Hello out there my crafty friends. It is Christine here from Susan’s Garden Design Team. Today I am posting a card I made featuring Susan’s Garden Notes Pansy die along with her Garden Notes Ivy Vine. The color of the pansies comes from a photo I saw on Facebook last year that I fell in love with and the wooden box is because I love rustic, primitive things.
Here is how the card was made:
- Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock to 6″ X 12″; score at 6″ and fold to create the top-fold card base.
- Cut 1 piece of patterned paper 5-3/4″ square. Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
- Using the third largest die from the Stitched Squares set, cut one White Soft Finish Cardstock square. Adhere to card front oriented as a diamond using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
- Cut a circle frame by taping the two largest Stitched Circles dies together, one inside the other, to cut White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere, centered, over the white square. Refer to photo.
- To make the wooden box, cut a piece of cardstock to 3-1/2″ X 2″. (Any color – it will be covered.) Score on 3 sides at 1/4″ and at 1/2″ from edges; fold on all score lines. Cut patterned paper 3″ X 1-3/4″. Score 1/4″ in on 3 sides; fold on score lines. (Shown: Els van de Burgt Studio Through The Lens – Wood series 6 x 6 cardstock.) Adhere patterned paper over box using clear double sided adhesive. Note: as you can see in photos some cuts were made to help reduce the thickness. Adhere box to card front using Clear double Sided Adhesive Tape.
6. Make seven or more pansies in color(s) of your choice. Cut the pieces from White Soft Finish Cardstock, color with markers or Susan’s Garden PanPastels. Shape the pansies using Susan’s video as a guide.
7. Die cut several Garden Notes Ivy Vine pieces from Forest Green Soft Finish Cardstock. Use Susan’s 4 pc. Tool Kit for the veins. Shade the ivy with Dark Red and Yellow Ochre from Susan’s Garden PanPastels Set 3.
8. Arrange the pansies as shown. Use Kids Choice Glue to adhere them. Add ivy vines. Tip: Cut some of the vines into shorter pieces as needed to fill the space. Your card is complete!
9. Optional: Die cut a Card Stand/Easel to mail with the card.
Elizabeth Craft Designs –
Patterned paper (to coordinate with pansies)
Markers (shown: Red and yellow; or other colors of choice for pansies)
Fine nib pen in black
I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial and will make your own version of this card.
Until next time – Happy Crafting!