Sunday, February 26, 2012

Island Floral Easter Lilly

One of my goals for this year is to use crafty treasures that haven't seen much (if any -- gasp!) stampin' love.  I was working on an Easter card idea, and immediately thought of the large flower in the Island Floral die -- which I think I have used only one time.  So, here it is!  I cut out two Whisper White flowers with the Island Floral die, and used a sponge dauber to add Certainly Celery ink to the centers of the petals.  I then spritzed the flower centers using a Pear Pizzazz marker and the Color Spritzer tool. I curled the petals a bit with my bone folder, and then spritzed the flowers liberally with my Champagne shimmer mist (Champagne shimmer paint with alcohol).  I doubled a length of yellow embroidery floss, then doubled it again (so there were 4 strands) and threaded that through the hole in the flower center, secured the floss on the back side, then snipped the loop on the front side and separated the strands to look like flower stamens.  If you wanted to take the project up one more notch :), you could add some little yellow or pale green beads to the tips of the strands, but I didn't have either one on hand, so alas, no beads!

The Medallion background stamp was the perfect backdrop on my Pear Pizzazz panel, stamped in Certainly Celery ink.  I then embossed the oval design in the lower right corner, using the Textured Frames embossing folders -- a free item during Sale-a-bration! and stamped Happy Easter from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set on a scrap of Whisper White, and punched it out with the Wide Oval punch -- the perfect size to fit in the oval textured frames.  Of course, a couple of the little butterflies from the Beautiful Wings embosslit adds that perfect touch. And don't forget the Basic Pearls!

I punched the long skinny, leaves using the Blossom Petals punch and Always Artchoke card stock -- another sadly neglected color in my stamp room.  I sponged the leaves with Always Artichoke ink, to make them a little darker. 

Colors used: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Always Artichoke, Pear Pizzazz
Inks: Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz marker
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Medallion
Accessories: Wide Oval punch, Island Floral Bigz die, color spritzer tool, beautiful wings embosslit, textured frames embossing folders, stampin' dimensionals, embroidery floss

This is one of the cards we will be making at my upcoming Card Buffet on March 18th.  I hope you can come!

Feel inspired to give some stampin' love to neglected treasures in YOUR stamp room!


  1. This is beautiful, perfect for an Easter card. The little butterfly adds a lovely touch.

  2. Gorgeous! Thanks for blessing my day. :)