Saturday, March 21, 2015

Curtain Call Inspration Challenge - Jellybean Reminder

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We are half way through the current Jelly Bean Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge and this time round I decided to make a round card showcasing some tulips in the colours of the inspiration photo.

I have seen tulips made with the wing of the Stampin' Up bird punch but have never tried them myself, so this is my tribute to my favorite flower - tulips!

I had the privilege of living in The Netherlands for a year when I worked with Billy Graham there, and needless to say, there were lots and lots of tulips in all sizes, shapes and colours.  I had tulips in my apartment every day for weeks (as well as on my desk in the office) and you could buy them at flower kiosks on just about every corner for a very cheap price.  Needless to say, I was in flower heaven :)

If you haven't played along yet, we would love to have you join us!  Plus, the LEAD for this challenge gets to join us as a Guest Designer in a future challenge.

Look forward to seeing your creations in our gallery.

 

What's In It?
Stamps:   Amuse
Paper:  Lavender Lace, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Cool Caribbean, Mint Medley 
Ink:  Black    
Accessories: 
Lacy Circle and Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Bird Punch (Stampin' Up), Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Black and White Half Pearls, Dimensinoals

12 comments:

Betty Wright said...

This is lovely, Marisa! I love tulips and this is beautiful!

cm said...

Your tulips are marvelous, Marisa! Love them immensely! I've read about the history of tulips (Michael Pollan's book) and wow...fascinating backgrounds to these beautiful creations, indeed! Your card has brightened this rainy day immensely!
~c

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Marisa. Love the circle shape and the beautiful tulips. Lovely shades.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Such a sweet card. I love the shape of it. The colours you've used are wonderful and full of the promise of Spring.

Tenia Nelson said...

What a gorgeous card!!

JoAnn said...

Such a lovely card. Love the tulips made with the bird punch.

Oma said...

Beautiful card Marisa. I was born in the Netherlands and my favourite flower is also the tulip. While you were there, did you get the chance to go to Keukenhof in the spring? I am still in touch with some of my cousins even though I have been in Canada since 1956. I was 6 when we left the Netherlands so I can barely read Dutch but struggle with speaking it.

Lynn said...

Love those sweet tulip dies Marisa!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is super cute. The grass looks darling, nicely done. Very springy and cute.
You worked fro Billy Graham!!! Wow... what an awesome experience. You'll hae to tell me one day what you did and how you liked the Netherlands.

Nancy said...

Nothing says Spring more then Tulips! Love your card...hope you are doing well Marisa!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful Spring time card, Marisa! Love the shape and pretty tulips!

Kim S said...

Your experience overseas sounds amazing in all ways! It certainly inspired a beautiful card. I wouldn't have guessed those were bird wings.