I've no idea why I'm up so late tonight but I was feeling crafty so decided to have a go at the latest challenge over at the Muse Card Club. For these challenges we are asked to draw inspiration from a card created by one of the Muse designers. This week's card is designed by Laurie Willison and after our dull and dreary winter I really love the cheery Spring feel of this card.
The first thing that sprung into my mind was that I wanted to make a gate-fold card.
I took my inspiration from the panels and the Spring colours. I wanted to include a Spring floral so I decided to use a tulip stamp.
This is what I came up with...
I used an Impress inkpad in Jet Black to stamp the tulip but decided it would probably be too harsh so this was the second impression I took. The sentiment was from a clear stamp set so I curved it to follow the contour of the leaf. The whole card turned out a lot brighter than I intended, but now that I think about it tulips are actually bright yellow not a soft yellow so I've changed my mind and like the final result.
- Cardstock: Papermania - Tall Gate-fold card; Green embossed cardstock from stash (unsure of brand); Kanban 300gsm Brilliant White Cardstock
- Stamps: Anita's - Tulip (wood mounted); Marion Emberson Designs - It's all in the Words set
- Ink: Impress - Jet Black, Versafine - Onyx Black
- Coloured with FlexMarkers
- Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Rectangles Large
- Ribbons and gems from stash
Thanks for visiting, I really to appreciate you taking the time.
Right, I'm off to bed!