Family Hydrangeas

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Hello My Crafty Friends,

Today I have another card for you that I created,  my inspiration actually being bouquet of dried hydrangeas that sits on my dresser in an old antique vase.  The hydrangeas are ones that grow across the front of my house they are called Bobo.  These hydrangeas have been on my dresser since I cut them last fall and one day as I looked at them my inspiration hit me.

Inspiration:

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Here is how it was created.

Step 1  Card base is 5″ X 7 – I used Tonic Studios Craft Perfect Ivory White Card Blanks.  These card blanks are very nice quality also com in white and other sizes.

Step 2  Cut colored cardstock 4-3/4″ X 6-3/4″ using Oval die set ( Susan’s Garden Notes Fitted Frame It used here) choose oval one size smaller than what you want for opening – die cut oval in cardstock keeping it close to top.    Cut Ivory cardstock 4-1/2″ X 6-1/2″  Using next size up oval die cut oval adhere ivory on top of colored using Clear Double Sided Adhesive then adhere to card front.  From ivory white cardstock  with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut 4 corners (ECD Corners 1 used here).  Adhere corners to card front.

Step 3  Using Suzanne Cannon – A Way With Words – Family die cut from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere to bottom center of card front.

Step 4  Vase was cut on Cricut from brown cardstock.  Cut twice adhere one on top of other using Tonic’s Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Use basket weave embossing folder to emboss.  Metallic Rub-Ons Kit 2 – Nubian was rubbed over surface of vase to highlight.  Dimensional tape was used to mount to card (to make it fit oval bottom of vase was cut off).

Step 5  cut, color and shape and build hydrangeas.  Susan’s Garden Club Lacecap Hydrangea die set was used for little flowers but I cut oval shapes to use for base.  Adhere at top of vase.

Hope my card gives you an idea and look around for inspiration as I have done.

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

Christine



Other Supplies

Cardstock – ivory white, brown,burgundy green

Copic Markers – RV69, E41, E42

Dimensional Tape

Metallic Rub Ons Kit 2

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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

 

 



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)

With Sympathy Flame Lily

Sympathy Flame Lily

 

Hello my crafty friends – Welcome!

Still snow here in Maine so no outdoor gardening so I get to do more paper gardening which I love.  As I get older I am finding I enjoy the paper gardening more than outdoor as it is easier on my back.

My card today uses Susan’s new Garden Notes Flame Lily again along with great fillers Garden Notes Feverfew 1 and Maidenhair Fern.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  From white  110# Soft Finish Cardstock form 6″ x 6″ card base.

Step 2  Cut patterned paper 5-3/4″ square ( ModaScrap Wood Effects used here).  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  Cut frame from green cardstock using 2 largest dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Hexagons.  Line dies up making sure they are even all around use removable tape to hold together while die cutting.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere frame to card front 1/4″ down from top.

Step 4  From white Soft Finish Card cut 1 Stitched Hexagon using next to largest die.  Adhere in center of frame.

Step 5  Cut 4 branches of Garden Notes Feverfew 1 color shape and assemble.

Step 6  Cut 2 sets of Garden Notes Maidenhair Fern from green cardstock shade and shape.

Step 7  From white 110# Soft Finish Cardstock cut 3 Garden Notes Flame Lilies then cut leaves from green cardstock.  Color, shape and assemble.  Susan has great videos for creating her flowers on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club

Step 7 From white Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut “With Sympathy” using Words 4 – Remember die set.  Adhere to bottom of card front.

Hope this has sparked you to go make a card.  All Elizabeth Craft Designs are linked below just click on any picture it will take you to their site.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Cardstock – 2 or 3 greens, yellow

Copic Markers

 

Flame Lily Birthday

Flame Lily Birthday

Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog!

Today I have a card I created using Susan’s new Garden Notes Flame Lily die set.  This is my first attempt will continue to work on them.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  Create card base from 110# white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Mine is 5-7/8″ square instead of 6″ square as I wanted my embossing folder to work.

Step 2  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-7/8″ square then emboss.  I trimmed away the top part of embossed piece along curved line.  Although I don’t know the name of my embossing folder or the maker I did look on line and found that Joyful Home and Tatter Lace do make some similar ones.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive to attach embossed piece to card front.

Step 3  From 110# white Soft Finish Cardstock cut 3 Garden Notes Flame Lily cut leaves and stamen from green cardstock.  Using alcohol markers in colors of your choice color petals  (I have 2 red and yellow and 1 purple and green) then shape using Garden Notes All Metal 4 pc. Tool Kit.  Susan has how to videos on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club.

Step 4  From green cardstock cut set of Garden Notes Ladder Fern.   Shade with Distress Ink and pinch up on fronds to give dimension. I also cut set from fun foam and made my own stamps – cut 3 each and stacked them together.  I used glue as my foam did not have adhesive on back.  Using green ink I stamped a few ferns on upper top left of card front.

Step 5  Build your arrangement starting with ferns adhering with Kids Choice Glue.  Build lilies on card then add leaves.

Step 6  From black glitter paper w/ Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back die cut Suzanne Cannon’s  A Way With Words Small Happy Birthday.  Adhere to upper right of card.

Step 7  Add self adhesive pearls.

All the Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies used on project are linked below just click on any picture you will be taken to their site.

Hope I have inspired you to go make a card.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, black glitter

Self Adhesive Pearls

Alcohol Markers

Embossing Folder – do not know name or maker of one I used but  after searching a bit I found that Tattered Lace and Joyful Home have similar folders that could be used.