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Mar 18, 2023

Perfect Pastels ~ Especially for You

Time seems to fly these days as it's another Saturday already so it's time for a new Allsorts challenge theme. Speaking of challenges, did you see I am hosting a new monthly challenge right here on my blog called "I spy with my little eye"? Just started on Wednesday! Hope you'll check it out :) I would love for you to join in!!

At Allsorts challenge we have another fun optional theme and it is "Perfect Pastels". Great prizes are up for grabs this week/month so hopefully you will join us! We have prizes from Prizes from Oakwood, Highlight Crafts, AALL and Create and Craft Stash.

Here is my card.

My husband recently found this gorgeous PSX stamp (K1695) at a thrift store and thought I might like to enjoy coloring it so he purchased it for me. He was right, it was a joy to color up and a perfect stamp to use this time of the year. It's retired but can usually be found on eBay.

I stamped with Memento Tuxedo ink on Neenah 80lb cardstock then used my Copic markers for coloring. Victorian Velvet Distress ink seemed to match my pink Copic colored tulips so I used that Distress Oxide ink to ink up the edges. Then I laid the outer Rectangle Extraordinaire stencil from MFT over the card and inked up the inside using Shaded Lilac Distress ink. Still I thought the card needed something else, when I looked through my stamps I found this small "crackle" background stamp which is part of this Stampers Anonymous stamp/stencil set and used it in each of the corners with the rectangle mask in place.  The sentiment is from the Penny Black sentiment set Blooming Sentiments. I use this stamp so often, I just love the font and it works so well for all occasions! I added a butterfly which was done with a Martha Steward punch. Stickles glitter was added to the tulips and butterfly to make them sparkle. 

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  1. Wonderful image and great spotlighting on it too.

  2. Beautiful Tulips Ellie, I been wondering if there was some sparkle and you have confirmed, subtle but very pretty and brings them to life.

    Please you are sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping March challenges, thank you so much.

    B x

  3. Such a gorgeous stamp and beautiful card. I love the colours you have used for the tulips and subtle background detail.

  4. How pretty! I love tulips. One of my favorite flowers. I just wish they lasted longer.

  5. A stunning bouquet of tulips and I love how you have colored. The blended frames just bring the eye perfectly to them.

  6. Gorgeous card, love it, especially the colouring is fabulous! Your hubby was right!

  7. A great spot by your husband and you've brought it to life beautifully with your wonderful colouring.

  8. What a fabulous find and perfect for a spring card. Love the sparkle too!

  9. Your husband made a great find, Ellie. Gorgeous card and I love the added sparkle. xx

  10. Wow - that was a lucky find by your husband. You have him well trained!!! LOL!
    You’ve made a beautiful card with the stamp. The tulips are coloured so well. Great card. Xxx

  11. That is a lovely card; how sweet of your husband to think of you!

  12. Your husband is very thoughtful to think of you and buy this retired stamp. but what you've done with it is amazing. That's some gorgeous pastel coloring of the flowers and I love the butterfly accent too. Beautiful!

  13. Wow this is such a find good hubby and coloured beautiful thanks for sharing at Passion for Markers

  14. A beautifully created card and a great stamp, I have the same stamp that was given tome last summer from a friend that was purging all her wood block stamps, it will be on my blog in May!! How nice that your hubby thought to purchase this for you, it was a great find!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Triple B!
    Diane TB Co-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Triple B}

  15. Such stunning card! I love the fantastic image. My granny loved her tulips and seeing them always make me think about her. Thanks for playing along with us over at PFM this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie, PFM dt

  16. How sweet and elegant bunch of tulips, I'm sure that the sparkling is also better IRL!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at We Love Stamping!

  17. What a beautiful card Ellie. The image is gorgeous (well done hubby) and your colouring is fantastic. Love the ink blending and crackle background. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

  18. So taken by your card I forgot to say "thank you for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge" L x

  19. Wow, the colouring is amazing!

  20. I love the beautiful pink & purple colors, gorgeous card!

  21. I don’t know what I’m most impressed with Ellie - that this stamp was found in a thrift shop or that your husband bought it for you!! It is lovely and I love the way you coloured it and set it against that soft background. Thank you for com8ng to play with us at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week! Vicky x

  22. WOW fabulous stamp and beautifully coloured-brilliant find !
    Carol x
    Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations
    Carol DT x

  23. Those tulips are gorgeous and beautifully coloured too! Thanks for playing at TicTacToe this week!

  24. A beautiful card, the tulips look gorgeous in those pastel shades.
    Thanks for sharing at Stamping Sensations.
    Avril x

  25. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining our challenge.
    Caroline DT 2Sistersontheblog

  26. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  27. Thanks for playing in the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge, Ellie. Your creation is gorgeous and we hope to see you again! XOX, Aimeslee DT


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