Spring Bouquet, Blog Candy and Ellen Hutson Sale

Good Saturday morning, My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge and a Pinterest Floral Arrangement Page was our inspiration site this week.  I was inspired by so many of the floral arrangements that I sort of went into inspiration overload.  I’ve mentioned in my blog posts many times that I grew up in my mother’s flower shop.  Browsing down through all of the gorgeous floral arrangements on this site made me homesick for my parents.  My mother would have loved my simple floral design made with the tulips, lilac and lily of the valley.   I started with three different flower sets, Impression Obsession Lily of the Valley, Penny Black First Blooms and Elizabeth Craft Designs Lilac.  I cut foliage using Impression Obsession Foliage, My Favorite Things Leafy Greenery and Penny Black Graceful Greenery. The frame was made using My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frames and Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames.

KC Impression Obsession Lily of the Valley 2 right

I cut the tulips using hot pressed watercolor paper and colored them using Memento markers and a waterbrush. I used an acrylic block to create a palette, applied ink to the block and picked up the color with my brush and painted the flowers and stems.  The lilac flowers was cut using purple cardstock, formed with a stylus and molding and then attached to the foliage using glossy accents.  The lily of the valley was cut using white cardstock.  The stems were colored using a green marker and I lightly colored the flower with a little washed yellow ink so the flowers would stand out a little against the all white background.  All of the foliage was cut using green cardstock.

KC Impression Obsession Lily of the Valley 2 center

The frame was attached together using mounting tape and then attached to the card base with another layer of mounting tape.  I started creating the bouquet by attaching the larger foliage together using glossy accents.  When I had a substantial foliage base I started tucking the flower stems in between the foliage and attaching them in place with glossy accents.  Once all the stems were in place I attached a large piece of mounting tape to the back of the bouquet and attached it to the card base.  I attached a few small pieces of foliage to the bottom of the bouquet to cover up the raw foliage stems and attached them in place with glossy accents.  I tied a white multi loop bow and attached it to the base of the bouquet with glue dots. I added a touch of sparkle to all the flowers using a  clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen.

KC Impression Obsession Lily of the Valley 2 close

Here’s a little closer view of the bouquet.  I love the lilac and tulip colors together.

KC Impression Obsession Lily of the Valley 2 left

While I was digging around for flowers and foliage for my project I realized that I have two of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Notes Tulip.  I thought it would be fun to offer it as a special springtime blog candy gift.  All you have to do to qualify for the gift is leave a comment on this post.  You will have until Friday, April 21 at 5:00 pm to comment and I will announce the winner on Saturday morning.


I couldn’t resist letting you know that Ellen Hutson is holding a special sale this holiday weekend.  I love a good sale!!!  You can check out the details below. 

Ellen buy more 2

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you are enjoying this special Easter holiday weekend.

card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


32 thoughts on “Spring Bouquet, Blog Candy and Ellen Hutson Sale”

  1. OMG– so gorgeous! The colors are beautiful and the delicate texture of the ribbon is perfect. How long did it take you to create this? I have no patience to duplicate this work of art, so I won’t even try. You are amazing!

    • I have just seen this on Pinterest and it is just stunning love the colours you have used for the flowers anyone receiving this card is lucky it will look good on display

  2. WOW!!! TOTALLY STUNNING, Kittie!!! You ALWAYS make such GORGEOUS ARRANGEMENTS! I LOOOOVE the fact that you water colored the tulips! SO BEAUTIFUL! (I’ll be posting tomorrow with some of IO dies too…;)) I LOVE the life-like work that you do Kittie with these dies & paper! 😉 Your work was inspiration for what I did with the die I used by IO! 😉

  3. Magnificent ? ?! They are so realistic that I can almost smell them! ? ? are the flower that always arrives first in my flower garden each Spring and I ❤️ seeing them! To me they herald the arrival of the first season of the year, SPRINGand that gives me so much joy n my heart! ❤️ is in the air, ? ? ?, mud, ? ? ? and ? ? ? budding, fresh air and an extra hour of daylight! What more is needed!
    I would ❤️ to be able to make my own ? ? to go with my ? ?, ? ?. And othe flowers in my paper garden! Thank you for the chance to win this awesome giveaway! ? ?!

  4. What a gorgeous card! Spring makes us happy and so does this card. I can almost smell them now! I so admire your attention to detail, Kitty, and your ability to make such realistic 3-D cards! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  5. Your work is always so beautiful–but this one is at the top of my favorites list! Thanks so much for sharing all your works of art. Have you ever thought of publishing a book? I would buy it for sure! Have a blessed Easter!!

  6. What a beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win the tulip! I have been looking for a way to make a tulip with the punches I have. This would be wonderful!

  7. This is such a beautiful card – my favorite flowers are lily of the valley. You have such a great aesthetic when putting blooms together into a card.

  8. your card is absoulutely gorgeaous!! The flowers look so real I can almost smell the lily of the valley. Thanks so much for the inspiration

  9. That is an awesome card Kitty. My grandmother’s favorite flower was the lily of the valley so I am partial to those!

  10. This is beautiful. My mother’s favorite flower was Lily of the Valley. This card is my favorite.
    Thanks for sharing.

  11. Thank you for giving details on how you made the flowers and how you arranged them on the card, Kittie. I was curious how you made the them (did Kittie cut the tulips from pink cardstock or ..? Were the Lily of the Valley flowers cut from two kinds of cardstock – white and green? LOL) Your post answered all my questions and made me appreciate your card even more!

  12. I am such an admirer of your talent and cards! Don’t ever stop!! I wish I had the ability to slowly choose dies that will work well together–I seem to want them all immediately!! Thanks for sharing your work!

  13. Love this card. You must have an advantage in composing such gorgeous flower arrangements having grown up in the environs of a flower shop. The colors go together so well.

  14. Love your beautiful bouquet! Your flowers always look so life-like. I know you spend so much time forming and shaping them. Your detail is exquisite. Your floral shop history is very evident in your creations ! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win the pretty tulip die !

  15. Oh Kittie, you are an amazing creator! This so pretty! I’ve got all my dies for this except the Lilac, I must’ve forgotten it as I think it was out of stock when I ordered the others, but it’s in stock now! I’ll give this a whirl when the Lilac die comes in! And btw, I just found the comment link to comment on your projects. It’s not very big and I had to really concentrate to find it!
    Thank you for all your inspiration!


Leave a Comment