LOVE IS KINDNESS. Beautifully true.
Also the name of a beautiful stamp available in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog, page 32, to be exact!
I had originally ordered this stamp, all excited because the tulips lent themselves so wonderfully to coloring with the Blendabilities.
For my most recent Stamp-In Workshop, I created this card as one of the projects. Of course, I used the Blendabilities. The day after this workshop, I found out that they were being discontinued.
So, although my sample was colored with the Blendabilities, the Stampin' Write Markers, Blender Pens or the watercolor technique with reinkers will give just as beautiful of a result. Give one of them a try if you would like to recreate this card.
One of the facets of this stamp that originally drew me in was the newspaper in which the tulips were wrapped. This, of course, called for FUSSY CUTTING! Even though this is not a complicated piece to fussy cut, I think the look is nevertheless stunning.
I stamped the newspaper portion on Naturals Ivory, cut it out, and glued it in place over the main image. To give it a little more of a realistic look, I used my fingernails to bring forward the top and bottom of the newspaper. I love the way it looks!
Even though my card is meant as an Easter greeting, it could just as easily be used for almost any occasion at all. Including a get well card for a male. Just change the color of the tulips.
Here's how to make one of your own:
Love is Kindness stamp (page 32 of the Occasions Catalog)
Wisteria Wonder cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Naturals Ivory cardstsock
Black StazOn or Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Old Olive Ink
Coloring tool(s) of choice
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder
Ovals Collection Framelits
Bitty Banners Framelits
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder. Run the front panel of this piece through the Big Shot inside the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder. Re-crease the card after embossing.
Stamp the tulip image in black ink onto a quarter sheet of Whisper White cardstock. Stamp the newspaper portion also in black ink onto a scrap of Naturals Ivory cardstock. Cut out the newspaper.
Color the tulips in your choice of color, in your choice of technique.
Use the 3" x 4" Ovals Collection Framelit to cut out the bouquet of tulips.
Glue the cut-out newspaper over the previously stamped one. Once it is in place, use your fingernail to flick the top and bottom edges upward so it looks dimensional like it really is wrapped in newspaper.
From Wisteria Wonder cardstock, cut the next size larger oval. Adhere the tulips to this piece.
From a quarter sheet of Whisper White cardstock, cut a scalloped oval with the Framelit. Adhere all the ovals together, then to the card front.
Stamp "Happy Easter" or whatever sentiment you prefer onto a 1/2" x 2 1/2" strip of Whisper White cardstock. Cut a banner with the large straight Bitty Banners Framelit from Wisteria Wonder cardstock. Cut this banner in half. Adhere the two halves behind the sentiment, letting the ends extend beyond as desired.
Attach the sentiment to the card front with a few Stampin' Dimensionals.