Noel Pines

2017-11-10 Noel Pines 1

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

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!

Christine


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.
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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!

Christine


Other Supplies

Black, Green (2 shades) and Brown Cardstock

Burlap Paper

Copics Y19 Napoli Yellow

Red Pearl Pen

 

Noel Fairy

 

2017-10-07 Noel Fairy 3

Welcome to my blog thanks for coming.   It is time for another challenge for Susan’s Garden Design Team.  This challenge is to use one of Susan’s Fairy die sets.   Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog at this link to enter to win details below.

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 If you had your own fairy, what would be 3 products on your crafting wish list?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing
The winners will be announced on Friday, October 13th, on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
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For my challenge card I chose to use Susan’s Garden Notes Fairy – Rose Petal on a Christmas card using a non traditional Christmas color which is pink as I usually reserve it for floral cards not Christmas cards.  My fairy is sprinkling snow onto flowers below.
Here is how card was created.
  1.  White cardstock cut 6″ X 12″ scored at 6″ folded on score line to form 6″ X 6″ tent fold card base.
  2. Using Els van de Burgt Beaded Circle Frames cut 2 from silver mirror cardstock and 1 from pink glitter cardstock using largest die in set.
  3. Use next to largest die in set as a mask in center of card.  Using stipple brush and light pink ink stipple all outer edges (Distress Ink Spun Sugar used here).  2017-10-07 Noel Fairy 5
  4. Using Kids Choice Glue adhere beaded frames to card front silver – pink – silver staggering from top to bottom.
  5. Using Suzanne Cannons Noel die cut 1 from silver mirror cardstock and 1 from pink glitter cardstock.  Adhere pink to top of silver offsetting just a bit to give it a shadow effect using Kids Choice Glue.  Adhere in center of card.
  6. Using Susan’s Garden Notes Fairy – Rose Petal cut 2 bodies 1 with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back of cardstock.  Use either skin tone cardstock or use white Soft Finish Cardstock color with skin tone markers.  Adhere the two together giving depth and strength.  Cut rose petals from light pink cardstock.  Color fairy’s hair, dress top and shading on rose petals using markers.   Using Susan’s 4 piece Deluxe Tool Kit shape petals adhere to fairy for skirt.  For wings cut 2 from vellum that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top.  Remove protective paper sprinkle on Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter tap off excess then burnish in gently with finger.  Fold 1 set of wings back adhere to back of second set wings using Kids Choice Glue.  Adhere to fairy back.
  7. Make 2 pinecones and several white pine boughs using Susan’s Garden Notes White Pine Boughs & Pinecone.  Susan has a great video for creating these you can find it here.  Make 1 white poinsettia using Susan’s Garden Notes Small Poinsettia. Susan also has a great video for this as well you can find it here.
  8. Adhere boughs to lower left side of frames using Kids Choice Glue.  Add pinecones, poinsettia and  a few poinsettia leaves.  Using dimensional tape adhere fairy to upper right side of frames.
  9. Dab a bit of Kids Choice Glue on areas of pinecones, pine boughs, poinsettia, fairy’s hair and some in her hand then sprinkle Papericious Frosting Powder tape off excess set aside to dry.

Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and it has inspired you to make your own card.  Be sure enter to win.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine


Other Supplies Used:

Pink Glitter Cardstock

Silver Mirror Cardstock

Vellum

Various color markers

Papericious Frosting Powder

 

Witch’s Brew

2017-09-24 Witch's Brew

 

Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog today.  Well it is officially fall and Halloween is fast approaching so my post today is a Halloween card that I have designed using Susan’s CountryScapes Build A Witch die set.  There are 2 witches in the die set and I could not decide which witch (hehehe) to use so I decided to design a card that used both.

Here is how the card was created.

  1.  Card base is black glitter paper cut 12″ X 7″ scored at 6″ folded on score line to form 7″ X 6″ card so both witches would fit.
  2. Cut orange cardstock 6-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  3. Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 6-1/2″ X 5-1/2″ .  Cut circle approximately 2-1/2″ from scrap paper (just a mask for moon) add removable adhesive to back place on white cardstock where you would like your moon to be.  Using Distress Oxide re-inkers place a few drops Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet, Wild Honey and just a couple drops of Black Soot onto craft mat spritz with water tap cardstock into ink turning paper in different directions to cover entire piece.  You may want to do this in stages drying with heat gun in between so as not to muddy too much. Give it a quick spritz of water.  If you do not have re-inkers you can certainly sponge colors on you will just have a slightly different look.  Remove your mask let dry.  When completely dry attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  4. Using CountryScapes Build A Witch die set cut 1 of each witch body then cut 2 each of everything else from black cardstock (this just adds dimension) then cut witch bodies from patterned paper (NOTE: when cutting body of standing witch you must flip paper to make her face the opposite way).  The hats, legs / shoes were cut from black glitter paper.  Orange Stickles were used on leg areas, band on hats and some dots on their dresses.  Purple Stickles was also used on their dresses make sure this dries completely before assembling.  I assembled the witches before placing onto card front.  The broom cut approximately 5 times from brown cardstock then cut 1 broom part only from yellow cardstock.  Adhere 1 broom on top of the other then add just the yellow broom part on top for flying witch’s broom adhere 1 on top of other cutting away the broom part leaving just the handle for stick in caldron.  The remaining 3 handles cut into sticks for fire.
  5. The cat was cut twice from black cardstock using CountryScapes Critters 1 die set.  Adhere 1 on top of other.  Use tiny green gems for eyes.
  6. For the caldron I had a Halloween window cling setwith caldron in it that I traced around onto black glitter paper then “fussy” cut.  Fire was hand drawn onto white cardstock cut out then colored to look like flames. Logs were cut from brown cardstock using the broom handle die then cut into pcs.
  7. Build your scene onto card front using Kids Choice Glue to adhere.  For the flying witch pop dots were used for extra dimension.  For the steam coming from caldron wool roving was used (I do a little rug hooking) but you could use any fiberous material that you can pull out wispy.

Hope you have enjoyed this simple card tutorial and that you will make your own version of this card.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs to for all their great products!

Until next time ………Happy Crafting!

Christine