Autumn is here, but the weather sure isn’t cooperating! There should be oranges, purples, browns, trees showing their beautiful Fall colors, but so far Florida hasn’t had any crisp days.. yet!
Today’s project is a 6 “x 6 “ card. For the background I used some white texture paste and added just a bit of re-inker to make the soft green. Then spread it over a stencil I have, which adds some dimension.
The flowers: Back-eyed Susan’s, Love In The Mist and Coneflower went into the Galvanized Bucket (Modascrap Wood Effects Paper) I found a great wooden button at Hobby Lobby for the handle.
For fillers, I used the Frosty Fern, Wheat Sheath and Autumn Leaves.(I brushed a coat of Diamond Glaze on top of the leaves for some shine) The words are from the “Little Words That Mean A Lot” Stamp Set, and are very apropos here in Florida. We’ve been having rainy days for months! And, of course..there she is…the Lady Bug!
The products I’ve used are listed below. If you’re interested in any, just click on the pictures and you will be directed to the Elizabeth Craft Designs page to complete your order.
I hope you enjoy this season and are inspired to keep ‘gardening’ year round!
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.
I wanted to share with you a friendly game that one of Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page members, Joseph Nguyen and I have been playing. We will be chatting and creating, and somehow it turns into a personal best challenge. So we’ve started creating crafting challenges, and this last challenge was to use pumpkins in our creation. This is my contribution –– “challenge accepted!” (its all in fun 😊)
I thought that I would share how I created my answer to his challenge with you. Enjoy!
I first started with the pumpkin die from Susan’s Garden. What a beautiful fall vessel to put flowers in. I used distress oxide inks to color the pumpkin. I used a fine brush to brush and blend the three colors onto the pumpkin.
I choose flowers that have fall blooms, I used Forsythia, Helenium and Wheat.
I’ll show how I created the wheat using distress oxide ink and the fabulous soft finish card stock. I love this paper! (Not much shaping required to create the wheat.)
After I made the Wheat, I die cut the Forsythia branch twice, giving me 4 branches total, but I only make three and use the extra flower petals to fill in. I colored using these Copic colors. I love how easy these are to make and adds some radiant color to any paper bouquet that you are making.
The focus of this bouquet was the Helenium. I took some detailed photos of this process because the colors that are used are pictured so that you get some nice blending.
I’ll share a tip with you: Color the cardstock with your marker BEFORE you die cut these and you wont have to color them individually! Saves a lot of time.
I die cut two of these and cut the “legs” with Els’ scissors, dip them into the glue then the gold pollen before assembly. Simply offset the two layers and glue together with the Kids Choice Glue.
This really was a fun and beautiful way to wish for cooler weather to come in the Fall.
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.
Good morning everyone! Angela Whelton here to show you a simple wedding card using the Garden Notes Aster (1219) and Suzanne Cannon’s “Forever” (1233).
The aster is
a lovely little flower that blooms in the prettiest pinks and purples. It
always brings me back to my earliest memories of picking big bouquets of wildflowers
with my mother. It, along with oxeye daisies and feverfew as well as tansy and
yarrow, always make me smile.
The aster has
long been considered a talisman of love and a symbol of patience. To my young
cousin and her husband to be, getting married this summer, I send my best wishes
for a lifetime of both.
Here’s how the card came together:
Prepare card base. Cut a 12×6 inch piece of white Softfinish cardstock and fold in half to create a 6-inch square card. Layer a 5.5-inch piece of patterned paper followed by another 4.75-inch square of Softfinish cardstock.
Cut one Forever piece from white cardstock to be used as a stencil. Using Distress Oxide ink and you favourite tool, lightly stencil the word Forever over the white card base. Set aside
Cut out and colour all pieces for the asters.
Shape using the Garden Notes toolset and mat. To shape, place a flower piece on your molding pad and softly pull the ends of each petal into the center using the loop tool. (Always start from the end of the petal and move inward when using the loop tool.)
Back a 2×4 inch piece of the same patterned paper used in the base as well as a 2×4 inch piece of Softfinish cardstock with pieces of double-sided adhesive. Cut the word Forever from each.
Adhere the patterned piece to the solid piece. Assemble the card according to the photo.
And there it is: a pretty card all set to be given to the Bride and
Hello, Diane here with all the steps to make this beautiful, congratulatory card.
Many of our very talented youths will be finishing school this month, and for some it has been really challenging. I want to salute the courage and perseverance of those youths with a card showcasing some purple orchids. In the language of flowers, the purple orchid means “Admiration” and “Respect”, and that is exactly how I feel about them for this great achievement.
