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Thursday, 14 April 2016

Splendid Swirls And Leane Flowers. Spring Birthday Card.

Hello Bloggers,

Here is my spring colored card today with lots of flowers, embossing and swirls. It's a birthday card for an old lady from Russia. The sentiment is in Russian and it says Happy Birthday. I don't have any Cyrillic letters, so I had to hand write it with a glue pen and use some glitter.
What makes a card almost totally unsendable? The spiral swirls of course! They are even more unsendable than fluffy flowers. So, in my wisdom I used the swirls from the Sue Wilson's Splendid Swirls CED1427 set anyway just because I liked them on the card so much and later spent a lot of time trying to fit them into the envelope in such a way that they stay intact. Quite successfully though! :)
This card is very big - it's a full A4 folded in halves. With all the layers and flowers, it turned out to be too heavy for a regular two-stamp letter, so I had to cheat a bit by creating the visibility of layers out of two sheets only. The outer green frame is literally a 1.5 cm wide frame, the middle cut-out part was embossed separately and used as the main green background. The white sheet in between them is not complete either. A non-crafter will never know :)

Used:
  • Die'Sire Embossalicious Embossing Folder Tumbling Leaves - A4 [EF4-TMBL] 
  • Marianne Design Lr0248 Creatable Tiny`S Flowers 1
  • Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches Collection - Delicate Fronds CED1426 
  • Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches Collection - Splendid Swirls CED1427 - the spiral swirls come from this set 
  • Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Flower Mini Daisy 658407 Susan Tierney-Cockburn - 115665/8407 
  • Joy! Crafts 6002/0385 Stencil - Roll up Roses 
  • Joy! Crafts Mery`s stencil - Basic 6002/0403 Square
  • Die-namics Mini Royal Roses 
  • 45.8503 Leane Creatief Lea'bilities Multi Die flower 001 
  • 45.8510 Leane Creatief Lea'bilities Multi Die flower 002
Challenges:
CARDS & SCRAP: Challenge april: Flower Power
Crafty Calendar Challenge : 'Anything Goes' with our April Challenge!
ROBYN'S FETISH: CHALLENGE # 311 - "ADD A SENTIMENT" - 4/10/2016
Crafty Gals Corner: Challenge #67 ~ Die Cuts or Punches
Creative Card Crew: 110 - Die Cut
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge: Week 14 - Anything Goes - Crafting Challenge at Digi Choosday
Double D Challenges: 'YELLOW' A Happy Place To Be
The Crazy Challenge: CCH#220 - Spring is here
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge: Wk 15 - Emboss It - Crafting Challenge at Digi Choosday
Try it on Tuesday: A Mood Board Challenge theme at Try it on Tuesdays
Crafty Creations Challenges: #313 Stitching - Real or Fake
Moving Along With The Times: 18. Spring Flowers
Where The HeART is.....: Challenge 8 - Sparkle and Bling/Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner: Challenge 8 - Anything Goes
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges: Monthly Challenge #4 -- Easter / Spring / Pastel Colors
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS: Challenge 249 - Your Favourite Things! (the spiral swirls from Sue Wilson's Collection - Splendid Swirls CED1427; A4 embossing folders; Joy! Crafts Mery`s stencil - Basic 6002/0403 Square - I adore these stitched labels!; Leane flowers)
Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog: Challenge 124 (Top: Sparkle - Die Cuts - Flowers)



Thanks for stopping by,
Lena


27 comments:

  1. WOW ... Spring has popped out on this beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘YELLOW’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  2. A beautiful Springtime card, thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's this time.
    Yvonne

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  3. Lovely spring card! The flowers are very beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday. Mar DT

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  4. Beautiful spring card, thanks for joining us at TIOT, hugs, Valerie

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  5. Beautiful design and gorgeous card! thank you for joining Double D for our 'Yellow' challenge!
    Diane DD DT

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  6. Wow! beautiful hand-made flowers in the prettiest of settings, Lena! Love the colors, and special touches on each flower. I can almost smell your lovely garden! Thanks for joining us in the {Our Crafty Corner Challenge}! Hope to see more of your pretty projects again soon!
    crafty hugs,
    de
    P.S. I'd love for you stop by my personal blog to say hello if you have a chance. Thanks!
    {Creative Smiles}

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  7. A gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

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  8. Such a beautiful project. Thankyou for joining us over at Open-minded Crafting Fun for our'easter/pastel colours' challenge. Hope you join us again Lynda xx

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  9. Such a happy card design . Great tips for those not in the know about lightening a card for postage . Thanks for sharing with us here at Open-Minded crafting fun challenge

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  10. AWESOME! Thank you for joining Try It On Tuesday!

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  11. Lovely flowers and beauitfully arranged. Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner. Helen DT

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  12. Beautiful, what a lovely touch with the hand written sentiment. Thanks for joining us for the 'Emboss It' challenge at Digi Choosday.
    Gail Digi Choosday DT
    http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Great card. Thanks for joining us a Our Crafty Corner.

    Deni Xx

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  14. Fabulous card... Love the colour
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT
    Hugs Sylvie xxDT

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  15. Fantastic card Lena. Love how the bright flowers just pop. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

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  16. Wow you have done an amazing job with your flowers, they are just stunning and the card is just gorgeous. Just super and I love it, great work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT

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  17. Fun layered flowers! A very happy card~ Thanks for joining in at DD's

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  18. Very cool techniques! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
    Amy-DT

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  19. Wonderful! Spring indeed! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

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  20. Your project really smells of spring! Thank you for joining in at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck :)

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  21. Beautiful make!!!Love all those flowers. Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges.-Monica Dt.

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  22. lovely spring card, thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT

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  23. Beautiful card with lovely layers. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Anything Goes Challenge (DT)

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  24. Hi Lena
    A beautiful make thank you so much for entering our challenge at Digi choosday anything goes.
    Good luck
    Fiona dt x

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  25. Stunning card. Flowers to die for! Thank you for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons challenge. Mary DT xx

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  26. Wow, how cool is this, loving those flowers! Thanks so much for playing in our anything goes challenge at Digi Choosday this week:) Hugs! Audrey DT

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  27. Great creation, Thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations!
    CraftyNatalie - DT
    http://craftynataliesblog.blogspot.com

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