In May, 1986 while my hubby, daughter and son & I were on vacation in The Netherlands, we took a tour of Keukenhof. Lucky for us that they had a late spring that year and all the flowers were in full bloom. Here are some pictures of Keukenhof:
Isn't this a beautiful garden? I could spend an entire day in there! The travel section of Saturdays's edition of our local paper had a great article about Keukenhof and when hubby showed it to me, I was ready to jump on the next plane and fly back to The Netherlands!
My favourite season is Spring and my favourite flower is the tulip. I received my Stampin Up order recently and couldn't wait to play with the 2 step bird punch so I could make a card featuring a tulip. I have seen a lot of cards where the 2 step bird punch wing portion was used to create a tulip. My Stampin Up demonstrator was also kind enough to give me some punched out ornaments in bright red. I had also ordered the Framed Tulips embossing folder.
Here is the card I made:
I embossed one of the ornaments through my cuttlebug using the Stampin Up petals a plenty embossing folder. I then cut off the bottom tip to make it look like a vase and added a small white ribbon to embellish it.
I hand drew the stem and leaves (my drawing skills leave a lot to be desired!).
Here is the inside of the card:
I will be sending this card to one of my close friends who is Belgian but is married to a Dutch man. I hope she likes it!