Planner Essentials Susan's Garden Club

    Clematis Birthday Card

    July 15, 2019

    Hi folks, Angela here for this morning’s post!

    This is a card created for my sister’s birthday. Its inspiration is from a small flower arrangement that I saw at a local florist that I thought I’d try to re-create on my card for her. The flowers are different, the original had carnations, but I liked the size and shape of the Clematis better. The container they used was a small mercury glass jar. I chose to use the Tin Milk Can and trim it closer to the shape of the jar they used. Silver gilding flakes and metallic paste gave me just what I was looking for, for the finish.

    Here’s how it came together:

    Cut and colour the Hathorne branch and berries using Copic markers and Nuvo Crystal drops. Set aside to dry.

    Create a 6X6 card base from 110lb Soft Finish cardstock.

    Cut a 5.75X5.75 piece of co-ordinating cardstock, adhere to front of card base.

    Back a piece of 90lb cardstock with double sided adhesive. Cut, using the geometric shape from the Planner Patterns die set. Adhere to card base slightly off centre. Set aside.

    Cover both front and back of a piece of cardstock with clear double-sided adhesive. Cut using the Tin Milk Can die. Carefully cut off the top of the milk can to create a vase shape. Peel off protective sheet from the front side. Use silver gilding flakes to cover can. Rub with metallic silver paste to create shadow. Adhere to card front keeping the middle raised with 3d tape.

    Cut all flower, wheat, and leaf pieces, from 90lb cardstock.

    Colour and shape the wheat sheaths. Place them in the can.

    Colour and shape the Hosta leaves

    Colour and shape the Baby’s breath.

    Colour the center of the Clematis. Leave the petals white. Shape using Susan’s tools and molding mat.

    Using Kid’s Choice Glue to adhere all to the card front as in the photo.

    Be sure to remember that just about anything can be used as inspiration for your cardmaking.


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