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Monday 28 May 2018

Pastel Tulips (by Pat)

Hello everyone, today sees our final blog post from Guest Design Team member Pat, for this month. She has created a pretty pastel card, using lovely delicate shades for your inspiration.

Pat writes:

Hi everybody,

This is my last card for now, and unlike my other two cards which were quite inky, I have opted for a much more clean and simple style this time. I have used my pencils to colour and grey pearlescent cardfor the background, together with the Spring Bird Tulip set of stamps and a couple of dies. I used one of the other Spring Bird sets for my last card. There are some very pretty tulips around at the moment which prompted me to use these lovely stamps this time.

I started by die cutting the pieced rectangle using the grey card, and then cut the ornate oval mat from that.

I stamped the flowers onto a piece of white stamping card using grey permanent ink, and coloured them using three pinks and a purple for the flowers, then two greens and some yellow and brown for the leaves and stems. I then fussy cut and shaped them a little before adhering them using glue gel to give some dimension.

I stamped the sentiment, again using the grey permanent ink, and then heat embossed it with clear gloss embossing powder which gives it a darker finish.

After placing the rectangle onto the white card I inset the oval back within it.

I have really enjoyed sharing my three cards with you throughout the month, and I look forward to returning later in the year.

Best Wishes,



  1. Such a simple card but so beautiful xx

  2. love the grey background, very nice effect using the die, a lovely card

  3. A beautiful card Pat. Thank you. 8 have a voucher to spend and might well go for this stamp set.

  4. This is gorgeous and so elegant.
    Linda xxx

  5. Such a beautiful card Pat, I love the pastel shades with the grey, stylish and elegant, Kate x

  6. That is so very pretty, thank you.


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