Diamond Survivor

Diamond Survivor

Hello my crafty friends,

It has been a couple months since I last posted time has flown by.

As a lot of you know Susan Tierney Cockburn has joined Tonic Studios and yesterday they had a launch of her 1st release of her beautiful flower dies  under the Tonic Studios Logo on Create & Craft.   I am so excited to once again be a member of Susan’s Design Team I feel honored to represent her.

My post today features a few of those dies.

As you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and so my card was designed for a friend that is a breast cancer survivor.

My card is 6″ X 6″ I used Tonic’s card base.

Embellishment Mousse (Spring Green) was used along with their Stencil Twisting Circles to create background in center.

Pink cardstock was cut 5-3/4″ square and Diamond was cut in center.  Next white cardstock was cut 5-1/2 square and Diamond was cut in center of it using next larger size.  These were layered over the background on card front.

Japanese Painted Fern was cut from green cardstock Copic E09 was used to color stems and white PanPastels was used to give it the dusty look.  Using tweezers pinch up on fronds.  Using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive adhere ferns to right side of diamond opening.

Beauty Berry Bush die was cut from green cardstock berries added by using Nuvo Crystal Drops Autumn Red.  These were added over ferns using adhesive.

Using the Helleborus die cut out 3 flowers from white cardstock colored with Copic Marker, shaped and put together.  Add to the berries and ferns.

Stamped sentiment on white cardstock then layered onto pink cardstock.  Dimensional tape was used to attach.

While Susan is in UK she is filming YouTube videos on creating these beautiful flowers.

Eventually I will try to get back to typing tutorials for my cards but at this time I will just try to get cards posted.

I do hope that you have enjoyed my creation today and hope that you will check back often to see other creations.

Below I have linked products used if you click on a picture it will take you to their site where you can purchase.

Unfortunately Susan’s dies are only available from Create & Craft for the next 30 days then they will be available from Tonic.

Thanks for stopping by today and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

“You only live once…but, if you live right, once is enough”

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Courage for Dawnie

Courage for Dawnie

 

Welcome to my blog my crafty friends!

My card today is for a friend that is going through breast cancer treatment.  My inspiration was a picture that I had seen on Facebook that just “spoke to me”.  This is the picture

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Here is how I created it.

Step 1  Create a 6″ X 6″ card base from 110# white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 2  Cut black glitter paper 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  I downloaded picture to my computer then printed copy on 90# white Soft Finish Cardstock then cut to 5-1/2″ square.  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4 Die cut Garden Notes Dahlia from white 90# Soft Finish Cardstock.  Color with alcohol markers (I matched up the color as flower in picture was just a bit larger than the one I created so I needed it to blend).  Shape your pieces then build flower on card front using Kids Choice Glue.  Create a couple of leaves add to flower using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5  Create Lady bug adhere to leaf.

Step  6  Using Suzanne Cannon’s A With Words – Courage 1 fro white Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back and 1 from black glitter paper with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere white to card front then adhere black over white offsetting just a little.

Step 7  Stamp sentiment of your choice inside.

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Do hope that you have enjoyed my card and it has inspired you to create your own background using a picture.

Most of supplies used have been linked so all you have to do is click on any picture it will take you to site.

Thank you for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

 



More Sympathy Cards

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Welcome my crafty friends,

It has been a long time since I posted and I am sorry but it just has been a crazy summer.  I do hope that you are all enjoying your summer.

I have worked on cards but just haven’t taken the time to post and unfortunately these cards do not have tutorials but I have links to the products I used so you just have to click on the picture and it will take you to the site.  If you have questions on how I did something please message me and I will gladly respond.

For those of you who don’t know Susan’s Garden has gone to Tonic Studios and she will have a new release of dies in September and she has asked me to be on her Design Team which I feel honored as well as excited and of course I accepted so be sure to keep checking back she has some great dies coming.

Thank you for stopping by today and until next time Happy Crafting!

Christine

Sympathy Cards

Esther's Sympathy

Brenda's Sympathy

Cindy's Sympathy

Welcome my crafty friends!

Just a quick post today.  Today I have 3 sympathy cards I created using some of Susan’s Garden Notes dies.  I have not done tutorials but they are very simple to do.  Because sympathy cards are usually not a planned thing it helps if you have a few flowers ahead so a card can be created in a timely manner.  These cards all have the Garden Notes Love In A Mist which I love to make.

Card 1 has a background paper that I made myself by printing off a picture I had taken of old wallpaper.

Card 2  the colorful oval was done with coffee filter and powder water colors.

Card 3  the colorful image was done using Distress Oxide Inks.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Purple Callas

Purple Calla Lilies

Hello My Crafty Friends,

The weather here in Maine has started to cooperate a little so much of my spare time has been spent outside digging and planting until I can’t stand the black flies driving me back inside.

Today I have a card that I created which was inspired by a bouquet I saw at the florist shop.  The lady ahead of me was picking up flowers for a wedding and when I saw the gorgeous Calla Lilies I knew I had to try and recreate them in paper.

Here is how the card was created.

Step 1  Using white Soft Finish Cardstock form 6″ X 6″ card base.

