Happy Birthday Friend

Birthday Friend

Welcome to my blog my friends,

Today I am posting a birthday card that I made for a very special friend since grade school which is a very long time trust me hehehe.  Obviously being December 1st I have done a wintery card

Here is how I created my card.

Step 1  Cut 2 (1 with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back and 1 without adhesive)  Garden Notes Berry Branch from brown cardstock.  Adhere 1 on top of other.  Add berries using Nuvo Crystal Drops Simply White.  Set aside to dry then repeat on the back.

Step 2  Cut 2 Garden Notes Hawthorne from green cardstock and shade.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops Autmun Red add berries set aide to dry then repeat for back side.  Susan has a good video which can be found here.

Step 3  Form 6″ X 6″ card base. Cut brown cardstock 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ using 6th die in Garden Notes Frame It / Stitched Squares cut opening in upper left.  Cut patterned paper to fit opening (ModaScrap Woods used here) adhere to back of opening using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Adhere to card front.

Step 4  Cut 2 Garden Notes Galvanized Buckets from white Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back – adhere together.  Using alcohol markers color and shade.  Add a little pewter Metallic Rub Ons from set 2.  From brown cardstock cut just the center of the handle shade with brown Distress Ink adhere to top of handle.  Add couple pop dots to lower center back of bucket then adhere bucket to card front.  Adhere handle using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5  Using Garden Notes Whitepine Boughs & Pinecones die set cut a bunch of boughs from green cardstock (I like to cut lots at once as I know I will use them on a project) shade with Distress Ink then pinch up needles to give dimension.  Create 3 small hemlock cones using same set see Susan’s video for this here

Step 6  From black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back cut 2 each A Way With Words Happy Birthday – Small and Friends using Words 4 – Remember die set.  Adhere duplicates to each other.  Cut s off from friends.  Adhere to card front.

Step 7  Assemble using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 8  To add snow to card I used Designer Dries White Glue with fine tip adding to areas I want to have snow then I sprinkled with Papericious Frosting Powder.

Hoping you have enjoyed this tutorial today and you will make your own card.  This could also be used as a Christmas card by changing the sentiment such as A Way With Words small Merry Christmas.

All Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used are linked below just click on any it will take you directly to their site.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, brown, black

Art Glitter Designer Dries White Adhesive

Papericious Frosting Powder

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White, Autumn Red

Alcohol Markers

 

Seasons Greetings Cornucopia

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Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog.

Once again it is challenge time for Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team.  This month our challenge is to create a Christmas card using flowers and or foliage.  My card today uses Susan’s Garden Notes Small Poinsettia,  newly released Hawthorne Berries and Pine Boughs along with new Garden Notes Cornucopia.

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Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see what all the other design team members have created and enter for a chance to win  $20.00 gift card.  The question for this month is – Which Elizabeth Craft Designs flower or foliage die or stamp set would you chose to create a Christmas card or decoration.

 

Here is how my card was created.

Step 1  Cut 2-3 Garden Notes Hawthorne Berries from either green cardstock or white Soft Finish Cardstock.  If cut in green cardstock shade using Distress Ink if cut in white color with alcohol markers (green cardstock used here).  Susan has a tutorial found here Using  red Nuvo Crystal Drops (Autumn Red used here) add berries to branch set aside to dry then add berries to back side and let dry.

Step 2  Cut 2 Garden Notes Cornucopia from light brown cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere one on top of the other then shade with Distress Ink.  Lay right side down on molding mat using large ball tool rub all over back giving shape.

Step 3  Form 5″ X 7″ card base.  Cut patterned paper 4-3/4″ X 6-3/4″ adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Add pop dots down center of Cornucopia adhere to card front.

Step 5  Arrange Garden Notes Hawthorne Berries in Cornucopia adhere using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6  Create 3 white Garden Notes Poinsettia – Small.  Using Kids Choice Glue to attach to arrangement.

Step 7  Cut a few Garden Notes Pine Boughs from green cardstock shade, pinch up needles add to arrangement.

Step 8  Cut Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words – Season’s Greetings twice – 1 from black cardstock and 1 from gold both with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Add black to top of card front then adhere gold on top offsetting just a little to give it a shadow.

I do hope you have enjoyed this tutorial today and don’t forget to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see what all the other design team members have created and to answer question for a chance to win.

Supply list can be found below by clicking on any of the pictures it will take you directly to their site for purchasing.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock – black, green, brown, gold

Patterned paper

Prills

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Autumn Red

Distress Inks