Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Today I created a Southern Magnolia Branch using Susan's Southern Magnolia die set.
This is a 6x6 inch card. A piece of Bright Pink metallic card stock was attached to the front. I used a piece of design paper with a pearlized design in it for the background piece. Using Spellbinders String Light Background Glimmer Plate, the design was foiled, using the Bright Pink Foil, onto this piece of design paper, then glued to the front of the card.
The flowers were die cut using Susan's Specialty Cardstock. Light Pink ink was sponged on the petals for shading. The flowers and leaves were shaped using Susan's Flower Tool Kit. The leaves were created just as Susan shows how to do in her Spellbinders Southern Magnolia YouTube Video.
I wanted to create a branch for the magnolia. I used Susan's Spirea Die Set for the branch. Three branches were die cut and colored and glued on the card front. The open magnolia and two buds were added to the branch then the leaves attached.
Using Spellbinders, Bibi Cameron's Delicate Floral Hummingbirds die cut set, the hummingbird was die cut. I used some colored holographic cardstock to cut the pieces for the bird. I used colors of cardstock to match the design used on the card. It was attached using dimensional tape.
A stamp from Susan's Quotes stamp set was black embossed onto a piece of card stock and die cut using a square die. It was also attached using dimensional tape.
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Today on Susan's Garden Club Facebook Live, she created a basket card.
I created my basket different from Susan, but it is the similar concept. Bibi Cameron has a tutorial "DIY Easter Basket Woven Paper Card - Split Design #7, on YouTube that has instructions for this type of basket card.
For the decoration for my basket, I used Susan's Zinnia Die Set and created three purple Zinnias. They were die cut using Susan's Specialty Cardstock and colored with OLO markers. The flowers and leaves were shaped using Susan's Flower Tool Kit and assembled using Beacon Kids Choice Glue.
For the foliage, I used Susan's Lemon Verbena die from her Victorian Garden Foliage die set. Susan's Berry Branch was used for the branch for the berries. I used small Styrofoam balls that were colored with dark purple acrylic paint to color them.
One of the stamps from Susan's Quotes stamp set was die cut using one of the Spellbinders Essential Arches dies.
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Good Morning Friends. This is a "Lattice Card". When you open it up, you can see between the slats.
For the large flower, I used Susan's Spider Mum die set. It was die cut using Susan's Specialty Cardstock and colored OLO markers. It was shaped using Susan's Flower Tool Kit and assembled using Beacon Kids Choice Glue.
The Button Daisy/Chrysanthemum die set was used to create the three white daisies. They were also die cut using Susan's Specialty Cardstock. In the center of each flower, I added yellow Prills.
Behind the arrangement, I used the new Victorian Garden Foliage die set and die cut the Lemon Verbena. The branches were colored using OLO markers.
Susan's Berry Branch was die cut and light green styrofoam ball were added for the berries.
Susan's little Ladybug was die cut, colored and added to one of the leaves. From my stash, I found a butterfly and added it to the upper right corner. For embellishments on the gate, I used Spellbinders Silver embellishments.