Hello friends! Today is World’s Parkinson’s Day and I wanted to make Paul a special card to appreciate just how hard he strives to not give up and give in to this relentless disease. And the tulips?? In 2005, the tulip was adopted as the official symbol of Parkinson’s and this red Triumph tulip with a white margin was named for ‘Doctor James Parkinson’, the English doctor who first described the disease in 1817!
I wanted to use this tulip stamp for the card:
It comes from the Timeless Tulips stamp set (retired):
The red ink I chose is called Poppy Parade:
And I love this coordinating Tulip Builder Punch – it saves me time as I don’t need to do any fussy cutting!
It also works for these leaves 🙂 I stamped them in Granny Apple Green ink onto the coordinating cardstock:
While I’ve had this Crafts-Too Embossing Folder Tulip Window for a l-o-n-g time I still use it, and it makes the ideal background for the red tulip:
Paul inspires me with his never-give-up attitude so this sentiment from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set is perfect!
The stem has 2 layers so that I can position the leaves. This is the first layer and then the stamped stem goes on top:
I’m so happy with how it turned out 🙂
MEANWHILE … I was VERY excited to reach this Etsy Shop milestone of 900 sales yesterday which equals MANY 1,000s of cards!! I’m so grateful and humbled that people choose EiderCraft and support ‘A wish for Emily’! ???
Thanks so much for visiting me today; it’s always lovely to have you here If you have any questions please ask and I hope this card has given you a little inspiration! Megan xo