Sunday, March 9, 2014

Easter Daffodils with Pink Gem Designs at Pile It On

Our theme this week at the Pile It On Challenge is "Easter Joys," so I made this Joy Fold card featuring Daffodil Vase by Pink Gem Designs:

I colored the Daffodil Vase with Copics, and the center flower is popped up with foam tape. The vase was pieced with a shiny white paper, colored with Sakura glaze pens, and coated with Ranger crackle paint.

The "Happy Easter" sentiment is from a Fiskars rubber stamp set, and is heat-embossed onto white silk ribbon from MayArts (this was the very last of this spool of ribbon...must get more!) The ribbon is finished with some liquid pearls. The green mesh is recycled from a bag of avocados!

The Joy Fold card is one of my favorite techniques, but I haven't made one in ages (see my past Joy Fold cards here). It opens up to reveal a sentiment from a Hero Arts rubber stamp, heat-embossed in two green Stampendous powders:

The leafy background was made with a K&Company clear stamp set and the same two colors of embossing powders. I added some Liquid Pearl accents in the corners. I used a Cuttelbug folder to deboss some of the white pieces, and backed everything with a bright green, textured Core'Dinations cardstock.

  1. Card A Day Blog: Baby, Spring, Congratulations or Easter
  2. Charisma Cardz #5: Something Not for Crafting (mesh from bag of avocados)
  3. Crafty Boots: Green
  4. Crazy 4 Challenges: Be Sentimental
  5. Created With Love Challenges: Think Spring
  6. Emergency Crafters: Flowers
  7. Love to Scrap: Create your own Background
  8. MarkerPOP Challenge: Lucky Green
  9. Really Reasonable Ribbon #90: Show me the Green & Ribbon
  10. Sweet Stamps #151: Fun Folds
Update: This was the winner for Sweet Stamps Challenge #151!

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  1. love how you used that mesh bag! who would have thought!

  2. CG your card is so PRETTY!!! I love that image!! THANKS so much for all the work you do for us at PIO!!
    Have a GREAT day!!

  3. Fab card with a wonderful spring theme, the daffodils look so cheerful.

    Thank you for playing along with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  4. I love the dimension with the flowers and the fold...very pretty! :)

  5. This is as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside. I can't believe you embossed ribbon! So cool! Thanks for joining us at RRR Challenge #90: Show me the green and ribbon!

  6. CG, this is such a pretty card! I love the flowers...such a cheerful color and gives me hope that spring is on the way! LOL

  7. Beautiful! Some day I am going to come to your house (it's not that far!) and you can school me on the ways of paper craft, cards and copics. <3

  8. A gorgeous card both outside and inside, lovely Spring pretty! Thank you so much for joining in with Emergency Crafters! Carole Z X

  9. This card just sings spring. It's beautiful and I love what you have done with the inside. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  10. How fun is this fold- love the beautiful flowers that opens up to a great sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at

  11. great card, thank you for joining us at created with love challenges, good luck
    caroline dt

  12. Lovely card and what a great way to recycle!
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week. :)

  13. Crafty, creative and recycling too!! What a beautiful card you created. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  14. lovely card
    thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

  15. This is a beautiful card. I love your background and flowers. The fold is very interesting. I will have to try one. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap.

  16. Love the brightly colored daffodils and the pearls on the ribbon. Thank you for joining us in this months blog challenge at

  17. Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.


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