Sunday, January 19, 2020

White/Purple Pom Pom Dahlias



My favorite color is purple.  When I saw a picture of the Lilac Pom Pom Dahlia, I had to create them using Susan's Garden Club Pom Pom Dahlia die set.

For the background on this card, I used a piece of the design paper from the Tonic Dream In Color Craft Perfect 6x6" Patterened Paper Pad.  Using the Tonic Super Trimmer, which has a scoring blade on it, I scored 6 lines down the left side, then once around the other three sides.  The score lines are 1/8" apart.

Using the Pom Pom Dahlia die set, petals and leaves were die cut using white card stock.  On the two smallest set of petals, I sponged light yellow ink, then on the tips sponged bright pink, and then purple ink on the tips, blending the purple and pink inks. I used inks from the Nuvo Diamond Hybrid Ink Pads.   Working on the Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat, I lightly misted one layer of petals at a time using the Tonic Light Mist Spray Bottle then using tweezers, rolled each petal.  When lightly misting the petals, the rolled shape will hold.  Roll all the petals for each layer and allow to dry before assembly.  Use the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to attach the layers.  I suggest gluing 4 layers of the largest petals, then 3 layers of the next size, and one each of the three smaller layers.  You can adjust the number of layers so you have a nice, fully shaped flower.    Shape the leaves using Susan's Flower Tool Kit and sponge on green ink.

The small white flowers were created using an old die set from Susan's flower collection called Baby's Breath.  Just one branch of these flowers were created.   Behind the arrangement I used the Tonic Verso Die Set called Pine Cone Season.  The tall leaves were shaped using the flower tool kit and green ink sponged on both the front and back.  They were arranged on the left side of the card, then the pom pom dahlias added.  The Baby's Breath was then glued behind the top of the flowers.  The purple flowers are Asters from another older die set from Susan.

The beautiful butterfly is from the Tonic Monthly Craft Kit #29.  I love subscribing to this Craft Kit because you receive a large set of beautiful dies, stamps, card stock, and a variety of Nuvo products.  For this butterfly, the solid butterfly was die cut using Tonic's Classic Card, Amethyst Weave Textured card stock.  The top butterfly was die cut using white card stock.  For the dots on this wings, I used Nuvo Violet Galaxy Crystal Drops.  On the body of the butterfly, I added Nuvo Gloss Ebony Black Crystal Drops.  The wings are slightly separated.  The Happy Birthday Sentiment is a die cut from the Tonic Craft Kit #24.  In the upper right corner, I used a sentiment from my stash.   

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Pink Pom Pom Dahlias



Today I have a birthday card designed using Susan's Garden Notes Pom Pom Dahlia die set from Tonic Studios.  

A card from the Tonic 6x6 Card Blank cards was used for the base card.  Another piece of white card stock was cut 6x6 inches and scored around the edges with the Tonic Super Trimmer.  It was attached to the front of the card using the Nuvo Adhesive Tape Runner.  A piece of pink card stock from the Tonic Moonlight Rose 6x6 Card Pack was trimmed down to 5 1/2" square and scored around the edges, for a finished appearance.  The Nuvo Blush Burst Sparkle Spray was sprayed lightly over the top portion of this piece of card stock.  It was dried with the Heat Tool and attached to the front of the card.

Susan's Garden Notes Pom Pom Dahlia die set was used to die cut petals and leaves for the flowers.  I love to work on my Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat.




This photo shows 8 of each size Pom Pom Dahlia die cuts after they were shaped.

Eight petals pieces were die cut for each size in this die set.  The petals were die cut using Tonic Blossom Pink card stock and the center of each set of petals was sponged with hot pink ink.  The petals were lightly misted with water using the Nuvo Light Mist Spray Bottle.  Be sure to just lightly mist so the petal will hold their shape. If you don't spritz the petals with water, they tend to unroll.


This is a close up of the layered Pom Pom Dahlia Petals.  I don't always use the same number of rows but the general rule is starting with the largest petals, layer 4 (alternating petals), then 3, and 1 each of the next three smaller layers.  Use your judgement as you are gluing the rows together.  You need enough rows of each size to fill in any gaps between the rolled petals.  The flower above still needed a few more rows in the very center.   Before gluing the rows together, be sure the petals are completly dry.  If you lightly spritzed the petals, it will not take long to dry.  Press down hard in the center of the flower, with a ball stylus, to cup that layer,  when gluing the rows together.

