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April 02, 2009

Design Team Easter Challenge

I-O Flower Vase

The Design Team is having an Easter Challenge today.  I created the card above with that in mind.


  1. Flower Vase F7185 by Sarah Phelps was stamped Brilliance Galaxy Gold on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth cardstock.  The heat gun was used to dry ink.
  2. The flowers were painted with a Niji waterbrush and Twinkling H2O's.
  3. Baby Pink and Sunshine Yellow Flower Soft was used where shown.
  4. The Tulips and the White flowers were stamped again and then mounted with 3-D Dots.
  5. The image was then cut out.  Stamp body of vase area with Small Flourish Three C2040 inked with Brilliance Galaxy Gold.
  6. Neenah Classic White Laid cardstock was used with Spellbinders (next to the smallest) Curved Rectangle die in the Cuttlebug to emboss it.  The stack was 3 pieces of cardstock, A Plate, C Plate, Tan embossing mat, cardstock, die (sharp side facing down), B plate.  Trim around 3rd embossed edge when done.
  7. Mounted Flowers and Vase with 3-D Dots on Laid Die Cut.
  8. Apply Glossy accents to flowers and vase as shown.


I-O Flower Vase 2



  1. Floral Background L4233 was stamped on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth cardstock using Adirondack Red Pepper.
  2. Trim around edge of stamped area.
  3. Place Spellbinders Large Rectangle (next to largest in the center of the stamped area) through Cuttlebug with same stack as above in Image:  6.
  4. Place in the center of Neenah Classic Linen Solar White 4.25"x5.5" cardstock.


  1. Mount Image in the center of Floral Background using 3-D Dots on each corner of die cut.
  2. Thread a price of ribbon beneath image as shown and in the center across the width of the cardfront.  Attach to the back on both sided and then mount on 5.5"x11" folded piece of cardstock.
  3. Use die from Cuttlebug Vintage Die set with Stardream Jupiter text weight paper.  Mounted on upper left-hand corner.
  4. Mount Easter Chick from unknown source on lower right-hand corner of image die cute as shown.  Why the chick.  Well, that is what Easter is all about, life!
  5. Mount Mark Richards 2mm Red Crystal Stickers Elements as shown.

Don't forget to check out the Design Team members sites below for their great Impression-Obsession Easter Challenge cards!  You just might see some new stamps coming soon if you haven't been checking out their blogs, including today!  This challenge also introduces the new Guest Designer, Jeanne Streiff.  Her cards are always fabulous!

Thanks to all of you for stopping by to look and share!





Hi Shirley, I finally realised you have been posting on this blog as well as your own so popped over to take a look.

Well done, you have some beautiful cards and useful tips on here as well.

I'll visit the other DT members when I have time too.

Lesley Xx

Shirley this is just amazing!

Very pretty Shirley! The vase of flowers is so beautiful!

oh so pretty! I love the fuschia color and your flowers are very nice. Thanks for playing along!

So pretty! Love the background color you chose. It really made a dynamic card.

Very beautiful! The flowers are so pretty! And the background stamp is gorgeous! I thought it was a DP! Love the cute little chick too!

Love the flower soft effects on your vase of flowers and the background is gorgeous!

Gorgeous Shirley! I can see I am going to have to break down and get some of that Flower Soft before long.

Beautiful work Sirley. I love what you did with the flowers.

Just gorgeous Shirley you have such a way of always making your cards sparkle and shine and to bring a smile on a persons face.

Shirley, this is gorgeous! I love your background, absolutely love it!
Each and every flower is beautifully done, just a sensational card!
Blessings, Maria

You've createde one of the most beautiful bouquets I've ever seen!

beautiful shirley!

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