Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Springtime with Dies

The new challenge starts today at Frilly and Funkie.  Nicole is our hostess this time and she is calling the challenge Spring Time Die Cuts.  She wants to see vintage or shabby chic projects that include die cuts, especially those that make you think of spring such as flowers, foliage and butterflies.

I don't own many steel dies but I do have a Cameo die cutting machine so I cut all the petals for my flowers and the filigree egg to make an Easter card.  This one will have to be for next year since I didn't finish it in time to give to my family.

I started with some scrap card stock for my blank and then added a background layer of paper from the Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics pad.  The squares are cut from that same pad and the Coffee in the Arbour pad.  All the paper has been distressed with my scissors and then inked with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I then did some faux stitching around each square using my piercing tool and a white Signo pen.

The flowers petals were cut from white card stock in two sizes, spritzed with some water and then inked as follows:

One large and two small - Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint DI
Two large - Scattered Straw DI
Four small - Worn Lipstick DI

 The petals were folded and twisted and allowed to dry slightly before they were opened carefully and shaped.  Once dry they were glued together with some Wilton stamens for centres.

I also hand cut some leaves and inked them with Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint DI.  The flowers and the leaves were then inked on the edges with some Vintage Photo DI.

The filigree egg was cut from some grunge paper and then painted with some Antarctic Fresco Finish paint.  Once dry the flowers and the egg were coated with Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearl (no there is no echo, that is the name - lol).

I cut the sides off a filigree corner and the charm loop off a butterfly charm and painted both with some Folk Art Tapioca acrylic paint before inking them with Worn Lipstick DI and adding a bit of Rose Quartz Treasure Gold wax paste.

The loopy bow is seam binding dyed with Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw DI.  I also tucked a couple pieces of lace and scattered some pearls around to finish the card off.  The stick pin is made from a dollar store pearl headed pin with some added beads from my stash.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew - Handmade Flowers
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  - Anything Goes with a twist to use a die or punch
Inky Chicks - Stitching (Real or Faux)
Card Mania - Flowers
The Crazy Challenge - Floral
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Pastels
Pile It On - Die Cuts or Punches
That Craft Place  - Easter/Spring
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - Anything Goes with a twist to use pastels
Card and Scrap - Easter/Spring Colours

The following products used in the creation of this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


  1. Wow Cec, I am completely blown away by the beauty of this card! Your flowers are gorgeous and I love the patchwork style background! What a stunning spring creation!! WOW! Pinned! big hugs :)

  2. What a vintage beauty this is!! Love the patch work in the background and the cluster of flowers is absolutely stunning!!! The fancy egg is such a gorgeous detail and I love the color combination of this card!! Stunning Cec! Have a wonderful day my dear!

  3. Fabulous make and just the job for our challenge over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge thanks for joining in this week crafty hugs Judith xxx

  4. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

  5. Woooow, Cec, another stunning card from you! What a clever idea with the patch work in the background! I love your color combination there and the egg is fabulous! Love your card!
    Hugs :)
    Branka xxx

  6. Ooh, lovely. I adore the panels and your distressing is fabulous on this card. Love those flowers!!!! But, my fave is the touches of lace in the squares. Great job!

  7. Love the inchie-patchwork style background of your card Cec! And the beautiful spring time colours!! Shame you missed giving it away this year, but it'll be adored next year for sure!!
    Georgie xx

  8. A stunning card Cec, those flowers look beautiful.
    Yvonne xx

  9. Nice card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.
    /Pillan, DT

  10. So, so beautiful Cec! I love how you've layered those wonderful flowers and filigree Easter egg over the 'quilted' background. Jenny x

  11. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 80 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  12. Wowzers and an intricate egg as well! Your ability to layer and create depth in this card is inspiring. You do DI so awesomely. What a gorgeous card and one that will be greatly appreciated next year. Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

  13. Your flowers are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

  14. Nydelig
    Takk for at du deltar hos CardAndScrap

    Siri DT

  15. I'm totally in love with this card, Cec. I gave a sign of bliss when I first saw it. I love the design with the beautiful background paper from Maja and the pretty patchwork of other papers. Absolutely exquisite embellishments. The filigree egg is magical and I think that snippet of Venise lace is the perfect finisher. I believe it's fortunate that you didn't finish it in time to give it for Easter. You need to have this set out to enjoy for a few months before you give it away.


  16. beautiful - those flowers are lush Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place xx Stacey S xx

  17. really lovley, the colours are so so pretty thanks for joining us at That Craft Place x

  18. Hi Cec!
    Wowww, ♥ your card.All details i can get enough. Thank you so much for your Entrie at Inky Chicks Challenges.
    Have a great Sunday.
    Hugs Sandra DT
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  19. Beautiful card. I love the colors on the seam binding.

  20. Congrats on your top 3 win at Creative Card Crew!! Well deserved my friend! hugs :)

  21. Congratulations on your well deserved top 3 win! Bravo, Cec!
    Hugs :)
    Branka xxx

  22. Wow, what a gorgeous card! Now I wish I had bought those filigree eggs! Dang it! :)

  23. Lovely card . Thank you for playing with our Challenge at Card Mania. We would love to see you again ... zetkaArt DT


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