Hearts & Tulips

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Hello my crafty friends!  Today I am posting a card I made using one of eight of Susan’s new dies that have just been released.  Today I chose to use the Tulip 2 of this new group since we are all wishing for Spring about now.  Along with this new die  I used Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Shimmer Sheetz and Els van de Burgt Studio Heart Background die.  The picture does not show how pretty the Shimmer Sheetz looks it is really hard to take photos of it to do it justice.

Although I am using this card as a sympathy card it certainly could be used for a valentine or birthday card by changing the sentiment and put a whole heart on it.

Here is how this card was created.

Start with white card base 4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″

  1.  Die cut Raspberry Shimmer Metal Sheetz with Heart Background die making sure to use metal adapter plate to insure complete cutting.  This cut out will measure 4″ X 5-1/4″.  Cut White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz 4″ X 5-1/4″ (it fits exactly behind heart background).  Using Kids Choice Glue attach heart background to white iridescent piece. ( I placed something heavy on top to hold it down until dry).
  2.   Cut 3 tulips using White Soft Finish 85# Cardstock (1 of 4 petal and 1 of 2 petal pieces for each tulip) .  Color 2 of them with pink PanPastels Kit 1 shade base and edge with Magenta PanPastel Kit 1.  Shade 1 with Bright Yellow Green PanPastel Kit 1 at the base of all petals.  Lay petals on molding mat right side up using large loop tool from Susan’s Garden Tool Kit shape petals by pulling loop tool down each petal from tip to center pushing down quite hard to make petals curl up.  Use medium ball tool push down in the center of both pieces cupping up.  Using Kids Choice Glue offset the 2 pieces and glue together.  Take the sun shaped piece cut from green cardstock place down on molding mat push down in center with med ball tool.  glue into center of petals.  Cut stamen from yellow cardstock roll up dip tips into glue then into black pollen.  Glue into center of tulip.
  3. Cut stems and leaves from green cardstock (I cut everything twice for each tulip).  Using green ink  (Crushed Olive Distress Ink used here) add shading to all leaves and 3 stems.  Lay face down on leaf pad  take leaf tool from Susan’s Garden Tool Kit put stem lines in 3 stems and all leaves. Turn leaves over adding vein lines on each side of stem line.   Gently fold back on stem line add Bright Yellow Green PanPastels.  Pinch leaves together hold face down on molding mat rub end with medium ball tool to curve back.  Take stem that has stem line in it glue on top of plain stem do this for 3 tulips.  Kids Choice Glue was used to glue stems together.
  4. Cut heart from White Soft Finish Cardstock using one of Els van de Burgt Studio’s new heart dies middle size would work best  ( At the time I did not have the heart dies so I took a chipboard heart from my stash traced around it and cut it out).  Cut heart with an Exacto knife with zig zag pattern.  Take right piece emboss using embossing folder of your choice  (Elizabeth Craft Designs Heart Strings Embossing folder used here).  Ink all edges on both pieces using a coordinating ink (Spun Sugar Distress Ink used here)
  5. Using pop dots attach heart to card front leave slight space between pieces of heart.
  6.   Add sentiment to left section of heart.  I used Peel Off Stickers for sentiment but you could also stamp it on which you would do before you attach heart to card.
  7. Add tulips to right of heart using Kids Choice Glue.  Add leaves and small bow.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:

Susan’s Garden Notes – Tulip 2

Els van de Burgt – Heart Background

Embossing Folder – Heart Strings

Shimmer Sheetz – Raspberry Metallic

Shimmer Sheetz – White Iridescent

White Soft Finish Cardstock 85#

Susan’s PanPastels Kit 1

Peel Off Stickers – Thinking of You

Kids Choice Glue

Molding Pad

Susan’s Garden 4 pc Tool Kit

Leaf Pad

Other Supplies:

Green Cardstock

Distress Inks – Crushed Olive & Spun Sugar

Ribbon

I do hope that my tutorial today has been helpful and has inspired you to make your own card.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for all their great products.

Until next time…………

Happy Crafting!

Christine

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Jasmine and Iris

Jasmine and IrisHello everyone today I am posting a card that I made using a couple of Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s latest releases  which, you can find at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Jasmine and Iris are blooming on this card although I am not in the right growing zone for Jasmine the Iris grow well here in Central Maine.

