Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Susan's Garden Club - How Does Your Garden Grow

Hi Everyone,

I have wonderful news to share.  Today is my first official post as one of Susan's Designers for Susan's Garden Club. Yeah!!!  I am super excited to be joining her wonderful team.

My card for today was inspired by Spring which has finally arrived here in Canada. It took it's sweet time.  Everywhere I go I am seeing gardens bloom.  I knew my first card would have to be a garden.

Here are the steps to recreating this 6"x6" card.

Step 1: Cut cardstock 6"x12", fold in half for 6"x6" finished card.
Step 2: Cut white Soft Finish cardstock 5 3/4"x 5 3/4", paint background using acrylic paints with a touch of silver metallic acrylic paint.  Once dry ink the edges with distress ink.

Step 3: Adhere background to the front of the card.
Step 4: Die cut CountryScapes Nantucket Arbor & Picket Fence with patterned paper Through the Lens Stone Series. 1 arbor and 2 picket fence.
Step 5: Cut Picket Fence as picture below. You will be using the cut piece with 4 posts.

Step 6:  Adhere Picket Fence and Arbor to front of card.

Step 7: Die cut CountryScapes Garden Edges Hyacinth with Sunflower Soft Finish Cardstock (use Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back of cardstock).  Cut off 3 Hyacinths from each edge.  Once you finish creating the Hyacinths adhere to the bottom of the picked fences.

Here is a tutorial on YouTube from Susan Tierney-Cockburn to help you with layering the Hyacinth. The video is using the Garden Notes - Hyacinth but the technique is still the same.
Step 8: Die cut Garden Notes Grapevine Wreath Oval with Brown Soft Finish Cardstock.  Cut in half and adhere to the top of the Arbor.
Step 9: Die cut Leafy Branch with Green Soft Finish Cardstock.  For texture ink the edges with distress inks or other medium of your choice.  Cut in half and adhere on top of Grapevine Wreath Oval.
Step 10: Die cut Bunch of Flowers.  Ink the edges and shape using Susan’s Garden Club CountryScapes Tools Buy It All.  Adhere randomly over the Leafy Branch.
Step 11: Add pearl embellishment to create a doorknob.

Step 12: (Optional) Die cut Lady Bugs and adhere to card.
Step 13: (Optional) Die cut CountryScapes - Country Critters 1 and adhere to card.
Step 14: Die cut Happy Birthday with Clear Double Sided Adhesive only.  Peel back off and place in the center of Arbor.  Once placed peel off front and sprinkle Silk Microfine Glitter (your choice of color).

This card can be used for any occasion.   I hope you have enjoyed this project.  What will your Garden Grow!

Elizabeth Craft Designs
Distress Inks
Acrylic Paint
Glue Gun
Pearl Embellishment
Foam Pop Ups

1 comment:

  1. This is absolutely stunning. Fabulous detail and colors. Congratulations!!! They would have been crazy not to accept you.