Candle of Love

2017-11-17 Candlelove1Hello welcome to my blog thanks for stopping by.  Today I am posting a card that was created using some of Susan’s Garden new releases – Glass Hurricane & Candle, Love in the Mist and Ladder Fern.

Here is how card was created.

Card base – white Soft Finish Cardstock cut 7″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line.

Cut another piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-3/4″ X 6-3/4″.  Using Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Ovals take largest die in set center on cardstock (tape down with temporary tape) die cut.  Emboss in a large embossing folder.

Cut patterned paper 5-5/8″ X 6-5/8″ adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  (Patterned paper used here was actually a picture I had taken of some old peeling wallpaper then printed on white Soft Finish Cardstock).

Adhere cardstock w/oval cutout over patterned paper using Clear Double Sided Adhesive applied just around outer edges.

Adhere Black/Silver Glitter Stickers around Edge of Cardstock.

From clear cardstock, mylar or clear plastic packaging cut Garden Notes Glass Hurricane (this one was cut from clear packaging as it is heavier).  Put a slight been in it.  (I used heat gun to warm plastic then immediately held it against a juice glass until cool).  Use alcohol marker (I used Copic W7) run it all around edge which will give it a bit of shadow so glass is more visible.

Cut candle and flame from off white cardstock color flame with markers then adhere to candle using Kids Choice Glue. Gently pinch candle to give it a bit of a curve.  Determine placement of candle and Glass Hurricane within oval (bottom of Glass Hurricane on this card was tucked down behind bottom of oval).  Adhere candle using Kids Choice Glue placed on very edge on lower half along with pop dots placed down center back of candle.  Next adhere Glass Hurricane, again using Kids Choice Glue just on edges of lower half.

From brown cardstock cut two Berry Branches using Els van de Burgt Studio Berry Branch Die.  Using white pearl pen add berries to front and back – set aside to dry.

From green cardstock cut two sets of ferns using Garden Notes Ladder Fern.  Using Distress Ink add some shading.  Lay right side up on Leaf Pad take leaf tool from Susan’s Garden Tool Set put vein line in each little leaf.  Using Kids Choice Glue Adhere to card front at bottom of oval.

Using Garden Notes Love in the Mist cut three flowers from either white Soft Finish Cardstock and color with markers or light blue cardstock shading with PanPastels Set 2.  Shape then build onto card using Kids Choice Glue.  Cut stamens and leaves from green cardstock shade and shape add  stamens to flower centers.  Susan has a video on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club showing how to create this flower.

Once Berry Branches are dry add to card using Kids Choice Glue.  Add leaves.

I do hope that this tutorial has been inspirational and you will create your own.

Below you will find all Elizabeth Craft Designs products used and they are all linked to their website just click on any to purchase.

Until Next Time – Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies

Brown, Green, Blue and Off Whte Cardstock

White Pearl Pen or Nuvo Crystal Drops

Patterned Paper

Large Embossing Folder

Copic Markers


Floral Thanks

2017-10-31 Floral Thanks 1

Hello Everyone thank you for stopping by my blog today.  My post today is a new challenge for Susan’s Garden Design Team.   This Month we have been challenged to use 2-3 of Susan’s new releases – I have chosen 3 the Black-Eyed Susan and 2 of the new ferns Maiden Hair and Ostrich.

Be sure to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs to see more of Susan’s new releases and enter the challenge drawing for a chance to win a prize.

For today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 winners. 
To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us “What products from Susan’s new release are at the top of your wish list?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing
The winners will be announced on Friday, November 17th, on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.


Here is how it was done.

  1. Using Els van de Burgt Studio Berry Branches cut 4 branches from brown cardstock.  Double branches using kids choice glue for added thickness.  Add berries using either Nuvo Crystal Drops or Red Pearl Pen (which was used here).  Set aside to dry.
  2. Form 6′ X 6″ card base from white Soft Finish Cardstock.
  3. Cut patterned paper 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″  (ModaScrap “Cucina With Love Collection” used here).  Attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  4. Cut burlap paper 5-1/4″ X 5-1/4″  fray edges on all 4 sides.  Attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  2017-10-30 Floral Thanks 2
  5. Using Susan’s Garden Black-Eyed Susan Die Set and white Soft Finish Cardstock cut 5 sets flower petals, black cardstock cut plate of seeds for 5 flowers and from green cardstock cut leaves.  Color, shade, shape and assemble.  Watch Susan’s video for guidance which can be found here.
  6. Using Susan’s new Maiden Hair and Ostrich Fern Dies cut 2 each from green cardstock (I used 2 different shades of green).  Using Distress Ink shade ferns.  Lay right side down on molding mat using medium ball tool from Susan’s Tool Kit rub back of Maiden Hair Fern fronds turn over run tool down stem for the Ostrich Fern use tweezers from tool kit to pinch up each frond then run medium ball down stem giving ferns some dimension.
  7. Arrange ferns, flowers and berry branches on front of card when they are where you want them attach using Kids Choice Glue.  You may not use all the ferns or you may cut some apart whatever appeals to you.  Berry branches I did cut apart and tucked in where I wanted.
  8. Using Els van de Burgt Studio Thanks die cut 3 from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back.  Stack together ( gives nice dimension) attach to upper right of card front.

Hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial today and do remember to go

Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to enter for a chance to win in a prize.  If you are interested in any of the products used today you can click on any of the pictures and they will take you to Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies

Black, Green (2 shades) and Brown Cardstock

Burlap Paper

Copics Y19 Napoli Yellow

Red Pearl Pen