Timeless Tulips is an old favourite stamp set which has been around a while, and you can certainly see why! It is a classic.
Welcome to my blog. Today, I am entering the Global Design Project CASE the Designer challenge #296. It has been a while since I have actually entered this weekly challenge, although I often use the challenge as a stepping off point for projects, but don’t quite get around to entering.
Timeless Tulips meets Ombre Specialty Paper
Can I tell you a secret? I had created the first of these cards for my Whimsy Wednesday Creative Live on Facebook this week, and then when I checked out the Global Design Project challenge for the week and Emma Goddard’s beautiful card, I chuckled! Perfect match … so I created another card using the same chopped up strip of Ombre Specialty Paper to enter into the challenge.
Here is the original card created for a beginner stamper ….
- The stem and leaves are inked with Old Olive ink, and a little Evening Evergreen has been sponged onto the leaf stamps before stamping to create some depth. Same technique for the tulip … it has been inked up with Fresh Freesia and a little Gorgeous Grape has been sponged onto the stamp before stamping.
- The Ombre Specialty paper is 12″ x 12″, and so the Ombre from dark to light is a little too long to get the full effect on a regular sized card front. So I have cut my strip into 2cm pieces and then selected every second piece to create a stepped ombre look.
- To carry on the “ombre” feel, I have repeat stamped the word hello without re-inking the stamp to achieve lighter and lighter images.
Let’s take a little close up look at this card. The 2021-2023 In Colour Jewels were the perfect little addition to finish off the look.
Created for Global Design Project CASE the Designer Challenge #296
This is the card I created for the Global Design Project challenge.
- The treatment of the Ombre Specialty Paper was very similar. As I wanted to show off as much of the field of tulips as possible, I cut the original strip quite a bit narrower. The card above was 2cm strip, cut into 2cm pieces, so squares. My tip is to not do this, it was very difficult to get the squares to line up perfectly if you got the square the wrong way around. If you take a look at the second of these cards below, you will see that I made the strip 2.3cm and then cut into 2cm pieces. That way you have a little rectangle, which is much easier to line up on the card.
- I created my field of tulips first, using the smaller tulip image and cutting multiple masks from a post it note, covering each flower before stamping the next.
- I left all the masks in place while I created an ombre ink blended background in Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry inks. The Ink Blending Brushes are perfect for this.
- Because I had some difficulty lining up the line of square Ombre pieces, I tied white Baker’s Twine around the card to cover any out of place squares, tying a bow and affixing it in place with a glue dot. This actually added a really nice touch to the card.
Let’s take a closer look …. sometimes that can be a little bit scary, as you can see my slightly wonky squares! 😉
Here is the second card I created, swapping the colours about. The Ombre Specialty Paper includes Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, Poppy Parade and Night of Navy. The Mango Melody was perfect for creating the alternate colour way.
So which is your favourite? The Yellow or the Purple blended background … or maybe you like the clean lines of the single tulip card?
Here are the two ink blended cards side by side.
Head on over to the Global Design Project web site to check out the Design Team inspiration cards, and also all the other challenge entries. Maybe you would like to enter the challenge too?
I did create both of these cards in a Facebook Live in my Stampin’ Up! public group on facebook. Click here to watch the replay.
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