Basket of Fuchsia

Basket of Fuschia

Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog.

Enjoying making paper flowers as here in Maine we still have lots of snow on the ground and more to come – we won’t see anything growing outside for a while.

Today I have another card using a couple of Susan’s new releases you are going to love them.  What fun this new release is.

Here is how the card was created.

Step 1  For 6″ X 6″ card base from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 2  Create 6″ X 6″  ModaScrap Happy Frame from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 3  Cut patterned paper 5-3/4″ square adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Adhere frame to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Cut 2 Garden Notes Bushel Baskets from brown cardstock which has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere 1 on top of other.  Using Distress Ink shade basket.  Remove protective paper from back add couple pop dots to center back adhere to card front.

Step 5  Using Garden Notes Fuchsia die set cut 10-12 flowers from white Soft Finish Cardstock and leaves and stems from green cardstock.   Using alcohol markers to color flowers and distress ink to shade leaves and stems.  Shape using Susan’s 4 pc All Metal Tool Kit, Molding Mat and Leaf Mat.  Assemble using Kids Choice Glue.  Add to basket using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6  Cut 2 ModaScrap Lace Corners from white Soft Finish Cardstock adhere to frame using Kids Choice Glue.

Just click on any picture of items it will take you directly to their site.

I do hope you have enjoyed my card today and will make your own cards thanks for stopping by.   So until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies 

Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, brown

Patterned Paper

Copic Markers – V17, RV 69

Spring Bouquet

2017-05-20 Spring Bouquet

Hello and thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Here in Maine things are starting to bloom my lilac trees are getting ready to burst with color and fragrance like none other.   The lilacs do not show the true color in this picture I tried taking several different pictures in different light but could not get the true color to show.

Today I am posting a card which has a bouquet of spring flowers hence the name of the card.  Susan’s Garden Notes dies were used for the flowers along with her Pottery Pitcher die.  The finish on the pitcher is a result of a botched cracked glass technique but I decided when all was said and done it looked like a very old pitcher and that I liked the look so I used it.

Here is how this  6 X6  tent fold card was done.

  1.  Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line.  Cut patterned paper (Through the Lens – Wood used here) at 5-3/4″ square then attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  2. From White Soft Finish Cardstock cut 2 ModaScrap Lace Corners.  Attach to bottom corners using Clear Double Sided Adhesive overlapping at the center.
  3. From grayish tan cardstock cut 1 Garden Notes Pottery Pitcher –  ink edges.  Lay face down on molding mat using large ball tool from Susan’s Garden Tool Set rub back of pitcher giving it a little shape.  As I said the finish was a botched Cracked Glass Technique.  You can google that technique.  I believe I got mine too thick some fell off the remainder was reheated and bubbled giving this texture.  Ink over all of it (Distress Vintage Photo used here).
  4. Make 2 Garden Notes Lilac branches.  These were made using White Soft Finish Cardstock  colored with lavender and dark purple Susan’s Garden PanPastels Set 1 & 2 before cutting flowers.
  5. Make 1 Garden Notes Daffodil
  6. Make 2 Garden Notes Tulip 2 in colors of your choice ( 1 white and 1 peach used here).
  7. Pussy willows were made by using Els van de Burgt Studio Leaf & Berry Branch and brown cardstock cutting 5-6 branches.  Snip off the leaves so you basically have sticks then using Kids Choice Glue add dots of glue  to top half of each stick  sprinkle white Flower Soft over glue then gently press Flower Soft into glue then repeat.
  8. Arrange flowers to your liking  then attach to back of pitcher using Kids Choice Glue (I put the stems down through the opening at top of pitcher).
  9. Attach pitcher to card front using Kids Choice Glue that is just on the very edge of the pitcher.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s Garden Notes Pottery Pitcher

Susan’s Garden Notes Tulip 2

Susan’s Garden Notes Lilac

Susan’s Garden Notes Daffodil

ModaScrap Lace Corner

Els van de Burgt Through The Lens – Wood

Els van de Burgt Leaf & Berry Branch

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Soft Finish Cardstock – White

Susan’s Garden PanPastels

Susan’s 4pc Deluxe Tool Kit

Kids Choice Glue

Other Supplies

Green, Yellow, Peach and Gray / Tan Cardstock

Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel

Pollen

Flower Soft

I truly hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial today and it has inspired you to make your own Spring Bouquet.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

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