Friday, July 07, 2017

Antique Tranquil Tulip

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Tranquil Tulip Stampin' Up! set

I love the different looks you can create with Stampin' Up! stamp sets.  Today I tried a vintage technique I saw on YouTube, and for the life of me I can't find it again to link to it.  Update:  Thank you, Thank you Nigezza Creates at  She created the video showing how to create the vintage look used on this card.  Here's her video .

We have a number of sets that create antique-looking backgrounds, and my favorite from the new catalog is the Background Bits set -- a hostess set--from page 220 of the current catalog.  It includes a bunch of interesting images from script to backgrounds to borders that all look fantastic!  I  decided to use these backgrounds with Tranquil Tulips, another Hostess set, that I'm really enjoying.  


I chose a color palette of Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla with Powder Pink Tulips over stamped with stamped off Crumb Cake.  I stamped the script stamp from Background Bits at the top and the bottom of the Very Vanilla layer in stamped off Crumb Cake.  I then stamped the border layer from Background Bits -- also in stamped off Crumb Cake on top of the script.  The Sentiment is from Rose Wonder and is stamped full strength using Crumb Cake ink.  

The tulips from Tranquil Tulips are stamped in Powder Pink,  These tulips are two-step stamps meant to be stamped in two layers, and the stamp itself creates a lighter and darker layer so it isn't necessary to stamp off.  After stamping the Tulip in Powder Pink, I then stamped each tulip layer again in Stamped-off Crumb Cake and didn't press very hard.  It gave the Tulips the vintage look I was after.

I sponged the edges of the Vanilla layers of the card.  I cut a Delicate Doily in half and also sponged the doily with Crumb Cake.  It is a little darker than I had hoped and I may try it again with Sahara Sand to keep the doily layer a bit lighter.  Its a white doily and I miss the Very Vanilla doilies we had in the Spring catalog.  That would have been the perfect accent for this card.  The stems for the Tulip were stamped in Pear Pizzazz.  

To give photos of the card even more of a vintage look, I played with some of my photo filters, and warmed up the photos just a bit, so don't be surprised if you try this card and find you colors are not quite the same as my photos.  I shot my samples in very bright natural light.  Later in the day, when the natural light was a little more overcast, this is the way the cards looked.  It was easier to filter the photos than to re shoot new photos in softer lighting.

Recipe for card:

Stamps: Tranquil Tulip, Background Bits, Rose Wonder (sentiment)
Ink: Powder Pink, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Delicate Doilies, Sponge

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  1. Hi
    The video was mine - I'm really glad you like it - my Channel is Nigezza Creates, I am a Stampin Up demo in the UK. Here is the link

  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you for contacting me with the link to your video showing the antique technique for the antique tulips. I've updated my blog posting with a link to your Youtube video. I showed the card to my class on Sunday and they were very impressed and intriguied and made me promise to use the technique in an upcoming card class. Thanks again for sharing your talent!!

    1. Thanks for the mention and adding my link - it's nice to hear others like my design :-)