Do you like to walk through the rose garden and smell the sweet scent of all the flowers? This is Selma Stevenson today and I have designed a card using all three roses die sets in the Susan’s Garden Club collection.
Susan’s Rose dies make it so easy to create beautiful, realistic roses. This card would be very pretty to give for Mother’s Day, and would be just right for many other occasions.
Here is how the card was created.
- Start with a 6-inch square card base. Add a 5 1/2″ square piece of designer paper to the front. Outline the designer paper with Black Line peel-offs to create a border/frame.
- Use Susan’s Garden Rose 1 die set to create one large yellow rose. Shape the petals with Susan’s Flower Tool Kit and assemble.
- Use Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 2 die set and die cut enough petals to create three medium roses. Shape with the Flower Tool Kit and assemble.
- Use Susan’ Garden Notes Rose 3 die set to die cut two enough petals for two small roses. The number of petals you die cut for the roses will depend on how full you want your flower to be.
- To create three rosebuds, die cut three of the largest double rose petals using the dies in the Garden Notes Rose 3 die set. Shape the double petals to cup up and glue them together, forming a bud.
6. Use all leaf dies from the three Rose die sets to die cut a variety of rose leaves. Use Susan’s Flower Tools to shape the leaves. (Tip: You can use green cardstock for the leaves, but it is also fun to color a piece of white card stock with different shades of green inks. For the leaves on this card, Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink was sponged all over the cardstock, sprayed with a light mist of water, then dried well with a heat tool. Once dry, Peeled Paint Distress Ink was sponged over the Oxide Ink and lightly misted to mix the color, then dried with a heat tool. The final step was to sponge on Forest Moss Distress Ink, mist with water, and dry again. The finished look will be a very realistic shaded color, perfect for leaves. Once the cardstock is completely dry, place all the rose leaves dies on the sheet, and die cut as many leaves as you want for your card.)
7. Using Black VersaFine ink, stamp Brighten The Lives of Others onto white cardstock. Die cut the sentiment using the appropriately-sized die from the Dotted Scallop Ovals die set.
8. Arrange and adhere the roses, clustering them with the largest rose in the lower left corner, one each of the Rose 2 flowers on each side, then the smaller roses. Glue the rose leaves under the flowers. Add the three small rose buds at the top of the arrangement, tucking some of the smallest green leaves among the buds as shown.
9. Add the stamped oval and a ribbon bow as shown. Tip: I used patterned paper with small dots for the background and ribbon with larger dots for the bow! This is a good way to visually tie things together.
For instruction on how to assemble Susan’s Roses, here are links to some helpful YouTube tutorials:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:
Designer paper (shown: Polka dot)
VersaFine Black Ink
Ribbon (shown: Polka dot with black edge)