I thought this stamp set would be perfect for an Easter card with the beautiful 2-step stamping tulips. I incorporated some stencilling and background stamping and used Distress inks / Oxides for stamping. Some of you might recognize the main stamps from the Stampin Up set "Watercolor Garden 2". The butterfly stamp is from the Stampin Up set "Watercolor Garden 1". These are wood mounted stamps so it wasn't so easy lining up the 2nd step and I simply eyeballed and guessed, therefore the leaves are not lined up perfectly, but I think that just adds to the "handmade look" which sometimes gets lost nowadays with all the tools available now.
I used Distress Ink Mowed Lawn for the stem and leaves (stamped off once for the lighter shade), and I used Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink, for the tulips, (also stamped off once for the lighter shade). I have no idea why the violet color is showing up more in a lilac tone on the photo... For the blue blossoms, butterflies and around the egde I used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink.
The tiny Happy Easter sentiment is from the Penny Black set "Chick to Chick" stamped in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. The stamped words that you can see in the background were done with a retired stamp set by Whimsy Stamps - I think it's called Basic Borders and Backgrounds - but it's no longer available, using Spun Sugar Distress ink. If you look really closely, you migh even notice that I used a "canvas" background stamp. That's another old retired stamp from Stampin Up. The stripes were done with a Classic Stripes Stencil.
Watercolor Garden 1, Watercolor Garden 2 and Canvas by Stampin Up
(retired but I'm sure available on Ebay or Etsy)
Basic Backgrounds and Borders Whimsy Stamps
Distress Oxide Wilted Violet // Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass // Distress Ink Mowed Lawn // Distress Ink Spun Sugar // Classic Stripes Stencil
I am also sharing my card with these challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge - 3 items as focal point (3 stamped tulips) // Simon Says Wednesday - No Designer Paper // Cute Card Thursday - Easter // Moving along with the Times - Spring Feeling // Through the Purple Haze - Spring Forward // Brown Sugar - Spring or Fall // Pattie's Creations - Flowers // Crafting By Designs - Easter // Unicorn Challenge - Spots or Stripes // Crafty Sentiment Designs - Feminine // Always Fun Challenges - Flowers // Use Your Stuff - Flora and Fauna // Country View Crafts' Challenge - Easter or Spring // Daisy Chain Challenges - Feminine // Fabrika Fantasy - Flowers // Lost Coast Designs - Blooming Lovely // Try it on Tuesday - Use a Stencil or two
Lemon Shortbread // Crafting With An Attitude // Imagine That Creative Playground // Through The Craft Room Door // The Crafty Addicts // Crafty Creations // Get Creative Challenges // Path of Positivity //The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge // A Perfect Time To Craft // Happy Craft Challenge
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope I could inpire some of you to look through your old - maybe forgotten stamps and create something pretty! I will be back again tomorrow with another card using another stamp set from Stampin Up, but not quite as old as today's stamps. Hope to see you then!
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