Sunday, September 15, 2019

Have a Lovely Day


I hope you are having a lovely day.   Today I used a variety of Susan's die sets to create this floral arrangement in her Galvanized Bucket.

This is a 6x6 inch card.  The front was covered with a piece of design card stock from the Tonic Studio's Craft Kit 24.  The edges were scored, then attached to the card front.

The Garden Notes Galvanized Bucket was die cut using a piece of the Tonic Studio Craft Perfect Luxury Embossed Card-Peacock Feathers.  The handle was die cut using silver card stock and the wooden handle die cut again using dark brown card stock.  The band around the upper portion of the buck was die cut using silver card stock then colored with a brown marker.  The bucket was attached with a Craft Perfect Adhesive Dimensional Foam Pad in the center and Nuvo Adhesive Tape Runner around the sides and bottom.

The Garden Notes Grecian Windflower die set was used to create the five purple flowers.  they were shaped using the Flower Tool Kit and assembled using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  

The Garden Notes Lavender was die cut.  Yellow card stock was used for the yellow flowers on the Lavender branch.

The Garden Notes Feverfew die set was used to create seven white flowers.

The Garden Notes Berry Spray die set was used to die cut two sprays and Nuvo Rippened Pumpkin Crystal Drops used to create the berries.  

The Garden Notes Maidenhair Fern die set was used to die cut two ferns.  

The Garden Notes Woodland Leaves die set used for the fall leaves.

The Leafy Branch die set was used to die cut leaves out of rust card stock and red Prills added for berries.

All the die cut pieces were arranged in the bucket and a die cut sentiment added.  This sentiment is from the Tonic Studio Craft Kit 21.

You can watch Susan's Garden Club Live videos on Facebook at this LINK for help on how to create her flowers.  

This card can be mailed in one of the clear acrylic boxes linked below along with the other products used to create this card.




Sunday, September 8, 2019

French Pumpkin Arrangement



Many times when I create Susan's flowers, I make extra flowers and put them in a box for later use.  Today I went through that box and pulled out a bunch of flowers and leaves to make an arrangement in Susan's Garden Notes French Pumpkin.

First I created a background for the arrangement.  A variety of Distress Oxide Inks were sponged onto white card stock using reds, browns and orange on the bottom and yellow, green and brown on the top.  Once all the inks were added, the piece was sprayed with water to give it a distressed appearance.

The Garden Notes French Pumpkin was die cut and yellow and orange inks were sponged on.  It was attached to the bottom of the card using dimensional pads in the center and glue around the edges.

The Garden Notes flowers include:  Sunflower, Primrose, Zinnia, and purple buds which were die cuts from the Dahlia die set.  The Greenery includes Ladder Fern, Maidenhair Fern, Hawthorne Berries, Leafy Berry Branch, and pieces of the Grapevine wreath.  I also used a die cut leafy branch that is not part of the Garden Notes collection.

The berries on the Garden Notes Leafy Berry Branch were created with Nuvo Rippened Pumpkin Crystal Drops with a tiny drop of Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops in the center, and Nuvo Autumn Red Crystal Drops on the Berry Branch.

This card can be mailed out in one  of the clear acrylic boxes linked below.  The products used for this card are also linked below.



Saturday, September 7, 2019

Chrysanthemums in Pottery Pitcher


Today's flowers were arranged in Susan's Garden Notes Potter Pitcher.  I used Tonic Studio's Honey Gold Roses Embossed Specialty Card stock to die cut the pitcher, which is a beautiful embossed gold card stock.

This is a rust colored 6-inch square card.  For the beautiful die cut design on top of the rust card stock,  I used a piece of ivory card stock and the Tonic Studios Classic Quatrefoil die set.  I LOVE this die. 

The Pottery Pitcher was attached to the bottom of the card using Adhesive Pads in the center of the die cut and glue around the edges.  

Three Garden Notes Chrysanthemums were die cut out of white card stock and colored with Copic markers on both sides.  The flowers were shaped using the Flower Tool Kit.  There are two die cuts for each layer except the smallest, and three die cuts were used for these.  Susan has come up with a great die for creating the center of the flowers which is a rolled piece.  This rolled piece fills in the center of the flower by staying upright - it won't spread out and create an open area right in the center of the flower.

Three Garden Notes  Ostrich Ferns were die cut using white card stock.  They were sponged with green and rust ink, on both sides of the die cuts.  They were shaped with the tweezers which are in the Flower Tool Kit.

