Thursday, 17 January 2019

Pink Tulips

I just had one of those rare days when my idea for a card actually worked out... and I was pleased with the result.
A friend who has been requesting special cards for some time, asked me for a birthday card for his sister, for whom I have made many cards in the past. This always makes  thinking of something new rather tricky. In the end he requested some spring flowers. This time his sister will be 70 so he wanted that on there too, but somewhere unobtrusive!
This is what I came up with.
We have Memory Box tulips and bucket (minus the handle) with a new banner die which I bought recently, but have no idea of the make. I did have to shorten it slightly, by cutting from each end, moving the die in a little on the second cut, in order to  fit my computer generated sentiment.
The bucket was cut from silver mirri card and distressed with various dye inks rubbed on randomly!
I made a hinge in the front panel before embossing the  background. Don't remember the make of this folder either.
I cut out several of the tulip die and coloured them with alcohol pens. I stuck extra strong DST on the back of the bucket and arranged the flowers and leaves withing it. I then used another diecut to cover the back. The hole left when the hinge is open is covered by yet another bucket diecut and the number 70 placed behind the flowers.
As the pot tended to flop forwards a little when the card was standing upright I added a self adhesive Velcro patch in order for it to be either open or closed as preferred.
The Card Concept #106 Pink Party

#113 Something New (The Sentiment die)

2 Sisters on the Blog Numbers on the card!
Die Cut Divas Something New (The sentiment die)
Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies
The Flower Challenge Pink & Grey


  1. Looks amazing, Chrissie! Jo x

  2. What a beautiful creation! Love the design you came up with and how cute is your hiding place lol! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything NEW’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  3. That's really nifty. What a great idea.

  4. Just your gorgeous tulips!

  5. A lovely card.
    Are you a follower yet? Please do if you want to particpate.
    Nicolette DT 2Sistersontheblog

  6. Wow Chrissie this is such a clever and beautiful card.Just love those pretty Tulips too. Thank you for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

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  8. This is beautiful and so creative too. Thanks so much for joining us at the Card Concept.

  9. Wonderful CAS design. Love the little surprise when you lift the bucket. Thanks for sharing with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
    DRU DT

  10. Beautiful! Just love that bucket of tulips and the embossed background is perfect!

  11. Gorgeous card and design!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

  12. What a beauty and eye catching details. Beautifully crafted. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers with Dies. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Berni DT

  13. I love your creativity with that bucket. Love the card and that background is marvelous. So glad you entered the challenge at Die Cut Divas this month.

  14. that is just too cute, I love your bucket of flowers!

  15. Awesome. Found such a unique idea after so much time. Keep it up!

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  16. Your concept of Pink tulips on wedding invitations really unique & special. Keep update us with your outstanding ideas in wedding invites.


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