Apr 7, 2019

Tulip Square Spring Card

Happy Spring, fellow crafters!  It's Julie with you today from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers.  Signs of spring are showing up where I live -- the birds are returning, the snow is melting, and there are some buds on trees.  It won't be long and there will be springtime flowers.  Those flowers were the inspiration behind today's card:

I began this card by making the basketweave background with a stencil.  I picked up the stencil from the Dies R Us Store on one of the special purchases weekends.  Look for these special products in the newsletters and emails, and in the Special Order section of the store.

I used Washi tape to adhere the stencil to the card stock, then used 3 shades of similar inks on the stencil so they would blend nicely.

Below, the stencil has been removed from the paper.  Inking is complete.

In the picture below, I trimmed away the portions of the card stock I didn't want, getting it ready for the card base.  I also included a photo of the brush I used for inking:

The next step was die cutting the tulip.  I cut it multiple times to get all the colors I needed. Here's a photo of all the supplies and the tulip with the die cuts.

Once that was done, then all I needed to do was use the Best Glue Ever to glue all the pieces together to construct the card.  I left it without a sentiment, not being sure whether I'd use it for a spring card, an Easter card, a get well card -- who knows?  It's appropriate for many occasions, don't you think?

Dies R Us supplies used on this card:
by Sue Wilson

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