April Showers Bring May Flowers

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Hi Creative Friends,

Mother’s Day is coming soon and what better way to celebrate this holiday than with flowers? Especially if they are the queen of Spring flowers, the tulip! I used the beautiful Spellbinders Tulip Trio die set.

Below is a short description of the steps to make it. But first, a quick reminder that you can still save 15% site-wide until midnight tonight. Just use the coupon code: 15APR24.


To begin, I made an A2 white cardstock card base and a white cardstock panel to cover the whole front. From there, I cut a broad lattice panel by using the Pinkfresh Studio Simply Diamonds. This die is one of my absolute favs!! It creates a great backdrop.

With the cardbase and panels set aside for now, I started making the tulips. The Spellbinders Tulip Trio die set is awesome! It cuts out three different tulips and a bunch of different leaves.

Using a few colors of colored cardstock (see supply list), I cut out the flowers, then shaded them with distress inks using daubers (to help get into small areas).

For the pink flowers, I used Festive Berries and Picked Raspberry. The yellow tulip was cut from white cardstock and then shaded with Scattered Straw and Wild Honey. The third tulip was cut from light pink cardstock and shaded with Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord.

The leaves were cut from Easter Grass cardstock, and then shaded with Rustic Wilderness. With all the shading done, it was a simple task to arrange and glue them together.

To put it all together, using the white A2 panel cut earlier, I splattered on some black ink dots, and then let them dry.

When the panel was dry, it was mounted on top of the card base. The lattice panel was added on the front using foam squares to pop it up.

The flowers were arranged and glued in place.

I am in love with the Let’s Celebrate sentiment set from Spellbinders. It has soooo many lovely sentiments in stylish script and block letters. So, of course, I used it to create my sentiment. Using the BetterPress system, porcelain BetterPress cotton A2 paper, and their BetterPress black ink, I letterpressed the “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment, and then cut it out using the coordinating die.

Once the sentiment was mounted my card was done! I love the fresh look of the tulips for this Mother’s Day card. 



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