The Garden Notes Lavender die set was used to die cut once.  It was colored brown and the small flowers were die cut using yellow card stock.  The flowers were shaped and glued onto the stems.  In the center of each flower, a fine point marker was used to add a small orange center.

The Garden Notes Leafy Berry Branch die set was used to die cut one branch.  Nuvo Ripened Pumpkin Crystal Drops were used for the berries.  

Arrange the ferns, leafy berry branches, yellow flowers, and chrysanthemums in the pottery pitcher.

At the bottom, two small Garden Notes Ivy were added.  

To finish the card, Nuvo Copper Penny Crystal Drops were added along the top and bottom of the Classic Quatrefoil die cut. 

This card can be mailed in one of the clear acrylic boxes, which is linked below along with the other products used to create this card. 

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Happy Birthday with Shimmer Powder Background



Today I wanted to work with the Tonic Studios Shimmer Powders to created a pretty background for this card.

Use watercolor paper and mist with water.  I got the watercolor paper pretty wet, then put down a coffee filter, then sprayed the filter to get it very wet.  Lightly sprinkle on Green Parade and Blue Blitz Nuvo Shimmer Powders. I used a Nuvo blending brush to tap and get the entire piece of watercolored paper covered with the powders.  You can watch a Shimmer Powder Video by Joyce (BeauQCreations) on her Facebook page at this LINK.  The finished piece of watercolor paper was cut apart. One portion was used behind the frame die cut using Susan's Frame-It/Stitched Squares die set. 

A smaller piece of the Shimmer Powder Water Color paper was cut and backed with a piece of black cad stock.  The sentiment was stamped with black ink.  Center this piece at the bottom of the card.

Use Susan's Garden Notes Dahlia and Shasta Daisy die sets to create the flowers.  Use the Garden Notes Berry Spray die set and die cut the berry branches. Use Nuvo Gloss Ripened Pumpkin Crystal Drops to create the berries.

Use the Garden Notes Ostrich Fern die set and die cut two ferns.  

Arrange the flowers, ferns, and berry branches on the framed water colored piece.  Add a black die cut butterfly to finish the card.



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Garden Notes Amaryllis



This is one of my favorite Amaryllis Christmas cards.  It was created using Susan's Garden Notes Amaryllis die set. 
  
Use Susan's Garden Notes Pottery Pitcher die set for the floral container.  I die cut a piece of wood grain card stock plus a piece of white card stock and glued the two pieces together for strength.  

The Garden Notes Amaryllis die set and die cut pieces for three flowers -- use white card stock.   Sponge the base of the petals light yellow green.   Edge each petal using a red marker.  Shape the flowers using Susan's Flower Tool Kit.   Cut the long stamens in half using the Tim Holtz scissors, then add pollen to the end of the stamens before gluing them in the center of the flower.  Use the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to assemble the flowers.

Use the Garden Notes Whitepine Bough & Pinecone die set and die cut pine boughs. 

 Use the Garden Notes Baby's Breath die set and die cut one branch. Die cut the little flowers and shape with the small ball stylus in the Flower Tool Kit.  Glue on the white flowers onto the branch.  

Use the Garden Notes Berry Spray die set and die cut two branches.  Add Nuvo Autumn Red Crystal Drops to create the berries. Allow the berries to dry before adding to the arrangement. 

Use the Garden Notes Holiday Holly and berries die set and die cut holly leaves. I used white card stock and used several shades of green ink to color the leaves.  To give the leaves the glossy appearance, brush Nuvo Crystal Clear Glaze over the top of the leaves. 

Arrange the Amaryllis at the top of the Pottery Pitcher and attach the Pine Boughs, Baby's Breath, Berry Spray and Holly around the flowers.  


This card can be mailed in one of the clear acrylic boxes linked below. 




Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Masculine Autumn Floral Card


Sometimes it is hard to come up with masculine floral cards.   Autumn colors are perfect for such a card.  I used Susan's Garden Notes Calendula, Helenium and Lily dies sets for this arrangement along with a lot of foliage.

This is a 6-inch square card.  The card base is created with brown cardstock.  A second piece of the same cardstock was cut 5 3/4 inches square, scored around the edges for a finished appearance, then attached to the front of the card.  I felt that by using a brown background, rather than white, it had more of a masculine appearance.

Suzanne Cannon's A Way With Words 4-Seasons die set was used for the sentiment.  This is my favorite die set to use this time of year for a generic sentiment.  The sentiment was die cut using Rust card stock and attached to the upper right corner of the card.

