Friday, April 9, 2021

Speedy Spring Blossoms

Okay dude, I swear that ever since they "upgraded" the Blogger interface it is MUCH more difficult to upload several pictures and have them actually show up in the order I want them.  I started and trashed this post twice already, so here's hoping that the third time is the charm!

I spent a LOT of time in my craft room yesterday and I'm about to embark up on a project to go through all my retired stamps, so expect to see a lot of cards using older stamp sets :)  In fact, I chose two retired stamp sets for today's card:

I made this in 7 minutes, 54 seconds, and I timed it because I'm entering this in As You See It's speed stamping challenge:

I have cherry blossom stamps that I love, but I picked tulips because I've seen them in bloom near me.  We had freezing temperatures earlier this week and even a whole lot of snow (none of which stuck) so I hope the tulips and hyacinths survive the weather craziness.  I like tulips and flowers in general but I have two black thumbs.  We have three orchids in my kitchen because I adore them and my husband has figured out how to keep them alive ;)

Anywha, back to my tulip card!  I used the palette from this week's Color Throwdown challenge:

I used Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Bumblebee, and Flirty Flamingo.  Side note:  Stampin' Up!, why on earth didn't you name it Busy Bumblebee or something like that?  All your other colors are at least two words and it BUGS me (pun intended) that this one isn't!  Anyway.  I had trouble incorporating the Crumb Cake into my card, so in the end I just sponged a bit of it on the tulip panel.

I'm also entering this at the Paper Players:

There's going to be a new suite of products featuring pansies in the next SU! catalog...

Anyway, I'm off to spend more time in my craft room.  Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Tranquil Tulips, Suite Sentiments
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Bumblebee, Flirty Flamingo, Early Espresso
Paper:  Bumblebee, Thick Basic White
Accessories:  Tasteful Labels dies, Dimensionals


LeAnne said...

Wow, this is beautiful! And the fact that you made it in less than 10 minutes makes it even more awesome! Thanks for sharing this spring beauty with us at the Paper Players AND As You See It!

Nancy said...

This is a stunning card Christy! Nothing says Spring better than tulips! I love the way you sponged the panel in the one corner to complete your design. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players. Take care!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Tulips are my favourite of all spring flowers Christie and yours are a triumph! The sponged detail and lovely sentiment label are great additional touches that make your card a real treat - and all in under 10 minutes too! Thanks for sharing with us over at As You See It and the Paper Players this week!

Debbie Crowley said...

Beautiful display of spring flowers. Tulips are my favorite also. Love your inked background highlighting. Such a pretty card. Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players this week.

Jaydee said...

Christy, such a gorgeous card. Tulips are one of my favorite spring flowers and this set is just fabulous. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

Susie Moore said...

Once again, you've made a gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with us again at Color Throwdown this week!

Lori said...

What a perfect springtime design! Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

Jan Clothier said...

This is beautiful, Christy! I love the bright colour combination and that sponged green really grounds the design and lets the sentiment shine. Thank you for joining us at As You See It Challenge.

Wanda Cullen said...

Really love these tulips! Beautiful take on the throwdown colors!

Heather Cooper said...

Christy, this was always my favourite tulip stamp set and you chose such a beautiful colour palette and layout for it! And to complete that in less than eight minutes is quite a feat! Thanks for getting your adrenaline flowing with us at As You See It Challenges!

Amy Jasper said...

I totally agree about the Bumblebee name! I guess they figure that the alliteration is already covered in the single name, but it "bugs" me, too. LOL! Great card! I'm so glad you played along with us at AYSI.