This card uses one of my new favourites from the 2013/14 Annual Catalogue, the Backyard Basics bundle (available in wood or clear). I love that the bundled stamp set and matching framelits give you a 15% dfiscount! For this card I used the tulip stamp from the set and stamped it using Stazon black ink on Whisper White cardstock three times. After colouring the tulips with my Stampin' Write markers, I used the tulip framelit and my Big Shot to cut them out. Then I used the third smallest of the Window Frames Collection framelits to cut out a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then put the window shape through the Big Shot using the brand new, beautiful Pretty Print embossing folder that will be available in the Holiday Catalogue beginning August 1st. (I can see myself using that embossing folder a lot in the coming months!)
I cut a piece of 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" Smoky Slate cardstock (love that new colour) and embossed it using the Perfect Polka Dots folder. Then I adhered the piece to my base cardstock of Naturals White using the SNAIL adhesive. I also used the SNAIL to adhere the window shape, centred on the Smoky Slate.
For the tulips, first I took a 4" piece of Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain ribbon and adhered it with one Glue Dot near the bottom, inside the Whisper White window shape. Then I adhered my first tulip directly to the window shape at an angle and the second tulip was also adhered at an angle but the head of the tulip was raised using a Dimensional. The third tulip was centred and mounted on strips of Dimensionals all the way down from the head to its stem. Then I tied the ribbon in a little knot to make it appear as if the bouquet was tied together.
Really, this was such a simple card, despite the lengthy directions. It was such fun to make and I'm definitely going to make more of this size. Sometimes small can be every bit as special as large.
Oh---just a "heads up". I am participating in a Blog Hop which will begin Thursday, July 25th at 7 p.m. and continue until July 28th. I hope you'll enjoy visiting my blog as well as all the other blogs that will be a part of this "hop".