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Spring Tulips

Do you love tulips.  I sure do.  I made this card on Sunday to honor one of my dear friends, Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) who was crowned the Splitcoaststampers Queen For The Day.


This tulip image from the Rubbernecker Easter collection has so much potential. I thought I would show how one single stem tulip can turn into a sweet and lovely bouquet of tulips. 

KC Tulips 3 right

I stamped the tulip head on pale pink cardstock with Aged Mahogany ink, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and watercolored with the same ink. I stamped the full tulip image on light green cardstock with Peeled Paint, heat embossed like the tulip, and watercolored. I cut both the stems and the tulips heads out and I distressed the back of each tulip heads and the green stems using a stylus and a mat. I left just enough of the green tulip head on the stem to attach the painted flower to using Glossy Accents.

KC Tulips 3 center

I created a double mat frame and attached to the card base using mounting tape. I arranged the tulips into a floral bouquet attaching each of the stems to the frame and card base with Glossy Accents. I tucked the green foliage stems in between the tulips to soften. The multi loop was the finishing touch.

KC Tulips 3 left

This lovely bouquet of tulips could be used for any occasion.  This definitely makes me think of my mother and all the lovely  flowers in her shop during the spring.  Stop in tomorrow to see another tulip card made using the same image  in a clean and simple setting.


Stamps: Rubbernecker Tulips 31-10
Paper: Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, White, Spring Moss
Ink: Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany
Accessories: Poppy Stamps Gentle Leaf, Snips, Clear EP, Spellbinders Oval Dies, Glossy Accents, Stylus, Mat, Grosgrain, Stampin Up Tulip EMbossing Folder