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Today I have 4 cards, 3 of them featuring the new Stylized Tulips die and 1 card using the CZ Design Extra Large Congrats die.
One of the prettiest spring plantings I've seen prominently featured pale pink and yellow tulips. This first card is inspired by that garden.
supplies: white, Surf Blue, Cotton Candy, Green Leaf and a pale yellow cardstock, Stylized Tulips and Thanks dies, adhesive foam strips
I popped the pink tulip up and paper-pieced the sentiment in the same colors that I used for my flowers.
Next up, I used some subtle prints to piece my tulip in brighter colors.
supplies: white and black cardstock, various Doodlebug patterned papers, Stylized Tulips die, 4 Seasons die and sentiment
And lastly, I added some shading with oxide inks and colored pencils before piecing them back together for this one full of warm sunshine.
supplies: white, yellow, and Green Leaf cardstock, MFT gingham dp, Stylized Tulips and Painted Hello dies, mustard seed and mowed lawn oxide inks with pencil shading
And finally, I have a card using the new CZ Design Extra Large Congrats die; I decided to use it for a wedding card, using the colors from the invitation we received.
supplies: eggshell cardstock, Simon CZ Design Extra Large Congrats and Elegant Roses dies, stamped sentiment from Floral Bliss, (retired) Modern Rose Blooms cling stamp, broken tumbled glass oxide ink, a off-white enamel dot, foam squares to lift up rose
This card started with a white-embossed panel of Modern Rose Blooms. Next I sponged on some tumbled glass oxide ink. I die-cut the big word from it, and 4 others from eggshell and glued them together, then attached them back into place. Then I added an Elegant Rose to mimic the background, and a stamped sentiment.
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