My project today is probably my favorite project of all my display board samples! It is a 12 x 12 inch scrapbook page of my son and me picking tulips last year at a local tulip farm. This project combines NEW product from the upcoming catalog with both current and retiring product. The new products are the Love What You Do and Lined Alphabet stamp sets, and the current/retiring product is the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper and the Tranquil Tulips stamp set. All colors are also current, and are STAYING current, even when the current annual catalog retires on May 31st!
The base of this project is a pattern from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. It is a subtle wood grain pattern in Early Espresso and neutral shades, which I love against the bright colors of the flowers and letters! Here is the full color palette for this project:
For the background color of each of the letters, I used the large watercolor stamp from the new Love What You Do stamp set. I stamped off the color one time, and then stamped it again, so that the colors were a little more muted and not as bright as they are full strength. I then stamped the letters I needed in Early Espresso ink, and punched them with the 1-3/4 inch circle punch. The back layer of each circle was cut from Very Vanilla card stock using the Layering Circle Framelits, and measures 1-7/8 inches. The watercolor stamp gives almost a weathered look to the colored background of each circle, which you can see if you look closely in the pic below:
I stamped the tulips in the same colors, using the Tranquil Tulips stamp set, which is ONLY available for “purchase” using Host Rewards! (But it IS available until May 31st, so if you place an order of $150 or more before then, you can still earn this set!) I purposely did not clean off the stamps as well as I should have so that the colors would blend a bit. You can see this blending better in the yellow/orange tulips:
I adhered the letters and tulips with Dimensionals to give them a little height off the paper, but kept the pictures adhered with regular Snail adhesive. I matted the pictures with Lemon Lime Twist cardstock to match the stems and leaves of the tulips and also to add a little more pop of color to the page!
This was a fun project to commemorate a fun day with my little guy! If you are ever in the southern New England area between late April and mid-May, you must plan a visit to Wicked Tulips Flower Farm in Johnston, RI! It is one of my favorite places in the world, and I am so lucky that it is only 30 minutes from my house! I absolutely LOVE tulips, so I try to go once a week while they are open! To check out their website, click HERE
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