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.
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.
I’m actually not big on camping overnight –– it has always poured buckets –– but I love everything else, especially the campfire. So my card today showcases a little fire on a starry night. As you can see, you don’t need much to make a great focal point.
Make a standing card base by folding a 4.25″ x 11 in half.
Die cut a white circle approximately 3.25″ in diameter. Also cut out the fire, logs, sticks, and marshmallows from the Camping Accessories in white card stock.
Die cut the A Way With Words Summer in blue card stock.
To make the starry night, I sponged Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch around most of the circle, leaving the center and bottom for the yellow and brown inks. I went back and sponged Chipped Sapphire around the edges to make the sky very dark. Splatter some white or silver paint for the stars and set aside to dry.
To give the Summer die cut also a nighttime feel, I used Chipped Sapphire on the top half of the die cut also. In this way, the word will perfectly match the focal piece.
6. I used my Copics to color the logs, marshmallows, twigs and fire. To insert the stick through the marshmallow, use an Xacto knife to cut a tiny slit into the top of the marshmallow.
7. Arrange and glue all the die cuts as shown in the card.
I hope you’ve been inspired to take part of a set and focus on your favorite pieces to make a card. I love this one as it’s perfect for a masculine card and the focal point can easily be changed to anything else in the Camping accessories set.
Hi! Diane here with a new card for you! We have been blessed with our 8th grandchild on his way! How happy we are to get ready to celebrate his birth in October. This card could have easily been an “It’s a girl” card too!
Here are the steps to create this card.
STEP 1: The card base
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 purple cardstock.
Die cut the larger size of circles in the Dotted Scallop Circles (#1172) die set, using a pattern paper of your choice, in yellow and purple tones.
Using the Dotted Scallop Circles die set again, die cut the third smaller size of circle in White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Adhere the yellow cardstock on the white card base, than the purple cardstock on top of the yellow one, than the scallop circles (patterned and white) using some Clear Double Sided Tape.
STEP 2: The Elephant
Using the Elephant (#1663) die set , die cut all the part of the elephant into some White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Using some sponge applicator and some Distress Oxide, color the different parts of the elephant (for the inside of the ears, I used the color “Wilted Violet”, for the rest I used “Shaded Lilac”.
To give dimension to the elephant, with the Large Ball Stylus tool from the Susan’s Garden 4 Pcs. All Metal Tool Set on the Molding Pad, rub the back of all the parts of the elephant.
With some foam adhesive and some Kids Choice Glue, adhere the elephant on the whiteDotted Scallop Circles.
STEP 3: The Pansies
To make this flower, you can watch Susan Tierney Cockburn in this video.
Using some White Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut all the petals 5 times from the die set Garden Notes – Pansy 2 (#1488)
Using some ink markers, color the back and the front of all petals.
On the Molding Pad, with the Loop Tool and the Reverse Tweezers (from the Susan’s Garden 4 Pcs. All Metal Tool Set), shape each one of the petals.
From the Pansies die set, cut 4 times each leaf out of green cardstock.
Color the stem with Yellow Pan Pastel, shade the edges with some Forest moos Distress Ink.
Draw veins and shape the leaves using the Leaf Pad, the Molding Pad and the tools from Susan’s Garden 4 Pcs. All Metal Tool Set.
Step 4: The Myosotis
For this flower, you can watch how Susan Tierney Cockburn makes it in this video.
Using the Garden Notes – Myosotis (#1517) die set, die cut one plate of fowers out of some White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Color the tips of each flowers with some pale blue ink marker, leaving the centers white.
Out of some yellow cardstock, die cut one plate of little centers.
Using the tools in the Susan’s Garden 4 Pcs. All Metal Tool Set shape the blue tipped flowers on the Molding Pad.
Using an eraser and a toothpick, cup up the little yellow centers. Very lightly, dot the yellow centers with a black fine marker.
Step 5: The Sentiment
Die cut the words “It’s” and “Happy” from the die set Words 1 – Celabration (#1465) and the words “Brrrrr” and Joy” from the die set Words 5 – Winter Wishes(#1576), all in yellow cardstock.
From the word “Happy”, cut apart the letter “a”.
From the “brrrrr”, keep only the “b”.
From the “joy”. Keep only the “oy”.
Assemble the letters and glue together to write “It’s a boy”.
Using some White Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut the banner shown below from the set Banners (#1390).
Finalized the card by gluing down the flowers using some Kids Choice Glue, the banner and the sentiment.
Hello! Samantha here, bringing you some Christmas card inspiration in July! Nothing beats being prepared six months before Christmas –– I personally try to make as many holiday themed cards as I can to avoid the crazy rush that leads up to Christmas day.
Step 1: Stamp the Circle Background stamp on cardstock and pattern paper, fussy cut around the circles.
Step 2: Position and adhere the circles on to your card front (measuring: 10.5cm x 15.5cm) as shown below.
Step 3: (Optional) Add machine stitched detail to the circle Christmas tree.
Step 4: Stamp the Classic Christmas Sentiment on to the Banner die. Adhere this to your card front.
Step 5: Adhere Double Sided Adhesive to white card stock and die cut the stars from the Elegant Christmas Tree die set.
Step 6: Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Moonbeam). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.
Step 7: Embellish card with the glitter stars and a twine bow. Adhere card front to an A6 card base.
Hi there! It’s Suzanne here today with a fun baby card for you!
Oh, my. There is nothing like a puppy! Puppy eyes are guaranteed to melt any heart. (But really it’s a little plan on their part to get what they want –– and it works!) You can’t get mad at this wee fellow when he knocks the frame askew!
Here’s Joset’s sweet Dog die set combined with some A Way With Words classics! It’s a celebration of Mark’s, Joset’s brother, new puppy who is to die for (the puppy that is 🙂 …)!
Here is how you can make this card for a new baby puppy dog!