February 24, 2015

Half Front Card With Love Is Kindness

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

The card I'm sharing with you today is another I've created with the gorgeous tulips from the Love Is Kindness stamp set from Stampin' Up! Yep, it's Love Is Kindness week here this week! If you missed yesterday's watercolor card you can see it here. This time I've colored the image with Blendabilities and added in some extra dimension with paper piecing and decoupage...

Card: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White and a snippet of Very Vanilla
Ink: Memento Black
Markers: Rich Razzleberry and Wild Wasabi Blendies
Stamp Sets: Love Is Kindness and Dictionary background
Tools: Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals and Basics Pearls

Create the base card by cutting a piece of Coastal Cabana card in half horizontally, folding vertically and then cutting away half of one side
Line the inside of the card with a piece of Whisper White card (I cut mine ¼" smaller than the inside) and cut another piece of Whisper White for the front panel (again mine is cut ¼" smaller). Stamp the panel in Memento Black ink with the Dictionary Background stamp and attach to the base
Stamp the tulip image from the Love Is Kindness stamp set with Memento Black ink twice onto Whisper White (you only need the flowers from the second) and once onto Very Vanilla (you only need the newspaper wrap)
Color the complete image with Wild Wasabi and Rich Razzleberry blendies (even though the flowers will be decoupaged I prefer to color them, you might not).
Using Paper Snips carefully cut out the Very Vanilla newspaper wrap, without leaving a gap. Attach to the complete image
Color the second set of flowers in the same way as the first. Carefully cut the top six out with the Paper Snips and attach to the complete image using half of a Stampin' Dimensional (I cut and attached them one at a time to make sure the right flower was used and didn't decoupage the lower, partially hidden one)
Layer the image panel onto a panel of Coastal Cabana (I cut my Coastal Cabana layer 1/8" bigger than the Whisper White) and attach to base
Complete the design with strips of Basics Pearls

#165 at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#48 AG at Crafting From The Heart

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I'll be back tomorrow with another beautiful tulip creation, so I hope you'll join me then.



Cynthia said...

So pretty! Great coloring and love the style of card you used. Thanks for playing along at CYCI?

jane stillman said...

Absolutely beautiful, love the colour of the tulips and great design x

Anonymous said...

do like the tulip design, lovely card

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous design and loving the card.
Linda xxx

Jan Ltc said...

This is fabulous xx Jan

Di said...

Bowled me over here Em! I have this very stamp, as yet unused on my desk, and you just gave me real inspiration to use it for my step-mum's Mothering Sunday card. I love that you coloured the tulips in such a rich way and the decoupage is a super idea. Thank you!!


Di xx

Di said...

Wow, I just realised you also must have masked off the sentiment that's on the stamp - some real thinking outside the box there Em!


Em Louise Fairley said...

Thanks Di! I actually cut the sentiment away from the image before I mounted the stamp, and put it on the other side of the wooden block.

Kate M said...

Hi Em - I resisted this stamp until last week when I ordered it - can't wait to get stamping with it - I love your design, super card!!

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty tulip card! I like the colors and layout!

Eva Bussom said...

Em, this is incredible! Love the layout and color picks! Thanks for joining us at CYCI :) Eva

Anonymous said...

Hi, A lovely project, I love the image and the colour choice. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this week. Crafting From The Heart Good luck. We would love to see you again next week.
Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner xx

Di said...

Oh Em, I didn't think to do that with my stamp! You clever little sausage :) I'm stuck with masking it whilst inking - using tape or summick :(

Di xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Use Washi tape to cover it while inking. It's easier to both position and remove than a post-it note or similar xxx

Tammy Hein said...

Beautiful card!!

Kim Ryden said...

So cute! I had to have this stamp and I have never inked it! I'm inspired! Thanks for playing with us this week at Can You Case It?!

Diana Eichfeld said...

Fabulous card. I love the colors against the DSP. I don't have this stamp set but this is really making me want to add it to my wish list. Thanks for playing along with us on the Can You Case It blog!

Tina said...

Love this stamp and you choice of colors! Thanks for joining us at CYCI.