Die cut the leaves for the Pom Pom Dahlia using white card stock.  Shape with the Leaf Tool.  Use a Nuvo Blending Dauber and sponge Pine Needles Distress Ink on the leaves.  Shape with the tweezers.

In the background I used a leafy branch die cut and sponged on Iced Spruce Distress Ink.  

On the upper right corner, I used the Altenew Mid Century Frame Die and die cut it using the Tonic Silver Mirror Card Stock. Use the Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen to add adhesive to the back. A Dotted Scalloped Heart was also die cut using the same card stock.  The heart was also die cut 4 more times out of white card stock and all the layers were glued together ending with the silver heart on top.  A sticker was used for the sentiment.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Pom Pom Dahlias



One of my favorite flowers is the Pom Pom Dahlia.  Today I designed this card using Susan's Garden Notes Pom Pom Dahlia, Brunnera and Japanese Painted Fern die sets from  Tonic Studios. 

For the base card I used one of the Tonic Studios 6x6 Card Blanks.  The design paper on top is a sheet from the Craft Perfect 6x6 Dream In Color Pad.

The Tonic Scalloped Circles die set was used to die cut the four circles.  One was die cut using Tonic's Mauve Purple Classic Card and the other three using white card stock.  The stamped verse is from Altenew.  The layers were put together using Tonic Dimensional Adhesive Pads on the two lower circles.

Four Japanese Painted Ferns were die cut - two large and two small.  They were colored by sponging on green ink and magenta PanPastels brushed down the stems.

Four Garden Club Brunnera were die cut and glued together using the Nuvo Deluxe Glue. A small black Prill was added to the center of each flower.

Two Pom Pom Dahlias were created with the Garden Club dies.  They were die cut using white card stock and colored using markers.

Arrange the ferns, Brunnera, and Dahlias on the left side of the circles.  I added a butterfly and two bees from my stash.

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Pink Pom Pom Dahlias



HAPPY NEW YEAR!   I had a great holiday and hope you did too.   

I am ready to get back to working on my cards.  Today I created a card for a friend who loves pink.

When I create my flowers, my very favorite work surface is the Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat.  No matter what materials/products I use, it is very easy to clean up.  

I used one of the Tonic Craft Perfect 6x6 card blanks  for the card base.  A piece of the Rose Glacier Luxury Embossed Card was used for the background.  A score line was created around the edges, using the Tonic Super Trimmer.  This Trimmer comes with both a scoreing blade and a cutting blade.  It was attached to the card front using the Tonic Adhesive Runner.

I have the Tonic Eastern Oyster Layering die set and used two dies from this set to die cut frames for the sentiment.  On the smaller frame, I used the Nuvo Delicate Rose Alcohol Marker around the edges to help it stand out.  An old sentiment from Susan's products called "Sunshine & Love" was stamped usinging Nuvo Clear Mark Embossing Ink then Nuvo  Fine Jet Black Embossing Powder sprinkled on and heat set. The two layers were attached to the front of the card using Craft Perfect  Dimensional Foam Pads.  

The Garden Club Pom Pom Dahlia dies were used to die cut petals out of the Classic Card Blossom Pink card stock.  They were shaped and glued together using the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The Nuvo Dried Oregano Hybrid Ink was sponged on the leaves. 

The Garden Club Beauty Berry Bush die set was used to die cut 6 branches using white card stock.  The Nuvo Safari Green Ink was sponged on the branches using the Nuvo Blending Sponges.  For the little flowers in this die set, Tonic Classic Card Blossom Pink Card Stock was used.  Once shaped, a dot of the Nuvo Deluxe Glue was put in the center of each one and pink Pollen was added.  These flowers were glued to the Beauty Berry Bush branches prior to adding the pollen in the center of each flower.

The Beauty Berry Bush die cuts were added around the Sentiment then the Pom Pom Dahlias added.  

For a little extra elegance, Nuvo Crystal Gems were added around the flowers and sentiment.  

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Purple Pom Pom Dahlia and Columbine



I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend.  Today I have another card using Susan's Garden Club Pom Pom Dahlia, Columbine, and Japanese Painted Fern die sets.

