Wednesday, March 23, 2022


Last month I was asked to present three cards using the Tulip Field Bundle at a stamping retreat.  This is one of the cards that I shared with the group. 

When I envisioned this card, I thought I would use the die that creates a border of tulips.  However, when I started making the card, I realized that the die I wanted to use was from the Flowering Tulips Bundle and not the Tulip Fields bundle.  Oops!

I had already created my brick walls, and didn't want to scrap the whole idea, so I decided to use one of the designer series paper designs from the Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper (DSP) Collection.

I laid a piece of the Tulip paper behind the brick wall and plotted out a plan on how to fussy cut the paper so that it would follow the steps of the wall.  Tedious?  Yes, a bit, but I was really happy with the outcome.

To make the brick wall I used my brayer and inked up the logo side of the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder with Gray Granite ink.  Note: You will want to use a hard rubber brayer, not a sponge brayer.  I then added Basic White Cardstock to the folder and ran it through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine.  Voila, I had brick with gray grout.  I then cut the paper along the grout lines to create the steps on the retaining wall.  The lower wall is the top piece that I had cut off.  I just rotated it 180 degrees to make a second flower box "retaining wall".

The beautiful sky is another of the designs from Flowering Fields DSP.   I could have used Basic White for the sentiment, but I didn't want it to become the focal point.  I wanted it to sort of blend in with the sky, so I stamped it on the same DSP as I had used for the sky.  I could have stamped it directly on the sky, but I thought the added dimension I got by popping it up on dimensionals added a bit of interest.   The sentiment is from the Flowering Tulips Stamp set.

To create the bicycle, I die cut the bike three times with three different colors of cardstock, Basic Black, Poppy Parade and Mango Melody.  I kept the Basic Black bicycle intact but cut the Poppy Parade and Mango Melody bikes into pieces.  I then used liquid adhesive to add the different colors to the Basic Black bike.  That way I still had black tires, but I was able to get a red bike with a Mango Melody basket.  I added a couple of Rhinestone Basic Jewels as hubcaps -- plus they hide the Mini Dimensional that fits behind the wheel hub.

When I created the brick wall, I had three rows of bricks leftover, so I used these to create a flowerbox for the inside of the card.  A little more fussy-cutting, and the flower box was filled with tulips!

What do you think of this card?  Would you like to make it?  I have a FREE tutorial available for download.  Use this link to access it.  If you have any questions, or if I can be of help, please leave a comment, and I will do my best to answer your questions.

The products I used for this card are listed below.

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