Thursday, March 29, 2012

Clean and Simple . . . tulips!

We've had more rain in the last 10 days than we've had all winter, but the daffodils and tulips are standing tall.   While looking out the window and hoping for a shot of inspiration, I immediately thought of all the stencils I could for this week's post:  there's the rain (LJ905) and umbrellas (LJ908) background stencil, and all those beautiful flowers: tulips (LL377), irises (LL374), roses (LL375), daffodils (LL428), lillies (LL376), sunflowers (LL429) . . . the possibilities were endless. After mixing and matching, here's the finished card.

And it's really easy.   Begin by dry-embossing the Long Tulip stencil (LL377) three times.  With the stencil in place, color each image to coordinate with your patterned paper.  After the ink has dried, trim around each image and then cut away the larger leaves from the flowers.  Position the flowers as you would a bouquet and tuck the leaves in the background for balance.  Attach ribbon to hide the stem ends and three pearls or other embellishment of your choice.

There's more to see and be inspired by on the Dream Team blogs.  Start at the Dreamweaver blog, Dream it Up! and then follow along to the rest of the sites.  I can't think of a better rainy day activity!

Happy crafting,


  1. Liz, this is beautiful! I love how the tulips come up above the the framed oval. Wonderful color and shading on the tulips!

  2. OK..fist off, the tulips are one of my favs! Love the oval and what a GREAT job on shading. Love this card!

  3. This is REALLY pretty. I love the colors that you used and that stencil (one I don't YET have) is just lovely. Good job.

  4. Tulips are my favorite flowers, and you've coloured these beautifully! I want them for myself!

  5. I love how you cut out the tulips and layered them. Wonderful reminder that Spring is here and we need to enjoy while we can.

  6. LoVE! Quick, clean and gorgeous!!