This is a 6x6-inch card.  For the front panel, I used a piece of the card stock from the  Tonic Studios Dream In Color 6x6 Card pad.  For the die cut design in the upper right corner, I used a corner  die that was in the Tonic Craft Kit #21.  It is fun to sign up for the Tonic Craft Kits and receive exclusive dies/stamps plus beautiful card stock and many Nuvo products.  You can check out the next kit by clicking on the link below.

Around the edges of the striped  card stock, use the Tonic paper trimmer and score 1/8" around all four corners for a finished edge.



Use the Garden Club Pom Pom Dahlia die set and die cut petals using white card stock.  Use two shades of purple markers to color the petals from the base out toward the tips, leaving the ends white.  For the smaller petals, color the entire petal purple.  Be sure to color the back of the petals as they will show once they are shaped.  I know Susan says not to spritz the petals with water, but in order to get the petals to hold a rolled appearance, I had to lightly mist the petals, then used the tweezers from Susan's Tool Kit to roll each petal in. I used the Nuvo Light Mist Spray Bottle which just lightly moistened the petals.   Put the tweezers on one side and roll toward the middle, then roll the other side of the petal to the center.  With the tweezers holding the petal in a rolled position, pinch the base of the petal with your fingers to help keep the roll in the petal.  Continue around rolling each petal. Allow the petals to dry completly before assembling the flower. When you glue the petals together, alternate petals and push down in the center, which will help the ends stand up. I assembled the flowers on the Glass Mat and pressed down hard in the center of each row of petals with the medium stylus in Susan's Flower Tool Kit.   Add as many rows of petals as you like for the fullnessyou want.   


Here is a closeup view of the finished Pom Pom Dahlia.

Use the Garden Notes Columbine die set and and create 3 purple and white flowers.  Use the Tim Holtz fine pointed scissors to cut each die cut stamen in half.  Apply a small amount of  Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to the tips of the stamens and dip into Susan's yellow Pollen.  

Use the Garden Club Japanese Painted Fern die set and die cut three ferns.  I like to die cut the ferns using white card stock and sponge on green ink.  Use Magenta PanPastel to color down the stem and veins of the fern.

Use the Garden Club Holly & Berries Die set and die cut one berry branch.  Use Nuvo Crushed Grape Crystal Drops for the Berries.  Allow the berries to dry then cut the branch in half to attach behind the flowers.

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Winter Wishes


I want to remind you that today is the last day for the Tonic Studio Weekend Special for the Susan's Garden Club Bundles.  You can purchase all of Susan's dies and other products at a great savings.  

Today I created another Christmas card using Susan's Helleborus, Pom Pom Dahlia and Holly & Berries die sets.  For the sentiment a used a Tonic Studio die set.

For the background I used a piece of blue card stock from the Tonic Studios December Skies 6x6 card pack.  

For the sentiment, use the Tonic Studios Mythical Glade Layering Die Set and die cut the sentiment die inside the smallest tag frame die using white card stock.  I attached a piece of holigraphic glitter paper, from my stash, behind the die cut and attached it to the right side of the card front.  This die set includes 9 dies, inctluding a beautiful Christmas sentiment and multiple layering dies.   

Use the Garden Club Hellebrouse die set and create two white flowers.  Add Susan's yellow pollen to the stamens.  

Use the Garden Club Pom Pom Dahlia die set and create one dark red flower.  

Use the Garden Club Holly & Berries die set and die cut six holly branches and extra leaves, using Tonic Champagne card stock.  Use a dark green marker to color the leaves, leaving the edges uncolored.  Use the Nuvo Crystal Glaze and a small brush to add glaze to the top of all the leaves.  

Die cut two or three Garden Club Berry Branches and use Nuvo Autumn Red Crystal Drops for the berries.  Once dry, cut the branches in smaller pieces.

Arrange the holly on the left side of the card and add the two Helleborus, the red Pom Pom Dahlia then glue the berries branches around on the holly.

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Basket of Brunnera


 I want to remind you that Susan's Garden Club die sets and other Garden Club products  from  Tonic Studios are now available in the USA.   You can purchase her products individually or take advantage of Susan's Garden Club discounted product bundles in the Tonic Studios Weekend Specials.  I have added links  below.

 I love the tiny little flowers on the Brunnera and thought they would be pretty in Susan's Garthering Basket.  For the background, I used one of Tonic's Dot & Drop dies.

