I love these Cartoon Tulips by Altenew. Actually I love all the flowers by Altenew! But this one kept calling my name until it finally came home to live in my stash. If you could see my stash - especially my flower stamps and dies, you'll understand that it takes something special for me to add a new flower. This one has kind of a quirky look which you might expect with the word "cartoon" in the name but I think it can also take on an elegant look. I tried for that look with my all-white background - a little lattice and some dotted detail - and a simple hello.
The coordinating ink trios come from Altenew ink sets. The sets are such a handy way to do layered stamping. I decided on purple flowers so I pulled out my Northern Lights ink set and stamped three purples - easy peasy! Then I needed a green and pulled out the Soft Succulents set. In retrospect, I'm not certain the greens in Soft Succulents were meant to work together. The lightest color - Firefly - is in other sets that include much brighter greens for the darker colors. This particular set goes a bit more olive for the darker colors. I have to admit that I cringed when I first stamped the olive colors. I set it aside thinking I needed to start over, but the more I looked at the more I liked it. The Firefly gave it a bright and cheerful base, while the next two colors added a richness. I'm guessing they were meant to go together and most definitely the fine crafters at Altenew have a much better eye than I do!!
I hope to see you playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.
Stamps: Altenew Cartoon Tulips (and die), Sentiment Strips 2
Dies: Altenew Dotted Swirls Debossing, Garden Trellis and Featured Sentiments
Ink: Altenew Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart and Purple Wine (from the Northern Lights or Rose Petal sets), Firefly, Forest Glade and Moss (from the Soft Succulents set)
Paper: Taylored Expressions Plum Punch
Other: Studio Katia Radiant Orchid Pearls
Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the "cartoon" look of it, and your color choices are spot on! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Wonderful textures in the background! This is pretty, Kim!ReplyDelete
I love the detail on the background. The pierced paper and the lattice look so beautiful together. And, of course, the flowers are so lovely. And I know what you mean about not liking some element on a card at first. When it happens to me I set it aside too and then after a fresh look I decide it's not too bad after all!ReplyDelete
Beaytuful! Love the embossed panels!ReplyDelete
It's gorgeous, Kim! Right down to the final green! I have so many tulips - but this one is still on my wishlist!ReplyDelete
Made a real mess of this comment! You would think I did"tReplyDelete
know how to spell! Your card is "beautiful"!
Gorgeous. Love the colors of the tulips. I think all the colors look great together. The white lattice is so pretty and a perfect backdrop for the tulips. TFSReplyDelete
Kim, this card is gorgeous with the embossed background, the lattice layer, and your beautiful coloring. Love it. Enjoy your day!ReplyDelete
Wow loving these beautiful flowers! The purple is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Oh this is such a beautiful card Kim! I just love those tulips and the texture in the background! Just love it!ReplyDelete
Lovely, beautifully layered design, Kim! I have a hard time resisting tulips in any form.ReplyDelete
Such an elegant and pretty card!!ReplyDelete
Love this Kim - the colours are gorgeous and the texture of the trellis is fab!ReplyDelete