Showing posts with label Cute Card Thursday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cute Card Thursday. Show all posts

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
Flowers

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.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

A Delightful Spring

As I post this with my happy title - they are predicting a snow storm for us starting today into tomorrow morning - a possible 6" in our area - Yikes!!  I'm sure it will melt quickly - but it's rather depressing isn't it??!!  So I'm going to focus on this delightfully bright and springy image!
The image is an older stamp I had in my Easter stamp draw from Alias Smith and Rowe.  I stamped it in Archival Jet Black ink, colored it with Zig Clean Color Markers and then went over the areas with my waterbrush.   The sentiment stamp is Wishing Easter from Verses Rubber Stamps.
 I die cut the panel with a Stitched Mat Rectangle from Lil' Inker Design and the sentiment with a square Nestability.  I adhered the sentiment onto the image panel with foam dots and added Lemonade Blend sequins from Avery Elle.
 I'm linking my card to the following:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Photo Inspiration
 Cute Card Thursday - Easter

Stamps: Eggs and Grass Pot -  Alias Smith and Rowe, Wishing Easter - Verses Rubber Stamps
Paper:  Watercolor - Ranger, White - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Zig Clean Color brush pens - light gray, orange, yellow, cobalt blue, green, light green, pink, Lemonade Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Square Nestability die, Stitched Mat Rectangle Die - Lil' Inker Designs, foam dots, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, waterbrush.