Susan's Garden Club

Think Happy, Be Happy

May 24, 2018

Hey Everyone!  EK here today sharing a card using some new products released earlier this week from Susan Tierney-Cockburn.  But before I go on, I have a small confession to make.  My favorite flower of all time is baby’s breath.  Now, I know what you are saying, that’s not really a flower, just a filler for other flowers.  But I love baby’s breath.  There is something about them that makes me think of living snow.  I have been known fill vases with this fluffy white flower and display it as if they were prized roses.  So I promise, after today I will use the new Baby’s Breath die set as a filler flower in all my paper flower bouquets, but today, just today, I am highlighting the flower for its beauty all on its own.

Step 1: Cut White 100lb Soft Finish Card Stock to 4.25×11, score and fold in half.  Add a piece of 4×5.25 Wood Effect printed paper to the folded card base.

Step 2:   Die cut the new Garden Notes Galvanized Bucket from 80lb White Soft Finish Cardstock and use a fingertip to rub the surface of the bucket with metallic wax.  Apply more wax at the sides and across the bottom, less wax in the middle, to created shading and the illusion of dimension. Refer to the photo above.

Step 3: Add strips of 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the back of the bucket along the sides and some foam tape in the middle toward the bottom as shown above. (The tape in the middle will curve the bucket for added realism.)

Step 4: Adhere the bucket to the card base toward the bottom left corner.

Step 5: Using Black VersaFine ink, stamp the sentiment from the Little Words Mean A Lot clear stamp set.

Step 6:  Die cut four Baby’s Breath branches from Dusky Sky Soft Finish Cardstock.  Color PanPastels in Permanent Green and Bright Yellow.

 

Step 7:  Shape branches with the loop tool from Susan’s Garden tool set to add some dimension and movement.

Step 8:  Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the branches so the bottom portion of the stem is inside the bucket. Leave the tips loose (no glue at that end of the branches).

Step 9:  Die cut the Baby’s Breath flowers from White Soft Finish Cardstock four times.  Use 5mm stylus to press and shape the flowers on the molding pad.

Step 10:  Using Kids Choice Glue, add the flowers to the ends of the branches.  Start with one on each tip, and then go back and add more where needed to create a full and lush effect.

Step 11:  Using the YG00 Copic marker, touch the center of each flower. Vary hand pressure so some flower centers are brighter than others.

Thank you for indulging me while I played around with my favorite flower.  You have to admit, a bucket full of Baby’s Breath really is beautiful!

I hope you are as excited as I am about the new release of Susan’s Garden dies.

xxx, EK

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Other:

Black VersaFine Ink

Metallic wax

3D foam tape

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