This is a 6-inch square card.  I used Tonic's Craft Perfect Cornflower Blue card stock for the layers.  On a piece of white card stock, the Tonic Dot & Drop Twisting Leaves die was used to die cut the design across the top.  Nuvo Cornflower Blue Crystal Drops were used to fill the die cut dots in the design.  This piece was set aside to dry while I worked on the basket of flowers.

Use the Gathering Basket & Galvanized Bucket die set and die cut one white basket.  Because the Dot & Drop design nearly covered half the card, I needed to cut some off the bottom off the bottom of the basket, so when filled with the flowers, it wouldn't cover the design on the top.  The basket was attached with a piece of the Craft Perfect Dimensional Pads on the back of the basket, right in the center.  The Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive glue was added around the sides and bottom of the basket.  

The Garden Club Brunnera die set was used to die cut five groups of stems.  The small flowers were die cut using Cornflower Blue card stock.  The leaves were die cut using white card stock and sponged using two shades of Nuvo green ink.  A small dot of black Nuvo Crystal drops was used inthe center of each flower.  After the flowers were glued to the stems, they were tucked down in the basket and the leaves arranged around the flowers.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Susan's Garden Club Die Sets Available in the USA



EXCITING NEWS!  Susan's Garden Club die sets and other Garden Club products  from  Tonic Studios are now available in the USA.   You can purchase her products individually or take advantage of Susan's Garden Club discounted product bundles in the Tonic Studios Weekend Specials.  I have added links  below.  

 For the Christmas card above, I used Susan's Gathering Basket & Galvanized Bucket, Holly & Berries, Ladybug& Stems, and Spider Mum die sets.  The sentiment is a die cut using a die from Suzanne Cannon's A Way With Words die set.

Using the Gathering Basket die, one basket was die cut using 100# card stock.  The heavier card stock will help to hold the shape of the basket and also gives a better impression of the woven score lines in the die cut. I like to use white card stock and sponge on color.  Several shades of brown inks were sponged on then using a fine tip ball stylus and the Nuvo Toasted Almond Embellishment Mousse, thin lines wer drawn in to bring out the weave in the design.  A Craft Perfect Dimensional Pad was added on the back of the basket, right in the center to create dimensional, and the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive was used around the sides and bottom to attach to the card.

Using Tonic's Candy Red Card Stock, the petals of the Spider Mum were die cut.  For the petals in the center of the flower, yellow card stock were used.  For the long center piece that is to be rolled, use a very light green  marker to color over the yellow card stock.   The flower was assembled using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Use the Holly and Berries die set and die cut five or six holly branches and some extra holly leaves.  Color the leaves with two shades of green ink, with the lighter ink on the tips.  Color the stems with a mixture of green and brown inks.  Shape the leaves and paint the leaves using a small paint brush and Nuvo Crystal Glaze. This will give the holly leaves the glossy appearance of real holly.

 Using the berry branch die, die cut two or three branches.  Color the branches to match the stems on the holly.  I like to color the berries on the die cut with a red maker before adding the dimensional red berries.  Use the Nuvo Autumn Red Crystal Drops to create the berries on the branches.  Once dry, cut the branches into smaller pieces to place on the stems of the the holly.

Use the Ladybug and Stems die and die cut the ladybugs.  I die cut a lot of the ladybugs, using white card stock and store in a small container.  Color the ladybug red using a marker, then add the black dots and line down the center of the back.  You can add Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the ladybugs while they are on a non-stick mat or wait and add the glaze once you attach it to your piece.  

Arrange the holly/berries, and spider mum in the gathering basket.

For the sentiment on this card, the A Way With Words Merry Christmas was die cut using glitter card stock.  I used the Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen to add adhesive to the back of the sentiment, but you can also use the Nuvo Medium Flat Tip Glue Pen.  

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Happy Crafting!




Great News!


GREAT NEWS!    The complete collection of Susan's Garden Club products from Tonic Studios is now available in the US.  You can purchase her products individually or take advantage of Susan's Garden Club discounted product bundles in the Tonic Studios Weekend Specials.  If you check the links below, you will see the individual die sets, die bundles, as well as the latest products added to the Garden Club line, which includes card stock, pollen, prills, PanPastels, acrylic boxes etc.  

