May 28, 2018

A Pretty Spring Bouquet of Tulips

Good morning!  Kathleen here today with a bouquet of tulips that are all in bloom this time of year in California where I craft!   I love making flowers with Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Notes dies.  Over at DiesRUs they carry a huge collection of these dies including the latest release!

                                   Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Tulip 2

I cut the 2 petal pcs. 6 times out of white cardstock which is enough for 6 tulips. With a pink Copic Marker I flick stroked each petal pc. from the bottom up to resemble how striped tulips look.  I cut the stems and leaves 6 times out of green cardstock and inked the edges with a darker green ink.  I made each tulip and put them in a bud vase with toothpicks to dry and keep safe until I made everything else:

I cut both die pcs. out of white cardstock and colored with a green Coptic Marker leaving white spaces to mimic variegated ivy.


Cut both pcs. either from green cardstock or as I did with white cardstock and colored them with a Copic Marker to get the color I needed to work with the other green papers I chose (mats).

I cut only the "cup" pc. and stamped with a tiny little flower stamp I have and colored the top and bottom rings on the cup with a pink Copic Marker.

Using the largest die from  ECD 1173 Dotted Scallop Ovals  cut with white cardstock.

Using the second largest die from:  ECD - 1113 Stitched Ovals cut with pink cardstock.


To assemble the card score an 8.5 x 11" piece of white cardstock at 5.5",  fold for a "book fold card" and trim to 5.5 X7".  Cut a rectangle from designer paper that measures 5.25 x 6.75" and adhere to the front of the white base card.

Adhere the pink oval to the white oval.  Then adhere the cup by first putting two foam dots (leave protective back on the dots). to the back of the cup as pictured below and then adding glue to the bottom edge only of the cup. Adhere the cup to the pink oval 1/2" from the bottom. Leave the sides and dots unglued right now.

Now start putting your bouquet together through the cup opening until you like what you see. Now start gluing your bouquet stems in place.  Next remove the backing from the foam dots and add glue to the rest of the cup edges.  Adhere the cup now by first pressing the cup over the foam dots.  Then while carefully pushing the sides in a little to accommodate the dots hold the glued sides down.

Next add the ivy to the outside of the cup and a sentiment of your choice.  I like to have several cards like this kind that could be used for almost any occasion.  I then add the sentiment that fits when I'm going to use it.  This time I chose "Hugs" from this set: ECD 1269 - Love Sentiments


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  1. Love, love, LOVE what you have done with those tulips. Such a sweet, spring-y card, cleverly done with the cute little teacup.

  2. Absolutely beautiful project Kathleen! Awesome inspiration ... thanks!


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