Lovely Carnation

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Hello everyone weather here in Maine has been beautiful the last few days finally it has turned warm and the flowers are blooming like crazy.  My roses in front of my deck really started popping open today and they are so pretty.

Today my post is using  a new release for Susan Tierney-Cockburn at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I have used Susan’s  Garden Notes Carnation die again I love making these they are so pretty and easy.  The card is an A2 card (5-1/2″ X 4-1/4″.  Here is how I made the card.

  1.  Using a 5-1/2″ X 4-1/4″ card base either a purchased one or you can cut cardstock 5-1/2″ wide by 8-1/2″ long and score at 4-1/4″ to form your own card base.
  2. Using largest Stitched Rectangle die cut one rectangle from deep pink cardstock,
  3. Take green cardstock and cut to 5″ X 3-3/4″.
  4.   Cut white cardstock  4-3/4″ X 3-1/2″ and emboss this piece with Swirly Curves embossing folder or embossing folder of your choice.
  5.   Ink all edges of rectangles and card base .  (Distress Ink – Vintage Photo used here).
  6. Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive attach rectangles to card base starting with largest (deep pink) and ending with smallest (white).
  7.  Cut a Leafy Branch from green cardstock.  Lay right side down onto molding mat and using small ball tool lightly rub each leaf giving it dimension.
  8.   From brown cardstock cut 2-3 branches using Susan’s Garden Bouquet Stems and Branches die set.  Also cut several branches from Susan’s CountryScapes – The Woods 1 dies set.  On these branches add a clear drying glue to the right side of the branches and dip them into white “Prills”.
  9. Using light pink cardstock cut all petals twice.  From green cardstock cut 2 stems.
    1. Distress all petal edges with a darker pink ink.  Hello Spring 7
    2. Lay all petals wrong side up on molding mat and using small end of loop tool ruffle the edges by pressing and pulling loop from edge to center just enough to make the edge curl.  Do this on all petals.  Hello Spring 8
    3. Turn petals over and using magenta PanPastel shade centers of all pieces.  Using the same loop tool as before finish shaping petals by pulling loop tool down through each petal careful not to disturb your ruffle.
    4. Using tweezers pinch stem end of each petal and cup center using smallest ball tool.
    5. Adhere 2 stems together using a quick clear drying adhesive.  Lay stem right side down on leaf mat and using leaf tool draw a stem line down center of stem.  Place on molding mat and using medium ball tool shape the “calyx”  by rubbing the ball around (stirring like motion).
    6. Lay stem on non-stick surface and build your carnation.  Starting with largest petals add a small dot of clear drying adhesive to calyx add your first set of petals, add adhesive to center of petals and add next set of petals offsetting a little.  Continue the process until you have all 8 layers added.
  10.  Using clear drying glue attach Leafy Branch to left side of card front.  Attach Carnation over the  Leafy Branch then add Branches.
  11.  Cut scallop oval using next to the smallest die in the Fitted Frames Curvy Ovals set from white cardstock.  From deep pink cardstock cut oval using next to the smallest die from Fitted Ovals set.  Using smallest die in Fitted Ovals cut white oval.  Ink edges on all ovals.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive attach ovals together.
  12. Add Happy Birthday Peel Off Sticker.  Attach to lower right of card front using pop dots.
  13. Cut 2 Card Stand / Easel glue together and emboss using embossing folder of your choice.

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s Garden Notes – Carnation

Susan’s garden Notes – Bouquet Stems and Branches

Card Stand / Easel

Leafy Branch

Stitched Rectangles

Fitted Frames 4 Curvy Ovals

Fitted Ovals

Swirly Curves Embossing Folder

Peel Off Stickers – Happy Birthday

Susan’s CountryScapes – The Woods 1

Susan’s Garden Flower Coloring Kit 1

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies

White, Deep Pink, Brown and Green cardstock

White Prills

Distress Ink – Vintage Photo

 

I  sure do hope you have enjoy this tutorial and it has inspired you to make your own card.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello Spring

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Hello Everyone today my post is a card  that I designed for Susan Tierney- Cockburn’s Design Team on Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.

Here in my area of Maine the Forget Me Not and Lily of the Valley are in bloom so of course I wanted to incorporate them into my design.   I am excited to post a card that I have made using one of Susan’s new releases Garden Notes Carnation along with foliage from the new CountryScapes Lavender die. I wanted to show you how to stretch your dies combining and interchanging them to make even more flowers as I have done here for the Forget Me Not and the Lily of the Valley.  I  also wanted to show you how you can create different looks by combining embossing folders.  For a full tutorial be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog at link above.

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Christine

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Lovely Lavender

 

Lovely Lavender

Hello Everyone,

Today my post is using one of Susan’s Garden Notes newest dies it is the Lavender.  Along with this die Els’ Through the Lens -Stone Series paper was used.  This card is a 6″ X 6″ tent fold.  Susan has 7 new dies being released.

Here is how the card was created.

