Here is the beginning of August already –– is it warm enough for you? Thank goodness there are Gulf breezes here in Florida!
Today I am featuring the English Rose. My aunt had an entire garden of Peace Roses I would see just about every day when I’d walk to her home to visit her as a child… and, play Canasta. So, I tried to “go back“ and create her roses. I made a small bud to go along with the main Rose.
Baby’s breath, Berry branch with leaves, and ribbon with some gold threads were used to fill in my project.
It is a 6” X 6” inch card with decorative paper as a layer for the background. Suzanne Cannon’s “ Bliss“ was used to describe these lovely flowers. I tried to keep it simple – to showcase the rose! Of course, there is a ladybug!
If you would like to purchase any of the products I’ve used, just click on them below and you will be directed to the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to complete your order.
Today I thought it would be fun to do something a bit differently than making a card…
I’ve had this small metal chair I found at Michael’s in my “stash“ for some time and decided to decorate it with flowers from Elizabeth Craft Designs. It is a birthday gift for a very dear friend.
I used Lilies, Iris, Frosted Fern, Berry branch with leaves and Crocus. Kid’s craft glue did the trick of holding everything on the chair. Did you find the lady bug?
What do you think? The flowers can go beautifully on many different items. If you would like to purchase any of the products I’ve used, just click on them below and you will be directed to the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to complete your order.
Hello crafters! It is Luciana here, with a floral card ready to collect a picture, a poem or just a message for your dearest ones.
Here’s the step-by-step:
Step 1. Base Use a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock, 12×8, and fold in half to make a 6×8 card. From an other sheet of White Soft Finish Cardstock, 6×8, cut out an oval frame using the second bigger metal die from the set Garden Notes – Frame It/ Stitched Ovals.
Step 2. Sentiment Cut out a circle from the White Soft Finish Cardstock, using the second smaller metal die from the set Dashing Circles. Stamp on it the sentiment “Collect Beautiful Moments” from the set of stamps Remember. Add it on the low right corner of the frame.
Step 3. Leaves Cut out from the White Soft Finish Cardstock, the following leaves: Garden Notes – Hosta Leaves Garden Notes – Eucalyptus Frosty Fern Garden Notes – Clematis (only the leaves) Garden Notes – French Pumpkin (only the leaves) Color them as showed below. Add the veins using the leaf tool and the leaf pad. With the ball tool and the molding pad add more curving details. Adhere the leaves around the oval of the frame, as shown in the pictures below.
Step 4 . Prairie Rose Cut a set of Garden Notes – Prairie Rose (except the stem) from the White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color all the pieces. Use the loop tool and the molding pad to add a texture on all the petals. With the ball tool, add the curling to the paper. Use the ball tool and the tweezers to wrap the pistil pieces. Use the Kids choice glue to adhere the Pollen on the end points of the pistil. Overlap all the layers of the petals and the pistil. Adhere the flowers in the hight left corner of the oval frame.
Step 5. Crocus Cut 3 sets of Garden Notes – Crocus (except the stem) from the White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color all the pieces. Use the loop tool and the molding pad to add a texture on all the petals. Wrap the pistils pieces with the tweezers Use the Kids choice glueto adhere the Pollen on the end points of the pistils. Overlap all the layers of the petals and the pistils. Adhere the flowers in the low right corner of the oval frame.
Step 6: Assemblage Adhere under the oval an element that you would emphasize (it could be a picture, a message, or a poem). Then adhere it on the card.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! Thank you for stopping by. Luciana
other: nuvo drops black; watercolors distress ink pad
Flooding season has officially arrived here and this year it’s been awful, even more than usual. Reading on the hydrangea, I learned that the name is derived from Greek and means ‘water vessel’, which is in reference to the shape of its seed capsules. With this post, I wish to extend my compassion to everyone who feels heartaches having to deal with an infuriated Mother Nature and I’m offering them those mini water vessels.
Here are the steps to make this card:
Step 1: Card base
Use a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock, 12 X 6, folded in half to make a 6 X 6 card.
With a purple patterned paper, cute a square piece 5 1/2 X 5 1/2.
Die cut a circle with the the largest die of the Dotted Scallop Circles (#1172) dies set, in a purple cardstock.
Die cut a second circle with the the second largest die of the Stitched Circles (#1116) dies set, in a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock
Using the same purple cardstock as for the first circle, die cut the Flower Lace 2 (#1383).
With some Double Sided Adhesive Tape and some Kids Choice Glue, adhere all the layers on top of each other, like shown in the next picture.
And here’s the final card base:
Step 2 Hydrangea
For a very detailed and wonderful video from Susan Tierney Cockburn on how to create those forgeous flowers, I invite you to watch the video on the link here.
Using the die set Garden Notes Hydrangea 2 (#1293), die cut 6 times the center that will be use for the base of each of the three flowers, in a green cardstock.
With the medium size ball stylus (from the 4 Pieces All Metal Tool Set), on the Molding Pad, create a dome with each of the 6 pieces.
Glue the bases two by two, using a toothpick and some Kids Choice Glue, to get 3 final center pieces.
Cut the stem off, we do not use them for this card.
Ink up some White Soft Finish Cardstock using some Oxide Ink, (here I used some Dusty Concord), dabbing very lightly the dauber on both side of the cardstock.
