Saturday, February 6, 2021

Spring Delftware Inspired Card

Tulips are my favorite flower and I've always wanted to attend a tulip festival. My husband purchased this retired Stampin' Up Winds of Change stamp set for me from eBay because he knows how much I love tulips and windmills. I thought it would make the perfect spring Delftware inspired card. I just love how it turned out! I added the Echo Park bloom stamp to complete the card.

 

Freddie Sleijpen's series of beautiful Delftware cards inspired me to try making them. Thank you, Freddie for taking the time to answer a few of my questions regarding the creation of your cards! I really appreciate it! The cobalt blue color is what really attracted me to her series of cards. It's such a beautiful color.

 

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Continue reading for instructions on how to make this card

 

Use the largest die from the Tim Holtz Stacked Deckle die set to cut a rectangle out of cardstock. I used Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Solar White 80 lb paper. The paper in the photo is mixed media paper, but I was having a difficult time getting a decent background using that paper. I decided to go with the Neenah paper. 


Cut a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" rectangle from cobalt blue cardstock. I used Bazzill Whirlypop.

 

Make an A2 size card base using heavy white cardstock. 

 

The background was created by using pumice stone Distress Oxide ink and a Tim Holtz craze stamp. I didn't add a lot of ink to the stamp because I wanted the background to be  subtle.

 

Stamp the windmill & tulip stamp on top of the background using cobalt Ranger Archival Ink.

 

Next, ink the edges of the card using walnut stain Distress Ink. I also added an Echo Park bloom stamp to the card using the same cobalt Ranger Archival ink.

 

Time to finish the card! Attach the blue cardstock to the front of the card base. I used adhesive foam tape to attach the stamped image to the blue cardstock because I wanted a little bit of dimension. 

 

The card is complete! This is a quick and easy way to make cards. I hope you enjoyed seeing how I made these cards.


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...Beth

 

Ingredients:

  • Stampin' Up Winds of Change Stamp Set

  • Echo Park Welcome Spring Stamp Set (Bloom Stamp)

  • Tim Holtz Craze Stamp

  • Tim Holtz Stacked Deckle Die Set

  • Cardstock: Bazzill whirlypop, heavy white

  • Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Solar White 80lb cardstock

  • Ranger Archival Ink: cobalt

  • Distress Oxide Ink: pumice stone

  • Distress Ink: walnut stain

  • Adhesive Foam Tape

  • Blending Brush

  • Scoring Board

  • Bone Folder

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