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So Suzy Tulips

Hi Everyone,

I am have a photo tutorial today for So Suzy Stamps. 
And since its supposedly spring (just recovering from yet another Nor Easter) - I choose those beautiful tulips for my blog post.

I got inspired by a blog post from Maria Fischer from rieslingmama, who got this from Tim Holtz. I watched part of his lengthy YouTube Video, but it really is not necessary. But if you have nothing better to do, go for it!

How did I get this background?

I smooshed distress oxide ink onto my ancient craft mat

spritzed it with water

dipped the glossy side of my cheap photo paper (Costco) into the mess. Dried it and dipped again. I did not want the entire surface covered, so I stopped. But you can keep going as long as you dry your paper in between (used a heat gun).

Added Finetec gold splatters.

I used the acrylic plate of a stamp positioner to get an idea about how to add the tulips

Stamped them onto the paper with Catherine Pooler ink - that works beautiful on glossy card stock. I did some generational stamping, but the last impression was week, so I used the stamp positioner, to overstamp and get a good impression.

Trimmed and matted my card base and added a black die cut as sentiment. I did experiment with white and gold, but I liked black the best.

You may know this already, but just in case you don't.... We have a new feature here at So Suzy's. 
You get a stamp with every order free.
This month it is THIS stamp:

We also have a sale going on at this month, but not much longer:
Happy Smooshing!

Linking up with:
The Male Room - watercolors (even guys like tulips)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - spring flowers
Cards in Envy - no patterned paper
Inspired by all the little things - see inspiration photo below

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Mimi said…
So beautiful... Love it.
Darlene said…
Very creative and beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Spring Flowers’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
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conil said…
Nor 'easter or not this screams Spring. Love the color and those gold splatters. It's for sure black sentiment was a good choice...draws your eye to the colors more.
Nora Noll said…
This is lovely!! I like how you created the background!!
Daffodil Cards said…
Such a Beautiful card, I didn't know you could use photo paper for this, thank you. Good to see you in our challenge at The Male Room. Faith DT
Debbie Mageed said…
Beautiful card! Love this technique - will have to give it a go soon. :D Thanks for the tutorial, too! Thank you so much for playing with the Spring Flowers challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you will join us again soon!
papierelle said…
Und noch so ein toller Hintergrund, die Goldsprenkel sind das i-Tüpfelchen!!
Leigh Penner said…
Beautiful take on the inspiration photo!
Such a colorful card to bring in the spring! Love the instructions!!
Anita in France said…
What a gorgeous background for those lovely tulips, Cornelia ... love the touches of glimmery gold! Hugs, Anita :)
Mac Mable said…
Artsy background and loving that stamp x
Rosmarie said…
Sieht fantastisch aus, sowas muss ich auch mal ausprobieren!
Vickie Y said…
Beautiful, vibrant background for the lovely tulips. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.
KimCreate said…
Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Inspired by all the little things.
Chris said…
Those backgrounds are so much fun to create, I love the bright and cheery colors you have used for your tulips. Thank you for sharing your card with us at The Male Room.

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