Oh Happy Daisy

Oh Happy Daisy

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Hope you all had a great Mother’s Day at least the best you could under the circumstances.  I am sure it was much different than any other you have celebrated.  Our lives are turned upside down right now I do hope that creating beautiful things has gotten you through so far.

Early fall we will have a brand new release of Susan’s wonderful dies with Spellbinders I can’t wait but until then we are using her old releases which I know are hard to find but there are some out there.

Here is a card I created for you using Susan’s Garden Notes Shasta Daisy and Jasmine along with Suzanne Cannon – A Way With Words – Happy Birthday Small.  The embossing folder is one that came in a magazine several years ago but not sure and there is no brand name on it.

Created a 6″ X 6″ card base from white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Cut green cardstock 5-3/4″ square adhered to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  White Soft Finish Cardstock was cut 5-1/2″ square then embossed and adhered to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Used Susan’s Garden Notes Shasta Daisy to cut 3 daisies from white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Alcohol markers were used to shade center and her tool kit used to shape.  The tiny florets in center were cut from yellow cardstock and shaped.  Kids Choice Glue was used to build flowers and to add pollen to center of daisy when complete.  Leaves were cut from green cardstock then shaded and shaped.

Susan’s Garden Notes Jasmine die set was used to created the purple flowers cutting from white Soft Finish Cardstock the leaves from green and stamens from yellow.  Used purple alcohol marker to color the flowers.  Shape all with Susan’s tool kit and shade & shape leaves.

Berry branches were cut using Susan’s Garden Notes Berry Branch die set cutting from brown cardstock berries added using Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Flowers were adhered to card front using Kids Choice Glue starting with Jasmine leaves going down first.

Suzanne Cannon’s Happy Birthday was cut twice from cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back – one from white one from black.  White Happy Birthday was adhered to card front first then black Happy Birthday was offset just a little to give it shadow.

Hope that this has gotten your creative juices flowing and you get creating!

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

Christine

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

 

 

Pom Pom Dahlia Courage

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Back today with an encouragement card for a sweet woman fighting cancer right now.

Step 1 Form 6″ X 6″ card base. Tonic Diamond Corner Dot & Drop die was used for the 4 corners. Diamond Layering dies were used to cut center and frame. 6″ X 6″ green cardstock attached to back of card front.

Step 2 Using Nuvo Vintage Drops – Dusty Rose add drops on corner swirls following pattern. For corners on frame add dots using more of the dusty rose and Nuvo Crystal Drops – Bottle Green. Set aside to dry.

Step 3 die cut 1 Susan’s Garden Club Pom Pom Dahlia from pink cardstock. Shade center shape and assemble using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Step 4 Susan’s Garden Notes Jasmine flowers were cut, shaded, shaped and assembled.

Step 5 Tonic Verso Essentials Fallen Leaves die set was used to cut the long leafy branches then shaded and shaped.

Step 6 Arrange your flowers and leaves at bottom of card front using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Products used are linked below by clicking on any of the items it will take you directly to the site.

Thank you for stopping by today I do hope you have enjoyed my card and it has inspired you to create your own.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

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

Jasmine & Roses

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Today my post is another card inspired by my recent tour of the Olson House in Cushing, Maine.   I believe as a crafter we look at everything in a different way at least I do.  I am sure some of those that were in our tour group probably thought that I was a “tad bit” crazy when I got so excited over the peeling wallpaper, cracked walls and wide painted floorboards and proceeded to take pictures of these items.  The background paper I used today is from my picture I took of the peeling wall paper then printed on cardstock.  When I was looking at the wall that day I could just picture some of Susan’s Garden Note Roses on that background.

 

I have chosen Susan’s new soon to be released Susan’s Garden Note Plant Pot die using her Garden Notes Rose 2 and Jasmine from her previous releases.  I also used Els Leafy Branch, Dotted Scallop Rectangles, Bead Strings 1 and Joset Designs General Sentiments stamp set.  I know it is another card with roses but I just love them and I think that sometimes they can take a nice card and make it a wow card at least in my opinion.

