Monday, May 6, 2013

Tulips and You

I recently spent some time with my friend, Kim, and we were both working on cards.  I was finishing up a card for the SNS upcoming blog hop and it was a bit complex (when you see it, you will understand).  Kim informed me that I was incapable of making a simple card – that it was a special talent I just didn’t have (yes, we are still friends because she really was teasing, plus I already knew this).  I decided to tackle one, with her standing over me and holding me back from doing anything extra.

I used Sparkle N Sprinkle’s new Tulip set

and a sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch.

I “simply” heat embossed the image twice with Christmas Fire EP and colored them with alcohol markers.  Then I “simply” layered them on red cardstock and added them to the white card front and the red card base.  The sentiment is “simply” stamped and layered and added to the card front.  Then I stopped!!  I know Kim will be so proud of me.

Oh, I did use one very special technique – scorching.  Actually I was using Kim’s heat tool and I think it is hotter than mine and scorched my paper.  It gave it a bit of an aged look so I decided to do some more scorching.  Ok, I don’t think this will be a “hot” technique that will become super popular, but I liked how it turned out.

Don’t forget to come back on Thursday, May 9 to see my “not so simple” project for the Sparkle N Sprinkle At The Beach Blog Hop. 

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz Challenge #181 – Inspired by a Song (Tip Toe Through The Tulips)
Craft Your Passion Challenge #161 – Floral Delights


Katy said...

This is very pretty! I love your tulips! :)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love your tulips - beautifully coloured and what a romantic sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

lostinpaper said...

Soooo beautiful! Your colouring is awesome.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Very pretty Marie. Love "your" simple card! Can't wait to see what you have for "at the beach"

Debi said...

Nicely done Marie. I know another gal who can't quite manage simple, but she always makes beautiful cards. Check out her blog, I believe you are kindred spirits!


Beautiful card Marie and great song thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
Hugs Dianne xx

Jac said...

Absolutely beautiful, love the c&s style and gorgeous image, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning x

Kim S said...

See I knew you had it in ya!
Beautiful card! Amazing coloring!
And I do think the scorching can catch on if we come up with a cool name and call it a "technique"!!! :D
Great job lady!
Your friend Kim!

April said...

Very pretty, Marie! Great simple card. You can do it!

Anne Temple said...

So very pretty! Love the coloring and the scorching does look old world - love it!

Donna Ellis said...

Oh, Marie, were we cut from the same length of fabric? I find it difficult, too. Your tulip is VERY gorgeous, and I want to CASE it. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for inspiring me. hugs, de

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Marie, so elegant and pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
Mandy xx

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card and love the beautiful tulip color!

Gita said...

I love how you used the top part of the tulips for the card. So very pretty.

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is simply beautiful with simply gorgeous colouring:) Great take on the sketch. Your image and sentiment are strong enough to stand alone without lots of fuss. Well done for moving out of your comfort zone. Thanks for joining our Floral Delights challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

MommyScraps said...

Beautiful coloring! Love how you used the stamped image of the tulips as the central image in the background! Thanks for joining us at CYP this week!