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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Roses & Ivy

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Hi there my crafty friends weather here in Maine unfortunately is not rose & ivy weather but I can dream.  Using Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s wonderful flower dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs keeps me gardening year round.  Today my post is a card I designed for Susan’s Design Team using three of Susan’s new releases Rose 3, Ivy and Pottery Pitcher.  Find complete tutorial and all the supplies here at Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

Christine

Pitcher of Hydrangeas

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Hello Everyone!  Wow what is with all  this crazy weather across the country.  At least with bad weather it generally keeps us inside and what are you going to do but craft.

My post today was designed for Susan’s Garden Design Team at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  It features  two of Susan’s new dies that are SOON TO BE RELEASED.  The two new dies are Hydrangea 2 and Pottery Pitcher.

Here is how I made the card which is a 6″ X 6″.

  1.  Cut Soft Finish White Cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line forming card base.  For this card I made it a tent fold but can also be turned and used as side fold.  Cut 1 piece of printed paper 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ (Els Through the Lens – Wood paper pack used here).  *Note:  all edges of card, printed paper, pitcher and sentiment are edged with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  Adhere printed paper to front of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  2.   From Dark Chocolate Soft Finish Cardstock cut 2 wreaths using Susan’s Garden Notes Square Grapevine Wreath.  Edge all around each wreath with dark brown ink (Vintage Photo Distress Ink used here).  Using Kid’s Choice Glue glue 2 wreaths together just around the very center leaving the branches free of glue.  Separate the top branches from bottom branches giving wreath some dimension.  Adhere to front of card using Kid’s Choice Glue being careful not to glue the branches down.
  3. Cut 2 Pottery Pitchers (Coming Soon ) from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on 1 side.  (place pitcher die face down on the cardstock side to cut).  Peel back protective covering on 1 pitcher being careful not to touch adhere to other pitchers.   Using Antique Linen Distress Ink to ink edges of pitcher.  Lay right side down on molding mat with large ball tool from Susan’s Tool Kit rub over the entire back of pitcher and handle to give it some dimension.
  4. Take a piece of 85# White Soft Finish Cardstock and PanPastels in shades of blue green and pink sponge all over cardstock leaving small patches of white throughout.  Using Garden Notes Hydrangea 2 die set (Coming Soon) cut florets at least twice for each hydrangea.  Place each floret on hard rubber mat right side up with small ball tool cup each one.
  5. Using Olive Twist Soft Finish Cardstock cut 10 stems and each leaf several times.  Edge all with green ink (Bundled Sage Distress Ink used here).  Lay leaves face down on leaf mat using leaf tool add stem lines.  Pinch leaf back to raise stem line highlight with PanPastels Bright Yellow Green.  Lay right side up on leaf pad using leaf tool add vein lines.   Pinch right sides together lay face down on molding mat rub tip with ball tool making it curl.  Add stem line on 5 of the stems glue each one on top of the remaining 5 stems using Kid’s Choice Glue.  Susan has a great video that shows how to do the leaves and assemble the flowers it can be found here.
  6. Add hydrangeas to pitcher arranging to your liking down through slot in top of pitcher adhere to back of pitcher using Kid’s Choice Glue.  Being very careful to add glue to just very edges of pitcher put glue all around pitcher adhere to left side of wreath.
  7. Stamp sentiment using black ink onto piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock which is big enough for sentiment and extra to tear away.  Ink edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  Using dimensional tape or squares adhere to right side of wreath.

 

ECD Supplies

  Garden Notes – Hydrangea 2 (Coming Soon)

Garden Notes – Pottery Pitcher (Coming Soon)

Garden Notes – Grapevine Wreath – Oval

Soft Finish Cardstock – White, Dark Chocolate and Olive Twist

PanPastels – Set 1 & 2

Susan’s 4 pc Tool Set

Large Molding Mat

Leaf Pad

Els van de Burgt Through the Lens – Wood Paper Pack

Susan’s Seeds of Thought Stamp – Winter Spring

Kid’s Choice Glue

 

Other Supplies

Black Ink

Dimensional tape or squares

Distress Ink – Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Bundled Sage

I am so hoping that you have enjoyed this tutorial and that it has gotten your creative juices running.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for all your great supplies.

 

Until next time…… Happy Scrapping!

Christine