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Monday, 3 June 2013

Spring flowers for Nicecrane Designs

Hello Friends

We have been having such lovely weather these last few days, I am beginning to believe that Summer really is on it's way despite the fact that our garden is still full of Spring daffodils......and the woods are full of bluebells.  Before the Spring flowers are gone I wanted to use a beautiful daffodil image from Nicecrane Designs.  This is my second Design Team post for Nicecrane and I loved making this cabinet card.  I hope you will like it too.

This image is from a pack of beautiful black and white images, called Vintage Flowers, which you can find here:- http://nicecranedesigns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=99_102&products_id=1112
At Nicecrane you will find a whole range of  wonderful designs to suit all tastes and styles.  This is the sheet I chose from, each flower image also comes in a single sheet.


I took the daffodil sheet, re-sized the image and made this card:




The base is plain grey cardstock which I hand cut into a cabinet shaped card.  The next layer was cut using the Tim Holtz vintage cabinet card die and the mini cabinet card die together to create a frame.  The frame was embossed using an embossing folder and I applied White Fire Treasure Gold all over the frame and buffed it to give it a nice shine.   I cut another large cabinet card shape from Bo Bunny patterned paper (from my stash). The frame was raised up on sticky pads.

The image was coloured using Inktense Watersoluble Ink Pencils, then fussy cut and mounted over the frame.  To finish off I coloured some vintage ribbon with Wild Honey Distress Stain and I added 'thank you' from Tim's Chit Chat words.

Thank you for looking and thank you too to my latest follower, it is a pleasure to have you with me on my crafty journey.  I truly appreciate everyone taking the time and trouble to visit my blog and I love it when you leave me a comment too.   Big hugs, Anne xx


39 comments:

  1. Gorgeous summer card! Love the embossed frame, the Treasure Gold looks fabulous. xx

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  2. What a beautiful make, Anne - the daffodils look glorious in your hands, enhanced by that fab co-ordinating ribbon, and the White Fire embossed frame is wonderful - yum!
    Alison x

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  3. Love it all Anne, esp the embossed frame and those Daffys, well they would cheer anyone up!....beautiful.
    Cheers,

    Elaine

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  4. Oh wow, this is stunning!!! Totally love what you did with those flowers, what a brilliant make!!! The embossed frame and the matching ribbon make it all look so elegant! Just fabulous! Oh and big congrats on you melt art win, hope you have loads of fun with those goodies!!!

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  5. such a stunning card Anne - really beautiful - love the vibrant yellow and the embossing is fabulous - lovely shape too! Big Hugs Rachel xx

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  6. Anne, this is absolutely wonderful. I love the daffodils. Everything just goes together, the way you have used the cabinet dies definitely give this creation the WOW factor. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxxxx

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  7. WOW!!! This is stunning Anne. I LOVE the image, your colouring is perfect and the frame looks wonderful. The gorgeous vintage ribbon is the perfect finishing touch.
    hugs Sue xx

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  8. Wow, Anne. What a gorgeous card! Those stamps are so pretty but you have really made them that much more appealing with your beautiful design on your card and how you colorized that vase so perfectly! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment this morning. I so appreciate it. And...congrats again on your Melt Art Mania win! Looks like it's going to be a good week for YOU! <3 Candy

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  9. This is really a lovely card with gorgeous coloring!

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  10. So pretty. It's beautifully colored and the embossed piece works so well with it. I've been reaching for Wild Honey a lot lately too. Is it the weather warming up?

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  11. Beautiful, I love the shape of the cabinet card and your daffs are placed just right! You have used lovely colours Anne. Hugs barb x

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  12. Wowee Anne the colours in this card are just amazing as is the whole card. I love the vase of flowers and the cabinet card shape. A great design.
    Have a good week.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  13. Gorgeous work Anne, Nicecrane images are just Fabulous to work with don't you think....Your colouring is wonderful... Love it... Hugs May x x

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  14. Beautiful work,very nice and original!Greetings!

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  15. This looks beautiful, wonderful use. Of the image to make a stunning piece hugs trace x

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  16. This is gorgeous,love the image,fab colours.xxx

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  17. Just beautiful - it's a great image and I love the grey and yellows together. It's such a shame to lose the daffs but we have summer flowers to look forward to!!

