Tulip Bouquet for Chinese New Year

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“Gung Hey Fat Choy!”  On January 28th starts the celebration of Chinese New Year.  In our family, we celebrate this special time with the addition of our granddaughters.

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This holiday has given us the opportunity to learn about this celebration and how “family-oriented” it is, which is what I’ve always been about.  This year is the Year of the Fire Rooster and I have chosen my new Garden Notes Tulip (2) to fill my Pottery Pitcher with a lovely bouquet.  A Leafy Branch (5) is by a new artist with Elizabeth Craft Designs, “Moda Scrap” is perfect as a filler.  I chose Suzanne Cannon’s “Peace” to make this my wish for everyone.

LET’S GET STARTED

Step One

I cut a 6″ x 6″ card in Lady Bug Red/Soft Finish 100 lb. card stock.  The next layer is trimmed to a 5 1/2″  square and embossed with Bamboo.  Next, I die cut Els van de Burgt Studio Corners 1 in gold and outlined the corners. My new Pottery Pitcher is die cut with Clear Double-Sided Paper on both sides; I wanted to use Silk Microfine Glitter/Solar Gold to color my pitcher.

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Step Two

Die cut my Stems/Branches in dark green card stock for the Tulips.  I die cut my Tulip 2 in Soft Finish White 85 lb. card stock and used Copic Markers R14 and R29 to shade my petals.

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img_4127I also die cut some Tulip leaves in dark green and shaded the edges with Distress Ink/Forest Green.  The Leafy Branch 5 was die cut in the same Soft Finished White 85 lb. card stock and then colored with Distress Ink/Crushed Olive to act as a filler for the bouquet.

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All leaves were stemmed, using the Leaf Tool on the Leaf Pad and shaped to give dimension.

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The Tulip leaves were also shaded with PanPastel/Bright Yellow Green.img_4125

Then fill around the stems.

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Step Three

Shape the Tulip petal pieces on the Molding Mat, using the small-end of the Loop Tool.

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Use the tweezers to pinch the individual petals at the center.  Use a toothpick to add some Beacon’s Kid Choice glue to the underside of the two-petal piece and lay arose the four-petal piece.  Then, add the calyx in the center and while the flower is on the Molding Mat, use the small ball Stylus to cup the pieces.

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Step Four

Use a toothpick to apply some glue on the underside of the flower and place it on one of the stems.  The stamen is die cut in black card stock.  Use a toothpick to apply a small amount of glue to the lower edge and, with the tweezers holding one side, roll the stamen up closed.

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Dip the top of the stamen into black “Pollen” and using the tweezers to hold, dip the bottom into the glue and set in place inside the flower.

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Repeat with these steps with the remaining four Tulips.

Step Five

I finished off my card by die cutting Suzanne Cannon’s “Peace” in Shimmer Sheetz/Fire Opal Gemstone that has been backed with Clear Double-Sided Paper.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supply List

Susan’s Garden Notes: Pottery Pitcher (#1294), Tulip 2 (#1296), CountryScapes Rooster/Critter 1 (#989)

Els van de Burgt Studio: Corners 1 (#1124)

Moda Scrap: Leafy Branch 5 (#1319)

Suzanne Cannon QuietFire Designs: Peace (#1238)

Embossing Folder/Bamboo (#E100)

Soft Finish/White 85 lb. card stock (#PSF101)

Soft Finish/LadyBug Red 100 lb. card stock (#PSF115)

Silk Microfine Glitter/Solar Gold (#638)

Shimmer Sheets: Bronze (#SS 0215) and Fire Opal Gemstone (#SS 0218)

PanPastel Set 1/Bright Yellow Green (#30115)

Clear Double Sided Adhesive / 5″ x 12″(#501) and Tape (#506)

Beacon’s Kid’s Choice Glue (#814)

Other Supplies:

Copic Markers, R14 and R29

Ranger Industries Distress Ink: Forest Moss and Crushed Olive

Pollen/black

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “Tulip Bouquet for Chinese New Year

  1. Love the tulips! Beautiful family too! And I was updated on what symbol for the Chinese New Year! You certainly covered all bases! Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. What a wonderful card, Susan, and what a great way to show how seamlessly the dies from several designers’ collections can work together!

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