Friday, October 5, 2012

Lily Thank You Card - Announcement - Cheery Lynn Designs

 Hi Everyone, I am pleased to announce I am returning to design for Cheery Lynn Designs!!

 It is nice to be back as part of the Cheery Lynn Designs design team after a 6 month break, and I am certainly looking forwards to creating up a storm with their fabulous dies.   I have been experimenting with the fairly new Build A Flower die series, and formed my version of a Lily, for a thank you card.
6" X 6"
My flower arrangement sits atop of the Notre Dame Cathedral Doily.
Below are the die cuts I used to create my Lily Flower. The dies come from the Build A Flower #1, #2 and Embellishment #2.  The star shaped frond in the middle, was used as the base of which my flower was built upon.  Each die-cut was cut from white AC cardstock, and coloured using a variety of distress inks, and markers. 
I removed the centre ends of each petal (part that sits in middle), as I found this gave a more uniform shape to my flower and allowed everything to sit evenly. A quick drying adhesive is a must!
A variety of stamens were adhered to the centre of the flower, and when dry lifted for a more realistic appearance.  The leaves were affixed to the bottom of the flower.
To complete the card, I used a variety of foliage including the the smaller flowers from the Embellishment #2, Olive Branches, Flourish Leaf Strip, and the Iris Leaves.  Bling pieces, and beads were added to the flower centre's.
 You can see all the inspiration from the design team on the Cheery Lynn Blog, and weekly challenges on the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog.
 I'll be back next week with another version of a flower...

Materials List:
Notre Dame Cathedral Doily
AC Cardstock
Scattered Straw, Walnut Stain, and Peeled Paint Distress Ink by Tim Holtz
Bling and Beads
Helmar Adhesives


Lean de Ruiter said...

Thanks for the tutorial beautiful card and flowers.

Astrid Maclean said...

Great news Sandie!!! I love you Cheery Lyn designs the very best of all of your work, you are a wizzard with their dies. This card is truly stunning!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow this is Absolutely Beautiful, such lovely flowers and your coloring of them brings them to life, such pretty arranging of the greenery too!

carlies said...

wow sweetie you did made sooo beautiful card wow and love the handmade flower thank you for your tutorial;I go try this to made !!

having a wonderful weekend
hugs carla

Christina C. said...

Hi Sandie! WOW....I can't believe you created those beautiful flowers!
Absolutely stunning!!!!
Hopefully, someday I will have some extra time to try my hand at this!
Wishing you a fabulous weekend!

Keren Tamir said...

OMG Sandie these dies are amazing. Love the flower you made

Margy's Paper Games said...

Love this card Sandie. Simple, elegant and stunning! Congratulations on returning to Cheery Lynne, they are lucky to have you. xx Marg

Adriana B said...

congrats, you always create the best flowers :)

Pam Sparks said...

gorgeous work! TFS!

Helen Tilbury said...

Oooh that is so exciting Sandie - I'm extremely jealous LOL - just look at that Cathedral doily....droool....

Eila Sandberg said...

Wonderful news Sandie - CONGRATS!! I already know that you work wonders with the dies, just look at this card! The Cathedral doily is absolutely delish and your lily blooms are gorgeous!! Fabbo card my love! xoxo

Dawn Louise said...

Congratulations I'm loving your cards hun, this flower is stunning x

Jill Norwood said...

Sandie it is lovely to have you back on the design team! Your use of the dies on this card (and always) is incredible! I aspire to make flowers like yours - these are incredible as is this card!
Stunningly gorgeous my dear!

ellyscard creatief said...

What a beautiful card such lovely flowers.
Gr Elly