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Violets For February

February 18, 2019

Angela here. While February is the month most people associate with Valentine’s Day, for our family it is the month of many birthdays. We have four to celebrate this month including my mother-in-law’s – she would have been 92 this year. This is our first time without her here with us, so somehow it feels right that I post about a birthday card.

This card is quite simple but, I think, very pretty and features one of the two February birth flowers, the violet. (The other is the primrose.) The violet represents faithfulness, loyalty and watchfulness. The Garden Notes Pansy  (1089) is the first and smaller of 2 Pansy dies designed by Susan Tierney Cockburn and it is one she has said could easily be presented as a violet. I think it’s perfect.  It is a fun and easy little flower to put together and the colours are so bright and cheerful for this cold and snowy month.

Here’s how the card came together:

1- Using 100lb Soft finish cardstock, cut a piece 6 1/4 X 9 inches. Score at 4 1/2 inches but do not fold yet.

2- Using a scoring board or your paper trimmer, score three lines 1/4 inch apart starting 1/2 inch from the card fold score. The lines will be 4, 4 1/2, and 5 inches long. See photo.

3-  Create the card by folding on the center score line. Using black ink, stamp a sentiment toward the bottom of the card. Set aside.

4- Cut Pansy die pieces for 3 flowers. Cut 2 stems per flower as these will be doubled up.

5- Colour flower petals, stems and leaves with Copic markers.

6- Snip leaf from 3 of the stems and glue remaining stem pieces to create doubled thick stems.

7- Shape pieces using Susan’s tools and mats.

8- Glue flowers to the front of the card.

9- Fill centers with yellow Prills and let dry.

And there you have it. A lovely birthday card for your February born friends and family.

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela

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Creating Paper Orchids That Look Real

February 14, 2019

Good morning and Happy Valentine’s Day! Kathy Sabarese here, sharing a 6”x 6” card featuring beautiful Orchids.

Orchids are so lovely and could be a thoughtful gift for Valentine’s Day! So, I’ve put them in a setting for a card for a ‘loved‘ one. I’ve used Susan Tierny Cockburn’s Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchid), Garden Fruit Crate, Stitched Circles, Ladybug, Soft Finish Card Stock, Words: ‘Little Words Mean A Lot’,  and Kid’s Choice Glue. If you’d like to see how to shape the flowers, you can watch Susan’s video here.

I’ve added some smudges and lines with a gold pen on the background, and Spanish Moss under the leaves in the crate so it shows through the slats. The background inside the circle was done with Ranger’s Oxide Distress Inks stamped on a Teflon mat, a few spritzes of water and then card stock was ‘dragged’ through. Watch the wonderful colors spread! 

I shaded the edges of the leaves, then pushed them into a Versamark pad, sprinkled them with fine clear embossing powder, heat dried them.. and voila.. shiny leaves orchids exhibit!

These orchids are honestly very easy to sculpt into real-looking flowers! I thought some words would add to this card and stamped these on a tag. 

Don’t forget to add a ladybug to one of the leaves!

Susan has tutorial videos of her flowers from which you will gain wonderful tips and techniques –– watch on her Facebook page, ‘Susan’s Garden Spot.’

Try becoming a ‘paper gardener’ .. I think you will be so pleased!

See you soon!

Kathy

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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me…

February 11, 2019

Hi! Diane Prince here today with a very simple card idea for Valentine’s Day.

I guess most of us have played that game plucking the petals of a daisy, wishing to finish with the “he loves me” petal! It seems like the daisies have been in my life for ever but they always remind me of my childhood friendships. I find that the daisies are the most versatile flowers and they can show just how much we appreciate someone as a friend, as a family member, on Valentine’s Day or any day!

Step 1 – Card base:

For the base of this card, you will need:

  • A white Soft Finish Cardstock (85 lb), 12 inches X 6 inches, scored and folded in half.
  • A 6 inches square piece of yellow cardstock.
  • A 5 ½ inches square piece of pattern paper.
  • 5 ½ inches square piece of a lighter pattern paper cut diagonally.
  • Adhere each layers on the card base using Clear Double Sided Tape in the order shown below.
  • Glue a narrow yellow ribbon diagonally with Kids Choice Glue.

Step 2 – Shasta Daisies

Using the 1521 – Garden Notes Shasta Daisy die set:

  • Die cut 3 times the petals out of White Soft Finish Cardstock (85 lb) for the flowers.
  • The small centers needs to be cut 3 times out of yellow cardstock.
  • For the leaves, choose a dark green cardstock and die cut the 2 leaves 3 times.
  • Shape the leaves and the petals using the 4 Pieces All Metal Tool Set. Susan Tierney Cockburn has a wonderful video you can watch to help you with this step. Video here

Step 3 – Ladder Ferns

Using the 1423 – Garden Notes – Ladder Fern die set:

  • Die cut 2 times the 2 different sizes out of a different green cardstock than the one used for the Shasta Daisies leaves.
  • Shade the ferns with a darker green ink on the edges.
  • Shape the ferns using the 4 Pieces All Metal Tool Set.
  • To see how Susan Tierney Cockburn does it, you can watch the following video. Video here.

Step 4 – Sentiments:

With the use of the 1390 – Banners set and the 1466 – Words 2 – Thinking of you set:

  • Die cut the second banner 3 times out of the same yellow cardstock used for the card base, each piece being double up with some Clear Double Side Adhesive.
  • Adhere the 3 banners on top of each other, to give it dimension.
  • Die cut the “I Love You” words out of dark green cardstock doubled with Clear Double Side Adhesive.
  • Stick the words on the banner.

And here’s a closer look at the finish flowers!

I hope you enjoyed this project and I wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day!

