Tulips in spring

May 7, 2014

Good morning friends!

It’s me, Rita here today and I’m truly enjoying our spring here in sunny California. Honestly, I absolutely love spring! Nature comes alive again, trees are blooming, flowers are coming out and I get to see my garden of gorgeous violets, daffodils and tulips every year.  Since tulips are really my all time favorite flowers, I decided to create a tulip card.

1. Place tulip peel-offs on Neenah cardstock.

2. Color each tulip using your favorite markers or pencils. I used Copic Markers. For my dark pink tulips I used RV63, RV66 and RV 69, for the yellow tulips Y04, Y06, Y08 and E15, and for the leaves YG11, YG61, YG63, YG67 and G99.

3. Fussy cut around each flower.


4. The Peel-Off stickers created an embossed look.


5. Die cut little butterflies and a set of bows from the Yellow and Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz. Please remember to use the metal adaptor plate when die cutting.


6. Cut out two small strips from the same shimmer sheetz and take a quick look at our curious little cat.


7. Cut a 6″ x 12″ card base, score at 6″ and fold in half.

8. Place all the elements on your work station and test out how you like them together. Once you have a good layout, take a photo that will help you assemble the entire card.


9. Assemble your card by adhering some tulips directly to the card base and some using foam squares for a more dimensional effect.

Thank you so much for taking a look at my card today and I hope this spring weather is kind to you too!

Hugs, Rita

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:
SKU 0491 Tulips Peel-Off Stickers
SS 0104 Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz
SS 0108 Yellow Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz
798 Four Bows die set
713 Small Butterfly die set
803 Metal Adaptor Plate
802 Fine Pointed Scissors

Other supplies used:
Neenah white cardstock
American Crafts white cardstock
Copic Markers
Foam squares



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  • Reply Mary Prasad May 9, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    I love the colors and flowers! Really pretty card! I bet it really shimmers beautifully in person (wish the camera could capture it!).

  • Reply Marge Burns May 8, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Guess my reply never posted the other day. Love the shimmery tulips.

    • Reply Rita Edwards May 8, 2014 at 11:23 pm

      Thank you, Marge!

  • Reply Sandra ltb May 8, 2014 at 6:54 am


    • Reply Rita Edwards May 8, 2014 at 11:23 pm

      Thank you, Sandra!

  • Reply Judi Kauffman May 7, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Using the silver outline peel-offs really lets the colors take center stage. What a gorgeous card! Did the sparkle of the Shimmer Sheetz catch the kitty’s attention, or was it the butterflies she was watching?

    • Reply Rita Edwards May 8, 2014 at 11:22 pm

      Thank you so much, Judi! She loves the Shimmer Sheetz! Just loves them!

  • Reply Raquel Mason May 7, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Love all those beautifully colored tulips Rita!

    • Reply Rita Edwards May 8, 2014 at 11:21 pm

      You’re so sweet! Thank you, Raquel!

  • Reply Debra Hensley May 7, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Gorgeous Card, Rita! The Tulips are beautiful!!

    • Reply Rita Edwards May 8, 2014 at 11:21 pm

      Thank you so much, Debra!

  • Reply Suzanne Ponce (sue) May 7, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    You make those tulips come to life, the just pop! Cute Kittie & thanks for the tip once you are happy with the layout … out take a picture¡¡¡awesome idea

    • Reply Rita Edwards May 8, 2014 at 11:21 pm

      So nice to hear, Suzanne! Thank you!

  • Reply Linsey May 7, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Soooo beautiful!!! Kitty is so sweet 🙂

    • Reply Rita Edwards May 8, 2014 at 11:20 pm

      Thank you, Linsey 🙂

  • Reply Els van de Burgt May 7, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Beautiful card Rita!!

    • Reply Rita Edwards May 8, 2014 at 11:19 pm

      Thank you, Els! Your designs are wonderful to work with!

  • Reply Kathy May 7, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Absolutely Beautiful!!! I don’t have the tulips, I just may need to get them.

    • Reply Rita Edwards May 8, 2014 at 11:18 pm

      Thank you, Kathy! I hope you try them as well.

  • Reply Matti May 7, 2014 at 11:08 am

    This is Spring at its best. Got to have these tulips…beautiful!!

    • Reply Rita Edwards May 8, 2014 at 11:18 pm

      So happy to hear! Thank you, Matti!

  • Reply Karen Gausman May 7, 2014 at 10:20 am

    I am in agreement with all the other ladies. Such a gorgeous card! My mother-in-law had a cat similar to yours. Her name was Smokey. Oh, I like your placement of the butterflies on your card.as well.

    • Reply Rita Edwards May 8, 2014 at 11:17 pm

      Thank you very much, Karen! Our kitty is Matilda but we call her Mimi.

  • Reply Barb Mc May 7, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Lovely! Your Copics technique is gorgeous!

    • Reply Rita Edwards May 8, 2014 at 11:17 pm

      Thank you so much, Barb!

  • Reply Karen Aicken May 7, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Such a beautiful card, Rita! Beautiful colouring and layout! I love using Shimmer Sheetz for butterfly and dragonfly overlays … so much shimmer! Thanks for sharing your project, and your sweet kitty pic.
    Karen A

    • Reply Rita Edwards May 8, 2014 at 11:16 pm

      Thank you so much, Karen! You’re always so kind!

  • Reply Lynn Hanson May 7, 2014 at 8:55 am

    I used these peel offs on velum paper and did the same technique. Turned out beautiful also. I love the arrangement on the card. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Reply Rita Edwards May 8, 2014 at 11:16 pm

      Oh, what a great idea! On velum? I’ll have to try that, thank you, Lynn!

  • Reply dyeandpigment55 May 7, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Great card and I pinned it. I showed my Betsy cat the picture of your cat and she said “hi”

    • Reply Rita Edwards May 8, 2014 at 11:15 pm

      Awe, thank you! And hello back to Betsy!

  • Reply Debbie Kay May 7, 2014 at 8:48 am

    really bright & cheerful – your instructions are so easy to understand. I love the idea of taking a picture once you have figured out how you want it. Question, since I’m newly into this, I don’t have any ‘machines’. Since I can’t die-cut anything (or emboss, etc) is there some other way I can get those beautiful butterflies in another way? I love your blog!

  • Reply Gretchen Wilson May 7, 2014 at 8:44 am

    A beautiful card, have never though of using a bunch of the flowers, now to get busy any get my peelers out.

    • Reply Rita Edwards May 8, 2014 at 11:14 pm

      Thank you so much, Gretchen! I hope you try them too

  • Reply NANCY VANDEVANDER May 7, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I am with the other ladies, what a beautiful cat. My cats always love to be where the action is! I think your card is beautiful also, what awesome colors and textures. I love tulips also but the deer love them more:) I no longer plant them because they never last long enough to open up. Great job on the beautiful card.

    • Reply Rita Edwards May 8, 2014 at 11:13 pm

      Thank you so much, Nancy! Yes, same with our little cat, always there! Hope you can enjoy other flowers your deer don’t like to eat.

  • Reply KT Fit Kitty May 7, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Beautiful card! And beautiful cat!

    • Reply Rita Edwards May 8, 2014 at 10:56 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply Nancy May 7, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Love this card and I have a cat named Maggie that looks like yours. She wants to be involved in everything also.

    • Reply Rita Edwards May 8, 2014 at 10:56 pm

      Thank you, Nancy! Yes, same with Mimi too, everything is interesting to her too.

  • Reply Andrea Wright May 7, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Beautiful cat, oh and the card!

    • Reply Rita Edwards May 8, 2014 at 10:55 pm

      Thank you very much, Andrea!

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