Made by Mary Dimercurio Prasad for the Susan Tierney-Cockburn Design Team
Hello crafters! Mary here with a card full of shimmery goodness! I used Susan’s Garden Coneflower die to make a colorful version of Cornflowers (not to be confused with Coneflowers) for the front of the card. The Silks acrylic paints add shimmer, while their translucent nature allows my stamping to show through. Opening the card reveals an explosion of butterflies!
Making the Card
1. On white cardstock, stamp music and words in black waterproof ink.
2. Randomly paint Silks over stamped areas – one section using Snapdragon, Jasmine, Wisteria, and Sky Blue (for flower petals & stamen) and another using Pretty Peridot, Vintage Mint, and Black Emerald (for leaves).
3. Using Susan’s Garden – Coneflower, die cut petal clusters (10) and stamen (2) from pink/purple/blue sections and leaves (6) from green sections. Paint backsides in matching colors.
4. Shape petals on molding pad using Susan’s Garden 4 Piece All Metal Tool Set. Use either the loop tool or one of the ball styluses to rub petals and leaves, then draw a line down the middle with the leaf tool (pointed end). Glue petal clusters offset from each other – I used 5 in each flower to make them really full. I didn’t cut the stamen in half as in the video, I just added glue to the tips then dipped them in Wow embossing powder, Opaque Primary Azure (blue); let dry before rolling them up. Glue each stamen to the center of a flower.
Here is a video showing how Susan made a Coneflower (similar):
5. Using Garden Notes – Bugs & Butterflies, die cut a bunch of butterflies from scraps of pink/purple/blue sections of painted & stamped cardstock. Paint backsides as well. Squirt some Liquid Pearls on a craft sheet or scrap paper and apply to wings with a small brush (see Supplies for colors). In a similar manner, use black Enamel Accents to paint bug bodies and antenna. Once dry, gently bend wings up on both sides of each butterfly body.
6. Die cut Rectangle Pull Card base from blue cardstock 7.25 x 5.5 inches. See instructions on packaging. From fuchsia cardstock, die cut large rectangle using decorator piece. Die cut two purple rectangles with small rectangle decorator piece. Dry brush pink/purple/blue paint to add more color to small rectangles. Adhere these to card as shown.
7. Using long edge die from Katie Flourish Frame Edges, cut two from purple paper. Add Wink of Stella for shimmer. Adhere to card as shown.
8. Die cut pull tab (Rectangle Pull Card) from blue cardstock. Adhere with strong adhesive inside card as shown (see also instructions). Cut thin strips of plastic packaging. Bend end of each strip, long enough to hide under pull tab, apply strong glue, then adhere under pull tab (glue only under tab, let strips be free on front). See photo below. Add several – I also added one at a different angle after the others dried. Reinforce with small piece of cardstock (e.g. cut down from another pull tab). Cut strips to different lengths. Adhere butterflies as shown.
9. Adhere flowers to front; add leaves, enamel dots, and sequins as shown.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies
- 1007 Susan’s Garden – Coneflower
- 1011 Garden Notes – Bugs & Butterflies
- 974 Rectangle Pull Card
- 977 Katie Flourish Frame Edges
- 808 Susan’s Garden 4 Piece All Metal Tool Set in Luxury Case
- 810 Large Molding Pad
- Cardstock: White, Blue, Purple, Fuchsia
- Stamps: Word, Music
- Black Waterproof Ink (e.g. Versafine)
- Silks Shimmer Semi-Gloss Acrylic Paint: Snapdragon, Jasmine, Wisteria, Sky Blue, Pretty Peridot, Vintage Mint, Black Emerald
- Wow! Embossing Powder: Opaque Primary Azure
- Liquid Pearls: Hydrangea, Baby Blue, Lavender Lace
- Enamel Accents: Black
- Wink of Stella: Clear
- Plastic Packaging
- Enamel Dots, Sequins