Thursday, May 25, 2017

New Beginnings

06/01/217 Update: Top Three winner at AHSC #213.

I have had this stamp and die set for a while and this is the first time I've used it. It's the type that requires the images to be die cut first, then stamped. (I think I prefer the other way around.) The tulips are three-step stamps and the stems are two-step. The card started as CAS but upon completion, I decided it was not.
The card base was stamped with a grunge spatter design and the sentiment was added. After die cutting and stamping two sets of flowers, one bundle of three tulips was directly adhered to the white card base. The other five tulips were backed with foam tape and adhered. Five clear droplets in two sizes were randomly adhered.
The inside of the card was stamped with a coordinating sentiment and some grunge spatter. The two remaining die cut tulips were adhered for decoration. Finally, clear Wink of Stella was added to the tulips.

This card is being submitted to:

1. Inspired by All the Little Things #57

2. Crafty Creations #342

3. Aud Sentiments #180

4. Crafting from the Heart #160

5. Atlantic Hearts #213

Techniques: stamping, multi-step stamping, die cutting
Size: A2

Stamps: Stampin' Up! "Gorgeous Grunge" & Papertrey Ink "Tulip Time"
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up! Crushed Cucumber, Pistachio Pudding, Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, Rose Red
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White - heavyweight and regular
Dies: Papertrey Ink "Tulip Time"
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape); Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets; ZIG Wink of Stella (clear)


  1. Absolutely stunning Melanie! Your tulips are beautiful, what a pretty design! :)

  2. Gorgeous card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
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  3. A beautiful card. I love the stamped flowers. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  4. Wow, how gorgeous!! Love the splatters and dimension of these stunning flowers. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.


  5. Mel, I LOVE this! I recently purchased the tulip stamp and die set from Altenew and it is the same idea with the triple stamping. I'm surprised that you chose the cut first and stamp after... I find it easier to do the other way! This is gorgeous - the splatter in the background makes such a big difference to the card setting. GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing such a stunning card with us at Atlantic Hearts this week :)

    1. Thank you, Alyson! The dies are solid pieces of steel, not steel frames. Stamping first means you cannot see the image to line up the die. As I mentioned, I also prefer it the other way.

  6. Love the beautiful tulips and great splatters---Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  7. Your tulips are gorgeous! And I love the spatters - thanks for joining us at Inspired By All The Little Things!

  8. So weird because I was just on Papertrey Ink looking at that tulip set!! Love this take on the sketch... gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with Atlantic Hearts this week!

    1. You are welcome to use the set any time you wish to borrow it!

  9. I love tulips and I love your card! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.