Sunday, May 13, 2018

Spring Flowers with Eileen Hull's Sizzix Dies

This month Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team is bringing spring to life using Eileen Hull's Sizzix Dies.
I made a lovely decorated frame for my project.
The frame measures 5" x 4 1/4" (not counting the flowers sticking out!).
The opening measures 2" x 3".
Without the flowers, this frame will fit into a regular A2 envelope.
I used several of Eileen's Sizzix dies -  her Mailable Frame die, Pansy Flower die and Spring Leaves die.  For the front of the frame I embossed a piece of watercolor paper using her Eyelet Lace embossing folder and die cut it to fit the frame.  The patterned paper is from Eileen's Heartfelt Paper Pad.

I have a few photos showing how I put this together.
I die cut the Mailable Frame out of white mat board.  I embossed a panel of watercolor paper and embossed it with the Eyelet Lace folder, then die cut it laying it over the front of the frame die.
I die cut 3 large, 3 medium and 5 small petals from the Pansy Die and 3 stems from Spring Leaves.  I inked the petals using Tutu, Melon and Wildberry Color Box Blends Ink - so easy to use with their round foam applicators - just squeeze the ink out and rub on!
I didn't try to get full coverage on the petals as I then spritzed them with water.  They blend wonderfully with the water giving a great look of light and dark colors!
I dried them a bit with my heat tool and then crunched them up and let them dry for about 15 minutes.
I inked the petals with both Frog and Leaf Color Box Blends Ink and spritzed them with water.  I wanted some of the white to still show through.
I un-scrunched all the petals and took two wired stamens from Wiltons, folded them in half and pushed them through the layers of petals.  I bent the ends over on the back after I layered the amount I wanted and put a dot of glue to hold them.  I also put some dots of glue at the center of some of the petals so they wouldn't spin around.
I glued the stems to the backs of the blooms. 
I layered two of the smaller sets on the bottom right corner of the frame.
I used one medium petal and 2 small for the medium flower and 2 small petals for the small flower.
And attached the largest bloom in the top left corner.
I used 2 large, 2 medium and one small petal for the big flower.
Here's a view of the frame standing up.
I stamped a sentiment from Beautiful Blessings by PTI onto patterned paper and adhered it to the inside of the front piece and added 3 clear sequins to it. 
So if you'd like to welcome spring with lots of blooms - please check out Eileen's blog during the month of May to see all of the Inspiration Teams creations!

I'm linking my card to:
Cute Card Thursday

My card is clean and layered

Stamps:  Beautiful Blessings - Papertrey Ink.
Paper:  White Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix, Waercolor paper - Canson, Heart Felt Paper Pad - Eileen Hull/Sizzix.
Ink:  Color Box Blends Inks - Tutu, Melon, Wildberry, Frog and Leaf,  Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  Mailable Frame Die, Pansy Flower Die, Spring Leaves Die, Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder- Eileen Hull/Sizzix, flower centers - Wilton, ScorTape, Tombow Glue, Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle.


Bonnie said...

The embossed frame is beautiful, Julia! Adding these gorgeous flowers took it to a whole 'nother level! Wow!

Christine Alexander said...

love all the dimension of the flowers and the beautiful frame. those colour blends look really interesting :)

Mac Mable said...

What patience you have and so worth it...Those flowers are beautiful, as is your frame card. Those blends sure did blend well and give such a wonderful effect. So creative and unique x

Susan Powell said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! I love the sentiment you used - it's a good one to remember. Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

Leigh Penner said...


Redanne said...

I always love it when you use the mailable frame and this one is truly beautiful, even more so with the gorgeous flowers Julia! Hugs, Anne xx

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love this card with the wonderful flowers. The framing of this terrific statement is fabulous, mf!!!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful dimensional flowers for your pretty dry embossed and window sentiment. TFS your photo tutorial too. Cool the way you made the q-tip stamens. Love the colors too. TFS Julia. Hugs..

Mona Pendleton said...

Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day Julia! Your card is beautiful! I love your homemade blossoms!

artful-notions said...

Yipes! Those flowers are over the top (literally) fantastically gorgeous!!! Beautiful card, Julia.

Nandini said...

Very beautiful card. Love the flowers. Thank you for joining us at the ATSM challenges. Hope to see you again soon. Nandini, DT

Inkyfingers said...

This is such a pretty card and I love that embossed frame. Thank you for the step by step tute!
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.

Sheri Gilson said...

WOW! Beautiful take on the inspiration! Thanks so much for playing along with Inspired By All The Little Things!

butterfly said...

Such a lovely bright, fresh feel to this, and your florals are fabulous.
Alison x

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, those flowers are so pretty Julia! Love the pretty pink hues.

Papercraft Boutique said...

The embossed frame is so pretty, and the flowers are fabulous, Julia! You did a fantastic job with coloring and shaping the flowers! Any picture will look wonderful in the frame.
Thanks so much for the step-by-step photo tutorial! I always enjoy it. Hideko xx