This card was designed using the Garden Club Columbine and Beauty Berry Bush die sets.  The new Pollen from Tonic Studios was added to the Columbine Stamens and to the little flowers on the Beauty Berry Bush.  For the background, I used Nuvo Pink Carnation Mica Mist sprayed on which card stock.

I will be posting more cards over the weekend to give you more inspiration.  Be sure to check out all the Weekend Specials!

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Echinacea and Cattails


This week on Susan's Garden Club Live video on Facebook, she demonstrated how to assemble echinacea and how to create cattails.  She inspired me to create this card. 

Currently Susan's Garden Club die sets are not available right now, but Susan will be announcing soon when they will be in stock.  

For the background, I used the Tonic Classic Quatrefoil die set to die cut the design in the upper portion of the white card stock.  Behind it I attached a piece of card stock I created using Brusho Powders.  

After watching Susan's video, I created the four cattails.  Using the Garden Club Japanese Painted Fern die sets, four ferns were die cut and colored.  The berry branch from the new Holly & Berries die set was used to create two berry branches.  For the berries I used Nuvo Ripened Pumpkin Crystal Drops then while the berries were still wet, I added a small drop of Nuvo Autumn Red Crystal Drops. The berries were allowed to dry before cutting the branches in smaller pieces to add behind the flowers.  The flowers were created with the Garden Club Echinacea die sets.  

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Lacecap Hydrangea and Pom Pom Dahlias



Today I worked with Susan's Garden Club Lacecap Hydrangea, Pom Pom Dahlia, Brunnera and Japanese Painted Fern die sets from Tonic Studios.




To create the background I decided to work with Nuvo Mousse.  This is a new product to me and I am having fun working with it.  To start with, I used the Tonic Twisting Circles Stencil to add just a little solid color.  I used the Nuvo Boatyard Blue Mousse.  In the picture you see a small jar of the mousse -- I received this jar in one of the Tonic Craft Kits, but it is available in a large size.   Using the Nuvo Spatula, I put a small amount on the Tonic Glass Mat, used the Nuvo Spray Bottle and spritzed  water into it to make it thin enough to paint with.  I used one of the Nuvo Paint Brushes and painted an area in the middle.  I could have used the spatula to add the mousse without diluting it, but wanted to try something different.   I took the stencil off and put in water right away so the mousse wouldn't dry on it.   Next, I used the paint brush to pick up some of the mousse and tapped it against my finger to create splaters on the card stock.  As it ended up, the portion of the background that had the stenciled design is covered up with the flowers.

For the tag for the sentiment, one of the die frames in the Tonic Craft Kit 25 dies was used.  The sentiment is one of Susan's old sentiment stamps.

Using the Garden Club die sets, the Lacecap Hydrangea, Pom Pom Dahlia, Brunnela, and Japanese Painted Ferns were die cut, colored, shaped and assembled.  If you need help in learning how to assemble Susan's flowers, you can watch her Live Videos which are on her Susan's Garden Club FaceBook page at this LINK.

To finish the card, I created three bees using Nuvo Crystal Drops. Susan explained how to do this on her last video.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Maroon Pom Pom Dahlias


Today I created six macroon Pom Pom Dahlias using Susan's Garden Notes  Dahlia die set from Tonic Studios. You can click on the link below that says "Image Available Soon" to purchase any of Susan's Garden Club die sets.  I created one card using  three of the dahlias using a beautiful background die from Tonic Studios.   I wasn't sure if I liked the arrangement, so using the other three flowers, created a second card with the same die cut background.    I decided to post both cards.  


The card stock used for the background is the Tonic Speciality Luxury Embossed Card -Cinnamon Silk.  I placed the Tonic Vibrant Damask die onto a piece of  the Tonic Cinnamon Silk card stock so it die cut toward the top.  Behind the die cut design I added a piece of Tonic Ivory card stock then layered onto a piece of Tonic Maroon Red card stock.  When I added the die cut piece, I used the Nuvo Deluxe adhesive and added small dots of glue around on the die cut design so it would lay nice and flat.

The Beauty Berry Bush branches were die cut using white card stock and Nuvo Safari Green Ink was sponged on both the front and back of the die cuts.  Nuvo Plum Pudding Crystal Drops were used for the berries.  The branches were shaped and placed on the card then three of the Maroon Pom Pom Dahlias were added.  I like to create my flowers right on the Tonic Glass Mat.  I start with the bottom petals and keep adding layers.  Some of the glue will stick to the glass mat and holds the flower in place until all layers are added.  I used the scrapper in the Tim Holtz Media Tool Set to gently remove the flower.  The glass mat cleans up really easily by just using a baby wipe.  

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Orange and White Floral Arrangement


Today I used Susan's Pom Pom Dahlia, Hellebrous, Berry Branch, Japanese Painted Fern and Galvanized Bucket die sets to design this card.

For the background, I wanted to do something different.  I used the Nuvo Solar Flare and Cherry Bomb Shimmer Powders on Watercolor Paper.  First I used the Nuvo Fine Mist Spray Bottle and spritzed water on the paper, then lightly tapped the Shimmer Powders onto the paper.  Do not squeeze the bottle because a lot will come out and you only need a very small amount - just tap the bottle with your finger.  Then I spritzed the powder again until it was all wet.  I also have the Brusho powders and used the orange on top of the Shimmer Powders.  I love what a beautiful background the Nuvo Shimmer Powders give you.  

The Galvanized Bucket was die cut using Tonic Steel Diamonds Luxury Embossed Card Stock.  Nuvo Grey Matter Embellishment Mousse was lightly rubbed over the embossed design, using my finger.

The Japanese Painted Fern die set was used to die cut a bunch of ferns.  To make the background for the arrangement full looking, I glued 7 or 8 ferns in the bucket.

The Holly and Berries die set was used to die cut two berry stems.  Nuvo Autumn Red Crystal Drops were used to create the berries.  The stems were cut apart to place behind the flowers.

Two Hellebrous and three Pom Pom Dahlias were created using Susan's Garden Club die sets for this arrangement.

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Purple Flowers & Ladybugs



I love creating purple flowers.  Today I have an arrangement of Susan's Garden Club Echinacea, Spider Mums, Butterfly Bush, and Brunnera and Fern.

This is a 6-inch card.  A piece of gray card stock was used for the background.  I pulled out a brick wall stencil, from my stash, and used the Nuvo Soft Truffle Embellisnment Mousse to create the bricks.  Working on the Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat, I used a Nuvo Media Spatula to take out the Mousse and soften it on the mat, then spread it over the design in the stencil.  The Mousse spreads like butter and is so fun to work with.  Once all the bricks in the stencil were covered, I used the side of the spatula to tap up and down for a textured appearance. Carefully remove the stencil. You need to put the stencil in water immediately so the mousse doesn't dry on it,  and wash the spatula.  I used the Nuvo Spray Bottle to spritz water on the glass mat and wiped up any left over mousse that I couldn't pick up and put back in the jar of mousse.  I let this piece dry while I worked on the flower arrangement.

This card did not take me long to create because I had the pieces die cut out of white card stock and had them all colored and shaped ready to assemble.  When I work with a die set, I usually will die cut enough pieces to complete a lot of flowers, then work in an assemble line to color and shape.  I then store the pieces for each flower in a small box, ready to assemble.

I used the Garden Notes Japanese Painted Fern die set to add foilage behind all the flowers.  I only colored the fern green, leaving off the magenta on the stems.  The flowers on the card include echinacea (coneflower), spider mum, buddleia (butterfly bush), and brunnera.  For the ladybugs, Susan's Stems and Ladybug die set was used.  Right now, Susan's die sets can only be purchased from Create & Craft.  

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Echinacea



Today I have a card designed using Susan's Echinacea die set.  

The card is a 6-inch card base.  A piece of the Tonic Emerald Hessian Luxury Embossed Card stock was attached to the top of the card.

The Garden Notes Gathering Basket and Galvanizedd Bucket die set was used to die cut one Bucket.  Die cut the bucket out of silver card stock and stipple Tonic Mother of Pearl Embellisment Mousse over the surface to give it a galvanized appearance.

The Garden Club Japanese Painted Fern die set was used to die three ferns.  The Ferns were colored using Susan's PanPastels.

The Garden Club Echinacea die set was used to die cut pieces to create five flowers.  The petals were colored using yellow, yellow orange and hot pink inks.  The petals were glued together using the Tonic Deluxe Adhesive.  Two shades of brown card stock were used to die cut the tiny pieces for the center of the flower.

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