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Sunday, March 25, 2018

March PTI Blog Hop

Happy Palm Sunday everyone!! Can't believe that Easter is next Sunday!  I'm trying to make a few more Easter cards for family and friends and the March PTI blog hop gave me that opportunity.   When I saw the lovely basket of tulips in the photo I thought of the lovely PTI Tulip Time stamp set.  That was my starting point.  After I got home from church on Saturday (last) night I die cut and stamped the little tulip bouquet.  I went through my small collection of Inspired stamp and die sets and settled on Inspired Savior.  As I was getting out the die I noticed my Clock Face die and decided that I wanted to work that in somehow.  I went to bed and this morning finished up my card.  To pull in the feel of the basket I die cut the Clock Face die from kraft cardstock and popped out all the pieces.  I then embossed the Clock Face die into a piece of rustic white cardstock and adhered the clock face using spray adhesive.  The piece was then trimmed down to fit an A2 card base.  The tulips were stamped using two shades of pink.  To get the depth on the final detail image for the tulips I simply kept inking up the image with the same shade until I had it as dark as I wanted it.  Two shades of green were used for the stems.  Savior was die cut four times, once from Lemon Tart cardstock, once from kraft cardstock and twice from thin white cardstock.  All where adhered together using spray adhesive.  Final step was to stamp the words our and lives! in kraft ink.  Then I layered everything and adhered it to a Lemon Tart base.  Going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of floral frenzy as well. 


Hope you have a wonderful day... happy hopping!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI rustic white, lemon tart, SU! crumb cake; Stamps and dies:  PaperTrey Ink; Inks:  Stampin Up! crumb cake, pink pirouette, pretty in pink, certain celery and pear pizzazz

23 comments:

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful card Rosemary Tulip time is one of my favorite. You card is so happy and bright I love it.

Greta said...

Oh how I love this card, Rosemary! The tulips are so gorgeous & love the use of the clock face to tie in the basket from the photo & it made a wonderful embossed background! The lemon tart is perfect for the word & card front--another gorgeous creation, my talented friend!

Sharyn Polesel said...

This is lovely! The tulip set is one of my favorites and you used it beautifully. I, also, love how you used the clock face. Very lovely card!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous card with a wonderful message! Beautifully done, Rosemary!

Susan Watanabe said...

Beautiful card...your addition of the clock face die is a perfect element as a BG for your tulips!

Marcia HIll said...

What a lovely, lovely card Rosemary!! Your tulips are SO pretty (one of my favorite PTI sets!) and I just love the addition of the clock face to your card...perfection!! :0)

karen h said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors you chose for the tulips! The clock die is a great accent!

nancy said...

This is a lovely card with the softly colored tulips. Your use of the clock is phenomenal for its message, texture and photo interpretation. Fabulous!

Julia Aston said...

what a lovely Easter Card! love the embossed background and layering of beautiful die cuts - your tulips are beautiful!

Carmela Hubler said...

What a lovely picture of your card! Love the added touch of the tulips and your card is so pretty! Love the way you added the clock behind the tulips.

Linda said...

Beautiful, Rosemary.

Nancy Guse said...

Lovely card, those tulips and the clock die are magical together!

Judith Ann Novak said...

Lovely Easter card. Its inspired me to pull out my Tulip Time set and create!

Skrater said...

I love this card so much! What a creative way to create your basket using the clock die.

Betty Keefe said...

that clock die is such a wonderful background for your pretty pink tulips, Rosemary - just lovely!

Karen said...

A beautiful card! I love the way you die cut and then embossed the clock face--so effective!

artful-notions said...

Simply beautiful, Rosemary! Layered loveliness!

Leigh Penner said...

I love your petty tulips layered over the clock die! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

Lisa Elton said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the clock face with the soft pink tulips. This is simply marvelous!

Lin said...

What a lovely take on the inspiration, Rosemary! Tulips are one of my symbols of Easter/Spring. Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Marybeth said...

Oh I love this design and simple elegance of your card Rosemary! Gorgeous!

Nancy said...

Oh this is so pretty, Rosemary! So soft and elegant!

Anita in France said...

Soft and lovely, Rosemary ... those tulips are just gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)