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Thursday, 16 February 2012

Easter Lilies

I think I have reached the end of my floral frenzy (or maybe not..). while I was rummaging around, I found these little lilies that I have had for ages. They are made from a clay material. I thought that they would be perfect for an Easter card. Here it is....

Have you noticed if you go onto Splitcoast Stampers that there is a big revival of the inked cuttlebug folder technique?  I did a tutorial on this technique some time ago, click on the Tutorial button to find it. I find the galleries at Splitcoast Stampers is a great resource for inspiration, there are some wonderful tutorials and cards on there, check them out

For this card I found a piece of white cardstock with a scallop edge (it was the remnant of a spoiled card that went into the wastebin, (or trashcan depending where you live :)), so I cut it to size and embossed it with a folder inked with meadow distress ink




I used my twig wreath die  - I diecut it four times, and glued the layers on top of each other, using glue, I knew that the flowers would cover up the glue, so I didn't have to be too careful




I used a sentiment circle from the Occasions message set by Craftwork Cards





and used some of the silky foliage that came with the flowers, plus some punched foliage (Martha Stewart punch), and built up sprays of leaves and flowers to decorate the wreath


I have had a few emails me asking to explain how you shape and distress flowers using a ball tool and a mat, I will try to do a video to show you in the next couple of days. I reckon these flowers would be easy to reproduce in paper or Fimo clay as well.....It just shows, if you keep something for long enough, it will come in handy one day


Only a few days until the next big craft adventure - the Stitches Craft show at the NEC in Birmingham - practically on my doorstep, so no need to get on a plane this time. It's a trade show, so there won't be a buying frenzy, but I will get to see all the latest and greatest ideas from the UK, and take a couple of classes as well. I will be meeting up with a few buddies as well, so looking forward to it very much. I'll take my camera!


Just a reminder, the challenge is up and running, just a few entries so far, and you have a good chance to win some Flexmarkers... if you don't have a blog, just snap a photo of your creation and send it to me, I will put it on here for you


I'll be back with my Polkadoodles card tomorrow, see you then?

33 comments:

  1. What an absolutely stunning card. I just love it!
    Yes! Do be sure to take your camera to that show, I know I always love to see pics of what's going on and what you create. Have fun!

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  2. This is very beautiful!
    Big Hugs
    Barbara

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  3. omg en!! this is just gorgeous! those lillies look beautiful on the wreath, and oh my I neeeed one of those twig wreath dies, its so cute, I will have to do some investigating on the internet tonight to find one!! :)
    huge hugs Lou xxx

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  4. wow en what a stunning card...I have to have that wreath die...will ring you this morning to arrange our big hug meet up....hugs kath xxx

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  5. WOW, my favorite card so far!!! I love the wreath and the lillies!!! Hugs, Brigitte

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  6. Another gorgeous creation! I have all the goodies to make it except the wreath die... now I am enabled to go shopping again :) Thanks!
    Love these open aperture cards with the beautiful flowers! It is a breath of Springtime!

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  7. OH MY! Another fabulous flower card ... I love this one too. Just curious, how well do you think these clay lilies might stand up in the post? I love them and believe my MIL would adore a card like this.

    Thanx again for the inspiration!
    =)

    Hugz,
    Carol

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  8. Beautiful Card. I love Calla Lilies. I carried them in my wedding bouquet once upon a time. It also goes to show that if you keep something long enuf, it will come back into style. Almost every youtube creation I see these days has some of those cute little flowers on it! I need to get a spray to keep in a vase on my desk. Have fun at the show. I heard that Tim H will be there. Should be fun. Hugs, Jess

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  9. Oh wow Enfys your going to be at the NEC, we shall be going on the Thursday and I carnt wait I love buying lots of lovely Goodies.
    I love your card those lilies look beautiful, Ive got some of those but have had no idea quite how to use them but your card is just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  10. Hi Enfys, what a beautiful card. I will do this one for my Mom for Easter. Can't wait to see what goodies you will be showing us from your Tradeshow. Have a great day.
    ;o)

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  11. This card is just beautiful!!!!
    I am going to check out your tutorial on inking embossing folders. Thanks for the wonderful
    inspiration Enfys!!!
    Hugs,
    Maryellen

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  12. Beautiful is the word for this georgeous card you did. So diff. Hugs! Marlene

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  13. Hi Enfys, this is so gorgeous, love those flowers, but by the sound of it you would have to make a matching box to make sure they won't break when in the mail. But still, a lovely card!! Hugs Frea

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  14. So beautiful!! Love those lillies.

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  15. This is a beautiful card, I will have to try doing a similar wreath it looks so real. Enjoy the trade show.

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  16. This card is absolutely stunning. Can you please tell us where the twig wreath die came from? I would love one and can't find it.

    Thanks

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  17. Stunning card Enfys, I will have to watch that video.

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  18. En! that is so so incredibly gorgeous. I would have been so lost as to what to do with those lilies, but used them perfectly!

    HUGS,
    Kristina
    Your Memories Here

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  19. Oh my goodness this is amazing! I never say a wreath die like that. The flowers are amazing as well. Thanks Enfys for sharing.

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  20. Wow this is GORGEOUS! Love the Lilies they are beautiful! TFS
    Miranda :)
    www.nanasscrapspot.com

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  21. Simply beautiful card - enjoy the show. I must look at your tutorial as I have never tried that technique.

    Karen x

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  22. Ever so beautiful. Where did you find the twig wreath die?

    Have lots of fun at the trade show. Will be looking forward to seeing what you share.
    Hugs, CyndiU
    cureta2 at yahoo dot com

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  23. Love this one -so much going on its fab. Must try the inking of the embossing folder thing! xx

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  24. Beautiful card, Enfys!

    I almost bought these in my flower order this week and didn't - I could kick myself now! Oh well, roses will have to do here!

    Blessings,
    Donna

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  25. wow what a stunner and my favourite flowers as well
    hugs

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  26. wow! your card is so beautiful - the inking of the embossing folder has come out fantastic!

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  27. Hi Enfys
    wow this is a gorgeous card, the wreath is beautiful,lovely embossing, have fun at the show, sue,x

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  28. I think this is beautiful, Enfys, and I hope you don't mind if I case it for my own personal Easter cards. So glad you reminded me of the inked EF method again, too. I love the look of it. Love that twig wreath die, too. I'm going to see if I can find one online.

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  29. This is really lovely. Love the flowrs around the centre.
    Hugs Sue W.

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  30. My God...this card and the previous floral cards are absolutely stunning!!! And how fantastic that you used some much earlier purchase! I love when I can do that!!

    Patty
    peifert88@gmail.com

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  31. My God...this card and the previous floral cards are absolutely stunning!!! And how fantastic that you used some much earlier purchase! I love when I can do that!!

    Patty
    peifert88@gmail.com

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  32. gorgeous card...oh yeah...should have saved my clothes from 60s knew they would be ...LOL

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  33. En, this is bliddy stunning, old girl!xxx

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I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x