Flower Shop

May 25, 2015

Hi Friends!

It’s Debra Hensley for Susan’s Garden Design Team. Near where I live in Texas there is a small town made up of old country boutique shops. They specialize in handcrafted items and have lots of charm and personality. When you look down the streets, you see colorful awnings, flowers in pots and a variety of antique items. The CountryScapes dies inspired me to create a card that echos one of those shops.

SG May BP front 5a P1080175

Here’s how I made this card –

1. Card Base:

a.  Fold a piece of 11″ x 4-1/4″ white cardstock in half to create a top fold A2 size card base.

b.  Cut striped pattern paper to 4-1/4″ x 2-1/2″.  Score at 1/2″ and trim with wavy edged scissors.

c.  Cut 2 additional strips 1/2″ x 5-1/2″.

d.  Cut polka dot pattern paper to 4-1/4″ x 2″. Score at 3/8″ and 1-1/4″. Score horizontally every 1/2″.  Use a scalloped punch on the bottom edge.

e.  Die cut 1″ Garden Patch grid from white cardstock.

f.  Cut a piece of acetate to 4-1/4″ x 4″.

g.  Ink all pattern pieces with brown ink.

SG May card pieces 1a P1080147_E

2. Die cut additional pieces –

a.  3 large flower pots, 3 geranium stems – white cardstock, 4 sets of geranium flowers – dark pink cardstock

b.  2 small flower pots, 2 black eyed susan stems, 3 sets of black eyed susan flowers – white cardstock

c.  3 grass tufts, 1 reclining cat, 1 sitting cat- white cardstock

d.  1 watering can – dark gray cardstock

e.  the letters to spell FLOWER and 1 wagon wheel – kraft cardstock

  • Optional: create a sticker out of some of the die cuts by backing the cardstock with Transparent Double-Sided Tape before die cutting.

SG bp dies 3a P1080170

3. Color with Distress Markers/Ink –

a.  Pots – Rusty Hinge, Worn Lipstick, Pumice Stone

b.  Grass, stems – Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy

c.  Black eyed susan flowers – Mustard Seed, Walnut Stain

d.  Geranium  flowers – Worn Lipstick, Clear Wink of Stella

e.  Sitting cat – Rusty hinge with waterbrush

f.  Reclining cat – Pumice stone with waterbrush

g.  Watering can – stipple with Rusty Hinge

h.  Wagon wheel and letters- ink with Vintage Photo

SG May bp inked 2a P1080172

4. Card Assembly –

a.  Adhere acetate to card front flush with top. Adhere grid flush with top over acetate. Adhere side strips. Adhere striped piece flush with bottom. Adhere awning flush with top.

b.  Adhere large flower pots and stems directly on card base.

c.  Shape Geranium flowers with medium ball stylus and shaping pad. Adhere to stems.

d.  Add small flower pots with foam adhesive. Adhere black eyed susan flowers to stems.

e.  Add reclining cat near center.

Below is a close up for placement:

SG May BP croptop 1a P1080183

f.  Add wagon wheel to right bottom side.

g.  Adhere grass tufts to bottom of card.

h.  Add sitting cat on left.

i.  Add watering can on foam adhesive on right side.

Below is another close up for placement:

SG May BP cropbottom 1a P1080184

5. To complete –

a.  Cut a small rectangle from white cardstock. Hand write OPEN. Ink edges with brown ink. Add twine bow and adhere to left side of awning.

b.  Adhere the letters for FLOWERS to top of awning.

Here’s another view of the completed card:

SG May Bp front 4a P1080180

I hope you enjoyed making this card with me today. Inspiration is everywhere – look around and see what story you would like to tell using CountryScapes dies!

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
1003 Garden Patch 1″ & Mini Daisy & Crysanthemum
988 Country Scapes- Backyard 1
989 Country Scapes- Country Critters 1
967 Alphabet 1 – Caps
810 Large Molding Pad
808 All Metal Tool Set 
503 Transparent Double-Sided Tape

Other:
Pattern Paper- Bo Bunny
Cardstock – white, dark pink, dark gray, kraft
Distress Markers
Waterbrush
Foam adhesive
Multi Medium Matte
Score board
Wavy edge scissors
Scallop punch
Twine
Acetate
Ink – Vintage Photo

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15 Comments

  • Reply konarose May 27, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Wow, this is outstanding!!! Beautiful scene, glorious colors and adorable kitty cat!!!

  • Reply dyeandpigment55 May 25, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    just love it.

  • Reply Debra Hensley May 25, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks for all the kind words! XX

  • Reply Angelique May 25, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful. A MUST try card! So creative!!

  • Reply Frances Byrne May 25, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    what a delightful flower shop 🙂

  • Reply Mary Prasad May 25, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    This is such a beautiful and creative card Debra! Love it!

  • Reply Judi Kauffman May 25, 2015 at 11:43 am

    It’s a fabulous card – one that would be great framed in a shadow box!

  • Reply Raquel Mason May 25, 2015 at 11:18 am

    What a great flower shop scene you’ve created!

  • Reply Charmaine Fuglsby May 25, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Your card is awesome! Thank you for your creativity. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply Candy Spiegel May 25, 2015 at 9:49 am

    This is so beautiful, it could hang on the wall.

  • Reply Kim B May 25, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Beautiful!!!! You did an amazing job!!!!

  • Reply Marge May 25, 2015 at 9:25 am

    beautiful card

  • Reply Karen Aicken May 25, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Wow – this is amazing. Great tutorial and fabulous card!

  • Reply Selma Stevenson May 25, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Debra I love this card. It is so awesome.

  • Reply Patti Zawadski May 25, 2015 at 8:24 am

    The Flower Shop card is so AWESOME! I printed this off and will have to try it. Just love it. Thank you for sharing.

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