Let us get started.

Card Base:  6″ X 6″

  1. Cut white cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″.
  2. Choose a printed paper for background – mine is one I printed from a photo I took.  Cut paper 6″ X 6″ attach to card front using clear double sided adhesive.  Note this card can be a top fold or side fold it is your choice.
  3. Cut 4 matching pieces from Bead Strings 1 ( you have a choice of 4 I chose one of the straight ones) using white cardstock with clear double sided adhesive on the back.  At the same time cut 1 Dotted Scallop Rectangle using smallest die but do not back white cardstock with adhesive for this piece.
  4. Ink all edges (Distress Antique Linen used here).
  5. Attach beaded strings around outer edges.

Flower Pot:

  1. Cut 2 pots and 2 saucers from terra cotta cardstock.
  2. On 1 pot and saucer using green and white ink and makeup sponge shade to give it aged look.
  3. After shading lay shaded pot and sauce face down on molding pad.  Using loop tool from Susan’s 4 piece tool kit pull loop down through the pot and saucer to give it dimension.  Jasmine & Roses2
  4. Attach flat pot and saucer to card front using clear double sided adhesive (I left little piece in top of pot on this one and adhered)Jasmine & Roses3
  5. Using clear drying glue on very edges of pot (even tiny rim area) and saucer all around attach over one already attached to card.  Make sure you leave center of pot open and free of glue as that is where you will arranging your flowers.

Flowers and Foliage:

  1. Cut 3 roses from pink cardstock.  Shade centers of all petals with PanPastels Set 1 Magenta.
  2. Using green cardstock cut leaves and stems shade with PanPastels Set 1 Bright Yellow Green.
  3. Shape roses, leaves and stems using Susan’s video as a guide you can find it here.  This video is very helpful  I refer to it often.
  4. Cut 6 Jasmine flowers and stamens from white cardstock and  stems and leaves several times from green cardstock using Susan’s Garden Notes Jasmine die.  Shade center of each flower with yellow PanPastel Set 1.  Lay flowers face down on molding mat and with small loop tool pull tool from top to bottom shaping petals. Turn flowers over and with small ball tool push into center cupping each flower. To form stamen spread a small amount of clear drying glue on bottom of stamen and roll up using tweezers starting at tab end..  Spread stamen out and with black marker make small dots on each stamen.  Attach stamen to center of each flower using clear drying glue.  Place leaves and stems face down on leaf molding pad and with leaf tool draw vein line down center of each leaf.  Turn leaves over add Bright Yellow Green PanPastel and Rust PanPastels from set 1 for shading.  Using tweezers pinch bottom of each leaf and lay on molding mat face down rub end of leaf with medium ball tool to add shape.
  5. Cut 2-3 Leafy Branches from green cardstock add shading using Bright Yellow Green PanPastels set 1.  Lay face down on molding mat using med ball tool rub each leafy gently to give a little shape turn over and gently rub stems in several areas to give more dimension.

Arranging Flower Pot:

  1. Layout your Leafy Branches arranging until you are happy with it putting stems down in hole of pot.  When happy with arrangement use clear drying glue to attach ( just a few dots on stems here and there).  I cut some apart and even had some hang over edge of pot.
  2. Next add Roses and buds (once again I cut them apart  cutting buds and leaves off and a little bit of bottom of stems).
  3. Add Jasmine flowers in same manner.  Experiment until you get the look you want.

Adding Sentiment:

  1. Stamp sentiment on die cut rectangle using black ink (Happy Birthday used here but this card could be used for many things).
  2. Attach rectangle to top right corner of card using dimensional tape.