  1.  Using 85# Soft Finish  white Cardstock  and Susan’s Garden Flower Coloring Kit 1 – Violet Tint and with a sponge color both sides of cardstock.  You could also use a lavender colored cardstock.
  2.   Cut Florets 6 times or more from violet / lavender cardstock.  Cut stems from green cardstock.
  3. Place florets right side up on hard rubber mat (Speedball Speedy Carve used here) Using smallest ball tool from Susan’s Tool Kit cup each floret.Lovely Lavender 2
  4. Using Kid’s Choice Glue attach florets to stems.  Lovely Lavender 3
  5.   Using clear jar die cut lay on top of vellum and lightly trace around the bottom half of jar and cut out.  Using light blue ink color both sides of vellum then cut to desired height to represent water in the jar.
  6.   Using Kid’s Choice Glue and toothpick place glue around  very edge of 2 sides and bottom of vellum (right side up) place clear jar on top of vellum lining it up – let dry.
  7. Wrap small piece of ribbon around neck of jar adhere with a drop of glue.
  8.   Attach lavender to back of jar adhering with small amount of glue.
  9. Use Vintage Photo Distress Ink to ink all edges on 6″ X 6″ card base and the 6″ X 6″ patterned paper.
  10. Attach patterned paper to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  11.  Using Kid’s Choice Glue apply a small amount around the very edge of back side of jar.  Attach jar to center of card front.
  12. Using white cardstock cut a tag using smallest tag in die set.  Ink edges and add “Thinking of You” peel off stickers.
  13. Using same ribbon loop a small piece through hole in tag attach to center of ribbon on jar.  Make a matching bow and attach that over the ends of loop.

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used

#1195 Susan’s Garden Notes – Lavender

#763 Tags

#1071 Card Stand / Easel

#808 Susan’s Garden Tool Set

#TTL002 Through the Lens – Stone Series

#PSF101 White Soft Finish Cardstock 85#

#PSF102 White Soft Finish Cardstock 100#

#30115 Susan’s Garden Flower Coloring Kit 1

#305 Peel Off Stickers – Thinking of You

#506 Clear Double Sided Adhesive

 

Other Supplies

6″ X 6″ white card base

Green Cardstock

1/8″ Purple Ribbon

Distress Ink – Vintage Photo

Light Blue Ink

Small piece Vellum

Jar Die Cut – Clear-  ( 2-1/2″ X3-1/4″)

Speedball Speedy Carve (used as molding mat for florets)

Embossing Folder

Now that you have seen how I created the card I do hope that you are inspired to try your own.  Be sure to check out not only the supplies to make this card but all the great products at Elizabeth Craft Designs

Until next time Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

Rosey Thank You

Rosey Thank You 02212016Hello everyone my post today is a simple Thank You card that I did for a friend.  Once again I have used Susan’s Garden Note Rose 2 Die along with a few other Elizabeth Craft Design Dies.  Susan has so many great dies as well as all the other dies and supplies at Elizabeth Craft Designs you must visit their site to see them all.  Elizabeth Craft Designs

Let’s make a card

  1.  Using the next to the largest Stitched Oval die and the patterned paper cut 1 oval.
  2. Using your choice of corner die from Corners 1 set cut 4 corners in pink and 4 corners in black cardstock.
  3. Using A Way With Words – Thank You die cut 1 in pink and 1 in black cardstock.
  4. Cut a rose from pink cardstock and stem and leaves from green cardstock.  Shade, shape and assemble using Susan’s great tutorial as guidance.
  5. Using 100# soft finish cardstock cut 2 Easel / Stand glue together and emboss using Dancing leaves embossing folder.
  6. Attach the pink corners to the black corners offsetting ever so slightly to give a shadow look.  (clear drying glue was used here)
  7. Attach the pink “Thank You” to black “Thank You” in the same manner as the corners.
  8. Using clear double sided adhesive attach oval to center of card base.
  9. Using a clear drying glue attach corner pieces in each corner of the card base.
  10. Attach the rose and “Thank You” .

Voila! You have a card.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

#998 Susan Garden Notes Rose 2

#1113 Stitched Ovals Dies

#1124 Corners 1

#1167 A Way With Words Die – Thank You

#1071 Card Stand / Easel Die

#106 Embossing folder – Dancing Leaves

#506 Clear Double Sided Adhesive – 1/4″

#PSF102 White Soft Finish Cardstock

 

Other Supplies

A2 White Card Base

Black, pink, and green cardstock

Patterned paper

I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today and that you will try your hand at it.  This is a simple card but fun to make.

Until next time Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just Peachy Roses

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Hello Everyone,

Today I am posting a wedding card that I designed for The Susan Tierney Cockburn Design team at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I used Susan’s Garden Rose 2 die, Katie Flourish Frame Edges, Accordion Oval Card Die and Heartstrings Embossing Folder which all can be found here .  The tutorial can also be found at Elizabeth Craft Designs here.

Hope that you have enjoyed this post and that you visit Elizabeth Craft Designs real soon to see all the great products they offer.

Have a super day!

Happy Scrapping,

Christine