I was out of town helping my parents and, on the way home, stopped at CF Stamps Etc. I couldn't resist a tulip circle die that I thought would work for this challenge. Here's my twofer:
Supplies: Paper - Poptone Snowcone; Michaels green, yellow & orange;
Paper Studio glitter; Basic Grey Kelly Purkey Second City (striped)
Stamps - Hero Arts CM136 Birthday Messages;
Taylored Expressions Many Minis - Holiday
Dies - Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags (retired); Die-namites Tulip Trio
Hero Arts Color Layering Fuchsia Frame Cuts;
My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 13
Other - Hero Arts Foliage gems/pearls; May Arts ribbon
I made the first cut of the tulip die with some black glitter paper laying around my table. Big mistake as I was dusting bits of black glitter out of the die and off the cutting plate - oh well... I used the entire outline for the card on the right. Not sure why I was drawn to the striped paper for the bottom but, there you go. I pulled one of the strip colors and cut a tag to match for the sentiment. I decided to use the petals cut from the die on the second card (at left). At first I tried the black glittery petals but decided to make a second cut from yellow card stock. The rest of the blossom was cut using a freebie die I got with a UK magazine "Simply Cards and Papercraft (issue 173)". The stem was from the Hero Arts fuchsia set.
I enjoyed this challenge and appreciate Darnell & company for offering it! Two more cards for the stash!! Thanks for stopping and enjoy the rest of your weekend!