As I promised you yesterday, I am posting my tutorial for creating pine cones using the Susan's Gardens "Mini Petals". Before I begin my tutorial, I will tell you about the products used on this card. The pretty frame is a new Marianne Design Frame die (LR0276) and the candles are a new Memory Box die "Glowing Candles". I used pearlized card stock to cut out the candles then colored the leaves with Inka Gold Metallic Rub (Green/Yellow). The frame was die cut using white card stock then sponged with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
The pine cones were created using the Susan's Garden Mini Petals" die. These little petals can be used for so many things, and I was very excited to be able to create realistic pine cones for my holiday cards/projects. Behind the pine cones I added some ferns from Susan's Garden "Fern and Ivy Leaves" dies (which are a little hard to see in this picture), then Cheery Lynn "Holly Leaves" and "Wreath Strip" greenery.
MY TUTORIAL FOR CREATING PINE CONES WITH SUSAN'S GARDEN DIES
After I get all the petal tops colored, I use the small loop tool from the Susan's Garden Tool Kit. Just run it from base to top. You probably only need to do this once but possibly twice to get it curled a little. Now you are ready to create your pine cone.
My next post will be a tutorial on how to create a ladybug with the Susan's Garden Kit. This is another easy and fun project.
I hope you have time for some fun crafting this weekend. I going out this morning to pick blackberries, raspberries, and cherries -- Yum.
Products used for this card:
Marianne Design Frame (LR0276)
Memory Box "Glowing Candles" (98661)
Cheery Lynn "Wreath Strip" (B216)
Cheery Lynn "Holly Leaves" (B183)
Susan's Gardens "Mini Petals" (658409)
Susan's Gardens "Fern and Ivy Leaves" (658 412)
Susan's Gardens Flower Tool Kit (658437)
Paper Bouquet Book by Susan Tierney-Cockburn LB-59059
Viva Inka Gold Metallic Rub (Green/Yellow) 30095
Kaiser Craft Pearls