Stampin' Up! Love is Kindness Card www.stampingsmiles.comThe tulips wrapped in newspaper is the lovely Stampin’ Up! Love is Kindness Stamp from the 2015 Occasions Catalog was used to make this classy handmade spring card.

The card design started with watercolored Real Red tulips with Garden Green stems and leaves.  Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad ink was added to the newspaper wrapped around the tulips.

Now the challenge was how to finish the card. Layering in a bright red didn’t feel very springy.  Black and red is classy and with the black stamped outline, it coordinated while providing a nice contrast to the red. Still wanting to keep red to a minimum, adding a layer of newsprint from the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper was perfect! Could have gone with a Basic Black card base, but don’t you think the Real Red looks great?

A last minute added touch was to tear the newspaper print and add a small layer of Basic Black Cardstock. Looking good.

Stampin' Up! Love is Kindness Stamp www.stampingsmiles.com

 What you could not see well in the first picture is the 3D effect of the handcut tulips popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Love is Kindness Stamp www.stampingsmiles.com

Wow, does that ever step up my handmade spring card from nice to niiiiiice! You can see from this angle I also watercolored the tulips underneath. It adds to the depth and is much more attractive than if left blank.

There’s a trick to hand cutting stamped image that look seamless and not choppy. The trick is to not make short cuts but to turn your cardstock as your cutting. I just added a new exclusive video to the Stamping Playground this evening demonstrating how.

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