Sunday, July 19, 2020
On Susan's Garden Club Facebook LIVE video this week, she created a Concertina Card and gave very detailed instructions on how to create it. You can watch the video then go to her Susan's Garden Club Blog for exact measurements.
Above is the front of the Concertina card I created. It is decorated using Susan's Garden Club Alstroemeria, Feverfew, and Beauty Berry Branch.
The Alstroemeria were die cut using white card stock. The colors I sponged on are Altenew Snapdragon and Grapevine inks. For the burgundy lines, I used the Arteza A164 fine line pen. The flowers were shaped using Susan's Flower Tool Kit. The tall stamens were cut in half and burgundy pollen added to the tips.
The Feverfew flowers were assembled, the small yellow centers added, then yellow pollen added. The Beauty Berry Bush branches were die cut from white card stock, sponged green and burgundy berries added.
I used Becca Feeken's Candlewick Rectangle die set from Spellbinders for the white doily behind the arrangement.
Following the measurements Susan posted on her blog, I prepared all the pieces needed to assemble the Concertina Card. When these were all cut, I went to her Garden Club Facebook video and followed along to assemble the card.
Susan's instructions are very easy to follow. I hope you will give this fun card a try. Any of Susan's Garden Notes flowers will be beautiful on the front.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
I had a pretty piece of embossed design card stock with daisies I have been wanting to use for a long time. Today I decided to create some of Susan's Garden Notes Shasta Daisies in her Pottery Pitcher to go on this card stock.
I die cut a thin black frame and glued it to the front of the card and scored around the edges of the daisy square.
A white oval was die cut to place behind the arrangement. I'm not sure that was needed, as most of it is covered with the arrangement.
Susan's Garden Notes Watering Can die set used for the container. It was die cut using white card stock and several colors of ink used to color it. It was attached with several pieces of dimensional tape in the center and glue dots at the bottom edges.
The flowers were die cut using the Garden Notes Shasta Daisy die set.
Behind the flowers I used a small leaf branch, for a filler.
The sentiment is a stamp from Altenew.
Sunday, July 12, 2020
On Susan's Garden Club Facebook LIVE video a few weeks ago, she demonstrated how to create an Envelope Box Card. There are many ways to decorate an envelope Box Card. I hope you will watch Susan's video and create a pretty card for someone special in your life.
I created my Envelope Box Card using a piece of pink card stock for the envelope and a piece of design paper from my stash, with roses, to decorate it. For the lacy die cut design, I used the Spellbinders Candlewick Petticoats Etched die set by Becca Feeken. A stamped verse, from my stash, was used and die cut with a fancy die, then added using dimensional tape. There are pink butterflies in the design paper, so I added a larger butterfly near the dimensional rose.
For the dimensional rose, I used Susan's Garden English Rose die set to try and duplicate the roses in the design paper. Behind the rose are a couple branches of the Garden Notes Beauty Berry branches. Susan's die cut lady bug was added to one of the leaves.
An Envelope Box Card is a great way to include a small gift or gift card.
Saturday, July 11, 2020
I love to create Susan's Garden Notes Lilacs. This week on Susan's Garden Club LIVE Facebook video, she showed us a different way to color the lilac petals. She colored them on the back side, while they were still in the die, using a dark purple marker. The ink soaked through to give a light purple coloring on the front. They look so realistic. This information is in the second portion of the Swing Card Video.
I used Becca Feeken's Candlewick Oval die set from Spellbinders for the raised panel for this pretty lilac. The design paper is from a Stamperia design paper pad.
Many of you have been asking when Susan's new Garden Notes release from Spellbinders will be released. She announced it will be the first of September. We are all very excited to see what beautiful flowers she will have for us to work with this Fall.
Friday, July 10, 2020
While we are waiting for Susan's new Garden Notes release from Spellbinders, she has been showing us some fun ideas for creating unique card shapes and fun backgrounds for our floral arrangements. This week she demonstrated how to create a Swing Card that is perfect for small bouquets. You can see this video at this LINK.
I followed Susan's directions for the shape of the card. This is a very easy card to create following her instructions. I decorated by card using her Garden Notes Coreopsis and Maidenhair Fern die sets. The butterfly and design paper are from my stash. The sentiment is a stamp from GinaK Designs. A few brown sticky back pearls were used to complete the design.
Below are some photos of the card when opened.
This was such a fun card to create. I hope you will go over and get the instructions on Susan's Garden Club LIVE video on Facebook and give it a try.
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