Step 1: Background
Cut a White Soft Finish Cardstock to 12″ x 6″, score in the middle and fold in half for a square 6″ X 6″ card.
Cut a 5 1/2″ square out of yellow cardstock.
Cut a 5″ square out of a tone on tone light green cardstock. Die cut two different size of circles into that square, using the Fitted Circles (#1117) die set. Put some double side tape on the back of this layer.
Adhere the yellow cardstock on the white card base with some Double Sided Tape. Adhere the green layer on top of the yellow cardstock.
With the Kids Choice Glue, put some Spanish Moss at the bottom of each circle.
Step 2: Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchid)
Using the Garden Notes – Phalaenopsis (#1593), die cut 3 times everything in White Soft Finish Cardstock.
In green cardstock, die cut the stems and buds, and the leaves, also 3 times each.
Step 3: Coloring and shaping the flowers
Color the petals using some ink markers in purple tones and dotted them with a darker fine tip marker. Finish the petals with a touch of Magenta PanPastel (Color No. 430.5) from the Kit 1.
Color the little centers with a yellow ink marker, leaving some white spots here and there. Dot them slightly with the dark purple fine tip marker.
Shape the petals on the molding pad, with the loop tool.
Cut some small tails on each sides of the apron of the centers with the Fine Pointed Scissors and shape them on the molding pad but
For more details on how to shape those wonderful flowers, watch Susan Tierney Cockburn video here.
Using some Kids Choice Glue, glue one flower on the top circle and two on the bottom circle.
Step 4: coloring and shaping the stems, buds and leaves.
On the white stems ends, color the buds with the same purple ink markers than the petals. Color the stem parts with a green marker as close as possible to the color of the green cardstock.
Cut the colored parts and glue on the green stems using Kids Choice Glue.
The leaves are press against a clear embossing pad and sprinkled with clear embossing powder, than heat gunned. On the molding pas and with the loop tool, the leaves are shaped for dimensions.
Glue the stems and buds underneath the flowers in the circles.
Step 5 : Adding the sentiment
Using the “Congrats to you” sentiment from the “Words 1 – Celebration” die set, die cut 3 times each word on the same yellow cardstock as in the background, lined with some Double Sided Adhesive.
Adhere each layer on top of the other.
Adhere on to the right corner of the card.
Here’s a closer look at the finish card:
And one more look!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, thank you for visiting! And congrats, grads!
This project is a bit larger than most of mine, and was done as a new house-warming gift. It’s 9”x9” and I put it in a shadow box frame with glass so the flowers would be protected.
I used these dies: Maidenhair fern, variegated ivy, Lavender, Berry branch (which became pussy willows), Jasmine, Dahlia, dinner plate Dahlia 2, Wind in the Mist, Black-eyed Susan, Gerbera daisy, galvanized Bucket (I found a wooden button which fit the handle, and added depth), and the Chrysanthemum. The saying is from the stamp set ‘Little Words Mean A Lot.’
Whew….almost an entire garden in this one card!
The first thing I did was create a layout-for placement of the flowers.
The, I adhered the flowers with Kids Choice Glue on top of Modascrap Wood Effects paper.
Lastly, I placed the arrangement in a shadow box!
These are some of the ‘older’ flowers, but so much fun to make. You can make them any color you’d like for your project. Give them a try! You just might/will become an addict!
Susan always has tutorial videos on ‘The Garden Spot’ for sculpting and coloring. Go there and learn how easy it is!
I was chatting with Joseph Nguyen from JN Unique Designs on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page the other night and he said “it would be nice if we could make flowers masculine”.
Well Joseph, Challenge accepted!!!
Hope you all enjoy how I created this card. Check out the #MakeFlowersMasculine Challenge on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page going until June 14, 2019 –– you could win a special gift from Elizabeth Craft Designs!
I was inspired by this paper I got at my local craft store. It reminded me of artwork by Georgia O’Keeffe. I got my color pallets from this paper.
First I die cut 2 of each flower so I could have “extras” for fullness.
I used the Copic markers above and colored each piece.
I already had the milk can prepared in my stash-it pays to have things already made.
Next I shaped them on my shaping mat and cutting the yellow center pegs in half so I could get a good base for my pollen.
I assembled the flowers by offsetting the three layers. I dipped the yellow pieces in pollen and put green pollen in center for a darker effect.
Since this card is for my Dad for Father’s Day, I stamped it with the sentiment “Happy Father’s Day”.
I achieved the green background behind punch by cutting same punch in half.
This gave me a “matte” behind my sentiment.
I hope you enjoyed my creation. Flowers are NOT just for Moms!
Thank you for visiting and stop by soon for other creations from us.
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!