While we have a lot of flowers where I live in Hawai’i, the tulip is not one that I see very often. We typically don’t have cold enough weather to allow the bulbs to go through their normal growth cycle. But I miss tulips, having lived most of my life in areas on the U.S. mainland where tulips were prolific. So I love it when there’s a stamp set that allows me to color tulips any way I’d like them.
Tulips in a Jar of Flowers
There is a lovely bouquet of flowers that includes tulips in the new 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. This bouquet is one of four in the Jar of Flowers Stamp Set.
I like this bouquet so much that I decided to cut out two of them and put them together into one super bouquet for my greeting card. I went all out in choosing my Stampin’ Blends to color these lovelies. You can see each of the six Stampin’ Blends combos in the carousel of products at the end of this article. You might be able to tell that I had a blast with this coloring project!
About Putting the Jar and Flowers Together
The first time that I posted a project using the Jar of Flowers set (here) and in the next article that I write, you’ll see that I cut out the flowers and let them hang over the edge of the stamped jar. But this bouquet stamp ends with stems at the bottom. So they had to meet up directly with the stamp of stems as they went into the jar. Well, I could have wrapped some ribbon around the rim of the jar to disguise it if the stems didn’t meet. But I had a design in mind for this card, and a ribbon just wasn’t going to work with it. So what I did was to stamp the top part of the jar directly onto the stamped and colored bouquet and then adhered the bouquet to the jar, lining up the lines along the top.
Is Misty Moonlight a Good Complement for Bumblebee?
When I am working with one bright (or regal) color, I typically look for a complementary color to go with it. Bumblebee, the color of the Designer Series Paper sheet in this card, is “marketed” as a yellow. But I think that there’s enough of an orange tinge to it to make it work very nicely with the blue in Misty Moonlight. What do you think? Anyway, that was my excuse for using Misty Moonlight as the complementary color for this card. I knew I was going to do that before I started coloring the flowers, and even added some Moonlight into the bouquet.
The vertical scalloped borders on either side of the central stamped image is from the Ornate Borders Die set. My first try to to make it the full height of the card. But it didn’t quite look right to me. So I trimmed the top and bottom. That was more like it!
And Finally the Sentiment
When the new Stampin’ Catalog first came out, I almost couldn’t stop stamping the sentiments from the Lovely You Stamp Set, and I couldn’t stop punching banners with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. I didn’t want that to get old, so I went off in other directions for my sentiments. But here I am again. I really do think that the sentiments in the stamp set and the way the punch makes banners for them is my favorite bundle in the catalog.
Have you had a chance to order anything from the new catalog? I’ve noticed that quite a few of what I consider the best products in it have gone on back order already. But Stampin’ Up! is working as hard as they can to keep up with the demand. Unfortunately the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch is on back order and won’t be in until towards the end of next month. Now might be the time to order it as you’ll have your claim on one of those when it arrives in the warehouse. Just saying!
Whether you’re using new Stampin’ Up! products or those that you’ve had around for a while, I hope you’re having fun with whatever you’re doing this week!