Butterfly Tulip Card

March 9, 2015

Tulip Card FrontCreated by Mary Dimercurio Prasad

Hello! Mary here with a fairly simple, yet elegant, card. I used Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter on the butterflies to give them a beautiful sparkle (unfortunately photographs do not do them justice). The glitter can be colored as well but I decided to keep them neutral to bring your eyes to the tulips.

Making the Card:

1. Creating the base & background:

  • Cut kraft cardstock 6 1/2″ x 10″ and fold in half for the card base.
  • Cut brown cardstock 4 5/8″ x 6 1/8″.
  • Cut pattern paper 4 1/2″ x 6″.
  • Adhere pattern paper to the center of brown cardstock.
  • Adhere brown cardstock to the center of the card front.

2. Die cut the following for the flowers:

  • Garden Notes – Tulip petal sets from cardstock: one yellow, one orange, one red.
  • Three stem/leaf sets in green cardstock.
  • Three stamen in yellow cardstock.
  • Cut bottom leaf off one (cut straight across stem where leaf starts so it will be shorter).
  • Color petals. I used Distress Ink as watercolors and colored pencils.
  • Shape petals and assemble as in video here:
  • Adhere to card front as shown. I used embossing powder for “pollen” – yellow for the yellow and orange flowers, brown for the red.

3. Stamp sentiment on kraft cardstock with black ink.

  • Die cut using oval from Accordion Oval Card, leaving some space at the top.
  • Ink edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  • Crimp a piece of kraft cardstock.
  • Tear along two edges as shown; ink with Vintage Photo.
  • Add light embossing paste as desired.
  • Adhere to card as shown. Use dimensional tape to adhere oval sentiment.

4. Adhere Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive to cream cardstock.

  • Peel off the release sheet and sprinkle with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.
  • Polish with your finger and brush off excess glitter.
  • Die cut butterflies and adhere as shown below.

Close Up Tulip Card

I hope you enjoy making this simple and beautiful card!



Elizabeth Craft Designs:


  • Cardstock: Kraft, Brown, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green, Cream
  • Patterned Paper: DCWV The Mariposa Stack 6×6
  • Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Mowed Lawn, Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon
  • Embossing Powder: yellow, brown
  • Black Ink
  • Crimper Tool
  • Light Embossing Paste
  • Dimensional Tape
  • Colored Pencils

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  • Reply Christine Pooler March 9, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Love the tulips and the butterflies – such a happy looking card!

  • Reply Debra Hensley March 9, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Beautiful! Tulips are gorgeous!

  • Reply clickityklak March 9, 2015 at 10:43 am

    How can one not be inspired with this beautiful card. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Raquel Mason March 9, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Love those tulips and the butterfiles too!

  • Reply Karen Aicken March 9, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Your tulips are stunning!!

  • Reply Candy Spiegel March 9, 2015 at 8:42 am

    This is so beautiful! I love those flowers.

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