December 17, 2008

Tulip Birthday Card

Hi everyone, are you all knee deep in snow and/or the holiday hustle bustle? I got some major stuff crossed off my list.....Christmas cards done and lots of cookie trays in the freezer today. Still lots more to do so I'm going to post and run. Are you all holding up? Are ya getting stressed? Don't let it get to you...find a good book, stamp for just the fun of it, do a little sewing, drink a little(or large) margarita!!!

Today I have another birthday card to add to my stash. I used Karen Lockhart's pretty Tulip stamp, keeping with my red color scheme that I'm liking right now. I think I used My Mind's Eye patterned paper but I couldn't find the label. I colored the tulips with Copic Markers using the fine tip of the Sketch Markers. For the vase, I colored the vase solid, added a little shading with a darker marker, then used the Colorless Blender to make dots. Very fun technique to use with your Sketch Markers. I then cut and layered my image with Spellbinder's Square and Scallop Square Dies. Sentiments are from Papertrey Ink and I finished off the card with 3 pearl sequin stickers. If you zoom in, you can see that I added some Ranger Glossy Accents to the tulips in little droplets. Makes the flowers look like they're wet or dew covered.
I fancied up the inside of the card with some scrap patterned paper and a Happy Birthday sentiment.

Back to my margarita.......(I wish)......have a great day everyone!


Anonymous said...

Hello Michelle, I would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. I am from Belhaven, Ontario (Canada). We are about to get our first snow storm. So it will be me in the scrapbook room.

I want to take this opportunity to let you know you have inspired me to do so much with my card making!
They know me well at Karen Lockart now! My next step will be to get copic markers!! You do such beautiful work. I have ordered stamps and Spellbinders stuff just because of your work.
I am a huge fan of Nichole Headys stuff and would love to join her on her cruise! A friend of mine was on it! Do you know Niki from
Stampin Bella? She works in a stampin Bella her in Ontario. Thank-goodness something local.

Please, Please keep up the fantastic stuff you do. I LOVE IT!

Talk soon,
Christine Dol (Email)

Linda Carson said...


Dottie K. said...

Oh those red cards keep getting prettier. Hope you're not to stressed. I'm done and enjoying the holidays. Well hubby has to make the chocolate chip cookies. Have a great day! :)

Jenn in GA said...

i'm done with shopping, even have everything wrapped! didn't do cards this year, though. organized an effort through my local starbucks for cards for soldiers.

would love to see snow when we head north next week, so keep the cold temps until we get there!

would love to see pics of your holiday book you talked about...hope you'll post after the new year.

merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Our temperatures are around -22 degrees and it has just started snowing again in the last hour. I baked cookies all day yesterday till 8:00 last night and packed them all and sent to oyr sons and grandson for Christmas. 12 large batches of cookies having a second oven sure would have come in handy. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Ann Lind

Sara P said...

I love the tulips and I think a card is really finished when the inside is embellished too. Of course I rarely get around to actually embellishing mine but I think it makes the card special anyway!

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle, beautiful card, love the red theme. I have been thinking of valentines already only for the purpose of red. seeing your red cards has inspired me to make some everyday cards with red. thanks
merry christmas
peggy lee
whitefield, nh

Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

I love everything about this card! Especially the two different pieces of PP! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle,

I have some of that red and pink rosey print paper. It's called Velvet Floral by Bo-Bunny from their valentine collection a few years back. Don't you love it? (Ask me how long I've had mine and haven't cut into it yet. On second thought, don't! hehehe)

I love your design style and your blog, it's one that I check eagerly every day. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful creative goodness with all of us!

Warm wishes from snowy Colorado Springs,
Heather Chabries

Karen said...

Love the color combo and the dew on the flowers idea. That is one I will have to remember. When you are a tweener (kids grown no grandkids yet) the holidays are very easy and pleasant. It took a long time to get to this phase and I know it will be short lived, so I am enjoying it while I can.

Stacy said...

Love this card, red is one of my favs. Have a great holiday season!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card!! Love that little trick for the dots on the vase and the dew on the flowers:) I'll have to keep that in mind. TFS

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card & thanks for the reminder to kick back and enjoy this time of year - things will get done. I'm thinking a cup of coffee & bailey's sounds pretty good about now (that is if I didn't have to work!) Happy Holidays!

liannallama said...

Super card! I love how you colored that image in red--for some reason I always picture it in blue but now I'm going to make a red one!

CreativeMish said...

This is so pretty to see a springy card on such a cold snowy winter's day!

DeeDee said...

GORGEOUS favorite color too. The inside is neat simple yet so perfect!!! I love it!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, I recognize that paper! I used it for a stamping duel with Laura Fredrickson...

I certainly didn't think I'd run into that paper on another blog!

You can see the card here:

Cindy :)

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