Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A Tulip Thank You

     I was in need of a quick "Thank You" card and this cute image from Bugaboo Stamps was perfect.  While I was planning it, I looked at the challenge theme from Catch the Bug and it was a recipe challenge: 1 button, 2 images, & 3 layers.


I was inspired by the sketch at Try Stampin' on Tuesday
but I flipped it so that I could use it horizontally.


     When I printed the image, I did it twice on leftover bits of white CS, reversing one of the images as I did it.  The sentiment is part of the image but I cut it off the reversed image so that it was only on the other side.  I colored with ProMarkers and cut one of the images with a simple rectangle die from Spellbinders.  I hand cut the other image so that I could merge it with the other image.

     A tiny bit of the cut off sentiment still showed so I decided that was where I'd put the button.  I search my collection of buttons, looking for a large one.  I laced it with a scrap of jute cord and tied that into a bow.  In my stash, I found the pink and tan, plaid paper and, even though it was only a scrap piece, I knew it would be perfect for the first background layer.  To make the second background layer, I mounted the plaid scrap onto ruby pink CS, and that gave me the 3 layers!  Voila' - fast and easy.

     Challenges:
Butterfly (Twine & Thistle)
Crafty Creations
Crafty Gals Corner
Everybody Art
Lemon Shortbread
Outlawz Twisted Thursday
Pixie's Snippets
Sisterhood of Crafters

     Thanks for visiting.   Feel free to browse around while you're here.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

18 comments:

jimlynn said...

Such a pretty card Connie. Love the pretty flowers and that big button looks great. All of that along with the pink plaid paper just screams spring!
Lynn

Linda Simpson said...

This is beautiful Connie, I do love tulips and the paper is a gorgeous compliment to the tulips.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Krafty Kaylin said...

very cute card. thanks for joining us at TSOT!

Teresa Arsenault said...

So pretty. hugs & smiles, Teresa

Heather said...

So pretty - I love when you turn the sketch - so creative! Beautiful coloring on those flowers - Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

Darlene said...

Just beautiful Connie! I had some lovely tulips coming up and I was anxiously awaiting their blooms ... but the deer came in the night and chomped them all down to nubs! Ugh!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Spring Flowers’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab image and details.xxx

Debbie Mageed said...

Oh, how I love this beautiful card! It just oozes Spring to me. Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you will join us again soon.

Lori Kobular said...

Love the beautiful pink and brown plaid paper! The tulips are so pretty too!!

dianne@diannescards.com said...

I love the combination of the tulips and plaid. Great card. Thanks for playing at TSOT.

Daffodil Cards said...

Such lovely colours and the plaid is lovely too and the button. A Great card.
Faith
x

Di said...

Really pretty card Connie - love how you combined all the elements to come up with such a cohesive card.

Hugs

Di xx

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful image and card; love the background. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Mrs A. said...

I'm a sucker for plaid/gingham/checks at any time and this card is right up my street. Love how you have brought the colour thistle into so many elements. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel his week. Hugs Mrs A.

Donna Ellis said...

Fantastic use of the digi stamp flipping it like that, Connie! Beautifully colored and designed. Wonderful card! Hugs, de

Dawn Frost said...

Love how you did the Tulips NannaConnie great card! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's recipe challenge good luck! Bugaboo DT

Donna Scholz said...

Lovely blend of pinks, Connie! I like how you used the button embellishment!!! Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday! -Donna

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for joining our Recipe Challenge over at Catch the Bug. Good luck.
Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Bugaboo DT