Using Tulle for a Pretty Background

Today I have something a bit different (at least for me).  I created my card with a subtle yet oh so pretty tulle background.  You may have to look closer to see it but IRL, it’s very evident.  I take no credit for this discovery and owe it to watching Jennifer McGuire using the technique.  I did have the tulle on hand, though!


Stampin Up True Love Friendship Card with Tulle-Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

So what do you think?  Is it something you would use on a card? Let me share the details…

  • The A2 Very Vanilla card base measures 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • A piece of Very Vanilla thick card stock is cut at 5″ x 3 3/4″. 
  • The tulle is wrapped around to cover this panel and secured with regular tape.
  • The flowers, from the True Love Designer Series Paper, are colored using Rococo Rose and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and cut out.
  • I positioned the flowers on the tulle cover panel starting from the middle to the edges and glued them with Tombow liquid glue.  
  • After gluing, I trimmed any flowers that were hanging off the edge, being careful not to cut into the tulle.

Stampin Up True Love Friendship Card with Tulle - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The Basic Black frame is a non-SU die that fit perfectly around my images.  I used this as opposed to the Stitched Rectangle dies because it was a little wider.  The Stitched Rectangles would work also.  I cut two frames and glued them together for a little more dimension.
  • The frame is glued to the tulle panel and then both are glued to the card base.
  • The sentiment, from the Butterfly Gala stamp set (and one of my most favorite sentiments) is heat embossed with white embossing powder and added to the card with dimensionals.
  • Lastly, I added a few sequins for a little sparkle.

  • The inside is embellished with a small strip of colored DSP and card stock.
  • The sentiment is from the Floral Essence stamp set and placed at the top to give room for a personal note.

Stampin Up True Love Friendship Card with Tulle -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • I couldn’t complete a card without coordinating the envelope.  Again, I used a strip of colored DSP.  You may (or may not) have noticed that on the envelope and inside card, I colored the DSP background as well with a black Stampin’ Blend.  Needless to say, I could color all day!

It’s time to start saying goodbye to some favorite products to make room for some new favorites.  Initially, I’m always a bit overwhelmed by all that is going away but eventually I can reconcile it with returning favorites and embrace some of the new.  Here’s a look at what’s leaving along with some really deep discounts.  However, once a product is sold out, it’s gone for good!


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Thanks for stopping by today!

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  1. Using tulle is very clever and a great addition to our tool kit. Love how you finished the inside, too. Enjoy your day!

  2. Stunning….again!!! I remember watching that video and I also have tulle – I should try it!!!!

    • Thank you, Susan! I want to try so many of Jennifer’s techniques…but just watching her videos is so inspiring!

  3. Chris from Pella

    Very pretty. Love that envelope as well! Another video to watch~ Great job.

  4. This card is striking, and I love how you embellished the envie and inside of the card with the DSP strips. I hope the recipient puts this card in their inspiration area, that’s where it needs to go! Just gorgeous.

  5. Lovely

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