I’ve made a couple of cards using the Tulip Fields stamp/die bundle but today’s card shows off some of the other dies I hadn’t tried yet. You can see my other Tulip Fields card Here.
The Windmill elements
The large windmill die, while easy to crop can be a bit overwhelming but I really wanted it to be thee star of my card today. The pieces are cropped using Crumb Cake and Soft Suede then adhered with liquid glue. The paddles can be attached with a brad so that they spin but I wasn’t looking for that today so I used only a glue dot and a black matte dot.
The real star of the show however, is the background piece of Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper. You can see in the image above which design I used. I started off with a piece cut to the standard size of 4 x 5-1/4 but it didn’t seem right so I took more and more off the top until the final size of 3-1/4 x 5-1/4.
Mind you, I had no idea how the final card was going to end up, just that I wanted a bicycle, tulips, fence windmill and tree. To create the field of tulips I used the die included in the bundle and cropped them from Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, and Poppy Parade. A little liquid glue to hold them together from light to dark and it looks like a field of tulips.
Everything was glued down on my background paper but I still hadn’t decided on what type of cardbase to use. White was the best choice as it wouldn’t fight with the other elements but it needed some type of layer inbetween. I grab my plastic sleeve full of scrap pieces of black cardstock and pull out a previously die cut piece from Scallopped Contours. I felt it reallly added something to my card front and tied in the black bicycle. You never know when you’ll need something you previously prepapred then tossed aside.
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