Welcome back friends! Well, due to about a week of beautiful weather our local foliage is very confused and thinks that spring is already upon. I keep saying to my daughter... "The Pussy Willows are confused!" Well... Spring is upon MFT as we start the February Release countdown. And no one is confused! LOL!
Spring Tulips - This fresh and wonderfully versatile Tulip based stamp set is filled with both outline and solid images as well as thoughtful sentiments. You will be able to create Tulip scenes and focal points with these Tulips.
Die-namics Spring Tulips - This set coordinates with Spring Tulips and makes it incredibly easy to build beautiful Tulip scenes and focal points. The Tulip heads work great with the stamp stems to build additional depth too.
So you may wonder on occasion what inspires me to illustrate a certain stamp set. Well, life does... in general. This month's set is no exception. You see... I live in Tulip country. I've been coming to the fields here in Skagit county for about 20 years... and I love it!
Yes... this was 15 years ago when I was a much younger mom... with only three of my four girls. That little red head, Pepper, is now 16! The Skagit Tulip Festival is just around the corner and soon the field will be a rainbow of colors. It's breathtaking!
I thought it would be fun if I created cards inspired by my Tulip field adventures for today's post... and a few more this release.
This first card is inspired by this photo I took back in about 2007. I love finding that one Tulip that isn't supposed to really be there... and is unique... standing out in the crowd.
So here is a little framed scene using Spring Tulips.
I stamped the scene then die cut it. I sometimes forget that I don't have to show the entire image for it to be effective. This card shows that you can create a focal point more with color!
This sentiment is also in Spring Tulips.
The inside of the card spotlights with color too... I think it really conveys that I'm thinking of that one person.
This next card is inspired by this colorful scene I snapped. It just goes on and on.
This card also uses the new Blueprints 22 in combination with Spring Tulips.
One of the many fun aspects of Spring Tulips is this image. The outline image and the solid images fit together in this instance. It's great to have the option of colored-in definition without breaking out the markers... not that I don't love my markers... a girl just loves options!This sentiment was inked first with the Grape Jelly then the Razzleberry. One plus of designing/illustrating stamps is being able to think ahead to leave some space in the sentiment to do this with ease. You could also cut the stamp apart. *GASP*
This inside of this card shows more of that same combo of images.
Don't you just love spring!
We have five days left in this MFT February Release Countdown. All the new products will be available to purchase starting on Feb. 3rd at 10 pm Eastern time (7pm Pacific). During this countdown you can enter to win fantastic prizes over on the MFT blog. Tonight you will find links to the other DT members that are sharing peeks using Spring Tulips and Die-namics Spring Tulips! They've done such a beautiful job creating with these products!
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Come back tomorrow for more sneak peeks using Spring Tulips and Die-namics Spring Tulips!
Thanks for poppying by, friends!