“Love” in a Mist

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Hello my crafty friends thank you for stopping by my blog today.   I know it is such a busy time for many and  appreciate your taking the time to visit today.  Wishing you all the happiest of Holidays!

Today I am posting a card I made for a special couple that just got married.  I have used a couple of Susan ‘s Garden new releases Love in a Mist along with Els van de Burgt Scalloped Hearts.  Just love this new Love in a Mist die it is so versatile it is a great addition to your die collection.

For card base cut White Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 11″ score at 5-1/2″ fold on score line.

Cut blue cardstock 5-1/4″ X 5-3/4″ adhere to card base using Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Using largest Scalloped Hearts Die cut 1 heart from White Soft Finish Cardstock.  Attach to card front using dimensional tape.

Cut 3 Love in a Mist flowers from either White Soft Finish Cardstock which would be colored with alcohol or blue cardstock shaded with PanPastels Set 2.  Shape and assemble using Susan’s 4 pc. Tool Kit along with molding and leaf mat and Kid’s Choice Glue.  Susan’s Garden Club on Facebook has some great videos which help create flowers.  Susan does a Live Tutorial weekly on this Facebook page.  She is taking a break but will be back in January but all tutorials she has done are still there.

Cut leaves and 3-4 Garden Notes Maiden Hair Ferns from green cardstock.  On leaves with fingers pinch up leaves a bit to give dimension.  On ferns lay on molding mat use medium ball tool from kit to give some shape.  Add a little shading using Distress Ink.

To cut Love add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back of black cardstock use love die from Suzanne Cannon’s Baby Love die set.  Add to left side of heart.

Adhere ferns, flowers and leaves using Kids Choice Glue to right side of heart.

Hope you have enjoyed my post today and will create your own card.  Click on any of product pictures below to purchase takes you to Elizabeth Craft Designs site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine


Other Supplies

Blue, Black, and Green cardstock

Pearl Pen or Nuvo Crystal Drops

Dimensional Tape / Dots

Noel Pines

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Welcome to my blog all you crafty friends – thanks for stopping by today.

It is time again for another challenge for Susan’s Garden Design Team and this month the challenge is to use red, green and gold in our design so I have chosen to do a Christmas card.    My card today is based on what I use for holiday decor around my house and I am a lover of rustic and primitive.  This wooden crate filled with pine boughs and red berry branches is what you would find adorning my deck.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs to answer the question and enter your name for a chance to win! The question is  What Susan Garden products would you like to find under your Christmas tree this year?”  http://blog.elizabethcraftdesigns.com/?p=28707     

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 answer the question on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post.
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing
The winners will be announced on Friday, December 13th, on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
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Here is how card was created.

Card Base:

Cut Forest Green Soft Finish Cardstock 7″ X 11″ score at 5-1/2″ fold on score line.  Ink all edges using Pine Needles Distress Ink.

Cut red cardstock 6-3/4″ X 5-1/4″ ink edges with Distress Ink color will be whatever red matches your red cardstock.  Attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Cut Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz 5″ X 6-1/2″ (Note:  a little trick to save on your Shimmer Sheetz cut center out of it using a rectangle die or your cutter if you don’t have a rectangle die  just make sure that you cut it a little smaller than the white piece of cardstock).  Attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 4-1/2″ adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Using Susan’s new Garden Notes Wooden Fruit Crate die cut 1 from brown cardstock and 1 from wood grain patterned paper that has Clear Double Adhesive on the back. (Els Through the Lens – Wood Series used here)  Adhere the wood grain crate to brown crate.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive on only the outer edges of crate attach crate to card front in lower left corner.

From brown cardstock cut 3-4 berry branches using Els van de Burgt Berry Branch die.  Add red berries to branches using either a red Nuvo Crystal Drops or Red Pearl Pen which is what was used here.  I did berries on both sides like Susan does as it make them look so real.  Set these aside to dry.

Next cut your pine boughs using Susan’s Garden Notes White Pine Boughs and Pinecone set and green cardstock.  I cut a bunch of them as I wanted the box full and if any are left you have them for another project.  Shade a bit with distress ink then pinch up on needles to give some dimension.  Fill your crate with your pine boughs using Kids Choice Glue to attach (I would be careful using too much glue as you need to tuck your berry branches in among the boughs).  Once your berry branches are dry add them to crate again using Kids Choice Glue.  You will want to cut some of them apart to tuck in smaller areas.  Add bow which was made from 1/8″ gold ribbon.

Using Suzanne Cannons – A Way With Words – Noel cut 1 from Metallic Gold Shimmer Sheetz using metal adapter plate (this is when you can use piece that was cut from center of your mat) and 1 from black cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere the black Noel to gold Noel offsetting ever so slightly.  Adhere to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Using white drying glue add to areas that you want to look like a lite snow has fallen then sprinkle Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter over glue tap off excess and let dry.

I do hope that you have enjoyed my tutorial today and it has inspired you to go create.

Be sure to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to enter for a chance to win a prize.

Below are all the Elizabeth Craft Designs products that were used to make this card and they are all linked to the website so just click on them.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine


Other Supplies

Red, brown , black and green cardstock

Red Pearl Pen

White Drying Glue

1/8″ Gold Ribbon

Christmas Projects

Hi there welcome to my blog thanks for stopping by today.

Today I am posting a few Christmas projects that I just finished up.  Hard to believe that Christmas is just 3 weeks away YIKES!    I did the Snowman marshmallow pops for a friend’s daycare, the Hershey nugget treats for work and the ornaments for gifts.  The ornaments are the only things I actually designed myself as the snowmen I saw on Facebook and the candy treats we did at our Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month group.

The snowman pops I saw on Facebook had a nose glued on as well as buttons down the stick but since mine were for a day care with little ones I opted to use just Sharpie markers.

The Hershey nugget treats were fun I wrote winner under candy on one and that person won an ornament.

The ornaments are a sweet reminder of my childhood when my Dad brought home the half balls with scenes inside – I still have the 2 that survived which are probably 60 years old now.  They were made using Susan’s CountryScapes Build A Snowman, CountryScapes Critters 1 and Els van de Burgt Studio 5 Part Pine.  I did a tutorial on Elizabeth Craft Designs a couple years ago for these ornaments.  Susan has many dies that work for this.