Sunday, January 9, 2011

Bunches and Bunches of Tulips

Mission accomplished! Friend Mary Lee requested five Easter cards. I really had trouble finding digital images to represent Easter - unless I wanted all goofy looking Easter bunnies. I found one cute bunny with a basket of eggs - the rest....were a little too cartoonish for the direction I wanted to go with the cards. Since I had difficulties finding just the right images (maybe I didn't look far and wide enough) I decided to go with one image for all five cards. The tulips image is from Paper Garden Projects. I've used it before (here) and I really like it.

Yellow Tulips
~Base card Paper Trey Ink
~Layer of Tim Holtz design paper Lost and Found
~Three metal brads
~Sheer green ribbon
~Digital image from Paper Garden Projects printed on Paper Temptress Cryogen White colored with watercolor pencils

Pink Tulips
~Base card Gina K Designs white
~Layers of no name coordinated design papers
~Assortment of ribbons
~Digital image by Paper Garden Projects printed on Paper Temptress Cryogen White colored using Copics - edges curved using punch and smudged using Cranberry and Pretty in Pink inks
Friday Sketchers - layout
Crazy 4 Challenges - color inspiration

Coral Red Tulips
~Base card Gina K Designs
~Layer of green cardstock
~Layers of coordinating design papers from Paper Trey Ink Pink Patterns
~Layer of green cardstock to frame image
~Digital image from Paper Garden Projects colored with Copics
~Three metal brads
~Green sheer ribbon
Create 4 Fun - sketch
Cute Card Thursdays - Use something old (I've had this design paper sitting unused for a long time)

Orange Tulips
~Base card Paper Trey Ink
~Layers of BasicGrey Kioshi Ume and Carmelia (solid is back side of one of the papers)
~Layer of orange cardstock using Spellbinders square scallop diecut and Cuttlebug
~Digital image Paper Garden Projects colored using Copics
CRAFT Challenge - sketch
Dutch Dare - new beginnings (nothing says fresh and new to me like the first crop of tulips)
Moving Along with the Times - something old and something new (new BasicGrey design paper) (image that I've had for quite some time)

Purple Tulips
~Base card Stampin' Up! purple
~Layer of BasicGrey Urban CultureCashmere
~Paper Garden Projects digital image printed on Paper Temptress Cryogen White colored with Copics, dotted with Inkssentials Glossy Accents as dew drops
~Edges of Cryogen White smudged Stampin' Up Mellow Moss and Almost Amethyst inks, edges punched and embossed using Fiskars Emboss Plus Punch
~Flourishes die cut using Cuttlebug
~Two sparkle metal brads (transfer of treasures from daughter Amy)
Catch the Bug - emboss it
Mark's Finest Papers - embossing
Our Daily Bread Designs - Something Old (dusted off the flourish die cut); Something New (BasicGrey paper new. (Gift from sista Gail)

I've never done this before - use the same image over and over - hope Mary Lee likes these. I may have to resort to cartoon bunnies...

You can get up close with the cards by clicking on the images.

All good wishes,


  1. Beautiful cards - and I really like that image too.

  2. Wow, you have been very busy! These are a lovely collection of cards. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Pami x

  3. Beautiful cards, I like them all, Thank you for joining in with us this week at C.R.A.F.T Challenge,
    Kevin xx

  4. Wow, what a lot of amazing cards. I like what you've made with my sketch.
    Thanks for joining us at the Create4fun challenge this week.
    xxx Anne-Marije

  5. These are just beautiful Nancy! You did such an awesone job putting the colors together. Just lovely!

  6. All are beautiful!
    Yellow is my favorite :o)

  7. Nice set of cards -- gorgeous coloring Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  8. WOW!!! These cards are stunning!!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

  9. Wonderful, fabulous cards.

  10. Love the cards they are super. Thanks for playing along on MAWTT Hazelxox

  11. I'm loving the tulip cards,don't decide which I like best,they're all fabaroonie!Hugs,Julie x

  12. Gorgeous set of cards.Love how 1 image can look so different on all the cards.Thanks for joining us at DDCC.

  13. Wonderful cards. Thank you for joining in at CRAFT challenge.

    Nikki x
    GDT for CRAFT for January.

  14. Beautiful cards!! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Ligth Challenge over at ODBD!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  15. Wow!! You sure did a gorgeous job with that image!! I love your coloring and designs on each. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge this week!!

  16. ooh lovely card, so glad you used our sketch this week, x carol

  17. What a lovely set of cards. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

  18. Beautiful cards, thanks for playing in our challenge at Catch The Bug!

  19. beautiful........thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

  20. very pretty creations! thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at Catch the bug!

  21. Gorgeous cards! I love the image.
    Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)
    Hugs, Vanja

  22. What a pretty cards ;o)
    Thanks for sharing this with us at the Friday Sketchers challenge blog.

    Janneke X


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