Created by Mary Dimercurio Prasad for the ECD Susan Tierney-Cockburn Design Team
Mary Prasad here to share a colorful spring birthday card using Susan Tierney Cockburn’s Hyacinth flower dies and Karen Burniston’s Oval Accordion (plus decorator/edger) dies. I love Hyacinth flowers – I have purple ones in my yard; they are so beautiful in the spring. Susan’s dies really bring this flower to life on the card.
Making the Card
1. Die cut two accordion frames from double-sided cardstock (e.g. K&Company designer paper from Que Sera Sera). Train the folds but do not adhere together yet. Trim tabs on back panel as per instructions. Click HERE to see a video tutorial by Karen Burniston on accordion dies.
2. From light pink cardstock backed with Transparent Double-Sided Tape, die cut 3 sets of Oval Flourish Frame Edges (6 of each size). Adhere to all sides except back; see photos.
3. Die cut Hyacinth stem and leaves from green cardstock. Watercolor with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. Use tool set and molding pad to shape leaves.
4. Die cut Hyacinth petals from light pink cardstock. You will probably want to cut at least 2 sets, depending on how full you would like your flower. Watercolor each petal with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink – a stripe down the center of each petal. Use the tool set and molding pad to shape petals: give them a curve by rubbing down the back side of each petal. From the front side, gently but firmly press down in the center of each with smallest stylus to get petals to form a cup as shown.
5. Adhere stem, leaves and petals onto front oval as shown: keep in mind that the panel will rotate when assembled.
6. Die cut butterflies from black cardstock. Watercolor wings with Perfect Pearls. Gently bend wings up and adhere to card where shown. Optional: add Glossy Accents to give bodies dimension.
7. Die cut stitched oval from medium pink cardstock. Adhere to card base as shown in the 2nd photo above. Die cut smaller scalloped oval from light pink cardstock. Optional: color two glittered flowers with pink alcohol marker. Adhere Happy Birthday sentiment and flower stickers as shown. Apply Stickles around edges. Set aside to dry.
8. Die cut Agatha Edges flourish from green cardstock as shown in the 2nd photo above. Cut both side designs off and adhere one to top of stitched oval as shown. Adhere center piece over bottom of stitched oval (hanging over edges) and trim from back. Adhere sentiment oval to center using dimensional tape.
9. Tie a small bow from light pink ribbon. Adhere bow and half pearls where shown. Glue tabs and assemble card as per instructions.
Elizabeth Craft Designs
1016 Garden Notes – Hyacinth
1011 Garden Notes – Bugs & Butterflies
772 Accordion Oval Card
777 Oval Flourish Frame Edges
782 Agatha Edges
324 Assorted Words – Black
7048 Glitter Flowers – Transparent/Silver
808 All Metal Tool Set
810 Large Molding Pad
508 Transparent Double-Sided Tape
Designer Paper: K&Company Double-Sided Que Sera Sera 625532
Cardstock: light pink, medium pink, green, black
Distress Ink: Mowed Lawn, Worn Lipstick
Perfect Pearls: Pink Bumball, Sour Apple (Green)
Optional – pink alcohol marker (e.g. Copic), Glossy Accents
Stickles: Tickled Pink
Ribbon: light pink