Monday 4 May 2015

Tulip Cards

I needed a birthday card for a friend, it turned out really lovely so thought I would show you. 

I began with a card blank and added a small square of kraft card to the centre. 

I then coloured some more card using Brusho pigments. Find out about them HERE. This was added over the kraft card, leaving a small border. 

I had been having a tidy up in my chaotic art room, and came across some collage sheets that i had made ages ago. They were heavily textured, with bits stuck on them and layers of paint, stenciling and stamping. but I was stuck as to what I could do with them. Literally to get them out of the way I die cut them all up into birds,flowers,leaves and hearts. All dies from paperArtsy. 

I also cut some skinny strips from the edges of the papers. 

and began to build up the flowers. 

adding a leaf at the bottom. 

I had enough to make 5 cards..

I sprayed Adirondack ink onto some envelopes and added some text stamping. 

Using colours to match the cards.. 

I put them aside, and when I looked at them again I decided them needed a little sentiment, so added a different one to each card. 

I really like these cards, pretty much made from leftovers. I almost threw out the collaged papers, they look so much better at die cuts. 

Darcy x


  1. these are the most awesome cards ever.. i need to go back and read again to see if you mentioned any tuts on creating that color and textures papers with

  2. Fabulous cards Darcy, great way to use up your scraps. Sue C x

  3. Fabulous Darcy! Great idea to die cut the "scraps" x

  4. Really like the clean look of these. Off to check your brusho link cos I need some tips. Hugz

  5. These are really lovely...great use of the scrappy bits!!!👍🏼TFS😊

  6. They look fab! I love your envelopes too! x

  7. Beautiful cards Darcy - it's amazing what you can make with scraps!

  8. I didn't know PaperArtsy did dies?...gorgeous cards yet again(I still has my nutty squirrel) :D XXX

  9. Fantastic cards Darcy, must get that die! :-) xxx

  10. lovely card Darcy, I love how you did the background!