Die cut the 4 times the plate of little flowers on the inked cardstock.
Shape the little flowers on a Molding Pad. with the smallest ball stylus, wrong side up, on each of the 4 tips of the flowers.
Turn the flowers on the right side and cup up with the same stylus.
Glue the green domes on the card base and had the little flowers to cover the domes.
With a make-up applicator, had some shading in the heart of some flowers, with the Bright Yellow Green Shades Pan Pastel.
Add a very small touch of glue here and there in some centers of the flowers and sprinkle some small green prills.
Using some green cardstock, die cut the leaves 5 or 6 times each.
On the Leaf Pad, with the leaf tool, draw some vein on the wrong side.
Bent the leaves and add some Bright Yellow Green Pan Pastel on the vein with a make-up applicator.
Add some shading with a dark green ink on the edges of each leaf.
On the Molding Pad, give some dimension to the leaves by rubbing them on the tip with the medium ball stylus.
Glue them on the project.
And here’s a closer look at the final project:
I really hope you like this tutorial, thanks for visiting!
Hello crafters! The Garden Notes flowers are a perfect decoration for creating cards or frames for a friend. This is Luciana today and I designed a card with a Garden Notes – Cosmos die set .
Here is the step-by-step tutorial:
Step 1: Card base
Use a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock, 12 X 6 , folded in half to make a 6 X 6 card. Using someClear Double-Sided Adhesive Tape, to adhere on the card a square 5 3/4 inches of watercolored White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step 2: Forsythia
Cut out two sets of the Garden Notes – Forsythia dies, from the White Soft Finish Cardstock. You will need two layers of only one of the two branches of the set. Color all the pieces as showed below. Use the smallest ball tool and the molding pad to add a curly on the inner part of the branches, and on each petal of the flower. Use the Kids choice glue to adhere the two layers of the branch and all the flowers on it.
Step 3: Cosmos
Cut out six sets of the Garden Notes – Cosmos dies, from the White Soft Finish Cardstock (except the stem). Color all the pieces as shown below.
Use the loop tool and the molding pad to add a texture on all the petals. Add a ripple on the paper, using the ball tool. Wrap the pistils with the tweezers Use the Kids choice glue to adhere the two layers of petals and the pieces of the pistils.
Step 4: Leaves
Add the vein to the leaves, using the leaf tool and the leaf pad. And then with the ball tool and the molding pad add more curving details. Use all the several leaves from different Garden Notes Sets.
Step 5: Sentiments
Die cut the word “just” from the Die set – Words 2 – Thinking of You, and the word “happy” from the set A Way With Words, Happy Birthday 3, both in a White Soft Cardstock, and then color them with a brown color.
Use the Garden Notes – Frame It/ Stitched Circles set in the White Soft Cardstock, to create a frame for a your picture.
Step 6: Assemblage
Arrange and adhere the flowers and leaves as shown below.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! Thank you for stopping by. Luciana
Other brands: nuvo drops black; sequins; distress ink pads.
Good morning –– Kathy here from the ECraft Design Team! Today I’d like to showcase another of Susan’s releases –– the Fuchsia. I created this on a 6”x 6” card with a 51/2”x 51/2” top layer, with a thin gold foil border behind it.
The Fuchsia is a very interesting and beautiful hanging flower, coming in bold colors, or all soft shades.
They are planted in the Garden Notes ‘Potted’, using Seth Apter’s Chunky Rust embossing powder. (I cut the pot down a bit to better fit on this card). They’re hanging over a window, the Garden Patch.
I knotted 3 pieces of twine and put them through 3 small holes I punched in the pot and secured them behind the 1st layer to make a ‘hanging’ pot.
The words are from the stamp set ‘Little Words Mean A Lot.’
Don’t forget the Ladybug!
I know you’ll love to add these lovely flowers to your collection! Susan gives wonderful tutorials on Susan’s Garden Club Facebook Page on how to sculpt her flowers –– check her out!
All the products I’ve used are listed below. To purchase any of them, click on the picture(s) and you’ll be directed to Elizabeth Craft Designs where you can complete your order.
Hello crafters! Luciana is here today, showing you how to create a little paper bouquet that could be a perfect piece of decor for your home! You could even collect several tiny bouquets in a single vase and have a blossoming centerpiece –– perfect for Spring!
Here is the tutorial:
Step 1. Die cut from White Soft Finish Cardstock 1 set of Garden Notes – English Rose (except the stems and 2 times the leaves).
Step 2. Color them as shown below, adding a more deep color around the external edges of the petals
Step 3. Shape all the pieces for the corollas. Use the loop tool and the mold pad to add some details to all the petal, making lines from the outside to the inside. Turn the pieces on the back side, and then use the ball tool and the mold pad on the upper part of the petals, creating a ripple on the paper.
Step 4. Prepare the rose. Overlap the two pieces with the 3 petals, then start to add all the petals, from the larger to the smaller one. Wrap the last petal, the triangular one, to create a sort of central bud. When the rose is ready and the glue very dry, put the flower on a florist stem wire.
Step 5. Prepare the leaves. Add the vein to the leaves, using the leaf tool and the leaf pad. Then glue them on a florist stem wire. Glue also some green polystyrene balls on the stem wire, with a different length .
Step 6. Create the bouquet. Put together all the pieces and wrap the floral tape around the stems.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! Thank you for stopping by.