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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Blue Tulips for Mother's Day

Frances, aka Stamp Owl, is our May CCEE challenge hostess with the mostest.  Frances is pretty fired up this month because she is going to be a first-time grandma...this month!  How exciting, huh?   The May CCEE challenges, therefore, are going to be centered around mothers and babies. We hope you'll join us each Thursday!

To kick off the first week in May, Frances challenged us to make a Mother's Day card.  My mama loves to garden and she loves butterflies, so I chose my favorite tulip stamp from Gina K's A Year of Flowers.  I heat embossed the tulip image with PearlLustre Sapphire Opaque embossing powder on vellum cardstock.  I then used my blender pen to paint in Broken China Distress Ink.  I let that dry and then used my Stampin' Up Metallic pencils to add a touch of purple to the base of the tulips and to color the stems.  The leaves were stamped in Broken China and colored and blended with a metallic pencil as well.  I added Crystal Effects for the dew drops on my tulips.  Here's a close up of the tulips to show you the dew drops.


See the butterfly?  After I punched it out on black cardstock, I got the idea to color it with the same Stampin' Up metallic pencils, and I love how it looks! 



I used my octagon Nestabilities to cut out the vellum cardstock and then a piece of white cardstock.  I embossed the white cardstock with my dotted swiss embossing folder and then adhered the vellum tulip panel onto that.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Well Scripted set.

Please stop by our CCEE blog to see the beautiful projects my friends made and get the details for how you can play along with us! 

12 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS Charlene!!

StampOwl said...

this is so pretty Charlene

Cook22 said...

I'm glad the little butterfly sneaked into the close-up of the tulips - the metallic pencil on the dark card is WOW. Distress inks and a blender pen - got to investigate this.
Now, if I make a Mother's Day card, what are the chances of being able to find it next year when I need it?

jdmommy said...

Charlene, I LOVE the extras you did on this card...dewdrops, metallic pencils........fabulous, GF!! Gorgeous card!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

okidokie.....I can see in even more detail how beauteous those tulips are.....AND....I am so impressed with all the technique work....Gertie would be proud of ya (and happy she wasn't doing the techs...lol)....Your detail work is admired AND appreciated

Lynnor Goodwin said...

Gorgeous card, Charlene!!! I love the blue monochromatic colors!!! Absolutely lovely!!

The Rubber Maid said...

I also am a tulip and well every kind of flower woman so when I looked and saw your card it was a big Wow. Lovely and just think the picked fence effect is adorable. Pat

Silke Ledlow said...

So beautiful Charlene!!! The monochromatic colors are a perfect idea!!! Love it!!! Hugs ~S~

Charlene said...

Love the monochromatics and dew drops, Charlene...perfectly lovely card!

Betty said...

very nice! Love the use of vellum and MS punch like that! Keep sharing, have broke right wrist so can't stamp but can oh and ahh & type 1 handed.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

LOVIN' those tulips!! Your colored them beautifully Bert!! And I see we were both feelin' blue this week. *grin* Gorgeous, gorgeous card!!

Mothermark said...

Simply lovely! Beyond lovely!