Lilac Posies.
Embellishments: Rock Candy Stickles (on gold), pop dots.