Blue Poppy & Daisies

Blue Poppy & Daisies

Hello My Crafty Friends,

So happy that Susan is going with Spellbinders and that I am on her Design Team.  I will be linking more products once her new release comes out this September.  When you click on the linked items it takes you to the site where you can purchase you do not pay anymore this way but I do earn a small commision when you do this.

Today I have another sympathy card I created once again using Susan’s Garden Notes Poppy 2 and Shasta Daisy.  The background paper is a photo I had taken of some old peeling wallpaper then printed on white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Here is how I created it.

Step 1  6″ x 6″ card base.  Cut colored cardstock (black used here) 5-1/4″ square adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Cut background paper 5″ square add to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 2  Create 3 daisies, 2 buds and 1 poppy  Susan’s video for these which can be found here

Step 3  Build flowers on left side of card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 4  chose sentiment stamp on white Soft Finish Cardstock edge with black ink adhere to upper right of card front using pop dots.

I do hope that you have enjoyed this simple tutorial and that it has given you some inspiration to create.

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

Christine

You only live once but, if you live right once is enough!

Supplies:

Cardstock – Black

Background paper

ink – black

Blue Copic Markers – unsure of color used as I did poppy a long time ago

 

 

Poppy Hugs

Poppy Hugs

Hello My Crafty Friends,

I do hope you are all staying safe and healthy.  We are staying home as much as possible only going to grocery store as needed.   Boy I cannot wait until hubby can take this job back I am not a fan of grocery shopping.  We are both in that bracket of being higher risk due to health and age he is 78 and I am 70.   Let ‘s hope that this is all over soon so we can get back to some kind of normalcy.

During my time at home I have been making some flowers and creating cards.  Today’s card is featuring the poppy and daisy.  Perfect timing on my part as I see Susan is doing a live today and one of the things she is demonstrating is the poppy so I will link that as soon as it is available.  Susan’s link came be found here for both the poppy and daisy.

Sadly I have several sympathy cards to make none being due to the virus thank goodness.

Exciting news from Susan Tierney-Cockburn she is going with Spellbinders and will have a new release of dies and tools this fall.  I am so excited as I love working with Susan’s dies as they make the most realistic looking paper flowers.

Here is how I created today’s card.

Step 1  6″ X 6″ card base

Step 2  Cut 5-3/4″ square water color paper and create a background using Distress Oxide Inks in colors of your choice.    Once dry adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  Sentiment was cut from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words – Sending Hugs die set was used here. Adhere to lower left of card front.  Most of the time I add sentiment last but in this case space was an isssue so to make sure everything fit I added first.

Step 4 Cut 2 Garden Notes Canning Jar from clear sticker paper.  A blue color alcohol marker was used to cut front of one jar for the water although it is hard to see with the background.  Adhere second jar over jar that you have colored so color will be locked in between.  Add stems to jar down through jar opening stems will stick to jar to hold in place.  Add small pieces to back of stems so they are hidden by stems then adhere jar to lower right of card front.

Step 5  Create 2 poppies and 1 bud using Garden Notes Poppy 2 die set.  Mine were cut from white Soft Finish Cardstock then colored with Copics Alcohol Markers R29 & R08.  Create 1 Daisy and 1 Bud using Garden Note Shasta Daisy.  Adhere flowers to top of jar using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6 Add Twine bow at neck of jar attaching with a dot of Kids Choice Glue.

Thanks for stopping by today hope it has been inspirational and you create your own paper bouquet.  Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

You only live once but, if you live right once is enough!

Thoughtful Daisies

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Hello my crafty friends!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  Weather is getting better the sun is getting higher staying light longer yippee!

Today I am posting a card that was made for a friend.  Susan’s new Garden Notes Gerbera Daisy die set was used along with Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Squares, a couple new Moda Scrap dies and Suzanne Cannon Thinking of You die set.

Here is how the card was completed.

  1.  Finished card base is 6″ X 6″ made by cutting white Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score.  At this point you can decide if you want a top fold or side fold card.
  2. Cut a 6″ X 6″ piece of patterned paper to front of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  3. Using 2 largest dies from Els Stitched Squares make frame from white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Lay smaller of 2 dies inside larger die centering – tape together with removable tape lay onto cutting machine making sure they do not shift – die cut.  You will be using the frame only, save the inner square to use on another project. Center frame on front of card adhere with Clear Double Sided Adhesive2017-03-03-12-54-44
  4. From black cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut “Thinking of You” using A way With Words Thinking of You die.  Adhere to card front.
  5. From green cardstock cut 3 Moda Scrap Leafy Branch 4.
  6. Cut 2 Moda Scrap Leafy Branch 6/Wheat from dark yellow cardstock.
  7. Cut 3 daisies using new Garden Notes Gerbera Daisy dies in colors of your choice.  Cut each size petal layer 2 or 3 times depending on fullness wanted.  Daisies on this card have 3 of each layer.  Using Susan’s Garden 4 pc. Tool Set and Molding Mat shape petals.  Assemble using Kids Choice Glue.    Add a small amount of glue around just the outer edge of daisy centers sprinkle with pollen (Pollen was used here but is optional). Cut Several leaves from medium green color cardstock. .  Shade using crushed olive Distress Ink. Using tool set and Leaf Pad shape leaves.
  8. Arrange branches, daisies and leaves on card until satisfied.  Attach to card using Kids Choice Glue.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

1292 Susan’s Garden Notes Gerbera Daisy

1317 Moda Scrap Leafy Branch 4

1320 Moda Scrap Leafy Branch 6 – Wheat

1118 Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Squares

1059 Suzanne Cannon A Way With Words – Thinking of You

Soft Finish Cardstock – White

808 Susan’s Garden 4 pc. Tool Kit

810 Large Molding Mat

811 Leaf Pad

814 Kids Choice Glue

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies:

Cardstock – 2 shades green, pink, yellow, black and mustard yellow

Pollen (optional)

Patterned paper

I do hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial today.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs to check out all their great products.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

 

Christine

 

 

 

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