greeting cards

Easter tulips

A Happy Easter card with a jug of Copic-coloured yellow, pink and purple tulips.

I may have run out of bunny digi stamps, but I still have plenty of Power Poppy ones waiting to be coloured.

I chose these tulips to make an Easter card for my mum and my aim was to use some softer, more pastel, colours and not immediately reach for the super-saturated vivid reds and yellows. And I did it! I actually managed to restrain myself and create more subtle blends than usual. And because I made lighter coloured flowers it was easy to use coloured pencil to add some texture to the blooms.

Pleased as I am with the flowers, my absolute favourite thing about this image is the jug. I love that soft grey-green colour and the shading and highlights turned out just right.

Copic markers:

leaves – G29, G46, G24, YG01 (base)
yellow tulips – V01, Y21, Y13
peachy pink tulips – G21, R32, R30
purply pink tulips – YG41, R83, RV52
jug – BG96, BG93, BG90, BG70
shadow – C5, C3, C0

Polychromos pencils:

leaves – 167 permanent green olive
yellow tulips – 183 light yellow ochre
peachy pink tulips – 118 scarlet red
purply pink tulips – 125 middle purple pink
jug – 174 chromium green opaque
shadow – 273 warm grey 4, 275 warm grey 6


  • digital stamps:
    Power Poppy – tulips in hobnail pitcher
  • stamps:
    Clearly Besotted – fresh flowers (sentiment)
  • inks:
  • embossing powder:
    Ranger liquid platinum
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable – matt-tactic – crystal lagoon
    Anita’s white vellum

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