Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Today is the release of Susan's new Garden Notes die sets at Elizabeth Craft Designs. Today I am featuring the French Pumpkin die set.
The Garden Notes French Pumpkin die set includes the pumpkin, lid and several leaf dies. You can create cards with just the pumpkin, fill it with flowers or be creative and decorate it for Halloween.
I used the French Pumpkin die set along with Joset's Pumpkins die set to create an Autumn card. A variety of flower die sets were used to create the bouquet.
Start with a 6-inch square card. Cover the front with a piece of the ModaScrap Wood Effects card stock. The dark wood card stock helps the yellow and orange colors stand out.
Use the Garden Notes French Pumpkin die set and die cut the pumpkin, using Buttercream Soft Finish Cardstock. Use several shades of orange inks to sponge on color. Use green card stock to die cut the leaves. Shape the leaves using Susan's Flower Tool Kit.
Use the Pumpkins die set and die cut one each of the pumpkins using Buttercream Soft finish Cardstock. Color the same as the French Pumpkin, leaving the shading a little different so they each stand out when grouped together. Die cut the leaves and vines using green card stock.
Use the Garden Notes Sunflower die set and create one sunflower. Shape using the flower tool kit. Add pollen to the center of the flower.
Use the Garden Notes Dahlia 2 die set and create a variegated flower. Shape with the flower tool kit and assemble using Kids Choice Glue.
Use the Garden Notes Lily die set and create 2 lilies. Add pollen to the ends of the stamens.
Use the new Garden Notes Feverfew 1 die set and create one stem of flowers.
Use the Garden Notes Lavender die set and create the small yellow flower stems. Use the Elizabeth Craft Designs small pointed tweezers to hold and glue each of the small flowers to the stem.
Use the Garden Notes Primrose die set and create two orange flowers.
Use the Garden Notes Pansy 1 die set and create one small orange flower. (This one is optional - you can use use three primrose.)
Use the Garden Notes Ostrich Fern die set and die cut three ferns. Shape with the flower tool kit.
Use the Garden Notes Ivy Vine die set and die cut one ivy vine, using white card stock. Color from the center of each leaf with a green marker leaving a white border along the outside edge of each leaf. Shape with the flower tool kit.
Use the Rustic Ladder die set and die cut one ladder, using ModaScrap Wood Effect card stock. I used the white wood card stock and lightly sponged on gray ink.
Use the Spring Basket die set and die cut four grass, using tan card stock. Use the Elizabeth Craft Fine Pointed Scissors and cut each blade of grass in half. This will make it easy to bend the grass for a natural look.
To assemble the die cut pieces to the card:
Attach the French Pumpkin to the bottom of the card, using dimensional tape in the center. This will give the pumpkin some rounded dimension.
Attach the two smaller pumpkins, using dimensional tape, to each side of the French Pumpkin, as shown.
Attach the Rustic Ladder to the left side of the card.
Attach the Ferns at the top of the card.
Attach all the other flowers, using the picture above for reference, inside the top of the pumpkin.
Attach the grass along the bottom edge of the pumpkins, cutting pieces in half on each end.
This will be a beautiful Autumn Greeting card but especially to someone with a birthday this time of year.
This card will fit inside one of the Clear Acrylic Boxes from Elizabeth Craft Designs for easy mailing.
I will have many more cards featuring Susan's new release in future posts.
Thank you for stopping by.
Links to the products used are listed below.
Posted by Selma at 4:00 AM