Happy New Year Paper Gardeners! We are starting off the new year with a new release from Susan's Garden. This release is her Painter's Garden which includes five new flowers -- Bird of Paradise, Carolina Allspice, Gerbera Daisy, Zinnia, and Pansy -- plus a beautiful Bamboo Trellis embossing folder.
My card today showcases the new Bird of Paradise, Carolina Allspice die sets and the Bamboo Trellis embossing folder. I created a frame, using one of Susan's tutorials, out of design paper from my stash. On the inside of the frame, I glued in a piece of Kraft cardstock that was embossed with the Bamboo Trellis embossing folder. To highlight the design, I used a gold rub-on paste over the design. To highlight the cords on the lattice, I used a brown marker.
To create a vase for this bouquet, I used the Spellbinders Zen Garden Welcome die set. Its was die cut using gold mirror card stock. I used the insert that is normally discarded in this die cut for the vase. It was put on a Score Board and three embossed lines were drawn on the top portion. On the bottom, a piece of glossy black cardstock was cut into a small strip and attached to the bottom, and Spellbinders gold embellisments added for extra texture.
The Bird of Paradise die set was used to create two flowers. There is a tutorial by Susan on the 'Susan's Garden Club Budding Paper Gardeners" FaceBook page on how to create these beautiful flowers.
The new Carolina Allspice die set was used to create the maroon flowers. I always use Susan's Specialty Cardstock to die cut all my flowers and OLO markers were used to color them. They are shaped using Susan's Flower Tool Kit and Kids Choice Glue used to assemble them.
Susan's Oriental Lily die set was used to create three yellow flowers. Pollen was added to the end of the stamens. The lily die set is from Susan's Summer Flora release.
Even though a lot of us have lots of snow and winter weather, we can start thinking about Spring creating these beautiful flowers from Susan's new Painter's Garden release. I have the new release linked below.
Have fun creating with Susan's new release!