Hello Honey Bee friends!! With spring just around the corner and tulips springing up, I was inspired to use the beautiful Lovely Layers: Tulips for my birthday card. There are so many pretty tulip colors and I had a hard time deciding what color(s) to use, so I decided to use one of my favorite colors and make a monochromatic card!
First I created my card base and layer. I embossed some mint green cardstock (from my stash) with the Clover Petals 3D embossing folder. But wait! Before embossing, I used a brayer to add coordinating ink to the more flat side of the embossing folder. Using a brayer will give you the smoothest layer of ink versus inking directly with the ink pad. After embossing the ink may look a bit blotchy, but give it time to totally dry and the ink smooths out leaving the raised portions looking more highlighted. Trim the panel to 3-¾” x 5″ and adhere to an A2 card base with glue.
Next I die cut three of the closed tulips and the buds in the Lovely Layers: Tulips Honey Cuts from some textured white cardstock. I used the same mint green ink as above to add shading to the tulips. I die cut the stems and leaves from green cardstock. Then I used Bee Creative glue to adhere all of the layers together.
I arranged the tulips on the card then used a piece of Press N Seal to pick the arrangement up. I flipped it over and added foam dots and small foam squares to the back of the flowers. Then I added glue to the stems and picked it all up (still adhered to the Press N Seal) and put it on the card front.
The sentiments are from the Birthday Wishes stamp set and stamped in mint green ink, followed by Clear Embossing Ink. Next I added clear embossing powder and heat set it. I cut them out with the coordinating Honey Cuts and then added foam squares to pop them up on the card.
I always have to have my sparkle, so I added some Crystal Glimmer Enamel Stickers to the flowers and near the sentiment.
This was such a super fun, quick, and easy card to make!! Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful and crafty week!