Friday, March 26, 2010

Tulips and Daffodils

Here is a card I made with "A Beautiful Life" filling in the open corners of the tulip frame with cutouts of the daffodils from Theresa's "Sending Sunshine" set. Aren't these images fabulous together?!
I stamped both the frame and daffodils onto Lemon Drop Pure Luxury, and used just three Copics to color everything: Y15 for all the flowers and leaves, leaving the Lemon Drop color of the paper for the lighter areas, and G24 and G94 for the stems and leaves. A little yellow ink was also sponged inside and rectangle and oval frame. TIP: After coloring the daffodils, cut off one side and an angle towards where the stems meet at the bottom, then turn the image sideways on your cutter and trim the other side at a 90 degree angle to side you already cut, the image will now tuck perfectly into a corner! Then you can go in and trim around the petals and leaves at the top with some scissors. Stamp your greeting inside the oval, then pop these added flowers up and layer onto Black Onyx, Fresh Asparagus, and finally a Lemon Drop base. NO ribbon or embellishments here, but I am lovin' how elegant this card turned out!

So based on today's photo, how do you like my new "photo tent"?? It is actually just a 30 cent white poster board I threw on the floor up against the wall of my craft room! I ran out of all my white CS for staging (could you tell in the last week?? LOL!) and have been too lazy/not had the room to make one of the nice DIY sytems for photographing your stuff. When I'm not taking pictures with it, I can just lean the poster board back behind the open door to my room, out of sight. (It wants to fall forward when it's back there, shaping itself into that perfect curve for a seamless photo...) Try it youself and see if you like how your photos are looking! :)

7 comments:

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

I am loving all the yellow - so bright and cheerful and Spring-like! This is beautiful!

Theresa Momber said...

Oooooh, they do look fabulous together! So gorgeous! Your photo staging looks perfect.

tlgirl353 said...

This is gorgeous- love tulips and daffodils. Stunning!

Jennie said...

Beautiful card and the flowers look stunning together. TFS!

Sandra said...

card is beautiful, and picture is beautiful!
Sandra

Flowers said...

Such a wonderful set! I love this card, too - so cheery. I need to get busy! keep it up the good work.

Joan said...

Oh this is gorgeous. It just glows with sunshine!!!!!