Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Midsummer Festival For The Girls

Second biggest celebration in our country after Christmas is Midsummer Festival or we call it Līgo and Jāņi. On the first day of this festival/celebration women named Līga's have a name day. As in the company of my friends that I was celebrating this event together, there were two girls named Līga, I made these flowery cards.
Symbolic/traditional flowers of this celebration are bluebottles or cornflowers and daisies. Also oak leaves are mainly used and a lot of importance is in the use of fern.
I used lots of punches to create my flowers. I especially like the blue color of my cornflowers - they add such vibrant accent to my cluster of flowers.
The fern and leaves were die cut using my lovely SD Silhouette. After cutting I inked them using various Distress inks.
Main card shape was cut using Spellbinders Grand Labels One die. I just love how this die can be complemented with Sizzix Bracket Insert die. The centers of my daisies were filled with yellow liquid pearls.
To me, this card really shows the spirit, meaning and traditions of our Ligo festival.

Sizzix Accessory - Susan's Garden Tool Kit
Sizzix Accessory - Susan's Garden Tool Kit
Sizzix BigShot Machine
Sizzix BigShot Die-cutting Machine
Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Card, Bracket Insert
Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Card, Bracket Insert
Sizzix Accessory - Susan's Garden Tool Kit
ProMarkers
Sizzix Accessory - Susan's Garden Tool Kit
Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz LOT 36 DISTRESS INK PADS
Tim Holtz LOT 36 DISTRESS INK PADS
Silhouette CAMEO Digital Cutting Machine
Silhouette CAMEO Digital Cutting Machine
Spellbinders GRAND LABELS ONE
Spellbinders GRAND LABELS ONE
Ranger Inkssentials INK BLENDING TOOL
Ranger Inkssentials INK BLENDING TOOL
Ranger COMPLETE SET OF 30 LIQUID PEARLS
Ranger COMPLETE SET OF 30 LIQUID PEARLS

I will enter this card into these challenges:
Created With Love - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
LEJ Desogns - Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes


9 comments:

  1. Very nice card, love your flowers...thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

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  2. Gorgeous cards!! The flowers are stunning!! Love the colors!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. Very beautiful cards. Flowers are attractive.

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  4. Fabulous card thank you for joining in at LEJ Designs Challenge Blog - Challenge No 62 - Anything Goes , LEJ DT

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  5. Beautiful card and love those flowers. Thanks for joining us at Created with love challenges.
    Linda K. DT

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  6. What an utterly delightful card, love those flowers, so very beautiful,thank you for joining in with us at LEJ Designs, this week, good luck xxx

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  7. Wonderful creation, love the flowers. Thanks for playing along at CWLC Blog this week.

    Chris B - DT

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  8. What a lovely flowers you've made! And I also love those leaves... That all must be a lot of work. It is beautiful!
    Thanks for joining the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge!
    Hugs, Jacqueline (DT)

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  9. Fantastic layout and flowers! Thank you for sharing your work with TTCRD this week.

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