Welcome to my blog thanks for coming. It is time for another challenge for Susan’s Garden Design Team. This challenge is to use one of Susan’s Fairy die sets. Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog at this link to enter to win details below.
For today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 winners.
To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us “If you had your own fairy, what would be 3 products on your crafting wish list?”
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing
The winners will be announced on Friday, October 13th, on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
For my challenge card I chose to use Susan’s Garden Notes Fairy – Rose Petal on a Christmas card using a non traditional Christmas color which is pink as I usually reserve it for floral cards not Christmas cards. My fairy is sprinkling snow onto flowers below.
Here is how card was created.
- White cardstock cut 6″ X 12″ scored at 6″ folded on score line to form 6″ X 6″ tent fold card base.
- Using Els van de Burgt Beaded Circle Frames cut 2 from silver mirror cardstock and 1 from pink glitter cardstock using largest die in set.
- Use next to largest die in set as a mask in center of card. Using stipple brush and light pink ink stipple all outer edges (Distress Ink Spun Sugar used here).
- Using Kids Choice Glue adhere beaded frames to card front silver – pink – silver staggering from top to bottom.
- Using Suzanne Cannons Noel die cut 1 from silver mirror cardstock and 1 from pink glitter cardstock. Adhere pink to top of silver offsetting just a bit to give it a shadow effect using Kids Choice Glue. Adhere in center of card.
- Using Susan’s Garden Notes Fairy – Rose Petal cut 2 bodies 1 with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back of cardstock. Use either skin tone cardstock or use white Soft Finish Cardstock color with skin tone markers. Adhere the two together giving depth and strength. Cut rose petals from light pink cardstock. Color fairy’s hair, dress top and shading on rose petals using markers. Using Susan’s 4 piece Deluxe Tool Kit shape petals adhere to fairy for skirt. For wings cut 2 from vellum that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top. Remove protective paper sprinkle on Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter tap off excess then burnish in gently with finger. Fold 1 set of wings back adhere to back of second set wings using Kids Choice Glue. Adhere to fairy back.
- Make 2 pinecones and several white pine boughs using Susan’s Garden Notes White Pine Boughs & Pinecone. Susan has a great video for creating these you can find it here. Make 1 white poinsettia using Susan’s Garden Notes Small Poinsettia. Susan also has a great video for this as well you can find it here.
- Adhere boughs to lower left side of frames using Kids Choice Glue. Add pinecones, poinsettia and a few poinsettia leaves. Using dimensional tape adhere fairy to upper right side of frames.
- Dab a bit of Kids Choice Glue on areas of pinecones, pine boughs, poinsettia, fairy’s hair and some in her hand then sprinkle Papericious Frosting Powder tape off excess set aside to dry.
Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and it has inspired you to make your own card. Be sure enter to win.
Until next time – Happy Crafting!
Other Supplies Used:
Pink Glitter Cardstock
Silver Mirror Cardstock
Various color markers
Papericious Frosting Powder
Hi Everyone hope that you all have had a great Christmas – ours was great spending time with family and friends.
Today I am posting a birthday card for a dear friend with whom I have been friends with for about 60 years. My card uses Karen Burniston’s Flower Pot Pop Stand and Susan’s Garden Notes Small Poinsettia as well as her White Pine Boughs & Pinecones along with Els van de Burgt Holiday Garlands 2 and A Way With Words Happy Birthday.
Here is how I made the card.
- Using Karen Burniston’s video and Flower Pot Pop Stand die set – the flower pot cut from a color cardstock of your choice (Sea Glass was used here). Cut and build the flower pot according to the video.
- Using Susan’s Garden Notes Small Poinsettia and white cardstock cut 7 or 8 poinsettias making sure you cut a set from green cardstock for each flower. Shade and shape each flower using Susan’s PanPastels Set 1 and her 4 pc Tool Kit. Susan has a great video to help you with this you can find it here. Cut strips of clear plastic approximately 1/4″ wide (I used some packaging plastic that I had saved as it is sturdy). Attach flowers to one end using Kids Choice Glue.
- Using Susan’s garden Notes White Pine Boughs & Pinecones die set and green cardstock cut enough pine boughs for the front of card and to fill in in the flower pot. Using a little of the orange PanPastel from set 1 shade each pine bough just a little. Pinch up the needles to give dimension.
- Take a piece of white cardstock (making sure that it is big enough to cut out happy birthday and 2 holiday garlands from this piece) cover 1 side with Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Lay happy birthday die and the holiday garland die face down on side of cardstock where adhesive is – die cut. You will have to cut a second garland. Pull back the protective covering being very careful not to touch the adhesive with fingers. Add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter all over tap off excess and burnish in with finger.
- Cut smallest Dotted Rectangle from white cardstock and the next size up from colored cardstock that matches your printed paper (CTMH Sea Glass used here). Stamp sentiment on white rectangle with black ink. Adhere white rectangle to colored rectangle using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
- Attach 5 or 6 poinsettias to cross pieces of flower pot using Kid’s choice Glue attaching by the clear plastic piece. Then fill in with pine boughs to your liking.
- Cut card base from white cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″. Lay pop stand die onto cardstock lining up die on the score line. You will want to lay your filled flower pot folded flat lined up with pop stand to find out how low you will need to cut the pop stand. Refer to Karen’s video for cutting pop stand and attaching the flower pot.
- Cut 1 piece of printed paper 5-3/4″ square and attach to the back of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive making sure to avoid the die cut spots.
- Cut 1 piece of colored cardstock 5-3/4″ X 2-1/2″ attached to top of card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Cut 1 piece of printed paper 5-3/4″ X 3-1/4″ attach to lower part of card front once again avoiding the die cut area. Cut 2 pieces of of printed paper 1-3/4″ X 6″ attach to inside of card along outer edge. Cut 2 pieces of colored cardstock 1-1/4″ attached on each side of inside card next to the printed paper. Add snowflake garlands on each side attaching to the colored cardstock using Kids Choice Glue. Using foam tape / pop dots attach the rectangles w/ sentiment to right side of inside of card.
- Add Happy B and a poinsettia to left of card where the 2 papers meet using Kids Choice Glue.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies
1226 Susan’s garden Notes – Small Poinsettia
1091 Susan’s Garden Notes White Pine boughs & Pinecones
1205 Karen Burniston Flower Pot Pop Stand
1259 Els van de Burgt Holiday garlands 2
1174 Els van de Burgt Dotted Rectangles
1161 Suzanne Cannon Quietfire – Happy Birthday
30115 Susan’s PanPastels Flower Coloring Kit 1
808 Susan’s Garden 4pc Tool Kit
810 Large Molding Mat
814 Kids Choice Glue
641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Cardstock – white, green, brown & sea glass
Close to My Heart B & T (Printed) Paper Pack – Oh Deer
Foam Tape or Pop Dots
This card is so much fun to make I do hope that you have enjoyed the tutorial and you will make your own card. Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies.
Until next time – Happy Scrapping!
Hello Everyone today I am posting a card that I designed for Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Design Team on Elizabeth Craft Designs. For a full tutorial and list of supplies to make this card be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Deisgns Blog.