Hello everyone weather here in Maine has been beautiful the last few days finally it has turned warm and the flowers are blooming like crazy. My roses in front of my deck really started popping open today and they are so pretty.
Today my post is using a new release for Susan Tierney-Cockburn at Elizabeth Craft Designs. I have used Susan’s Garden Notes Carnation die again I love making these they are so pretty and easy. The card is an A2 card (5-1/2″ X 4-1/4″. Here is how I made the card.
- Using a 5-1/2″ X 4-1/4″ card base either a purchased one or you can cut cardstock 5-1/2″ wide by 8-1/2″ long and score at 4-1/4″ to form your own card base.
- Using largest Stitched Rectangle die cut one rectangle from deep pink cardstock,
- Take green cardstock and cut to 5″ X 3-3/4″.
- Cut white cardstock 4-3/4″ X 3-1/2″ and emboss this piece with Swirly Curves embossing folder or embossing folder of your choice.
- Ink all edges of rectangles and card base . (Distress Ink – Vintage Photo used here).
- Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive attach rectangles to card base starting with largest (deep pink) and ending with smallest (white).
- Cut a Leafy Branch from green cardstock. Lay right side down onto molding mat and using small ball tool lightly rub each leaf giving it dimension.
- From brown cardstock cut 2-3 branches using Susan’s Garden Bouquet Stems and Branches die set. Also cut several branches from Susan’s CountryScapes – The Woods 1 dies set. On these branches add a clear drying glue to the right side of the branches and dip them into white “Prills”.
- Using light pink cardstock cut all petals twice. From green cardstock cut 2 stems.
- Distress all petal edges with a darker pink ink.
- Lay all petals wrong side up on molding mat and using small end of loop tool ruffle the edges by pressing and pulling loop from edge to center just enough to make the edge curl. Do this on all petals.
- Turn petals over and using magenta PanPastel shade centers of all pieces. Using the same loop tool as before finish shaping petals by pulling loop tool down through each petal careful not to disturb your ruffle.
- Using tweezers pinch stem end of each petal and cup center using smallest ball tool.
- Adhere 2 stems together using a quick clear drying adhesive. Lay stem right side down on leaf mat and using leaf tool draw a stem line down center of stem. Place on molding mat and using medium ball tool shape the “calyx” by rubbing the ball around (stirring like motion).
- Lay stem on non-stick surface and build your carnation. Starting with largest petals add a small dot of clear drying adhesive to calyx add your first set of petals, add adhesive to center of petals and add next set of petals offsetting a little. Continue the process until you have all 8 layers added.
- Using clear drying glue attach Leafy Branch to left side of card front. Attach Carnation over the Leafy Branch then add Branches.
- Cut scallop oval using next to the smallest die in the Fitted Frames Curvy Ovals set from white cardstock. From deep pink cardstock cut oval using next to the smallest die from Fitted Ovals set. Using smallest die in Fitted Ovals cut white oval. Ink edges on all ovals. Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive attach ovals together.
- Add Happy Birthday Peel Off Sticker. Attach to lower right of card front using pop dots.
- Cut 2 Card Stand / Easel glue together and emboss using embossing folder of your choice.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies
White, Deep Pink, Brown and Green cardstock
Distress Ink – Vintage Photo
I sure do hope you have enjoy this tutorial and it has inspired you to make your own card.
Until next time – Happy Scrapping!