Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Today I have a box that I decorated using Susan's Garden Pansy/Violet dies. This is a close-up of the top. Susan Tierney-Cockburn has a video showing the steps on how to assemble these flowers here. Also, last year I posted a little tutorial on my blog at this link, if you would like to see the steps I took to create a Susan's Garden Violet. The violets I created for this box were die cut using white card stock. All the petals were sponged with lavender ink, then at the base, blue ink was sponged on. I tried to match the colors in the plaid on the box. Fine purple lines were drawn from the base of each petal for extra dimension, then yellow Flower Soft was glued in the center once the petals were dry. The flowers were arranged on the top of the box, then the leaves were tucked under the flowers.
Both the pansy and the violets are very quick and easy flowers to assemble. I used the pansy leaves on this project. There are smaller violet leaves in this die set. I love butterflies and dragonflies around my flowers, so I layered the Memory Box "Kaleidoscope" and "Moonlight" butterflies, and the Memory Box "Pippi" and "Isabella" butterflies and the Memory Box "Willow Dragonfly" around the violets. The corners are Marianne Design dies. To complete the box, I added blue pearls and a little purple bow.
You can turn "trash" into a cherished gift! It is so easy to recycle boxes, containers, etc and decorate them with flowers created with your Susan's Garden Flower dies.
Below are the links to products I used from Ellen Hutson, LLC.