Monday, January 19, 2009

Kitchen Sink Monday: Trying out the Tulips

I'm probably the last Kitchen Sink Stamps design team member to break out the brand new Bitty Tulip Bouquet set. I wasn't about to be left out any longer! Everyone else's creations inspired me to pull out my set over the weekend and create a simple, one layer card that highlights these pretty images.

These images were so easy to line up! I did one practice on a scrap of paper, then I was good to go. I used Papertrey Ink's white cardstock as the card base since it's so sturdy. I stamped the stems (the larger bouquet), then the tulips, then the glass bowl. I experimented a little with the bowl on a scrap of paper before coming up with the color combination I used here (PTI's Aqua Mist ink, then SU!'s Soft Sky and Cool Caribbean).

I stamped the "thinking of you" sentiment from the 3 Step Hibiscus set in Regal Rose ink alongside the tulip image, then wrapped a piece of bold Raspberry Fizz ribbon around the top of the card. I love the spring feel of this card, especially with the cold weather we've been experiencing here! The last thing I did was to add a layer of Crystal Effects to the glass bowl to give it the look of being filled with water.

For more Kitchen Sink Stamps inspiration, you can visit the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew. Here are links to their blogs:
Angela Knopf
Dee Jackson
Julie Masse
Lynn McAuley
Maria Colosimo, owner
Nicole Cooke
Tammy Hershberger

Materials Used:
3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet and 3 Step Hibiscus stamp sets (Kitchen Sink Stamps); Raspberry Fizz and Aqua Mist Palette inks, White cardstock, Raspberry Fizz grosgrain ribbon (Papertrey Ink); Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, and Cool Caribbean Classic inks, Crystal Effects (Stampin' Up!)


  1. Gorgeous work with the tulips, Lori!! I love your stunning single layer design. So perfect for this elegant bouquet!!

  2. Beautiful Lori!! I love the pink you used on the tulips. So very pretty.

  3. Wow! Those tulips look so real!!! Beautiful card!

  4. Great one layer card Lori! Yummy colors and ribbon! Love how the Crystal Effects looks like glass!

  5. I have been loving the single-layer cards lately too. You did such a beautiful job making it look so simple to reproduce. And as usual..I have ribbon envy. You have the best ribbon.

  6. Beautiful card, Lori! I love the way you laid out your design, and the pink ribbon really pops!

  7. Just beautiful! I just love these tulips and your colors are so vibrant and pretty! :)


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