Sunday, April 10, 2011

Kitchen Sink Birthday gift

Today I created a quick little birthday gift for a friend of mine who celebrated her birthday last week.  She's one of those people who appreciates the things that I make, so I don't mind making things for her.  I had told her that I was going to create 4 blocks throughout the year for her.  Seasonal blocks.  I gave her the Winter block at Christmas time, so now it's time for Spring!
I looked online to see what flowers bloom in the spring and see if I had any Kitchen Sink Stamps in that flower.  I saw tulips, and pulled out the 3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet.  There are two different size tulips, so it was perfect!  I utilized both sizes, one for the block and the other for the card.

 Here you can see the closeup of the pattern that I created w/ my Scor-pal.  I wanted the embossing to be subtle, so that the tulip oval panel would really shine. 
And the block!  This turned out SO cute!  If I do say so myself!  I wanted to keep it for myself!  LOL!

Tulips: 3-Lady Bug (Memento); 2-Lady Bug (stamped off); 1-Lady Bug (stamped off twice); 4-Rhubarb (Memento); 5-Cherry Cobbler (SU!)

Stems/Leaves: 3-Bamboo Leaves (Memento); 2-Bamboo Leaves (stamped off); 1-New Sprout (Memento); 4-Cottage Ivy (Memento)(stamped off once on the card only).

      Card: Cherry Cobbler (SU!), white
      Block: Marina Mist (SU!), white, green felt (MFT), Lovely Lavender (retired SU!)

      Card: Scor-Pal dry embossing; brushed gold brads; oval nestabilities; Antique Linen (Ranger) Distress ink, Inkssentials Blending Tool, Inkssentials Blending Foam
      Block: SU! block; green felt (MFT); glue dots; SU! Butterflies Sizzlets


  1. Erin - I LOVE that block!! It's gorgeous, no wonder you wanted to keep it for yourself :) The tulips came out have a talent with Kitchen Sink, that's for sure!!

  2. just stunning Erin! not sure i could part with it! what an awesome gift!

  3. What an amazing gift Erin!! Your tulips came out beautifully and the scored pattern in genius!! I never would have thought of that!! :)

  4. The gift was amazing. I love it. The tulips looks beautiful and elegant for me.


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