Lace and Flowers

February 26, 2015


Hi! It’s Christine here from Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Design Team. Today, I have chosen Susan’s Garden Dogwood die and a piece of vintage lace to create a card. Dogwood is a sure sign of spring and I love vintage lace. I am always looking for it each time I go to an antique store.

1.  First, use Susan’s Garden – Dogwood die to form the flowers. Use bright green PanPastel for shading and a dark red Copic marker for the center edge of each petal. Glue petals to calyx. Form the brack (stamen) and add it to the flower center. Dab the ends of the stamens leaving little balls on the ends using Viva Paper Pen in green then set aside to dry completely. Cut 2 branches; gluing 1 on top of the other. Petals and leaves were shaped with Susan’s Tool Set and shaded with red PanPastel.

2.  Cut 1 trellis out of wood grain paper using the Bamboo Trellis die. Ink all outside edges in brown ink and attach small black foam squares randomly on the back of the trellis as shown below.


3. The fan was made from a vintage piece of lace 5-1/2″ x 2″ which was stiffened with a fabric stiffener and laid flat to dry as shown below.


4. Once completely dry, pleat the lace and use a clear glue to adhere between each fold on one end and clamp until dry as shown below.


5.  Using Susan’s Garden stamp Let Us Be Grateful, stamp on a piece of colonial white cardstock using chocolate brown pigment ink and sprinkle immediately with clear embossing powder and heat with a heat gun. Tear around the words and ink the edges of the cardstock using brown ink. Adhere to a piece of dark brown cardstock, tear around the brown cardstock leaving a small border and ink the edges using brown ink.


6. The brown card base and pattern paper is actually CTMH cardstock (retired) but here is how to make a card base: use brown 6″ x 12″ cardstock and score at 6″. Then use brown 6″ x 3″ cardstock and score at 1-1/2″ and scallop punch one end of it. See both photos below.

7. Using Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive, adhere the straight edge of the 6″ x 3″ cardstock to the back of the 6″ x 12″ cardstock. See both photos below.

2015-02-25 16 59 34withWatermark    2015-02-25 17 03 17withWatermark

8. Cut dark brown cardstock 5-7/8″ x 5-7/8″, ink the edges in brown ink and adhere to the front of the card.  Cut pattern B&T (background and texture paper) 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″, ink the edges in brown ink and adhere to dark brown cardstock. Note: putting Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive on your cardstock BEFORE you cut makes it easy to adhere.

Optional: Repeat this step and cover the back of your card as well.

9. Cut dark brown cardstock 5-7/8″ x 1-1/4″, ink the edges in brown ink and adhere to the card flap. Cut B&T paper 5-3/4″ x 1-1/8″, ink the edges in brown ink and adhere to the dark brown cardstock on the flap.

Note: Retired CTMH pattern B&T paper was used as shown but you can substitute any other pattern paper that coordinates with the cardstock you choose.

10.  Adhere the trellis to left edge of the B&T paper on the card front. Adhere the stamped sentiment to the right side of card.

11.  Adhere the branch, flowers and leaves to the trellis.

12.  Adhere the fan to the center of the flap and adhere a small jute bow to the fan.

13.  Adhere (2) 3/8″ magnetic snaps as a closure to the inside of the flap.

I do hope that you have enjoyed my tutorial today and it has inspired you to make your own card using these great products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

1009 Susan’s Garden Dogwood die

RS005 Susan’s Garden Stamp Let Us Be Grateful

727 Bamboo Trellis die

Transparent Double Sided Adhesive

808 Susan’s Garden Tool Set


CTMH (Close to My Heart):

  • Chocolate cardstock
  • Colonial White cardstock
  • B&T (background & texture paper) Bliss (retired)
  • Chocolate pigment ink for wet embossing
  • clear embossing powder

The Paper Loft wood grain paper

3/8″ magnetic snap

Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage Photo

Viva Paper Pen green

jute twine

vintage lace

PanPastels bright green and red

Copic marker dark red

black foam squares


heat gun

fabric stiffener







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  • Reply Mary Prasad March 9, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Pretty with a nice vintage feel.

  • Reply Candy Spiegel February 26, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    This is so pretty. I love how you framed the quote … reminds me of one of those wooden plaques that are so trendy right now.

  • Reply Suzanne Ponce (sue) February 26, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Such a beauty… My sister loves dogwood had to share this with her

  • Reply Raquel Mason February 26, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Beautiful vinage card.

  • Reply Debra Hensley February 26, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Lovely vintage feel to this beautiful card! Great tutorial too, Christine!

  • Reply Marjorie February 26, 2015 at 8:53 am

    I love this card. I love lace as well and the dogwood on trellis is lovely. I will be getting out my lace stash – what an inspiration.

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