Clean and Simple Flowering Tulips Thank You Card PP632

by Joanne James19. March 2023 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Ann to host this week and she has a seasonal theme challenge for us to work with:


It's clean and simple week and Ann has asked us to feature a spring flower on our card. here's a quick reminder of what we mean by 'clean and simple at The Paper Players:

We mean a card that:
  • Has minimal layers and embellishments
  • Has plenty of open space, aka "white" space
  • Is simple and uncluttered

After much deliberation, I decided to use my 'Flowering Tulips' stamp set as I haven't yet inked it up this spring. I chose the lovely bright colours palette over at Just Add Ink and created this really simple card - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I stamped a couple of tulips in the same colour as the cardstock, stamping off one of the layers to get a depth of colour and cut them out using the Tulips Dies and heat embossed the stamens in black for a little extra shine. I added my tulips to a matt layer onto which I'd stamped my sentiment and used one of the dies in the set to cut a pattern to reveal colour from the card base below:

I added a simple diecut silhouette border to the inside of my card to complete my design: 


Super simple and so bright and cheery, tulips, alongside daffodils, are one of my most favourite spring flowers.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

Enjoy your day; I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (12) -

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
3/19/2023 7:10:22 PM #

What a beautiful clean and simple card, Joanne! Such a cheery choice of colors! The cut-out die used on the front is such a fabulous design detail. Of course, the die cut on the inside finishes it off perfectly. Have a wonderful week!

Tina Gillespie
Tina GillespieAustralia
3/20/2023 10:48:32 AM #

Wow, this colour combo was the perfect choice for spring tulips! The blooms look fantastic, especially against the white background. I love the little square die cut elements, too. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

Kim S
Kim SUnited States
3/20/2023 1:29:14 PM #

Such beautiful flowers and I love the little cut out accents behind them!

Suzy Hinton
Suzy HintonUnited States
3/21/2023 5:21:49 AM #

Joanne, I love the bold tulips. They definitely show spring. The cut-outs add some great interest.

Kim Badelt
Kim BadeltAustralia
3/21/2023 8:49:42 AM #

Lovely, clean and classical Joanne. You used the colours to maximum effect - I especially love the pops of purple through the die cut grid! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
3/23/2023 11:30:27 AM #

Beautiful tulips and a perfect use of that color palette too.  Love the way the diecuts add such interest without layers and froufrou!  Perfect spring creation!

jaydeeUnited States
3/23/2023 2:05:49 PM #

Joanne, I love those little cutouts with the purple peeking through and your tulips are fabulous.  A wonderful CAS card.

Tara Carpenter
Tara CarpenterUnited States
3/23/2023 8:20:32 PM #

Beautiful card! I love the peek-a-boo purple and the tulips are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
3/23/2023 11:26:47 PM #

Very spring-like indeed! I really like the way you've added in the cut outs - they remind me a little of hardanger embroidery. The die cut addition to the inside is just perfect!

Fran Wing
Fran WingUnited States
3/24/2023 10:21:29 AM #

Joanne, it's amazing that you could incorporate all of the details in the layering of your tulips and background and still stay CAS! This is a beautiful card. I love, love, love that simple border die inside your card.
Xoxo, Fran  

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
3/24/2023 11:31:20 AM #

Joanne, I just love these gorgeous tulips!!!!  The colors are so pretty!  The little purple cutouts add so much detail to this beautiful CAS card!  Your card will make someone very happy when it arrives in the mail!  Have a great weekend, My Friend!  

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
3/25/2023 4:08:53 AM #

What a lovely card, Joanne! I love the colors and the little cut-out detail is such a sweet detail. The color combo is so eye-catching, too. Gorgeous!

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