Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Tulip Border

Welcome

Although we are going into winter here in the Antipodes, I am about to plant my new tulip bulbs, and hopefully in a few months I will have a border of blooms like this!


This is a tri-fold card, with the die cut attached to the left hand side of the card and swinging out to reveal the background, before the main part of the card is opened from the left to reveal the inside of the card.

The die cut was cut with an Intri-cuts die by Couture Creations - sorely under used, and here painted using water colour crayons, also an underused resource.

 

The sky was created using a hand cut stencil and sponging, and the sentiment was gold embossed.  The stamp is one of my originals, bought from a chain store of  'el-cheapo' goods, some 12 or more years ago!


This is the full panel - with just a touch of green at the base to go behind the floral border


I am linking this to:

(The sentiment stamp is over 12 years old)



36 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Maxine, you should enter this in our DOUBLE D CHALLENGES it would fit our May Flowers theme perfectly.xDouble D Challenges{DT aNNie}
x[aussie aNNie blog]

Dawn Turley said...

Beautiful Maxine.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, you've inked up a lovely sky to go along with your pretty tulips. A lovely birthday card, for sure!

jimlynn said...

Maxine this is absolutely sensational! The tulips are so pretty and love that dimension. Your sky......fantastic! I feel like I could reach out and touch those billowing clouds. LOVE your card!
Lynn

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card,Maxine.Love how you made the sky and off course I love the tulips :).Well done.

Gr,Sylvia.

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful card. Love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
Janis
Pause Dream Enjoy

froebelsternchen said...

This card is simply AMAZING! I have to buy new tulip bulbs for September here as well. This year I had not very much tulips and that is not good since they are my favourite flowers!
Hugs, Susi

Neet said...

Could have done with that die last week when I did my Tulips from Amsterdam page in my journal. Love how you did your sky - so very effective - you are a dab hand at this.
Hugs, Neet xx

Debbie Mageed said...

It's tulip time here in Michigan and yours are just lovely! That background is fantastic! Love it!! Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

Terri Snode said...

Wow, Maxine. Fabulous card. Love the background technique and those beautiful tulips. Thanks for joining the Stinkin' Inkers challenge.

Glennis said...

A lovely design Maxine

Linda Mc Enery said...

Love this clever fold! And I adore tulips!! Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Digi Choosday
Linda

mamapez5 said...

I love your tulips. They are one of my favourite spring/early summer flowers. I hope your bulbs give you a wonderful show later. Kate xx

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Maxine. Love the cloudy sky and tulips. My daffodils are just beginning to bloom in Alaska. So strange to know that you are headed into winter! Take care.

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, well heading into winter is right, we are going from 20C to 7C tomorrow which will come as some what of a shock to our systems, apologies for then sending the weather across the ditch ;-) I love your card, so happy and bright with so many colours on the tulips. A fantastic background too... Have a wonderful week... Megan

MiamiKel said...

OH Maxine, a beauty! This is just gorgeous! I love the color of the tulips! Sensational garden scene - hopefully it won't be too long before you have some in real life :)

And sending you great big special hugs. Im sure the last year has been one filled with many emotions on your journey but I know your faith has been steadfast. Love you my friend! ♥

Jane Savage said...

Our tulips (Northern Hemisphere) are just finishing now so this is a beautiful reminder of what they looked like! Stunning!
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

Monika Reeck said...

Ooh I love your tulips it looks like want to jump out of your card
its so adorable colors and great coloring Maxine
I love your cloud too
great bday card
happy Thursday my friend
hugs
Monika

Gerrina said...

Wow your scene looks so good! Great sky! And the tulips? Love them; the early ones are already gone here, but the normal-time ones are waving in the wind in the garden today... A super creation Maxime and one to put in a frame! Hugs, Gerrina

stampingbowd said...

Oh! Look at these gorgeous tulips!!! I love the colors!!! A fabulous garden!!!

Lovely Linda said...

What a beautiful scene you have created Maxine - and such a lovely card fold too - loving the Sky and those tulips just pop - well done my friend xo

Mac Mable said...

What a beautiful card and so very pretty. The try fold is fabulous and hope you get lots of tulips in a few moths time in your borders x

Maria Rodriguez. said...

I love this gorgeous Tulip garden, the gorgeous sky is the perfect background for this adorable little blooms.
Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again soon.
Hugs.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I m so in love with this card! The sponged sky is amazing as is the touch of green behind the row of beautiful Tulips! I did not get any Tulip blooms this year, the bulb a favorite of our squirrel visitors : ( I adore them though!!!

Wendy Batchen said...

Lovely card Maxine, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination and we hope to you again next time. Wendy DT xx

Darnell said...

Oh, who wouldn't love to have a bed of tulips like these! I wish you luck with them, Maxine, and hope to see a photo when they burst forth next spring for you! Your card, in the meantime, will suffice for the real thing! Your coloring and stenciling are sensational!! Hugs, Darnell

Loll said...

Beautiful garden of tulips Maxine!! Love your watercoloured cloudy sky and brightly coloured flowers. So pretty and uplifting!! Great work! xx

kReN K said...

Love your tulip card! Thanks for joining us at the PDE Linky Challenges this week! kReN@afourthlife.blogspot.com

Kathy Klersy said...

Very pretty card and your soft sky is the perfect backdrop. Thanks for joining us at Lemon Shortbread!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is beautiful, Maxine. All those sweet pastel tulips are lovely, and the card is as sweet as can be. Thanks SO much for sharing your talents with us. It's always a great joy to have you play along.
Jugs,
Karen Letchworth
Word Art Wednesday

Karen D. said...

such a happy sweet card mf.
xx Karen

Claire Grantham said...

Love those tulips, absolutely stunning. I LOL at your description of where the sentiment stamp came from. I too am a fan of 'el cheapo goods' stores. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

Liz McGuire, said...

Thanks for joining in the fun this time at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday, Liz x

Monica said...

I adore these tulips, Maxine and what super colour combinations you have used to colour them in. Great colouring too and how neat to make your own stencil as well. LOVELY card.

Love,
Monica

Fran said...

I just love that tulip border and the pretty colors.
Hugs,Fran

Quillish said...

Wow.. this is sooo pretty. Loved the beautiful and colourful flowers!