Well, actually, no, these tulips are from The Stamping Boutique, but I am very excited to say that DH and I are off for the weekend to Amsterdam this Saturday for his birthday! We had our first overnight stay away from our little cherubs in 9 years(!) in December, and have decided to go for it again, thanks to my fabulous mum and dad (can't thank them enough as it's no easy task I have to say!)
Anyway, enough waffling (can you tell I'm excited?!) and onto my card: As I said, the image is called Tulips and is available HERE. I coloured it with Promarkers and cut it out using a lacey circle nestie.
I chalked the inside with the nestie still in place and added some lilac and clear gems to decorate the frame.
The papers are from my stash that I've had for ever, (Papermania Amethyst Tones if memory serves.) I followed this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch #156
I made my own stick pins and popped them into a lilac organza bow.
I really love the 3D flower dies around at the mo, but as I don't own any, I improvised and made my own from a hand-cut circle which I spiral cut and wrapped up, then glued and attached using a flower brad onto a Prima flower...doesn't look too bad!
The centre border is cut using a Martha Stewart border punch and is attached using mini brads. A few gems and a craftwork cards sentiment to finish. I also decorated the inside a little as this is for my mum to give to my aunt for her 60th birthday...
I would like to enter the following challenges:
- The Sweetest Thing/Sweet Sunday Sketch #156 - SKETCH.
- House of Gilli #31 - Flowers.
- 2 Sisters Challenge #87 - Flowers.
- Crafts & Me - 3D Embellishments.
- Inky Impressions IIC#52- Make Your Own Embellishments (I made my 3D flower and my posh stick-pins.)
- WhoopsieDaisy Challenge - Free & Easy.
- Paper Sundaes #116 - Anything Goes.
- Sweet Stampin - Girly but NO Pink.
Thanks for looking.