Thursday, April 22, 2021

Creative Card-iology Team Monthly Blog Hop - Welcoming Window with Timeless Tulips


I'm so glad you joined us for the Creative Card-iology April Blog Hop!  This month we're celebrating some favorite stamp sets that will be carrying over into the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.  Can you believe it's time for a new catalog again?  I can't wait to hear what you love when you've had a chance to see all the new products!

I have to confess that while a good share of my project today is made up of carry over products, a few retiring products snuck their way onto the card!  Ever since the Timeless Tulips stamp set first made its appearance, I have wanted to try to recreate this picture that I was given by coworkers when I left one of my former jobs.  

When the Jar of Flowers and then the Welcoming Window stamps sets became available, I had the stamps I needed to move forward.  All three of these sets will be carrying over to the new Annual Catalog.  And since Welcoming Window and Timeless Tulips both have Mother's Day sentiments, the timing is perfect to create a card for my mom!

I started with a 10" x 7" piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock, scored and folded in half to 5" x 7", and then cut 3 pieces of cardstock in Old Olive (4 5/8" x 6 5/8"), So Saffron (4 3/8" x 6 3/8"), and Smoky Slate (4 1/4" x 6 1/4").  I embosssed the Smoky Slate layer with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.  Using the Window Flower Box Dies, I cut out two paned windows and one larger rectangle window from a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock.  I glued these onto a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Forever Greenery collection (with tree branches), placing the larger rectangle window between the two paned windows.  Then I trimmed the DSP to even with the windows and adhered these to the embossed Smoky Slate layer.  I cut 3 smaller rectangle from Soft Sea Foam cardstock for form window ledges.  I embossed these with the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder (retiring soon).

With the taller jar stamp from the Jar of Flowers stamp set, I stamped three jars in Smoky Slate ink onto vellum cardstock and punched them out with the jar punch.  I adhered these to the window ledges with a glue dot at the bottom of the jar.  I placed a length of Old Olive ribbon from the retiring Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo pack across the front of the Smoky Slate layer and adhered the ends to the back of this layer. 

I then stamped six smaller tulips and three of the middle size tulips onto So Saffron cardstock with Crushed Curry ink.  I stamped stems for these tulips in Old Olive ink, bending the photo polymer stamp to shape my stems in different directions.  I then cut out the tulips and stems with Paper Snips.  When cutting my stems, I left extra lenth above the top of the stems so that I could place a glue dot there and adhere a tulip to the top of the stem.  I then arranged my tulips in the jars and adhered them in place with glue dots.

I printed the verse on a piece of white cardstock and trimmed it to 7/8" x approximately 5" and punched one end with the Lovely Label Pick-A Punch.  I cut a piece of old Old Olive cardstock to 1" x 5 1/4" and adhered the verse layer to the Old Olive layer.  I colored two pearls with the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blend and adhered these to my sentiment.  My sentiment was then adhered to my card front centered over the ribbon and lined up even with the edge of the So Saffron layer.  I then cut a second piece of Old Olive ribbon, tied a bow and adhered it to the ribbon with glue dots.

My final step was to stamp tulips, stems and leaves and sentiments from the retiring Strong & Beautiful stamp set and the Welcoming Window stamp set on a piece of 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" white cardstock and adhered it to the inside of my card.

Now my card is ready to give to mom for Mother's Day.  She loves tulips and all kinds of other flowers, so I know she'll love this card!  She could frame the card front if she wants to.  This would make a great gift item!

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