Here is one of my cards made with today’s sketch challenge. I made it yesterday for the Way to use it Challenge: Spiraling out of control. We had to use some kind of spiral in our project.

That made me think of the word stamp in Garden Whimsy and I went with that.


I started with a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″  piece of Bashful blue, folded it in half, corner rounded three of the four corners (don’t ask why…just to be different), sponged the edges lightly and stamped the swirl word stamp all over the cardstock.

I stamped a 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ piece of Purely Pomegranate cardstock with the Polka dot piece from Happiness in Black stazon and sponged the edges with black.

The Tulip was inked with Purely Pomegranate and Certainly Celery ink and stamped on a 1 5/8″ x 2 7/8″ piece of shimmery white cardstock. I corner rounded only the top right of that rectangle and layered it on a 1/4″ bigger piece of black cardstock.  I used a 0.3 black Micron pen to outline the flower.

I added Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware and Fairy Tale Ribbon Originals over it. The ribbon ends were heated to hopefully stop the ribbon from unraveling and the brads hold it in place.

Behind my ribbon buckle is a black scallop circle layered with a 1 3/8″ Certainly Celery and a 1 1/4″ Shimmery White circle. On the white circle I added be happy from the Spiral greeting in black. I stamped the butterfly from Garden Whimsy in Bashful Blue on shimmery white, outlined it with my Micron pen and cut it out. I adhered it to my circular accent with one dimensional under it’s body and two each under the wings to make them stand up more. I also added dazzling diamond glitter with my glue pen.

P.S.: Can you tell that I am loving my cut up Happiness stamp? It makes great backgrounds. I can even leave off designer paper on a few cards because of it. Who would have thought?


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

29 Responses to “Happy Tulip”

  1. Oh I LOVE it! What a happy card! Just gorgeous. . .and that ribbon!

  2. SUper sweet & fun. LOVE it!

  3. So cute, Beate — love the rounded corners and that gorgeous ribbon! And your use of the word stamp on the backgroumd and in the circular sentiment is a fabulous idea!

  4. I love the colors!!! You did a great job with the challenge!

  5. This is so cute! I love the colors and that ribbon. I can’t wait to try out your sketch this weekend!

  6. I love the Happy Tulip!! And there you go with the Hardware again…I gotta get this set. You’re just starting a trend by rounding 3 of the 4 corners…don’t ask me why I think so! lol

  7. beuatiful, i love so much the colors you choiced…veryyyyyyyyyyyyy niiiiiiiiiiiiiiice !!

  8. Sweet and happy tulip. Love everything about this card.

  9. I love how you chose to round some but not all the corners. Really awesome card with a lot of interest!!!


  10. So cute! What a lovely card 🙂

    I have a great tip for you re fraying ribbon. I use a product called “Fray Check”. It comes in a little bottle in the notions section of your local fabric store. (I got mine at Fabricland.)

    To use it, I squeeze out a small ‘puddle’ on the back of my hand and dab in the ends of the ribbon. It’s invisible when it dries and it will never, ever fray. You may want to test it first on a small scrap of ribbon, but I’ve never had a problem.

    It has tons of uses, I use it when I see a small hole starting and it won’t get bigger. I also dab a bit on each button on a shirt and then the buttons never fall off. I first heard about it for knitting projects. Anyway, it’s a fixture on my stamp table and it’s excellent for ribbon!

  11. What a sweet card! This is just too cute! I LOVE the sketch, can’t wait to play (bummed I didn’t get a chance to play last week, but I am still going to do the sketch anyway).

    The Fray check tip is awesome, it really does work well!

  12. This is so pretty! I love that set and didn’t even think to use the spiral in that. It would have saved me a lot of time huh?

    The details are perfect on this card and I can’t wait to try out the sketch.

  13. Beautiful card! I love that ribbon at the bottom and the colors are divine!

  14. This is so pretty!! I love the colors and how you did the ribbon and buckle! Super card!

  15. Beate this is such a beautiful and sweet card. Thank you for sharing your inspirations with us.

  16. Beate! You’ve done it again! Another FANTASTIC card! It’s so playful…I love it!

  17. Just stunning! It’s like a piece of artwork! Well done.

  18. I’ve been lurking at your site…..just love all the cards you create and the challenges. Can anyone join in on these or just certain people?

  19. Wow! I’m impressed that you resisted the Chocolate Chip urge on 3 cards in a row! Is black your new brown? Beautiful as always Beate, thanks so much!

  20. Love, love this card! The butterfly on top of the scalloped circle is adorable. TFS:)

  21. Beate, This card is just terrifc! I love the fact you only rounded 3 of the 4 corners! Very cool! Love the SU ribbon, and great color combo! Off to check your weekend sketch now! TFS- Deb

  22. This is SO pretty! I love the colors you used, and that ribbon w/the brads is gorgeous.

  23. this is sooooo beautiful! you are truely so talented! and very generous to share so much.

  24. Oh how I love this set … AND your so-cool card! LOVE it! ((If there’s no BW this weekend, I “must” try your challenge!)) *wink*


  25. Every since I got my Hodgepodge (whenever it was the SU released it), I’ve been wandering what to do with those buckles. And OMG, look how awesome it looks here with the wider grosgrain and brads. THANKS!

  26. Beate- This is such a cute card! I can’t wait to try your sketch!

  27. This is Beautiful!!! I need to get that set on my next order…lol

  28. I love this stamp set! Thanks for another great idea on what to stamp with it. I especially like the ribbon, brad and Hodgepodge combo you created. It adds great interest and texture to your design – a fab finsihing to a lovely design.

  29. aw, so cute…love the colors! i think i’m all caught up now, so this should be the last post from me 🙂 off to watch the big fsu/alabama game – go noles!

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