Hyacinth Hello

Hello Hyacinth

 

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Well it is Spring although today we got snow again so paper gardening was in order.

My card today has a very popular spring flower – Susan’s Garden Notes – Hyacinth.

My card is a 6″ X 6″ tent fold card.  Card base was created using white Soft Finish Cardstock cut 6″ X 12″ scored at 6″ and folded on score line.

Used Susan’s Garden Notes Frame It – Rectangles die set to cut opening in card front.  I am lucky I have some 8-1/2″ X 11″ embossing folders  used one to emboss front of card base.

Distress Oxide Sprays in various colors were used on photo paper to create background piece then adhered to back of card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive behind opening.

5 Hyacinths were created in different colors cut from white Soft Finish Cardstock then colored with Copic Markers.  Stems and leaves were cut from green cardstock – I cut the leaf  off  stem and used separately.

From gray cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back 2 Susan’s Garden Notes Trevi Urns were cut one adhered to other.  Black Embellishment Mousse, Snow Accent and Distress Oxide Sprays were used for finish on urn.  Protective paper was removed from back of urn a couple of dimensional dots were placed center back of urn then adhered to card front.

Hyacinths and leaves were added to urn using Kids Choice Glue.

Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words – Hello was cut twice from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Tape on back then one was adhered to other – adhered to lower left of card front.

Cannot wait until Susan’s new dies are released by Spellbinder in early September – I am on Susan’s Design Team and will be creating with her new dies.

Hope you have enjoyed my card today and it has inspired you to create and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

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

 

Pitcher of Tulips

 

Pitcher of Tulips

 

Hello my crafty friends,

Today I have a card I created using Susan’s Garden Notes Tulip 2 and her Pottery Pitcher.  Once again I had seen a picture on Facebook and wanted to try to recreate in paper – something I really love to do.  Here is my inspiration picture.

tulips in pitcher

This is a 6″ X 6″ card base.  Tonic Specialty paper (white) was cut 6″ square then oval was cut out of center.  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  A second piece of Specialty paper (black) was used and same oval was cut from it.    Adhere the black oval inside oval opening on card front.

The Pitcher was cut twice from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere one on top of other.  The finish was actually a trial and error and it was not exactly how I wanted it but felt it was good enough to use.  I was out of texture paste so I used snow accent which is   grainier than texture paste.  I then used Seth Apter’s Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture Embossing Powder and heat embossed.  Add a couple of dimensional dots to lower center of back of pitcher adhere to card front.

8 tulips were created using Susan’s Garden Notes Tulip 2 colored with Copic marker and shaped using Susan’s Tool Kit.  Tulips and leaves adhered at top of pitcher using Kids Choice Glue.

Karen Burniston’s Word Set 6 was used to cut Hello from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere to lower right of card front.

Susan’s dies are getting harder and harder to find but be patient Susan has new dies being released by Spellbinders Aug/Sept and when they are released I will be linking them in my posts at that time.

Thank you for stopping by today and hope that you got some inspiration.  Until next time – happy crafting!

Christine

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

 

 

Bachelor Buttons Hello

Bachelor Buttons Hello

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Wow March 1st spring is around the corner at least I hope it is.

Today I have a card for you it was inspired by a picture that I saw on Facebook.  This is the picture.  After Susan did these on her “Live” a couple weeks ago I decided it was time to make my card. 87024237_2643336545886255_3078880867012050944_n

Here is how my card was created.

Step 1  Create 6″ X 6″ card base from white Cardstock  or use purchased one which you can find at Tonic Studios.  Cut colored cardstock (light green used here) 5-1/2″ X 5-1/2″ adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Cut white cardstock 5-1/2″ X 5-1/2″ emboss using embossing folder of your choice. ( Craftwell Delicate Dots used here) then adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 2  Using Tonic Studios Verso Classic Quatrafoil die (2 pieces together) cut white cardstock.  Using white cardstock slightly larger than the Quatrafoil.  Using 2 colors of Nouvo Embellishment Mousse (Spring Green and Lemon Sorbet used here)  spread on piece of cardstock  using Nuvo Media Spatulas graduating the colors from top to bottom.  Using outline die from Classic Quatrafoil set die cut your piece once dry.  Using Nuvo Liquid Adhesive adhere your white quatrafoil over your background piece.  Adhere to left side of card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Create Watering Can cutting it twice from cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Either use colored cardstock and shade or white cardstock and color / shade with Alcohol Markers.   Stack one on top of the other bend sides back a little to give it some curve.  Remove protective paper from back add dimensional tape lower center of back then adhere to right side of card front making sure to leave top of watering can open so you can put stems down in can.

Step 4  Create 5 Bachelor Buttons and 3 buds. Color shape and build flowers then arrange and adhere to watering can.   Link to Susan’s “Live” can be found here  

Step From black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back die cut “Hello” using Tonic’s Sentiment Strip die.  Adhere to left side of card.

Hope that I have given you some inspiration and you will create your own version.

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

Christine 

Other Supplies

Cardstock – Black, Green ( 2 shades), Gray, white

Copic Markers – B29, B26, V09

Dimensional Tape

Metallic Rub-Ons Kit 2 – Pewter and Olive

Embossing Folder – Craftwell Delicate Dots

“You only live once, but if you live right once is enough”

 

 

ECD Glitter Challenge

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Hello My Crafty Friends,

Once again it is time for another Design Team Challenge this month the challenge is All That Glitters challenging us to use one of the 3 new palettes of Silk Microfine Glitter just released.  The three palettes are Bloom (which I have used), Beach and Earth each has 5 colors.

Be sure to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see all the creations by our Design Team and enter for a chance to win. 

For today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook Giveaway Blog Post or the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us Which of the new Silk Microfine Glitter Palettes is your favorite, Earth, Beach or Bloom?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, May 18th on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and our Facebook page.


Here is how my card was created.

Step 1  Form tent fold card base 5″ X 6″ from white cardstock.

Step 2  Cover 6″ square piece of cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Decide the order you want your colors to go in then start tearing  (no measuring ) 1 strip of protective adhesive off exposing adhesive sprinkle on Silk Microfine Glitter tap off excess burnish in using your finger.  Make sure to burnish each color before moving on.  Repeat process with each color until entire piece is covered.  Using largest Stitched Fishtail die to cut the piece,  My strips I did on diagonal but you could also do vertical or horizontal.  When exposing adhesive be very careful not to get your fingers in it.

Step 3  Adhere Fishtail to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  From black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back die cut 2 “hello” using die from Joset’s Words 2 – Thinking of You set.  Adhere to bottom of card front.

Step 5  From white Soft Finish Cardstock create Garden Notes “Love In The Mist”.  Susan has a video to help with this on her Facebook Susan’s Garden Club at this link.

Now it is your turn to try making some art with Silk Microfine Glitter.

Be sure to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created using the new palettes of Silk Microfine Glitter and be sure to comment for a chance to win a $20.00 Gift Certificate.

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

Christine