Hydrangeas in Tub

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Welcome my crafty friends,

Hope that you are all doing well.  Summer seems to be zipping right along I do wish it would slow down a little as here in Maine Winter sure is long.

Last week on Facebook I re-posted a picture of several bathtubs with different plantings so I decided to create a card with a bathtub of flowers.  I had some flowers left from the last card along with one of the backgrounds I recently created so that is what I have used.

Card base is 6″ X 6″ edged with Distress Oxide Antique Linen ink.

Background piece was created using 6″ square black cardstock then used a few Distress Oxide Sprays.  Edges were torn then inked with Distress Oxide Antique Linen.  Adhered to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

5″ square white Soft Finish Cardstock  was cut using 2 largest dies from Spellbinders Candlewick Squares taped together.  Square was attached to card front using dimensional tape.

Bathtub  (an old Karen Burniston die set from when she was with Elizabeth Craft Designs) was cut from white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back ( I cut 2) adhered one on top of other.  I rubbed  clear VersaMark over bathtub lightly trying not to completely cover then clear embossing powder was poured on then tapped off heated with heat gun.  Then I did some shading using inks to give an aged look.  Couple pieces of dimensional tape was adhered to center back of tub then adhered to card front.

Garden Notes Hydrangea 2, Baby’s Breath, Ostrich Fern and Ivy Vine were used to fill the tub using Kids Choice Glue to attach.

Hope you are inspired to go create a card – think outside the box look at your dies see what you might have that can be a vessel to hold your flowers.

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

Christine

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

Supplies

Cardstock – whie, black and green

Distress Oxide Spray – Blueprint Sketch, Picked Raspberry and Lemon Squeeze

Distress Oxide Ink – Antique Linen

Dimensional tape

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kids Choice Glue

Dies: Garden Notes 1293 Hydrangea 2, 1522 Baby’s Breath, Ivy Vine, Spellbinders Candlewick Squares, Karen Burniston Bathtub Pop Stand

Versamark

Clear Embossing Powder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friendship Hydrangeas

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Hello My Crafty Friends!

Hope that everyone is enjoying their summer at least to the best of your abilities during these trying times.

Today I have a card I for a friend that has just had hip surgery so will be going to visit her soon.  I (re)created using a technique called Black Magic for background and an arrangement that Susan did a couple of weeks ago.

Card is a 6″ X 6″ created from white Soft Finish Cardstock 110#

6″ X 6″ Black cardstock using Distress Oxide Inks (I used 3 color Sprays) create background.  Tear around the edges and use Distress Ink to ink edges (Antique Linen used here).  Video for Black Magic backgrounds can be found at end of video found here 

Hydrangeas were something I had already created so not sure what colors or techniques that I used.  A couple of ferns were laid down first (but they really don’t show so not needed) added my hydrangeas and leaves using Kids Choice Glue.  Placed them so that there would be room for sentiment.

Stamped sentiment in black ink on white cardstock tore edges then inked with the Distress Ink Antique Linen used dimensional dots to adhere to card front.

Hope this is an inspiration for you and you will go play!

Thanks for stopping by and until next time – Happy crafting!

Remember Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s new release with Spellbinders is just a month away – you will love it!  I am so proud that she selected me to be on her Design Team I started on her team with Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Christine

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

Supplies

Cardstock – white, green, black

Susan’s Garden Notes Hydrangea dies 1020 and 994

Distress Oxide Sprays – Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky, Picked Raspberry

Distress Oxide Ink – Antique Linen

Close To My Heart stamp set – D-1925 A Million Little Things

Kids Choice Glue

Momento Black Ink

Dimensional Dots

 

 

 

Family Hydrangeas

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Hello My Crafty Friends,

Today I have another card for you that I created,  my inspiration actually being bouquet of dried hydrangeas that sits on my dresser in an old antique vase.  The hydrangeas are ones that grow across the front of my house they are called Bobo.  These hydrangeas have been on my dresser since I cut them last fall and one day as I looked at them my inspiration hit me.

Inspiration:

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Here is how it was created.

Step 1  Card base is 5″ X 7 – I used Tonic Studios Craft Perfect Ivory White Card Blanks.  These card blanks are very nice quality also com in white and other sizes.

Step 2  Cut colored cardstock 4-3/4″ X 6-3/4″ using Oval die set ( Susan’s Garden Notes Fitted Frame It used here) choose oval one size smaller than what you want for opening – die cut oval in cardstock keeping it close to top.    Cut Ivory cardstock 4-1/2″ X 6-1/2″  Using next size up oval die cut oval adhere ivory on top of colored using Clear Double Sided Adhesive then adhere to card front.  From ivory white cardstock  with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut 4 corners (ECD Corners 1 used here).  Adhere corners to card front.

Step 3  Using Suzanne Cannon – A Way With Words – Family die cut from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere to bottom center of card front.

Step 4  Vase was cut on Cricut from brown cardstock.  Cut twice adhere one on top of other using Tonic’s Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Use basket weave embossing folder to emboss.  Metallic Rub-Ons Kit 2 – Nubian was rubbed over surface of vase to highlight.  Dimensional tape was used to mount to card (to make it fit oval bottom of vase was cut off).

Step 5  cut, color and shape and build hydrangeas.  Susan’s Garden Club Lacecap Hydrangea die set was used for little flowers but I cut oval shapes to use for base.  Adhere at top of vase.

Hope my card gives you an idea and look around for inspiration as I have done.

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

Christine



Other Supplies

Cardstock – ivory white, brown,burgundy green

Copic Markers – RV69, E41, E42

Dimensional Tape

Metallic Rub Ons Kit 2

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

 

Pink Hydrangea & Feverfew

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Hello my crafty friends – Welcome to my blog,

Today I have a card for you using Susan’s Garden Lace Cap Hydrangea, Feverfew, Frame It Stitched Susan’s Rectangle and Galvanized Tub.

Here is how I created it.

Step 1 Create a piece of background size to be determined by size rectangle used for cut out on card front..  My piece was created using several colors of Distress Oxide Sprays.

Step 2  Create 6″ X 6″ card base.  Cut a rectangle upper left side of card front.  Susan’s Garden Stitched Fitted Frame Rectangles were used but any rectangle die would do.

Step 3  Cut background piece a little larger than the rectangle opening.  Adhere to back of opening using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Stamp made from Garden Notes Ladder Fern was used with green ink to stamp couple of ferns in area above tub so they would show above tub and flowers.

Step 5  Cut 2  Galvanized Tubs with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere 1 on top of other.  I cut 1 from silvery gray cardstock and 1 from black.  I distressed it a bit.  Remove protective paper add couple pieces of dimensional tape to bottom center of  tub pinch a little on sides to give it some curve adhere to lower right of card front I leave tub opening open to tuck stems down into.

Step 6  Create 3 Hydrangeas and 3 stems of Garden Notes Feverfew from white Soft Finish Cardstock color using alcohol marker colors of your choice.  Shape and assemble.  ( You can also use colored cardstock if you prefer.)

Step 7  Using Kids Choice Glue arrange flowers in tub and adhere.

Hope you have enjoyed my card today and it has given you some inspiration to create.

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

Christine

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

 

Hydrangea 90th Birthday

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Hello my Crafty Friends thank you for stopping by my blog today.

I don’t know about you but I am sure glad that spring is in sight and hopefully much of the illnesses going around will run off with “Ole Man Winter”.  So much sickness that keeps going around and around.  I had my bout with it a couple of weeks ago but am finally getting back to my old self.  That said several of my posts have been done when I was not feeling well and so I feel my work was not up to par,  for that I apologize.

My post today is a card that I made for my dear friend’s mother as she celebrates her 90th Birthday.

Here is how I created the 5′ X 7″ Tent Fold card.

  1. Cut blue cardstock (Soft Finish Cardstock – Dusky Sky used here) 5″ X 7″ adhere to front of card base using clear double sided adhesive.
  2. Cut white cardstock 4-1/4″ X 4-3/4″ dry emboss using brick pattern embossing folder.  Not sure which embossing folder was used for my piece as my piece came out of my stash but I think it was Tim Holtz.  Adhere to left side of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  3. Cut 2 sets  Susan’s Garden Notes Carolina Window and Shutters from black cardstock.  Adhere them together (like to double them up to give dimension) using Kids Choice glue.  Trace around edge of window onto yellow cardstock and cut out cutting on inside edge of line so it will not stick out beyond the window.  Adhere using Kids Choice Glue to back of window to make it look like lights are on.  Adhere window onto brick section making sure to leave room at bottom of window for the hydrangeas.
  4. Making the hydrangeas.  I made 6 hydrangeas using Susan’s Garden Notes Hydrangea 2 die set.   5 I cut the stem off  leaving 1 with stem. These hydrangeas were made using various shades of blues and some white cardstock but the way I prefer is to use various shades of blue, a bit of green and pink PanPastels wiped with a sponge over white cardstock then cut out the flowers as they seem more realistic.  That being said cut your flowers however you would like to make them then shape and build your flowers.  Use Susan’s video to guide you it is very helpful.   You can find video here.
  5. Using Kids Choice Glue attach hydrangeas under the window being sure to only put glue on very edge of hydrangea.  Add as many leaves as you wish – hydrangeas have a lot of leaves.
  6. From white cardstock cut 1 Stitched Fishtail (4th smallest in set) stamp with sentiment using black ink.  My sentiment was printed from my computer so in that case I printed then centered die over the sentiment and die cut.  Attach to right side of card using dimensional tape.  Attach hydrangea to top of sentiment piece using Kids Choice Glue.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used

Susan’s Garden Notes – Hydrangea 2

Susan’s Garden Carolina Window and Shutters

Soft Finish Cardstock – White, Dusky Sky

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kids Choice Glue

Susan’s PanPastels

Susan’s 4pc Tool Set

 

Other Supplies Used

Brick Embossing Folder

Green cardstock

Yellow cardstock

Well that is it for today I do hope that you will visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for all their great products.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine