Monday, September 12, 2016
Autumn is such a wonderful time of year with all the beautiful Fall colors! It is that time of year we love to decorate our porches and yards with beautiful mums/chrysanthemums.
For my Susan's Garden Design Team Blog Post at Elizabeth Craft Designs today, I have designed a card using many of the colors we see this time of year. The flowers were created with Susan’s Garden Notes Chrysanthemum dies. Other dies used are the Susan’s Garden – Garden Patch Woodland Leaves, Leafy Branch, Berry Branch, and the new Els van de Burgt Studio Entwined Circles, Joset Designs Birds, and Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp Set.
This is a 6×6 inch card. The background is a slightly smaller piece of
Buttercream Colored Soft Finish Cardstock.
Die cut enough petals to create six Garden Patch Chrysanthemums. The flowers were die cut using Sunflower Soft Finish Cardstock and sponged with Really Rust Distress Ink. They were shaped using Susan’s Flower Tool Kit.
Die cut a variety of the Woodland Leaves and sponge on different Autumn colors. Spritz with water to blend. Shape the leaves with the Flower shaping tools
Use the Leafy Branch die to die cut three branches out of Soft Finish Rust Cardstock. Use the Leaf Tool to draw a line down the center of each leaf to shape. You will be cutting the branches apart to fit behind the flowers.
Use the Berry Branch die to die cut three branches. I used a dark burgundy card stock then added Love Letter irResistible Pico embellisher to each berry. Set aside to dry. These branches will also be cut apart to place behind flowers
Die cut the largest Entwined Circle using Rust Cardstock.
Stamp the sentiment, using black ink, on to Rust Cardstock; cut around the sentiment using scissors. This stamp is from a Winter Sentiments stamp set but it is versatile for any time of year!
Use the new Joset Designs Birds die set and die cut one bird – you need to die cut the body, the feet, and the little wing. Once assembled, I added a black Prill for the eye. I used dimensional glue dots to attach the flowers and glue for the other die cut pieces.
Assemble the card as shown.
The following products can be purchased from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Entwined Circles (This die is in the new Els van de Burgt Studio release)