Saturday, May 6, 2017

CAS Framed Tulips Thank You

My card is for a young couple, who love tulips.  This is my 1st card using my new STAMPlorations "Framed Tulips" stamp.  It was such a fun image to watercolour with my Clean Color Real Brush Zig Markers.  Can you believe there are 14 tulips in this stamped frame,  which also includes the text background and border !

I stamped the image using my MISTI and Archival Jet Black ink onto Strathmore Cold Press watercolor paper and then watercoloured using my Zigs layering technique.  After coloring the tulips I gave the background a light wash with my Zigs.

Finishing my card was very quick and easy since my main image was finished.  I just die cut  my main image using my Memory Box Stitched Rectangles Die.  Then Die Cut my Strathmore Cold Press 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card front using my CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Die.  Attached my main image with 3M foam tape and placed my card back in my MISTI to stamp the SU Sheltering Tree sentiment.

My last step I attached the card front to my tent fold SU Thick Whisper White card base.

That is when I colored the tulips with Wink of Stella.  A bit of glitter always adds such a pretty finishing touch.  I am adding my card to our CAS Watercolour May Challenge: Flowers.

Enjoy and do join us at CAS Watercolour.  You have until May 25th to play along :-)

More Challenges.....

CUTplorations May Photo Inspiration: 

STAMPlorations May Anything CAS plus feminine colors Challenge:

Supplies: They are in my description...


  1. Gorgeous card Nancy!! And way to go with one card fitting so many challenges!! xx

  2. Spring is in the air.......gorgeous!

  3. love the beautiful bouquet of tulips all such pretty colours.

  4. Love your card, Nancy, it's beautiful. The colorful tulips are so pretty and the way you have them framed makes such a lovely design. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  5. Love the color combination, and the way you watercolored the tulips (& background), Nancy! The watercolor paper's texture gives an organic feel to the card, and it's perfect for the tulips. I LOVE this elegant and beautiful card! Hideko from Tokyo this week. :-)

  6. Bright and pretty tulips, my friend!

  7. Love how you colored up your new tulips. A garden on your card Nancy.

  8. Love that stamp so much, and you've coloured it in such beautiful colours!

  9. Fabulous colouring and love how you've mounted your card x

  10. What a totally stunning yet simple card - the image just takes centre stage - and fab water colouring too!
    Thanks for joining in this week at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  11. Pretty watercoloring, Nancy! I love the script background with the tulips. Ha, I had to count them. Yup, fourteen!

  12. what beautiful coloring on your wonderful tulip stamp Nancy! and the edged die cut framings are perfect to accent the image in a lovely CAS way! Julia xx

  13. Wonderful card Nancy, I love the design und the colorful tulips.


  14. You colored this gorgeous tulip stamp just beautifully! Thanks, Nancy for playing along with us at CUTplorations this month!

    1. I have 3 of Shery's framed images and love them all. So fun to color and easy to make a CAS designed card. Thank you for all your comments on my cards today, Cornelia. Hugs...

  15. Wow this is so gorgeous, love how the bright colours pop against the clean white. Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

  16. Beautiful card Nancy. Your tulips are so pretty.


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