Monday, February 15, 2010

Roses Are Red, But Tulips Are Cool Too

Please excuse me, but I've one more Valentine themed card to share.(I must be more timely with my posts.)

When one thinks of flowers this time of year, one thinks of roses, the traditional flowers of love. But I love tulips in February. They are the harbingers of spring! So despite all those decorators who scream "NO SILK FLOWERS!!", I like to put some red or pink silk tulips in a white pitcher for a pop of color and hope of spring.

And so, I chose tulips for this card.

I used Vintage Picnic for the focal point. I stamped the basket on kraft and then stamped it with Background Basics:Hearts. I colored the hearts and handles with a Prismacolor pencil. The tulips were also colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with baby oil. After cutting the basket, I attached it with dimensional tape. I stamped BB:Hearts on Lavendar Moon with Versmark. The card base is Raspberry Fizz.

This hello from the heart goesto Peggy from An Artful Journey.

We met through Flourishes and PTI. Although, Peggy lives in Florida now, she lived in Knoxville for many years. She was in town this weekend, so we met on Friday. I had a wonderful time getting to know her and talking stamping. Peggy,thank you so much for your thoughtful gift. I'm going to ink up the stamp this week, but I'm going to have to force myself not to hoard that gorgeous pearl flourish.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies: Vintage Picnic, Vintage Picnic Sentiments, Background Basics:Hearts (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark,Raspberry Fizz (PTI)
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Lavendar Moon, Raspberry Fizz(PTI)
Other: Prismacolor pencils, Labels 3 Nestabilities


  1. Merveilleuse, j'aime beaucoup ta carte très élegante, elle est vraiment magnifique, un joli mix de couleurs

  2. This is a beautiful card.. I am ready for spring..Thank you for your sweet words on the Flourish blog..I really appreciate it..I met Peggy at a stamping retreat last fall. Now that lady can stamp...:)

  3. I love tulips too - I welcome any sign of spring now!
    Your colouring is beautiful! That's a super pic of yourself and Peggy, isn't it fab when you meet up with a fellow stamper?

  4. I did not think this was a Valentine card at all. Much more for spring or an all occasion card. LOVE tulips and look forward to seeing them pop up around here come May! A very pretty and happy card!

  5. Happy Monday Cammie! I love tulips too and your card is so lovely. i really like the pink. We spent the weekend in Kansas City at a daylily meeting. Spent two days drooling over gorgeous daylily photos!!

  6. Great card!You could definitley use it for more than V-day. I love tulips anytime, they are one of my favorite flowers too! Glad you got to meet a stamping friend in real life as well!

  7. This is so pretty! Definitely has me thinking SPRING! :)

  8. Hey I'm so glad you got to meet a friend, how nice is that! And what a cute card, I like the basket on kraft, looks so springy. Yes, I like the tulips very much.

  9. You are so sweet!! Your card is so fresh and pretty! I am seeing tulips in the fresh flower section of the grocery stores. Now that I am back home, I am going to get a bunch and put in a vase. Love, love, love tulips!

  10. Those tulips are so pretty! Great job.

  11. Love your tulips! Thanks for reminding me spring is on the way. And use those silks when it makes you happy. Fill your home with what brings you joy!

  12. Oh I love tulips! Very pretty! Lunch with a friend is always so nice.


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