Hello everyone! It's time for another My Creative Time ~ "Favorite Stamp of the Month" project. This time Emma is doing things a little differently: the focus is any stamp set from the 1st Edition, 2nd Edition or 3rd Edition release. Wow! That's a lot to choose from! Emma is going to pick one set from each release and offer them at a special sale price for a limited time only - so make sure you head on over to the brand new My Creative Time Store to check them out!
For my project, I chose the Color Me Happy stamp set from the very first release.
Now, I hope you are not saying "what the heck are those?" LOL My wonderful friend Linda (aka ~ The Tulip Collector) gave me this great idea to use the egg die in the newly released My Creative Time ~ Hello Spring stamp set to make tulip flowers. They didn't turn out exactly how I envisioned, but when I showed my husband he said he could see right away that they were tulips. All I can see are 'eggs on a stick' LOL Either way, I think the card turned out cute.
The solid color papers for the tulips are from Recollections. I used the small egg die (the one with the Emma's signature stitching outline) for the flowers. I cut the outer petals in a darker shade of each color and the inside petal in a softer shade. I added an outline to the outer petals by filling in the stitching lines with a white ~ Sakura Gelly Roll pen. I used various sizes of pop dots underneath the flowers for extra dimension ~ I just always like that look a little better than adhering images straight to the card.
The stems are just a thin strip of patterned cardstock from Doodlebug Design ~ Petite Prints. I added a little bit of Celebrate It ~ Occasions tulle to each stem to simulate leaves. Then, at the bottom of the card I added Celebrate It ~ Easter ribbon that I gathered/folded and adhered with a glue gun. It's takes a little while, but I just love the look.
At the top of the card, I used the "Happy Easter" sentiment from the My Creative Time ~ Color Me Happy stamp set. I stamped it multiple times across the top with black ~ Ranger Archival Ink. In the upper right & left corners, I also added some little Recollections ~ pearls in the same colors as the flowers. And I used a corner rounder for the corners at the top of the card - just to give it a little different look.
Well there you have it ~ 'eggs on a stick' LOL or beautiful tulip flowers . . . either way - I hope it makes you smile. :)
Here are some past projects with these stamp sets:
The sentiment on this card is from the MCT ~ Color Me Happy stamp set. For the original post - click here.
The sentiment on this card is from the I Believe in Leprechauns stamp set. For the original post - click here.
The little "love you" sentiment on this card is from the MCT ~ Mom You Rock stamp set. For the original post - click here.
The fun sentiments on this card are from the Wow! So Many Candles stamp set. To see the original post - click here.
So, that's my trip down memory lane with the older stamp sets. Make sure you head on over to My Creative Time to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for today. And Emma is once again going to have a "Linky Party". So if you have any of the stamp sets released in either the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Editions ~ link up a project that you have made with them. We would love to see your creations! :)
Have a great day my friends! I will see you again soon.