Diane

ECD products used on this card:

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Other products used on this cards:

  • Forest Moss Distress Ink
  • Yellow and green Bazzil cardstock
  • Patterned paper
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How To Customize A Floral Envelope

February 9, 2019

Hello Crafters! Luciana here today, to show you how to customize a simple white envelope using some Phalaenopsis and Lilies. Let’s start!

Step 1. Prepare the base of the envelope, using the leaves and branches listed below:
Garden Notes – Frosty Fern
Garden Notes – Eucalyptus Frosty Fern
Garden Notes – Berry Spray
Die set – Trio of Leaves

Step 2. Adhere a Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet  on a pieces of White Soft Cardstock, then cut out  a rounded frame using the second and third last circles of the Fitted Circles die set. Remove the tape from the frame and adhere the 610 Copper Silk Microfine Glitter.

Step 3. Die cut from White Soft Finish Cardstock 2 sets of Garden Notes – Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchid) (except the stems) and 2 sets of Garden Notes – lily 2 (except the stems) and color them as shown below.

Step 4. Use the loop tool and the mold pad to create the veins on the petals of the Phalaenopsis. With the ball tool shape the edges.

Step 5. Layer and adhere the parts of the flowers as shown below, then adhere the pistil in the center.

Step 6. Use the leaf tool and the leaf pad to create the vein to the petals of the Lily, then with the ball tool and the mold pad add some details around the edges. Using the tweezers, wrap the pistil piece from the center.

Step 7. Layer and adhere the parts of the flowers as shown below, then adhere the pistil in the center.

Step 8. Use the leaf tool and the leaf pad to add vein details to the leaves. Shape the leaves with the tweezers and the ball stylist tool.

Step 9. Arrange and adhere the branch, flowers and leaves as shown below.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! Thank you for stopping by.
Luciana

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Other:
White envelope
Twine
Nuvo Drops – red Ink
Distress inks

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Tulips in Ironstone

January 27, 2019

Good morning everyone! It’s Susan Tierney-Cockburn here from Susan’s Garden Club, showing you a project inspired by Ironstone.

Ironstone was developed in Staffordshire, England in the 19th century as an alternative to porcelain. Actually, there is no iron in ironstone; it’s name is derived from its notable strength and durability. Antique ironstone wares are collectable, particularly if it was made by Mason’s. I decided to recreate that look using my Pottery Pitcher (#1294)!

LET’S GET STARTED

Step One
Die cut Tulip 2 (#1296) five times in Soft Finish White cardstock. Cut “calyx” 5 times in a medium green cardstock and cut the stamen 5 times in black cardstock. The background was a photo that I printed from my computer of a Delft tile—I thought it was appropriate with the Tulips.

Step Two
Die cut two Pottery Pitchers in Soft Finished cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back. Adhere them together and use an Opaque White embossing powder to create the finish. Use Metallic Rub-On/Earth Tones Kit #2/Nubian to antique the Pitcher.

Step Three
Use PanPastel/Bright Green Yellow Shade (from Set 2) to shade the outside of the white Tulips.

Step Four
Place the 4-petal piece and the 2-petal piece on the Molding Pad and using the Small Loop Tool, shape the pieces. Then, use the Small Ball Stylus to cup the centers of both pieces. Use Beacon Kids Choice Glue to adhere the two petal pieces together. If you want your Tulip to dry properly, use a plastic candy separator or an egg carton used for Quail eggs and turn them upside down in a container.

Step Five
Place the medium green cardstock calyx on the Molding Pad and cup the pieces. Use a toothpick to place it inside the Tulip. For the black stamen, hold onto the “tail” and use a toothpick to apply some glue to the straight edge. Roll up the pieces and secure

with your thumb and index finger while sliding the tweezers out. Separate the filaments, dip ends into glue and then into Black Pollen. Dip the base of the stamen into the glue and adhere it to the calyx inside the Tulip.

Step Six
I decided to die cut three Ladder Ferns (#1423) for foliage. I used a Comic Marker E89/ Pecan to accentuate the stem. Then I placed the Fern on my Leaf Pad and used the Leaf Tool to draw stem lines.

Step Seven
Assembly.—Shade medium green cardstock Leaves with Distress Ink/Forest Moss on the edges. Place on the Leaf Pad and add a stem line. With the Leaf right-side-up, fold the stem line and shade this line with PanPastels/Bright Yellow Green Tint. Use Tweezers to pinch the stem end and the Medium Ball Stylus to shape the outer edge of the leaf. Adhere the Pottery Pitcher to your background. Add the three Ladder Ferns and finally the White Tulips. I use foam cosmetic sponges to prop the Tulips up until they set. Dip the stem ends of the leaves into glue and place them around the flowers.

Of course, don’t forget to add the Ladybug!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial! Head over to the Susan’s Garden Club Facebook Page for more tutorials and paper gardening fun!

Susan

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Valentine’s Day Wheelbarrow

January 21, 2019

Hi everyone,

I’m a brand new Elizabeth Craft Design Team Member, and I wanted to share this 6”x6” card which I think would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day project!

I’ve used ModaScrap Wood Effects papers for the background and for the small Happy Frames. The Wheelbarrow is a perfect container for the Amaryllis, the Narcissus (Paper Whites) and the Hawthorne Berries (Nuvo Crystal Drops – Red Berry color). Some Spanish Moss and gold metallic card stock tendrils are also added. Don’t forget to add a ‘ladybug’ to one of the leaves!

To ‘sculpt’ the flowers, Susan Tierney Cockburn has wonderful tutorials on her Susan’s Garden Club Facebook Page which are so helpful, and show that making these flowers is very easy, and fun, to do!

I hope you enjoy my project and it entices you to try Paper Gardening! Watch out… it’s addicting!

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