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: