Thursday, July 18, 2013

Susan's Garden Mini Lily Dies

It is time for a new challenge at Joan's Gardens.  There are so many new Christmas products out we thought it would be fun to get started on Christmas cards. For this challenge create a card with the following:
  • A Christmas theme
  • Use the traditional red and green colors
  • Have something from nature (pine cones, birds, flowers, etc)
For my project I created a card and decided to attach it to one of the $1.00 wood frames from Michaels.   I used a piece of  design paper from an older Kaiser Craft pad.  The beautiful cardinal is a new background stamp from the JustRite "Christmas Cardinal Background" stamp.  The image was stamped once with VersaMark and Gold Embossed.  It was stamped again using black ink.  The image that was gold embossed was trimmed down around the gold frame and the cardinal was cut out from the one stamped in black.  It was colored using markers and attached over the gold embossed cardinal with pop dots.

The tiny poinsettias were created with the dies in the Susan's Gardens "Mini Lily" set.  Gold Stickles was added to the center of each flower.  Can you see the three little pine cones?  They were created with the Susan Gardens "Mini Petals".  I love to create pine cones for my holiday cards.   I learned to make pine cones from the "Paper Bouquet Book" by Susan Tierney-Cockburn.  She uses "YES" Glue to form the pine cones.  I am going to do a separate post, with a tutorial, on how I created the pine cones.  The greenery behind the flowers were die cut with the Cheery Lynn "Holly Flourish" die.  The completed pine cones were added under the flowers.

 The Christmas sentiment was die cut with the Cheery Lynn "Merry Christmas Set" die.  I used Viva "Inka-Gold" to color it.  Inka Gold is a paste and I just rubbed it over the sentiment then polished it with a soft rag to bring out the shine.  The snowflakes were die cut using the Cheery Lynn "Snow Flowers #1" and Snow Flowers #2" dies.  The set contains both "Merry" and "Christmas". 

Products used:

Design Paper from KaiserCraft "December 25th" 6 1/2" Paper Pad
JustRite Christmas Cardinal Background Stamp (CL-04645)
Susan's Garden "Mini Lily" (658408)
Susan's Garden "Mini Petals" (658409) (On back order until Aug 1)
Susan's Garden Flower Tool Kit ( 658437)
Susan's Garden Lady Bug Kit 
Paper Bouquet Book by Susan Tierney-Cockburn LB-59059
YES Glue
Cheery Lynn "Snow Flowers #1" (DL 225)
Cheery Lynn "Snow Flowers #2 (DL226)
Cheery Lynn "Merry Christmas Set" (B186)
Cheery Lynn "Holly Flourish" (B148)
Gold Stickles
Viva "Inka-Gold"
Ranger Detail Gold Embossing Powder



Rita said...

What a wonderful card Selma. I cannot stop looking at it. Its so rich in colour and those little pine cones look darling. I need to have this stamp. Hugs Rita xxx

Olga said...

absolutley gorgeous Christmas card.........

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my goodness, this is so gorgeous Selma. Really stunning card.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful. Can't wait to see how you made the pinecones. They and the flowers are great. Edna

Susan said...

I love the idea of using the mini lily to create the poinsettia--you're amazing, XOXO

Susan said...

I love the idea of using the mini lily to create the poinsettia--you're amazing, XOXO

Anonymous said...

What is the frame that surrounds the bird? Or is it a corner cut four times and made into a frame?



P.S. It is also a very beautiful card as usual. I love your sight.

Glenda Brooks said...

Another gorgeous piece my friend! Love the Cardinal and the pinecones! It made into a beautiful work of art!

Selma said...

To answer Jackies question. -- the justRite stamp is a background stamp that has the cardinal in the center of the frame.


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