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  18. I too like the colour ways, especially the grey background it's quite different. Grey and yellow, grey and cream...hmm you've set me off now with my scrim x x x

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  19. Wow Anne, this is beautiful, I really enjoyed working with these images. The colours you've used are so vibrant,yet natural and i love how you've coloured the ribbon... gorgeous! Carole Z X

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  20. A beautifully designed card and that image is lovely. I do so love my intense pencils,
    Rosie x

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  21. Hi Anne
    wow there is spring going into summer right there in your piece of art, how delightful love it
    Ria

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  22. What gorgeous fresh colours Anne. I've been contemplating getting the cabinet card dies for a while and I think your card has just persuaded me - they look great as a frame. Funnily enough, we've been walking through the bluebell woods near us today and they are just fabulous this year. Love, Margie xx

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  23. Totally beautiful colours and the overall card is just fab. Congrats on your win.

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  24. What a beautiful card Anne :0) xx

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  25. So very lovely, & your Inktense coloring on the image was wonderful. You really got some great shading on it. If you could, please tell me what is the product White Fire Treasure Gold...this is new to me. It really gave your emboss a beautiful sheen, and liked that very much. Loved your ribbon died to match your pretty daffodils too. I like this stamp set very much. Great job on your DT assignment. TFS (oh yes, it does get very hot in SCarolina in the summer. A/condition is now on for the season). Hugs

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  26. Totally awesome, love the cabinet die in both layers with the flowers. Love your coloring and the pot color is pretty too. The background enhances the flowers very well.
    Hugs Kelly

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  27. Beautiful project Anne. I so love the cabinet die. The daffodils are beautiful. I have to say that I love Spring flowers. Take care
    Annie x x

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  28. What a lovely complex card, Anne, and I really appreciate your description of how you made it.

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  29. A beautiful card, Anne!

    I love the special shape and what you did with the daffodils!!! Gorgeous colours too! Very lovely!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  30. Get you Missy cutting out the frame your self, I'll have to give that a go, no die cuts for me :).the embossed one is gorgeous,that fussy cut image is beautiful and I loved how you colored the flowers they are so pretty, I keep going back to look at it on the large setting it is really gorgeous, and I love the color of the seam binding. What a wonderful make , thanks for sharing Anne and have a wonderful day..

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  31. Dear Anne
    This gorgeous creation is as fresh as a bunch of flowers and the yellow against the grey makes the colour pop all the more.
    I believe I missed that you are on their DT - congratulations!
    Anne, thank you for all your kind messages and being so loyal to my blog during my absence, it has meant so much to me. Still taking life easy but hope to be able to visit more often.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  32. You did an amazing job on those daffodils, Annie! They are so real-looking that I want to reach up and pull one out of the vase! And speaking of that vase, what a fantastic job on the blue shades there!! The whole of it is another spectacular card - I expect nothing less, you know!! xxoo Darnell

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  33. You certainly did a fabulous job with hand-cutting the card Anne. The grey background so makes those glorious daffordils pop. Beautiful detailing as always. Nicola x

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  34. Gorgeous! Just love those Daffs. Kim

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  35. Hi Anne, you've turned a simple black & white image into such a beautiful creation! Vibrant colouring & a great shape frame to set it all off, lovely :) Amy x

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  36. Those flowers are stunning - I love the way you've colored and cut them. Seems so real I think I can smell them!

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  37. Wowww Anne, it is a delcious to watch,,,,,,,,,,,I am really surprise with your stunning colorization,,,,,love it, love it, love it,,,,waht a play of art my friend,,,,and These frame card is amazing,,,i have never watch this kinks of frame,,,,,,,,,.I love each detail here,,,,,You are rock.

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  38. Another beautiful card. I love the colors. They are just stunning. Thanks for the heads-up about where to get great images. Have a great weekend.

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  39. Gorgeous card design, Anne. I love the images you have used and the vibrancy of the inktense colours. The gray creates a wonderful neutral backdrop and the frame has lovely texture. Love the seam binding. It pops against the gray and adds such softness to contrast with the angles of the cabinet card.

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