Susan’s Garden Rose with Baby’s Breath

July 20, 2015


Hi, this is Selma Stevenson today with a beautiful rose from Susan’s Garden Collection. I love to create any flower from Susan’s collection, but one of my favorite is the rose. Once created, they are so realistic, you can almost smell them. Susan has three different rose die sets. For my card today I used Susan’s Garden Rose – 1 which is the largest rose.

1.  The rose was die cut using white cardstock then colored using Tattered Rose Distress Ink. A drop of the refill ink was placed on the Teflon Craft mat and water added to dilute the ink. Some of the petals were dipped in the ink, especially the petals used for the center of the rose and the rose buds. The rose buds were created with two of the largest rose petals.


2.  I love to add Baby’s Breath with Roses.


3.  To create Baby’s Breath, die cut the Berry Branch. The die cut branch is seen on the left. You can use the whole branch, but I cut off a portion of the bottom so it wasn’t too high behind the rose.

4.  Die cut a lot of the little flowers from the CountryScapes – Flora 1 die. The flower die used is shown on the upper right corner in the picture.

5.  Shape each little flower by pressing down in the center on the Flower Molding Pad with the smallest stylus from Susan’s Flower Tool Set.

ECD-SGDT-July-2015-Tut46.  Start gluing the little flowers to the “berry circle” on the Berry Branch. I used the self-closing tweezers from the Flower Tool Kit to pick up the tiny flowers, dipped them in glue, and pressed them down in the center with the tip of the leaf tool from the Flower Tool Kit.

7.  Glue more little flowers on the stem of the Berry Branch, filling in all the open spaces. Next, let the glue dry so the flowers don’t slip around.


8.  Glue additional little flowers over and on sides of the branch until you have a very full looking baby’s breath branch.


9.  Die cut the Paris Edge on a 6″ x 6″ piece of white cardstock.

10.  Emboss the Paris Edge die cut using the Spring Leaves Embossing Folder. Attach it to a 6″ x 6″ inch card front with the lacy side toward the bottom of the card.

11.  Die cut banner, seen at the top of the card, using the Agatha Edges dies.

12.  Die cut the hearts and the small ovals using the Accordion Oval Card die set. The hearts and two largest ovals were colored the same way as the rose using Tattered Rose Distress Ink. Attach the two ovals together with dimensional tape and glue to card.

13.  The Sunshine and Love sentiment was stamped using black ink on white cardstock then cut out with scissors. It was glued to the card between the ovals.

14.  Die cut the Small Butterfly. The solid butterfly was colored with Tattered Rose Distress Ink, then the white lacy butterfly attached on top.

I hope you have fun creating Baby’s Breath for your Susan’s Garden Roses!


Elizabeth Craft Designs – 

997 – Susan’s Garden – Rose 1

991 – CountryScapes – Country Flora 1

808 – Susan’s Garden Tool Set

RS001 Sunshine and Love Stamp

810 – Large Molding Pad

758 – Berry Branch

772 – Accordion Oval Card

713 – Small Butterfly

979 – Paris Edge

782 – Agatha Edges

118 – Spring Leaves Embossing Folder

Other – 

White Cardstock

Tattered Rose Distress Ink

Teflon Craft Mat



Dimensional Tape

Black Ink


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  • Selma July 21, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Thank you for all the nice comments about my card. You can always make beautiful things with Susan’s dies

  • Petroschi Bianca July 21, 2015 at 2:58 am

    I love the way you create,and I can always learn something new from you.Beautiful how you made the rose.Love your card

  • Marjorie July 20, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    What a gorgeous card. The baby’s breath is beautiful.

  • Debra Hensley July 20, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Absolutely stunning. So gorgeous! Wonderful Selma and thank you for the baby’a breath tutorial. I will definitely be making some!

  • Janice July 20, 2015 at 11:07 am

    What a beautiful, ornate card! Looks difficult but the instructions make it seem easy!

  • Joset van de Burgt July 20, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Beautiful card Selma!

  • Els van de Burgt July 20, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Selma, this is absolutely beautiful!

  • Eva van Buuren July 20, 2015 at 9:03 am

    The Rose is GORGEOUS, Selma!! Indeed, you can almost smel them…
    Thank you for the fantastic Baby’s Breath tutorial.
    It’s really a GREAT idea to use the two die cuts to create such a wonderful Baby’s Breath flowers.
    Big thanks for the Inspiration. Hugs, Eva.

  • judi kauffman July 20, 2015 at 8:58 am

    What a beautiful card. The rose, bud, and baby’s breath branches would be marvelous on the top of a memorabilia box.

  • Jeanette July 20, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Your card is so beautiful. A lot of love was put into your card.

  • Debbie July 20, 2015 at 8:27 am

    The is a beautiful card

  • Raquel Mason July 20, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Beautiful card!

  • Mary Prasad July 20, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Beautiful card!

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