Sunday, February 8, 2015
I am very excited to announce that I am now on Susan Tierney-Cockburn's 2015 Design Team for Elizabeth Crafts Designs. Susan is now a licensed designer for ECD; she has 22 new die sets: "Country Scapes", "Garden Notes" and "Garden Patch". She also has 9 "Seeds of Thought" Rubber Stamps and soon will have a new flower tool kit available. I will be giving you information about these new products soon.
Today I have designed a card using Susan's CountryScapes dies. I have never thought I was very good at creating scenes, but it was so fun and very easy with these dies! For this card, I have used dies from each of the CountryScapes die sets to give you an idea of the great variety of dies for creating beautiful cards for people who love the outdoors/gardening and also an easy way to create masculine cards.
I started by sponging a cloudy sky onto white card stock. The Country Fence 1 was die cut and sponged with Distress inks. On the fence, I added the crow from the Country Critter 1 die set. There are 10 different critters in this set The Woods 1 tree was die cut using white card stock then shaded with light brown ink. A black marker was used to add distress marks on the bark. In this die set you also get extra tree branches, leaves, birdhouse and a mushroom ground cover(which I did not use).
I had so much fun creating the little pots of flowers using the Backyard 1 die set. I die cut the geraniums twice, to double layer the flowers to give them dimension. I then die cut the geranium flowers again in green card stock and layered them on the leafy portion of that die cut. The flower pots are also in this set.
To create the purple flowers, I used one of the dies from the Country Flora 1 die set. It has flower stems and grass. The little flowers were die cut using purple card stock, were shaped then glued onto the flower stems. For the grass, I cut down each blade of grass to make them very thin. There are three layers of the grass along the bottom of the card.
The bunny was die cut using the Country Critters 1 die set. I added a tiny white pom pom to his tail. The birdhouse is from The Woods 1 die set. For the sentiment, I used Susan's Winter Spring sentiment stamp.
I hope this post inspires you to check out all the CountryScape dies to see the possibilities for creating beautiful country inspired cards and projects.
All the following products can be purchased at Elizabeth Craft Design: