Birthday Tulips

Blog problems kept me from getting this posted before the deadline at Embellish Mag, but I love this card so I have to post it! The challenge was to do a birthday card using the color provided: raspberry, blue, green, brown. Sort of a bold color combo.

This is the first time I’ve inked up my Vintage Picnic set, but I am loving it. One cool thing about the stamp set is the basket is symmetrical. I actually stamped the plain basket and cut it out and then decided I wanted the weave image. I flipped over my cut basket and was able to stamp the weave and didn’t lose any outlines! Clear stamps rock! 😉

The outside is pretty simple, so I went overboard on the inside – a first for me!

At first I didn’t want to stamp and color all the tulips on the inside so I tried to do something else…but it wouldn’t work so I just did it. I do love how it turned out. The “basket” was done by using the 4 line background image from Background Basics – Retro and then just drawing little vertical lines to simulate a weave.

Happy Birthday
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Vintage Picnic, Background Basics: Retro, Birthday Basics;
Ink: Burnt Umber (Palette); Melon Mambo & Garden Green (SU);
Paper: Enchanted Evening, White, Raspberry Fizz; Close to Cocoa (SU);
Other: Raspberry ribbon; Labels 2 (Spellbinders); Eyelet Scallop Border (SU); Embossing Folder (CB);

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