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Simon Hurley Tulip Garden Cards

Hey card making friends, welcome back.  I have had my nose buried in tax papers trying to get them done, but I did surface for a few hours to play with more new goodies and have some Simon Hurley Tulip Garden Cards to share with you.  These are from the Simon Hurley Tulip Garden Collection released last week.  This is a beautiful release with a few different styles of products which is fun.  Last week I shared THIS VIDEO on the Blackout Technique using the New Tulips Embossing Folder.  Today, Two more card styles to share with you.

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Simon Hurley Tulip Card Cards intro

I’m playing with two new sets of dies today, the Tulip Trio Etched Dies and then the Everyday Foliage Etched dies.  Both beautiful, but very different styles, so I went completely different style with my cards as well.

hand made birthday card with a blue basket embossed background and three die cut tulips, created with new card making supplies from Spellbinders

Products Used for today’s cards:

Simon Hurley’s Tulip Garden Cards – Card #1

The traditional style of card, in my way of thinking anyway, haha.

Start with a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of waterfall cardstock and run it through the Woven embossing folder.  Attach it to a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of waterfall, and then to a top folding A2 sized white card base.

Next, die cut the tulip flower heads from white cardstock and use ink blending to add color to them.

Ink pads used:  Simon Says Stamp:
Bubblegum, Sweets, Taffy | Lemonade, Sunbeam, Citrine |

Pinkfresh pads:  Coral Reef, Passion Fruit and Berrylicious

Finally, die cut the sentiment from the Handwritten Sentiments collection.

hand made birthday card with a blue basket embossed background and three die cut tulips, created with new card making supplies from Spellbinders

Next, die cut the leaves from Rainforest cardstock and use Evergreen Distress Oxide ink to add some shadows to the pieces.

Finally, glue all the flowers together and then layer them to the left side of the card.  Add the sentiment to the right.

hand made cards with a watercolor background and die cut floral silhouettes created with new card making supplies from Spellbinders

Simon Hurley’s Tulip Garden Cards – Card #2

For my second set of cards I went with a more Mixed Media vibe. I love creating backgrounds with pigments, they have so much depth and color to them.

Start by creating the watercolor backgrounds for the cards using Lindy’s Magicals.

Teal Card:  Loonie Toonie Teal,  and Time Traveler Teal   Purple card:  Waterfall, Violet Brocade both from Nuvo, and Sweet Violet and Purple Teal from Lindys.

Next, once the backgrounds are dry, cut them down to 3-1/2 x 4-3/4″.

hand made cards with a watercolor background and die cut floral silhouettes created with new card making supplies from Spellbinders

Cutting the Foliage:

For both cards, die cut the foliage images first in black, and then in gold.  Offset them slightly when you glue them together.

Glue them onto the card front, place them inside your splat box and splatter them with white and gold paint.

Cut a black matt 3-5/8 x 4-7/8″ and then attach to a top folding A2 sized white cards base.

hand made cards with a watercolor background and die cut floral silhouettes created with new card making supplies from Spellbinders

Finally, cut the sentiments from Gold cardstock and attach in the bottom right corner.  I decided not to add the shadow background to both sentiments, as I wanted them really understated so the foliage stood out as the center piece of these two cards.

Watch the Blackout Video Technique using the Tulip Garden Embossing Folder.

Detailed Reverse Blackout Technique

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Card Making Supplies used for the Simon Hurley Tulip Garden Cards:

Here are the products I used today.  Compensated affiliate links used  where available at no cost to you.

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12 thoughts on “Simon Hurley Tulip Garden Cards”

  1. Beautiful floral cards Sandi! I especially love the bright tulips with the basketweave background! 🙂

  2. Love the idea of using Lindy’s Magicals for a background. Do you use a brush to move them around or a water spray? Thanks.

  3. Stunning, I’m a sucker for tulips but even more so foliage! These are fabulous with all the gold details!

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