The idea for a tulip birthday card started with the CAS Tulip Color Challenge at SplitcoastStampers – what a delicious color palette! But I was also thinking of Sandy’s Color Challenge at The Paper Players, another delicious color palette! Which one should I do…? Decisions, decisions! Make two cards with the same flowers, same layout, but change the color of the flowers to fit each challenge, says my practical mind. Hmm…. yes, I agree, says creative mind (they are not always at odds, you know, LOL!)…and since the colors came from a tulip picture, why not make dimensional tulips? You know, just like the daffodil one, says creative mind. You’re on to something…says practical mind. Same concept as the daffodil – use a circle punch to punch out a leaf shape, then use those leaf shapes to form tulips! Ahhh, yes! Worked out perfectly – just cut a small slit at the bottom of that leaf shape, make each cut part overlap to make the leaf have a shallow “cup” – and there, you have a tulip petal! Make three petals, overlap them – and you now have a tulip!
Okay, so now I have the flowers, how do I arrange them? Well, it would take a sketch challenge to inspire me to come up with a good layout. Thank you BlessingsX3 (Janette) for the sketch, it worked with what I had in my head! So here’s the other card I made for The Paper Players:
Here’s a close up of the tulips:
Papers I used for the flowers came from my paper scraps, but I do know that the card base for the first card is Bazzill, the card base for the second one is a Tim Holtz Distress Collection (Scattered Straw), the stem and leaves are also Bazzill, the white oval is GP; fonts for the sentiment are Albemarle Swash (Birthday) and BernhardFasD(Happy); paper-piercing pattern is from Gem’s Cottage; 1-inch MS circle punch; oval shape was cut on Cricut; adhesives used are mounting tape, rubber cement and Scotch Quick-Dry adhesive.