Springtime Flowers

Tulips Happy Hoppy Easter

I’m always excited for Spring.  I love the warming weather and the beautiful flowers that start popping up.  My husband is an airline pilot and has traveled all over the world.  About ten years ago, on a trip to Amsterdam, he brought home some tulip bulbs that we planted in a flower bed.  Every year about this time they pop out of the ground and we thoroughly love it when they make their appearance. They don’t last long but we look forward to seeing beautiful tulips each Spring.

Now that Spring is officially here, I thought it would be a perfect time to use my Love is Kindness stamp! You’ll have to look below in the Product List to see the full stamp as I’ve only used a small portion of it on my card.  I inked up the tulips with Memento ink but I would recommend Staz-On if you are going to do any kind of watercoloring.  I accidentally used Memento ink and my card turned out ok but there’s always the risk of the black ink smearing.   You CAN use Whisper White instead of watercolor paper when watercoloring, which I did, but you need to be very, very careful that you use a light touch or else the paper will start pilling.  I colored with my stamp pads by tapping the color onto one of my clear blocks and then picking up the color with the Aqua Painter. I didn’t want excess water on my card so I was careful not to squeeze the Aqua Painter.  (I could have emptied it but I didn’t want to waste the water while we are in the middle of a drought here in California).  I tried using a blender pen but the Aqua Painter glided so nicely over my paper.

I punched out three flowers from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack and then used my sponge dauber and Rose Red ink pad to add some color around the edges.  I used Candy Dots in the center of each one.

Tomorrow I’ll have a video showing you how I was able to place my tulips exactly where I wanted them plus there will be new Weekly Deals!

Have a great day!

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  1. Sue N. says:

    Tracy, my husband is an international pilot, also and we have the tulips of Amsterdam, too. I will post a photo on the Glitter Queens page when they are in full bloom – and your are right – just when we are in awe of them, they are gone. Love your card!!

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