Step 2  From same cardstock cut piece 5-3/4″ square.  Using embossing folder of your choice (I am sorry I do not know the name of mine I have had it for sometime) emboss cardstock.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere square to card front.

Step 3  From green cardstock cut several ferns using Garden Notes Ladder Fern.  Add using using distress ink.  To add dimension use tweezers from Garden Notes 4 pc Tool Set to pinch up on fronds.  Adhere to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 4  Create a couple sprigs of Garden Notes Baby’s Breath die cutting branches from green cardstock and flowers from 90# white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Add color to center using extra fine point green marker.  Shape flowers using hard eraser and toothpick.  Build flowers using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5  Create 3 Calla Lilies in color of your choice. I cut from 90# white Soft Finish Cardstock using Garden Notes Calla Lily die set then added my color.  For the purple I used the Violet PanPastels set 1.  I added very carefully after flower was all formed as it made a mess when I tried adding before shaping (Lesson Learned).  Stamen was colored with purple alcohol marker then added purple pollen with dab of yellow pollen just on very tip.  See Susan’s video here.  Adhere lilies to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6   Create 7 or 8 Garden Notes Cosmos from white 90# Soft Finish Cardstock color with purple alcohol marker.  Shape using Garden Notes tool kit, molding mat and leaf mat.  I shaped mine a little different for my purple flowers by using loop tool on wrong side then turning and using medium ball tool to push down in center on right side.  I made a couple into buds on this card.  See Susan’s video here.  Arrange on card front adhering with Kids Choice Glue.

Step 7  Cut apart sprigs of Baby’s Breath and tuck into arrangement then add leaves to complete arrangement.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you to make your own floral arrangement.  By clicking on any of the pictures below it will take you to Elizabeth Craft Designs site.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Copic Marker – V09

Green Extra Fine Marker

Cardstock – 2 shades of green

Embossing Folder  (6 X 6 or larger)

70th Birthday Calla Lilies

70th Birthday Calla Lily

Welcome My Crafty Friends!

Wow it has been more than a month since my last post as we have had a lot going on. As we all know life does get in the way of our crafting sometimes but I am back now and it seems great.  I have really missed making cards but there was just no time.

My card today uses Susan’s Garden Notes Calla Lily, Cosmos, Ladder Fern and Stitched Rectangle Frame It along with Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Fishtail Banners.  My little background feature was done using Brusho Watercolor Powders and coffee filter.

Here is how I created my card.

Step 1  Create background piece using glossy photo paper, coffee filter and watercolor powders Susan has a video on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club found here

Step 2  Form 6″ X 6″ card base from 110# white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 3  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-3/4″ square.   Using Garden Notes Frame It/Stitched Rectangles cut rectangle on right side using size of your choice.  Cut background piece slightly larger than opening attach to back of opening using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Create flowers and ferns.  The Calla Lilies were colored with Copic Marker RV 69, the 3 pink Cosmos were colored using Copic  RV10 and RV17.  First I stamped a few extra ferns using green ink and a stamp I had made using Ladder Fern die to cut 3 sets of ladder ferns stacking to maker thicker.  Die cut 3 or 4 ferns from green cardstock using Garden Notes Ladder Fern shade with green ink adhere to card front using Kids Choice Glue.  Color and shape 3 Garden Notes Calla Lilies (the link above for background also includes tutorial for lilies and cosmos) add to card front along with 3 pink Garden Notes Cosmos and 3 white.

Step 5  My sentiment was printed out onto white Soft Finish Cardstock then die cut using ECD Stitched Fishtail Banners and adhered using dimensional tape.

I do hope that you have enjoyed my quick tutorial today and it inspires you to create.  All Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used are linked below just click on any picture and it will take you directly to their site.

Thank you for stopping by today and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Copic Markers – RV69, RV10, RV17, YG95, Y19

Cardstock – shades of green, yellow

Brusho Crystal Colour

Birthday Orchid

Birthday Orchid

Hello my crafty friends – Welcome!

From my paper garden today is a card I created using Susan’s Garden Notes Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchid) and Trevi Urn.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  Form card base 5″ X 6″ From white Soft Finish Cardstock (The embossing folder actually determined card size as I started as a 6″ X 6″ then had to trim down)  Emboss card front.

Step 2  Using white Soft Finish Cardstock which has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut 2 Garden Notes Trevi Urns.  Adhere 1 on top of other.  Color urn using alcohol markers in your choice of colors. Remove protective paper add pop dot center lower back of urn then adhere to card front keeping close to bottom to allow room for flowers at top.

Step 3   From white Soft Finish Cardstock cut several Garden Notes Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchids) color with alcohol markers in color of your choice then shape using Susan’s 4 pc. All Metal Tool Set, molding pads and Leaf Pad see Susan’s video here.   Cut leaves and 3 stems from green cardstock and cut 3 stems from white cardstock.  Adhere white stems on top of green stems color with alcohol markers.  Shade and shape leaves.

Step 4 build flowers on card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5  Add sentiment using pop dot.

Now is your turn to create – have fun!  All Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used are linked below just click on any picture it will take you directly to their site.

Thank you for stopping by today and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – green

Copic Markers – various colors

Pop Dots

Embossing Folder

Spanish Moss

Metallic Rub Ons – Set 3