Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Today I have a card using more new Susan's Garden dies. One of my favorite flowering trees is the dogwood. The flowers on these trees can be either white or pink. I used the grid die from the Garden Patch 1 3/8-inch dies for my background. In this package you also receive dies for Mini Daffodils. I created two branches of flowers using the Susan's Garden - Dogwood dies. I created the branches the same as I did on the Cherry Blossom post done yesterday. I used a light tan card stock and sponged the branches with Crushed Olive Distress Ink, shaped them, then sponged on Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. They look so realistic. The flowers were die cut using white card stock. On the indention on the end of each petal, I used the Copic marker R59 (Cardinal); place the tip of the point in the indention. For the stamen, I die cut two stamen pieces for each flower and used scissors to cut each stamen stem in half. Two stamen pieces were glued together to give fullness to it. The ends were spread apart and tiny dots of Viva Light Moss Green Paper Pen was placed on the tips.
This is a 6"x6" card. I attached a piece of design paper from an old Jodie Lee Designs "Nature Garden Collection" 6x6 paper stack over a 6x6 piece of black card stock. The Garden Patch grid was die cut using black card stock then the same die used to die cut the squares using a piece of design paper from an older BasicGray "Green at Heart" paper pad. The grid frame was attached with dimensional tape. Over the grid, I attached a pearl swirl from my stash.
The sentiment is one of Susan's new sentiment stamps from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Take Time". It was stamped on white card stock, cut out with scissors and backed with black card stock. Black pearls were added to complete the card.
The new smaller flower dies by Susan are so perfect for creating beautiful cards.
Below is a link to each of the Elizabeth Craft Designs products used: