I began this card by making the basketweave background with a stencil. I picked up the stencil from the Dies R Us Store on one of the special purchases weekends. Look for these special products in the newsletters and emails, and in the Special Order section of the store.
I used Washi tape to adhere the stencil to the card stock, then used 3 shades of similar inks on the stencil so they would blend nicely.
Below, the stencil has been removed from the paper. Inking is complete.
In the picture below, I trimmed away the portions of the card stock I didn't want, getting it ready for the card base. I also included a photo of the brush I used for inking:
The next step was die cutting the tulip. I cut it multiple times to get all the colors I needed. Here's a photo of all the supplies and the tulip with the die cuts.