I also really love it when I can use multiple items from different manufacturers and pull them together on one card as is the case with this card.
I started by die cutting a few of the tulips from Stamper's Select White Cardstock for my previous project. If I am going to the trouble of doing one set, I always make an extra few sets while I am at it and then I have some ready to go for another project. I used my MISTI Tool for stamping all of them; three layers for the blooms and two for the stems. For this particular set I used Papertrey Ink Perfect Match Inks in Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry Fizz. For the leaves I used Papertrey's Vintage Jadeite with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.
Papertrey Ink's Stamp-A-Faire - Rennasiance Kit. This is a no longer available item but you can watch for it on the For Sale or Trade Board at the Papertrey Forum which is where I got mine. I didn't have any idea that Papertrey Ink existed in 2014. I only discovered them in 2015. I love the detail in this die and when I realized I could pair it with the Smile Circle Die from Simon Says Stamp, I actually squeeled outloud! Since I wanted to add a bit of dimension to my card, I also cut a circle of the navy cardstock to go behind the Smile Circle.
My card assembly was super easy. I wanted my flowers to frame the sentiment so I adhered the outer ring die cut from the Rennasiance Kit directly to the striped panel using Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I adhered the circle smile die to the blue cardstock using the same glue. To pop up the sentiment a little, I used Thin 3D Foam Squares and centered it over the background ring. After that I arranged my tulips how I wanted them on top of the panel then applied Thin 3D Foam Squares on the back of them and placed them onto my card front. This is such an elegant looking card and I loved combining my supplies to get these results.
Scor-Tape (Sookwang Paper Tape) in a ⅛th inch width. It's available in several widths and it's a very strong adhesive. Sometimes I grab what is at my fingertips so right now I have the scor-tape on my desk. It's also nice because you can just tear it and don't have to sit and measure each strip of adhesive out. It is a very strong dry adhesive.
I also made a second card with this same design using cardstock in Berry Sorbet, Gold Metallic Poster Board and Kraft. The tulip blooms are stamped in Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet and Scarlet Jewel Inks. For the butterfly, I like to put a narrow strip of foam adhesive down the body until it thins out and then put a bit of adhesive at the bottom of each wing to make it appear as if it could take flight at any moment. This butterfly is from Impression Obsession and is my favorite. I have two or three others but I reach for this one over and over. In fact, it has a special place on my table and never gets put away. If I'm going to use a butterfly, I want this one called "Fancy Butterfly". It is a two layered image but I often use only the top layer like you see here. The other part of it is the solid image.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for their theme of Summer Garden. Yes, I do know Tulips are more of a springtime flower, but the are gorgeous and can be enjoyed anytime!
You can see lots more inspiration over at Inspired By All The Little Things. Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'll be back with a new project very soon!