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Thu 09

Tulip Stems and Stencils


Hi everyone.  I hope you have been enjoying all of the new dies and stencils.  I know I was particularly excited about the stencils and all of the background possibilities.

For my card today, I started with some watercolor paper from Ranger and then taped the Rhapsody stencil on top of it.  I then sponged it with some Tumbled Glass Distress ink and spritzed it with some London Blue Dylusions Spray.  I liked the look, but I decided I wanted it to look more "watercolored," so I spayed it with extra water to blend all the colors.

Next, I added the new Tulip Stems dies to the card (98782).  When you run the Tulip Stems die through a a die cutting machine, it will cut out the shape of the flowers.  You then have to run it through the die cutting machine a second time with a rubber mat to get the flower petals to emboss.  After I embossed the petals, I wanted them to stand out a bit more, so I edged the petals with a Mustard Seed Distress Marker.

Would you like to win the Tulip Stems die?  Leave a comment to this blog post by 11:59 EST on Sunday, January 12.  Good luck!



Fun project. Love the background and the flower too.

So pretty. Love your contrasting colours. Great background

What a gorgeous card, love the colors!

I love the frilly edges on the tulips.

That background is stunning! The flowers are a nice pop!

Very pretty and what a useful die that will be.

What a gorgeous card!!

Those tulips really pop against your tie-dyed background! Thanks for the refresher on how to achieve the embossed look of the dies.

This is deceptively simple, yet so effective and elegant.

So spring....really like the background you used - the stencil is a 'must have'! TFS

The coloring on the tulips are so pretty. The background is a nice contrast.

I'm loving the look of the new stencils! The tulpis look nice and bright too - a promise of Spring to come:)

Beautiful card and that tulip die is amazing. What a fun addition to any card. Your yellow tulip is a real standout against that gorgeous blue background.

The stencils are so cool! Cannot wait to buy some and try for myself! Thank yiu

Wow, I am loving these stencils. Beautiful card.

I love the dimensional look of the tulips!
Thanks for the idea!

Pretty card! I love how the ink-edged petals look more dimensional and realistic. Love the background you created with the stencil too! Tulips are one of my favorites!

Gorgeous! I just love tulips and these are great.

Laura this is great! I love the tulips!

Love all then new stencils and dies. The card is beautiful, especially like the technique you used with the stencil.

I really like this tulip die. it is a must have.

What a beautiful card! I really like those tulips!

I love and want the tulips die!!! great card

Great stencil and method! Tulips are a favorite!

Such beautiful new products for spring! I would love to win any of them!

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