The Garden Notes Calendula die set was used to die cut pieces to create three flowers.  All the die cuts on this card were die cut using white card stock then colored by sponging on color or using Copic markers.  All the pieces were shaped using Susan's Flower Tool Kit.

The Garden Notes Helenium die set was used to create one flower.  This flower was colored using markers.

The Garden Notes Lily 2 die set was used to create 2 lilies.  The long stamen pieces were cut in half, using the Tonic Scissors, to make them thinner.  Pollen was added to the tips.  

The Garden Notes Hawthorne die set was used to die cut 2 branches.  Color the leaves and branches then brush Nuvo Crystal Clear Glaze over the leaves.  Create berries using the Nuvo Autumn Red Crystal Drops.

The Garden Notes Wheat Sheath die set was used to die cut 2 sheaths.  

The Garden Notes Ladder Fern die set was used to die cut 4 ferns. Green ink was sponged on the ferns then they were shaped with the flower tool kit.

The Leafy Branch die set was used to die cut 4 leaf branches.

This card can be mailed in one of the clear acrylic boxes, which is linked below.





Monday, September 2, 2019

White Hydrangeas



I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend.  Today I created a floral arrangement using Susan's Garden Notes Hydrangea, Flowering Trees of Springs, Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Trevi Urn die sets.

This is a 6-inch card.  A piece of embossed card stock was used for the background.

Die cut the Garden Notes Trevi Urn, using a dark tan card stock.  I have a jar of Barbara Trombley's Elements-Earth Textures in my stash that I used to glue on sections of the urn.  The urn was attached to the bottom of the card using dimensional foam pads in the center of the urn and glue around the edges, leaving the top open.

Use the Garden Notes Eucalyptus die set and die cut three branches.  Color the leaves and branches then add Nuvo Buttermilk Crystal Drops on the ends of the branches.  

Use the Flowering Trees of Spring die set and create five pink flowers.  The flowers were shaped using the Flower Tool Kit.  Pollen was added to the ends of the stamens.

Use the Garden Notes Hydrangea die set and create two white hydrangeas.  Add one light green Prill to the center of the hydrangea flowers.  

Use the Garden Notes Lavender die set and die cut three lavender bunches.  Cut off the bottom portion (the stems) and use for filler behind the arrangement.

The sentiment is from the Tonic Studio Craft Kit 25.   




Thursday, August 29, 2019

Southern Magnolia Autumn Wreath



The weather has been very cool here and some  of the maple tree leaves have already changed color.  I decided to create an Autumn card that would look very pretty framed in a shadow box.

For the background I used a piece of wood-grain card stock.  It was attached to a larger piece of dark brown card stock.

At the bottom of the card is Suzanne Cannon's A Way With Words 4-Seasons Autumn die cut.  

Susan's Square Grapevine Wreath die set was used to create a wreath for this arrangement.  There are two layers of the wreath.  

The Garden Notes Ladder Fern die set was used to die cut 5 ferns.  They were shaped with the flower tool kit.

The Garden Notes Leafy Berry Branch die set was used to die cut 3 branches.  The branches were shaded with orange, red, and green Distress Oxide inks.  The leaves were shaped, then Nuvo Orange Soda Glitter Drops were used for the berries.  



Garden Notes Hydrangea die set was used to create two hydrangea flowers.  I don't think hydrangeas come in brown/rust colors, but that is what I created for this card.  I used brown card stock and shaded the center of the flowers with a dark red PanPastel.  They were shaped and glued to the dome (from the die set) then a small Prill was added to the center.

The Garden Notes Southern Magnolia die set was used to create 3 magnolias.  You can watch Susan's YouTube video-Southern Magnolia at this Link for instructions on how to assemble this beautiful flower.   The leaves were die cut using dark green card stock.  Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide Ink was sponged on the back of the leaves.  Nuvo Crystal Clear Glaze was brushed on the top of the leaves to give them the shiny waxy appearance.

Susan's Woodland Leaves die set was used to die cut 4 of the larger leaves.  They were colored in Autumn colors, then shaped with the flower tool kit.

The Ladder Fern, Leafy Berry Branch, Hydrangeas and Magnolias were arranged on the left side of the square grapevine wreath.  On the right side of the wreath, a few small pieces of the leafy berry branch were tucked in plus the Autumn leaves  

Thin Bronze cording was looped and tucked in around the wreath.








Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Grecian Windflower



Today I designed a card using Susan's Garden Notes Grecian Windflower and Gathering Basket die sets.  

This is a 6-inch square card.  A piece of design paper, from my stash, was distressed around the edges and added to the front of the card.

Susan's Garden Notes Gathering Basket die set was used for the container. It was die cut twice and the two pieces glued together for strength.   It was colored then added to the bottom of the card, putting two layers of dimensional foam pads in the center, then glued around the sides and bottom of the basket.  The sides were pushed in to give the basket a rounded shape and held until they were glued down.  A gray marker was used to shade around the bottom of the basket.

Susan's Garden Notes Grecian Wildflower die set was used to create the flowers.

Photo from Pinterest of Grecian Windflower

I looked at the above picture I found on Pinterest to see a close up view of the Grecian Windflower.  The flower petals and leaves were shaped using Susan's Flower Tool Kit.  Two layers of petals were glued together then two stamens were used for each flower.  The points of the stamen were cut in half with Tonic fine tipped scissors.  Pollen was added to the tips of the yellow stamens. The stamen was cupped using the medium stylus from the Tool Kit.   Light green pollen was added to the very center of the stamen.  The stems for the flowers were glued on,  coming up from inside the basket.  The flowers were added,  then the flower leaves.  

Blue Nuvo Crystal Drops were added for embellishment around the top of the bouquet.

A sentiment from the Tonic Monthly Craft Kit 24 was used.    

This card can be mailed in a clear acrylic box, linked below.




Friday, August 23, 2019

English Rose


This rose was created using Susan Tierney-Cockburn's Garden Notes English Rose die set.
I have created this rose many times using card stock but today I used a piece of light peach Foamiran and shaded the edges with Pearlescent Red PanPastel.  The leaves were die cut using green Foamiran, then Susan's Leaf Tool was used to draw the veins on them.  To shape the rose petals and leaves, a small craft iron was used to warm up the Foamiran then the petals/leaves shaped by gently stretching each one.  A hot glue gun was used to glue the petals together to shape the rose.  Two rose buds were also created with the English Rose die cut petals. 


Here is the card I created with the English Rose.  Susan's Garden Notes Baby's Breath die set was used to create the baby's breath, and her Garden Notes Berry Spray die set used for the berry branch.  Nuvo Buttermilk Crystal Drops were used for the berries.

The sentiment is from one of Susan's stamp sets called 'Cherish'.  It was stamped using VersaFine Ink and Clear embossed.  It was die cut using the Dotted Scallop Rectangle die set.  Before removing it from the die, the edges were sponged with peach ink.  It was attached using double sided dimensional tape.


This card can be mailed in one of the clear acrylic boxes which is linked below.






Thursday, August 22, 2019

Foamiran Poinsettia


I have some red Foamiran that a dear friend in the Netherlands sent me and I decided to create a poinsettia with it using Susan Tierney-Cockburn's dies.  

This is a 6-inch card.  

A piece of white cardstock, slightly smaller than the front of the card was die cut using Susan's Frame It-Stitched Oval die set.  The oval was die cut toward the top.  A piece of white card stock was embossed with a dots embossing folder and attached to the back of the die cut oval.  

Suzanne Cannon's A Way With Words Merry Christmas die set was used for the sentiment.  It was die cut using red card stock and attached on the lower right side.

Susan's Poinsettia die set was used to create the poinsettia.  The red leaves were detailed using the leaf tool from her Flower Tool Kit.  The poinsettia was assembled using a hot glue gun.  

To create the bracts for the poinsettia, Nuvo Bottle Green Crystal Drops were created on a craft mat.  While the drops were still wet, a very small amount of yellow pollen was pushed into the top of the green drop.  Once dry, the bracts were glued into the center of the poinsettia using tacky glue.

The Garden Notes Whitepine Bough die set was used to die cut a lot of pine branches.  I used the Tim Holtz scissors to cut some of the pine needles in half.  This makes the pine branch appear fuller.  For snow on the branches, Nuvo  Gloss Simply White Crystal Drops was spread across some of the pine needles then Nuvo Ice White Pure Sheen Glitter sprinkled on, for a snowy effect.

The Garden Notes Berry Spray was used to die cut 2 sprays.  The stems were colored brown and Nuvo Gloss Simply White Crystal Drops was used to create the berries.  

The Poinsettia was attached to the left side of the die cut oval then the pine boughs and berry spray was attached under it.  