Here is the tutorial for the card:

  • Cut green cardstock 6″ X 12″ scoring at 6″ fold on score line forming a 6″ X 6″ card base.
  • Cut white cardstock 5-3/4″ square and die cut 1 corner (Tim Holtz Alterations die used here).
  • Cut 3 corners from green cardstock using corner die from Tags & More 1 – Lace (or a corner die of your choice).
  • Ink all edges (Distressed Ink – Vintage Photo used here)
  • Attach white cardstock piece to the card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  • Attach corner pieces to corners away from die cut corner.
  • Using Violet PanPastel from set 1 and a makeup sponge  sponge PanPastel onto white crdstock or for a darker flower use a purple cardstock.  Cut petals for 3 Iris from this cardstock.  On the right side of petals use a dark purple marker and draw in lines in center of each set of petals.  Turn petals face down on molding mat using large loop tool from Susan’s Garden Tool Set pull down through each petal shaping the petals.  Turn petals over and using medium ball tool push in center cupping each set of petals.  Glue small set of petals to center of larger set of petals offsetting petals.  Cut 3 stamens from yellow cardstock.  Add a small line of clear drying glue to bottom edge and roll up using tweezers starting at tab end – fan out the stamens.  Dip bottom of stamen into clear drying glue and place in center of flower.  Cut 2 stem pieces and several leaves from green cardstock.  Lay 1 stem piece and other stems face down on leaf molding mat taking leaf tool draw vein line down center of all.  Using Bright Yellow Green PanPastel from set 1 shade leaves and stems on front side.
  • Cut Jasmine flower and stamens 7-8 times from white cardstock and  stems and leaves several times from green cardstock using Susan’s Garden Notes Jasmine die.  Shade center of each flower with yellow PanPastel Set 1.  Lay flowers face down on molding mat and with small loop tool pull tool from top to bottom shaping petals. Turn flowers over and with small ball tool push into center cupping each flower. To form stamen spread a small amount of clear drying glue on bottom of stamen and roll up using tweezers starting at tab end..  Spread stamen out and with black marker make small dots on each stamen.  Attach stamen to center of each flower using clear drying glue.  Place leaves and stems face down on leaf molding pad and with leaf tool draw vein line down center of each leaf.  Turn leaves over add Bright Yellow Green PanPastel and Rust PanPastels from set 1 for shading.  Using tweezers pinch bottom of each leaf and lay on molding mat face down rub end of leaf with medium ball tool to add shape.
  • Attach Iris stems to front of card using clear drying glue then attach flowers to stems.  Add Jasmine flowers and leaves.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

506 Clear Double Sided Adhesive506 Clear Double Sided Adhesive

808 Susan’s Garden Tool Kit

810 Susan’s Garden Molding Mat

811 Susan’s Garden Leaf Mat

951 Tags & More 1 – Lace

1193 Susan’s Garden Notes – Iris

1194 Susan’s Garden Notes – Jasmine

30115 Susan’s PanPastel Flower Coloring Kit 1

Other Supplies:

Green, White and Yellow cardstock  (Purple also if decide not to use PanPastel coloring)

Clear Drying Glue

Tim Holtz Alterations Die

Black and Dark Purple Markers

Distress Ink – Vintage Photo

 

Thank you for joining me for this tutorial I do hope that you have enjoyed it and will try your own card.

Don’t forget to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies and to see all the other great supplies they carry.

Until Next time Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

 

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Birthday Cosmos

birthday cosmos

Hello everyone hoping the weather here in Maine  will warm up soon and stay warm so that we can start gardening.  I guess for now I have to be satisfied with making my own flowers from paper and Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s wonderful dies.

My post today is a birthday card I did for my friend’s mother using Susan’s Garden Notes – Cosmos dies and White Iris Shimmer Sheetz from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  (The card is really  much prettier in person but was hard to photograph.)

Here is how the card was made:

  1.  Cut pink cardstock 7″ X 10″ score at 5″ fold to form card base.
  2.   Cut Shimmer Sheetz 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ emboss with embossing folder of your choice.
  3.   Attach ribbon to Shimmer Sheetz approximately 1/2″ in from left using  double sided clear adhesive to  attach to back of  Shimmer Sheetz.
  4.  Using Susan’s video as a guide make your flowers.  Here is the Link.
  5.   Attach flowers to card using clear drying glue.
  6.   Add pearls if using embossing folder that was used here.

I do hope that you have enjoyed the quick card tutorial and that you have been inspired to make your own.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs at this link for all their great supplies.

Until next time

Happy Scrapping!

Christine

Supplies from Elizabeth  Craft Designs

#1136 Susan’s Garden Notes – Cosmos

#30115 PanPastels Kit 1

#1071 Card Stand / Easel Die

#324 Peel Off Stickers – Assorted Words

#506 Clear double Sided Adhesive 6mm

#SS0102 White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz

 

Other Supplies

Cardstock – pink, white, green and yellow

Yellow Pollen

Embossing Folder

Ribbon

Self Stick Half Pearls

Clear Drying Liquid Glue