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

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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

 

Autumn Light

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Hello everyone welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by.  Today is Susan’s Garden September Challenge and the challenge this month is Home Decor using Susan’s dies.  I chose to decorate  a lantern that I have had around for a while and have not been using.  Sorry about photo quality as it is very hard to photograph things with glass.

For our Challenge today 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 blog post and answer this question: What Home Decor items do you like to create to use in your home?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, September 15th, on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

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Here is how I did it.

1.  Cut 7 or 8 Garden Notes Grapevine Wreath from medium brown color cardstock.   Shade each one using inks or PanPastels (Distress Oxide re-inkers used here)  Lay each one face down on molding mat using medium ball tool from Susan’s 4 pc. Tool Kit rub branches all around then turn over and rub branches here and there with ball tool this gives some dimension.  Using small amounts of Kids Choice Glue attach wreaths together stacking them as you go.

2.  Make 5-7 Sunflowers in colors of your choice using Garden Notes Sunflower 2 die.  Susan has a video on Facebook – Susan’s Garden Club page showing how to do her sunflowers and the Woodland Leaves.

3.  For leaves use White Soft Finish Cardstock colored with PanPastels Set 1 rubbing colors all over paper then cut leaves from paper.  You could also cut from colored cardstock and shade with PanPastels Set 1.  Cut a variety of leaves so you would have enough to go all around the wreath.  Lay leaves on leaf mat and using leaf tool from tool kit put vein lines in.  Center line is done on back  then turn over and put side veins in.

Assembling:

place wreaths inside lantern.   Cut a large clear plastic cup so you have approx 2″ ring.    Attach Sunflowers to plastic ring using Kids Choice Glue.  Add a little glue to just top back of sunflower press up against plastic ring evenly spacing sunflowers all around.  Add the sunflower leaves.  Place ring into lantern setting inside center of wreaths.  Add Woodland leaves randomly all around attaching with a little Kids Choice Glue. (if you don’t attach and just lay leaves in it would be very easy to change for the seasons).

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Other Supplies:

Lantern (this one is 13″ high 5″ dia)

Distress Oxide inks in colors of your choice

Cardstock in colors of your choice

 

I do hope that this has been inspirational and gives you some ideas on repurposing  an old lantern.  If you don’t have an old lantern I have seen them at places like A.C.Moore, JoAnn’s and Hobby Lobby.  Mine is fall but you could do any season or decor that you like.  By attaching flowers to plastic ring and not attaching leaves but just laying them in there you can certainly change out for different seasons.  I am thinking this would be beautiful with Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 1 and the Ivy Vine.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for all their wonderful dies and supplies.   Also be sure  to check out their blog for details on this months challenge to see all the Design Teams creations and a chance to win.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Happy Thoughts

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Hello Everyone welcome to my blog.  Well fall is quickly closing in and I don’t know about you but I am not ready to let go of my flowers yet.

Today my card is a “Twisted Easel Card” featuring Susan’s Garden Notes Dahlia.  This is really a fun and easy card.    I belong to a scrapbooking group and our demonstrator taught us this card the other night and I could not wait to make it again.  Let’s get started!

  1.  Card base: Cut cardstock 4-1/4″ X 11″ score at 5-1/2″ fold on score line.   (Note: Fold on this card is actually on the right and will seem a bit strange.)  Open card up score right half of card from lower left at center score line to top outside right edge as shown in photo.  If you look close you can see little x marks that are lined up in cutting channel.2017-08-25 Happy Thoughts2

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2.  Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock 4″ X 5-1/4″ dry emboss using embossing folder of your choice (Mosaic used here).  Attach to lower half of folded section centering so you have even edge all around.

3.  Apply strip of Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back of cardstock  wide enough to cut 2 Bead Strings 1 from (I used same cardstock card base is made from).  Attach one to card front and 1 to inside of card.

4.  Cut white cardstock 1″ X 3″ stamp sentiment in black.  Susan’s Garden Words That Means A Lot used here.  Round corners.  Cut matching cardstock 1-1/4″ X 3-1/4″ round corners.  Attach sentiment to colored cardstock using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

5.  From white cardstock cut 1 stitched circle using next to the smallest die.  Using Joset Designs General Sentiments Stamp Set stamp Hugs in black ink.  Cut 1 fitted circle from colored cardstock using next to smallest die.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive attach white circle to colored circle.

6.  Cut ModaScrap Pair of Leaves twice from green cardstock and cut 3 of smallest ModaScrap Dandelion Fluff from white cardstock.  Using Medium ball tool from Susan’s Garden Tool Kit lay all pieces right side down on Molding Mat rub ball tool over giving some shape.

7.  Create 1 Susan’s Garden Notes Dahlia in color of your choice.   Susan has stepped out how to create Dalhia on her blog. https://stierneyc.wordpress.com/

8.  Arrange leaves and fluffs  to your liking (do this before gluing down trust me as I am not real happy with mine).  When you have them where you want attach using Kids Choice Glue.  Attach Dalhia and leaves.  Using dimensional tape add sentiment to right of Dahlia.  Inside card add the Hugs circle using dimensional tape place to left about 3/4″ from bottom this will be your easel stop.  Add a few sparkles.

 

I do hope that you have enjoyed my post today and make your own version of this card.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs to see all their great supplies!

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine


Wildflowers

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Hello my Crafty Friends!  This card was designed for my post on Elizabeth Craft Designs for Susan’s garden Design Team.  It features the wildflowers that are in bloom in my area of Maine right now.  For tutorial on how card was made and to see all the great products be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Christine