This card can be mailed out in one of the clear acrylic boxes linked below.




Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Autumn Wall Hanging


It is fun to create different things using Susan's Garden Notes Die sets.  The flower dies are perfect for creating cards, wall hanging, decorating boxes, and more.  

Today I decided to create an Autumn Wall Hanging.  The frame is 12 inches square.  In the center of the mat was a die cut opening.  There was a picture in that opening which I thought was perfect for the scene I was creating, so I glued it to the back of the frame mat.

I used Suzanne Cannon's Four Seasons die set for the Autumn sentiment.  It was die cut using a rust card stock and glued to the upper right corner.

The Garden Notes Galvanized Bucket was used for the container for the floral arrangement.  A piece of the Through The Lens Stone cardstock was used to cover the bucket.  It was attached to the left side of the die cut opening.

The Leafy Branch die set was used to die cut several branches.  They were colored and shaped with the Flower Tool Kit and attached to the upper left corner.

The Garden Notes Berry Spray was die cut using brown card, twice.  The berries were created using Nuvo Autumn Red Crystal Drops.  These branches were prepared prior to working on this project, so the berries would be dry.  The berry branches were cut apart and attached over the leafy branch.

The Garden Notes Ladder Fern was die cut three times, colored in autumn colors and arranged in the bucket.

The Garden Notes Sunflower die set was used for the flowers.  The flowers were colored, and shaped using the Flower Tool Kit.  They were assembled using the Tonic Tacky  Glue.  Brown Pollen was used in the center of the flowers.  

Three pumpkins were die cut using the Pumpkin die set.  Color was sponged on.  They were arranged to the right of the flower arrangement.

Susan's Woodland Leaves die set was used to create a bunch of autumn leaves. A piece of Ranger's Yupo Paper was used for the leaves. A variety of  Autumn colors of Alcohol Inks were used to color the Yupo Paper, then the leaves were die cut.  They were shaped using the Flower Tool Kit and attached around the bottom of the arrangement. 

I hope I gave you inspiration to create something other than a card using Susan's Garden Notes die sets.





Monday, August 19, 2019

Peony Bouquet



Today I had an idea and wanted to experiment.  I love adding Susan's Garden Notes Baby's Breath to floral arrangements.  I like for the clusters of flowers to be very thick, like they actually grow.  I usually die cut many little flowers from the die in this set and shape them to fill the Baby's Breath Branch.  I love using the Tonic Nuvo Drops on my projects.  Today I experimented by adding dots of Nuvo White Crystal Drops on the Baby's Breath stem.  I filled each cluster with the Nuvo drops, then used the heat tool and heated up all the drops.  What happened is that the dots blew up like a balloon, then collapsed.  This made each bubble 'ruffly - similar to a cluster of baby's breath'.  This was building up the area for the tiny die cut flowers, giving them depth and fullness. The die cut flowers were then glued on the Nuvo clusters. I really like the effect and it took less of the die cut flowers. This definitely isn't something you have to do, but I had fun experimenting with the Nuvo Drops.

The flowers created for this project include Susan's Garden Notes Peony, Tiger Lily and Pansy.  The flowers were all die cut using white card stock,  colored, and shaped with the Flower Tool Kit.  Pollen was added to the Lily stamen, and a yellow Nuvo Crystal Drop added to the center of the Pansy.  

The Garden Notes Berry Spray die set was used for the berry branches.  Nuvo Crushed Grape Crystal Drops were used to create the berries.  

A leaf branch was die cut and small flowers created with the Garden Notes Hydrangea die set were die cut using lavender card stock, shaped and added to the leaf branch.  A small lavender Nuvo Crystal Drop was added to the center of each of these little flowers.  

This is a 6-inch square card.  A piece of embossed white card stock was distressed and added to the card.  A piece of white card stock was used to create the oval die cut in the center of the card.  Susan's Frame It-Stitched Rectangle die was used to create an oval.  This piece was cut down around the die cut oval and added in the center of the card.  I know it is hard to see this oval die cut piece in the picture because there are so many flowers added.

The Baby's Breath, leafy branch, Peonies, Lily, and Berry Spray were arranged in the oval die cut.  Sweet Lilac Nuvo Crystal Drops were used around the arrangement.

The sentiment is from the Tonic Craft Kit #24.  

This card can be mailed in one of the clear acrylic boxes, linked below.