Last but not least your card needs a stand to display it on Els has a how to video for making card stand here.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Susan’s Garden Notes – Flower Pot

Susan’s Garden Notes – Roses 2

Susan’s Garden Notes – Jasmine

Susan’s Garden 4 pc Tool Kit

Susan’s Garden Molding Pad

Susan’s Garden PanPastels Set 1

Els van de Burgt Studio Dotted Scallop Rectangles

Els van de Burgt Studio Bead Strings 1

Els van de Burgt Studio Card Stand / Easel

Joset Designs Stamp Set – general Sentiments

Other Supplies:

White, pink, green and terra cotta cardstock

Black, white and green ink

Distress Antique Linen ink

Makeup sponges

Fine tip black marker

I do hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial and that you will try making one yourself. Please visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for supplies for this card plus much more.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

 

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Jasmine and Iris

Jasmine and IrisHello everyone today I am posting a card that I made using a couple of Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s latest releases  which, you can find at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Jasmine and Iris are blooming on this card although I am not in the right growing zone for Jasmine the Iris grow well here in Central Maine.

Here is the tutorial for the card:

  • Cut green cardstock 6″ X 12″ scoring at 6″ fold on score line forming a 6″ X 6″ card base.
  • Cut white cardstock 5-3/4″ square and die cut 1 corner (Tim Holtz Alterations die used here).
  • Cut 3 corners from green cardstock using corner die from Tags & More 1 – Lace (or a corner die of your choice).
  • Ink all edges (Distressed Ink – Vintage Photo used here)
  • Attach white cardstock piece to the card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  • Attach corner pieces to corners away from die cut corner.
  • Using Violet PanPastel from set 1 and a makeup sponge  sponge PanPastel onto white crdstock or for a darker flower use a purple cardstock.  Cut petals for 3 Iris from this cardstock.  On the right side of petals use a dark purple marker and draw in lines in center of each set of petals.  Turn petals face down on molding mat using large loop tool from Susan’s Garden Tool Set pull down through each petal shaping the petals.  Turn petals over and using medium ball tool push in center cupping each set of petals.  Glue small set of petals to center of larger set of petals offsetting petals.  Cut 3 stamens from yellow cardstock.  Add a small line of clear drying glue to bottom edge and roll up using tweezers starting at tab end – fan out the stamens.  Dip bottom of stamen into clear drying glue and place in center of flower.  Cut 2 stem pieces and several leaves from green cardstock.  Lay 1 stem piece and other stems face down on leaf molding mat taking leaf tool draw vein line down center of all.  Using Bright Yellow Green PanPastel from set 1 shade leaves and stems on front side.
  • Cut Jasmine flower and stamens 7-8 times from white cardstock and  stems and leaves several times from green cardstock using Susan’s Garden Notes Jasmine die.  Shade center of each flower with yellow PanPastel Set 1.  Lay flowers face down on molding mat and with small loop tool pull tool from top to bottom shaping petals. Turn flowers over and with small ball tool push into center cupping each flower. To form stamen spread a small amount of clear drying glue on bottom of stamen and roll up using tweezers starting at tab end..  Spread stamen out and with black marker make small dots on each stamen.  Attach stamen to center of each flower using clear drying glue.  Place leaves and stems face down on leaf molding pad and with leaf tool draw vein line down center of each leaf.  Turn leaves over add Bright Yellow Green PanPastel and Rust PanPastels from set 1 for shading.  Using tweezers pinch bottom of each leaf and lay on molding mat face down rub end of leaf with medium ball tool to add shape.
  • Attach Iris stems to front of card using clear drying glue then attach flowers to stems.  Add Jasmine flowers and leaves.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

506 Clear Double Sided Adhesive506 Clear Double Sided Adhesive

808 Susan’s Garden Tool Kit

810 Susan’s Garden Molding Mat

811 Susan’s Garden Leaf Mat

951 Tags & More 1 – Lace

1193 Susan’s Garden Notes – Iris

1194 Susan’s Garden Notes – Jasmine

30115 Susan’s PanPastel Flower Coloring Kit 1

Other Supplies:

Green, White and Yellow cardstock  (Purple also if decide not to use PanPastel coloring)

Clear Drying Glue

Tim Holtz Alterations Die

Black and Dark Purple Markers

Distress Ink – Vintage Photo

 

Thank you for joining me for this tutorial I do hope that you have enjoyed it and will try your own card.

Don’t forget to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies and to see all the other great supplies they carry.

Until Next time Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

 

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