Hello my crafty friends Christine here from Susan’s Garden Design Team. Today my post is using Susan’s Victorian Teacup and Saucer Die Set along with Garden Notes Hydrangea in blue and white. Els’ Fitted Hearts and Scalloped Heart Dies also used.
Hello Everyone, this is Christine from Susan’s Garden Design Team and today is my turn to post on the Elizabeth Craft Design’s Blog. My project uses Susan’s Hydrangea die along with several other dies. My designer paper is a sheet that I have been saving for several years now. I can’t even remember where I bought it. Do you ever do that, buy some paper that you love and then not use it because you are afraid that you will not be able to get more? I have decided I need to use some of those papers!
Hi Elizabeth Craft Designs friends. It’s Annette Green with the Susan’s Garden Team to share a thank you card I made with Susan’s Hydrangea Garden Notes die. I was inspired by all the lovely hydrangeas we saw on our recent family vacation to Tokyo, Japan. They are growing everywhere! All different colors are in bloom along the sidewalks, near the rail tracks, and of course in the fabulous gardens. (If you’d like to see some photos of these lovely flowers in Japan, please visit my blog.)
We met my friend Kyoko for lunch one day and she took us shopping, so I created this thank you card for her. Let me share how I made it.
Elizabeth Craft Designs –
Mary here to share a card with a lot of dimension. The hydrangea flowers are on dome shaped platforms to pop them up; the shaped petals make them look more realistic. I coated the sentiment with puff paint, then mounted it on a popped up label. I added texture to the paper using clear embossing powder. I also added subtle designs to the label with glitter embossing powder through a Stage It Stencil. Note: the flowers on the card may not exactly match those found in nature.
Hello Crafty Friends! Kathy Jo here sharing a Faith card using the lovely, newly released A Way With Words die, Faith, by Suzanne Cannon. Also used on the card are the oh-so-sweet flowers from the Susan’s Garden Club Hydrangea die set and the elegant Oval Flourish Frame Edges die set from Karen Burniston’s Pop it Ups collection.
To make this card
Hello everyone, It’s Els van de Burgt here, excited to share this Hydrangea Oval Accordion Card with you today. For this card I included something of Karen’s Pop It Ups line, something of Susan’s Garden line and of course something of my own line, the Hydrangea Peel-offs.
I used Karen’s Accordion Oval Card because it’s the perfect fit for the Hydrangea and for Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Seeds of Thought stamp – “Take time to do what makes your soul happy.”
Here is how I created my card:
1. Die cut 2 accordion pages from green cardstock and 2 from blue dot pattern paper.
Place your two green pages in front of you with all tabs facing to the right. Adhere pages together using double sided adhesive on the long side tab of the left page. Trim long side tab and small tab around oval of the right page.
2. Trim the long side tab from the two blue dot accordion pages and cut out center oval.
Trim any other tabs from the two accordion pages so you’re left with just two frames.
Ink edges with green. Adhere frames to the inside of the accordion card. Adhere edges of oval with green as well and adhere them to the inside of the card on top of the green ovals.
3. Adhere a piece of transparent double sided adhesive to white cardstock large enough to fit Hydrangea Peel-off. Transfer peel-off onto the adhesive using a technique I’m demonstrating in one of my videos “Silk Microfine Glitter – Coloring with Alcohol Markers”. Once your peel-off is transferred, cover your peel-off with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish and Brush off excess glitter. Color flowers with Copic markers or any alcohol marker. In the picture below you can see that I start with coloring the flowers with the aqua color and add darker blue to the center. Then I used my lighter aqua again to blend the two colors.
4. Carefully cut around Hydrangea. I like to use my fine pointed scissors. Adhere Hydrangea on oval of left accordion page as shown.
5. Stamp sentiment on watercolor paper using black Dye Ink. Using the largest oval accessory die, cut out sentiment. Add stitches using the stitches accessory die from the same set.
The reason why I’m adding the stitches, is when I’m decorating my oval with the Glitter Dots,
I can line then up nicely on the stitches.
6. Ink edges with green using a round blending tool with foam applicator. Make circular motion when adding the ink.
7. Add Glitter Dots around sentiment using the stitches for placement.
8. Adhere sentiment on oval of right accordion page as shown.
I love how this card turned out. Combining Karen’s and Susan’s designs with my own is so much fun. Have you seen the new Peel-offs yet that match the Accordion Star, Accordion Rectangle and Rectangle Pull Card? You can find all 3 new designs plus the new dies at our website www.ecraftdesigns.com.
Elizabeth Craft Designs –
Green cardstock – Bazzill
Patterned Paper – Graphic 45
Black Dye Ink – Memento
Distress Ink color Peeled Paint – Tim Holtz
Ink Blending Tool