Sunday, August 18, 2019

Basket of Anemone



Today I have a basket of Anemone created with Susan's Garden Notes die sets.  For instructions on how to create the anemone, go to Susan's Garden Club FaceBook page at this Link.

This is a six-inch square card.  A piece of embossed white card stock was scored around the edges with a Scor-Pal, and added to the front of the card.  

Use Susan's Frame-It/Rectangle die set to create a frame out of white card stock.  Use the largest and the 4th largest dies.  Place the smaller die, centered, inside the larger die and die cut.  Score around the edges of the the frame and attach at the top portion of the card.  

Use the Garden Notes Bushel Basket die and die cut two baskets.  Glue the two baskets together for strength.  Color the basket, shape, and attached to the bottom of the card using dimensional tape in the center, and glue around the sides and bottom.  On my basket, I used Nuvo Silver Lining Crystal Drops across the band in the middle of the basket, for a dimensional effect.

Use the Garden Notes Anemone die set and create a variety of colors of flowers.  For some reason in the photo it looks like I have blue anemone, but they really are purple.  The flowers were die cut using white card stock and colored using markers.  Shape the flowers and leaves, using the Flower Tool Kit.  Add black pollen to the ends of the stamens.

Use the Garden Notes Maidenhair Fern die set and die cut 2 each of the ferns.  I used green card stock and shaded the leaves with a darker green ink.  The leaves were scored using the leaf tool and shaped using tweezers.  

Add the fern in the basket, being sure it is placed high enough that it will show above the flowers.  Attach the Anemone in the basket and add the leaves.

At the bottom of the card, I use sentiment dies from the Tonic Craft Kit 24.  

This card can be mailed in one of the clear acrylic boxes, linked below.



Saturday, August 17, 2019

Purple Dahlias


Today I used some extra purple dahlias, I created a days ago, for a another card and did not use.  

This is a 6-inch square card.  A piece of lavender embossed card stock from my stash was used for the front of the card.  I sponged on Nuvo Mother of Pearl Embellishment Mousse across the raised parts of the embossing to give the card some shimmer.  The edges of this piece were then distressed and attached to the front of the card.

Suzanne Cannon's, A Way With Words, Congratulations die set was used for the sentiment.  It was die cut three times using purple card stock and once using white card stock.  The four die cuts were glued together with the white die cut on the bottom.  This gives a nice dimensional to the sentiment.  It was attached at the bottom of the card.

Two oval die cuts were glued together and attached to the upper portion of the card.  

Susan's Garden Notes Dahlia 2 die set was used to create the two large flowers.  

The Garden Notes Ivy die set was used to die cut two large ivy, using white card stock.  They were colored then shaped using the Flower Tool Kit.  

The Garden Notes Hydrangea die set was used to die cut 8 hydrangea flowers.  Nuvo Violet Galaxy Crystal Drops were added to the center of each of these flowers.

The Dahlias with the dahlia leaves, ivy, and the small white flowers were arranged in the oval.

On the upper corners, lavender sticky back pearls were added.

This card can be mailed out in one of the clear acrylic boxes which are linked below.





Thursday, August 15, 2019

Viburnum Wentworth


Today I was thinking outside the box with Susan's Garden Notes die sets.  I received an email from White Flower Farm showing a beautiful plant called Viburnum Trilobum Wentworth.  I thought it would be fun to try and duplicate that plant using Susan's die sets.


White Flower Farm Viburnum Wentworth

Susan's Woodland Leaves die set was used to die cut the leaves.  I tried to duplicate the colors shown in the picture.  I probably should have created more leaves, but I wanted to be sure the berries showed.  For this card I die cut, colored and shaped 12 leaves.  To bring out the color on the leaves, I brushed Nuvo Crystal Glaze over them.

Susan's Garden Notes Berry Spray was used to create the branches for the leaves and berries.  The branches were colored brown and Nuvo Gloss Red Berry Crystal Drops were added for the berries.  The die cut Berry Spray shows where to place the berries, but I added additional berries trying to create clusters.  

The Garden Notes Trevi Urn die set was die cut for the container.  I experimented with different embossing powders to color this urn.  I think it looks better than it appears in the photo.

The urn was attached to the front of the card.  The Berry Spray was cut apart and the branches inserted in the urn.  The Woodland leaves were glued onto the berry branches, trying to replicate the branches in the picture.  

I felt the urn needed something extra so I used the Impression Obsession Grass die 038J to create filler.  The grass was cut apart and glued behind the berry spray.




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