Lenten Rose 70th

Hello my crafting friends, welcome to my blog!

Today I have a card I created for a dear friend that has been my friend since childhood. Our birthdays are a week apart and we have been exchanging birthday cards for many years.

My card was created using Susan’s Garden Club Helleborous, Japanese Painted Fern, Galvanized Bucket, Tonic Studios – Patterned Panels – Deco Diamonds and Nuvo Shimmer Powders.

Step 1 Using Craft Perfect Watercolor Paper and Nuvo Shimmer Powders in colors of your choice sprinkle powders onto watercolor paper lightly spritz with water continue until you like the results. Set aside to air dry. Cut to size of diamond panel.

Step 2 From white cardstock die cut 1 Deco Diamond Panel.

Step 3 Cut 1 piece of white cardstock 4-3/4″ X 6-3/4″ then using a rectangle die just a little smaller than the diamond panel cut rectangle in upper portion of cardstock.

Step 4 Using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive attach panel over the colored piece then center behind rectangle opening and adhere.

Step 5 die cut Galvanized Bucket mine is cut from Tim Holtz grungeboard which has coloring of my antique galvanized buckets. Used gray and white ink for a bit of shading. Add Craft Perfect Dimensional Squares to center back of bucket and Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive around outer edges then adhere to bottom of diamond panel hold in place until adhesives adhere.

Step 6 Die cut Japanese Painted Fern from green cardstock add coloring using Magenta PanPastels. Adhere to card front in bucket.

Step 7 Cut 5 Susan’s Garden Club Helleborous from white cardstock using alcohol markers in colors of your choice color/shade and shape. I punched small stars from green cardstock and built my flowers on them. Arrange in bucket once satisfied with arrangement adhere using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. Add leaves that have been cut from green cardstock then shaded and shaped. Add Lady Bug

Step 8 Die cut Happy from black cardstock (Suzanne Cannon’s Happy Birthday 3 die set was used here). Die cut #’s from black cardstock. Adhere to card front.

Well I do hope this has inspired you to go create your own version of this card.

Products used are linked below just click on picture it will take you to their site. If you buy through my links I do get a small commission but it does not effect your pricing at all and I thank you very much if you do.

Thank you for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!


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

Spring Crocus

Spring Crocus with fence

Hello my crafty friends,

Today my card features Susan’s Garden Notes new Crocus and Garden Fence dies along with Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words 4 Seasons die set.

Here is how the card was created.

Step 1  form 6″ X 6″ card base from color cardstock of your choice.

Step 2  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″.  Using next to smallest die in Garden Notes Frame It – Stitched Rectangle die set cut rectangle 1/2″ down from top and allowing approximately 1-1/2″ on each side cut opening.

Step 3  Either use piece of patterned paper or make your own background piece attach to back of opening.   Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Cut 10-12 crocus from white Soft Finish Cardstock cut leaves from green cardstock. Color flower petals using alcohol markers ( Copics Y15, Y38, V12 and V17   Using Susan’s 4 pc. All Metal Tool Kit and Molding Mat shape petals.  Cut stamen from yellow cardstock roll up add pollen.  Susan has a video for this which you can find here

Step 5  Cut 2  Garden Note Garden Fences from cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back adhere 1 on top of other.  You can use white or colored cardstock.  White Soft Finish Cardstock used here then colored with Copics W3, W7 and E84.  Adhere to card front.

Step 6  Cut a strip of grass using CountryScapes Land and Sea shade with distress ink.

Step 7 Cut 4 ropes from 2 different color cardstocks with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back Using Elizabeth Craft Designs Ropes 1 die set.

Step 8  From black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut Spring using Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words 4 Seasons.  Adhere to top of card over cutout.

Step 9  Assemble – build crocuses on card using Kids Choice Glue add leaves then grass.  Add ropes to each sides.

Hope this has been an inspiration.  Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used in project are linked below just click on it will take you direct to site.

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


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – black, green, yellow, green, purple

Patterned paper

Copic Markers – Y15, Y38, V12, V17, W3, W7, E84