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

23 thoughts on “Spring Tulips”

  1. Your posts never disappoint and I eagerly await each one! Your tulip bouquet is fabulous (I love the dimension you get using the stylus and mat). Gorgeous card! Hugs, Kathy

  2. Oh my this is so very, very pretty. When I look at this tulip stamp I see a tulip. When you look at the tulip stamp you see a bouquet….Amazing as always.

  3. Only you could make a stamp do that!!! What a beautiful card, anyone would be honored to receive it. TFS your lovely work.

  4. Breath taking as always…..I couldn’t see what you used to emboss the white paper unless it was a pre-embossed card which I have seen at stores. I’ve been casing you a lot lately because you inspired me so much but each time have left a link to your blog….today as a matter of fact again. You are amazing!!!!!

  5. WOW!,WOW!WOW! Kittie, this is fantastic, I love Tulips as well, what a bouquet. I can’t wait to see the next one with this gorgeous flower. This so good, can anything beat it?
    I love your creations, everyday…..thanks so much for sharing and teaching…..Hugs and blessings.

  6. Kittie, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love tulips and love how you created this beautiful bouquet! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Well Kittie,,, what more can I say, I agree with all the above comments. I would like to add ” YOU TRULY CREATE WITH LOVE ”

  8. Kittie that is one magnificent card – no change there then! Even your chosen shade of pink is so beautiful. ..sigh.. Lucky Charlene.
    Thank you for being so generous in sharing not only your wonderful work but also your techniques.
    Hugs, Mary

  9. OH WOW!!! Kittie you are my inspiration and your never let me down, I just love your work and case it often (hoping you don’t mind), thank you for sharing, I just love your work!!!

  10. Miss Kittie, what can I say that I haven`t already said many times before, or all the above comments don`t say? This tulip card is
    ******* S P E C T A C U L A R **********
    I giggled when reading your description of how you created the buds-flowers … you make it sound so easy ! Your creative talent is what makes it easy for you 🙂

  11. Kittie, this one calls for a tutorial, any chance you can do one? It is SO magnificent but I couldn’t understand how you did it. I am unclear on the clear embossing part especially …. why clear emboss after stamping in color? I am a newbie in awe of your amazing work!


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