It’s Christine wishing you all a very Happy New Year! I am really excited about all the new dies being released soon for Susan’s Garden Club – so many to choose from. Today I have chosen the new Garden Notes Daffodil die and the new CountryScapes Garden Edges Daffodil set (these dies are coming soon) as they are one of my favorites flowers. Daffodils always brighten things up after a long winter; they always make me smile.
Let’s get started – Card base is 6″ X 6″
1. Cut 3 daffodils and stamen using yellow cardstock and the leaves and stems using green cardstock.
a. Using PanPastels Set 1 add a little orange shading to the inside of the daffodil and a light green to the stem and leaves.
b. Place flower and petals face down on molding mat and shape with loop tool. Turn flower over, take medium ball tool and rub just the edges to curl them back.
c. Shape petals using loop tool as well. Turn over, and using medium ball tool press in center to curve petals up.
d. Each end of flower has a tab. Fold these in, add glue to one tab and place other tab on top shaping the flower. Glue flower to center of the 3 petals then glue to piece with 2 petals, offsetting the petals.
e. Using PanPastels shade ends of stamen with orange. Using a dot clear-drying glue along bottom, leaving tab end free of glue. Using fine tip tweezers (from Susan’s Garden Club tool kit) roll up starting at tab end, hold for a few seconds and then remove tweezers. Fan out stamens. Dip ends into glue then into orange pollen. Dip bottom of stamens into glue and place into center of flower.
f. Place stem and leaves face down on leaf pad. Using leaf tool put veins down center of stem and all leaves. Turn over using tweezers, pinch leaves upward, lay face down on molding pad and rub the very end with medium ball tool to give dimension.
2. Cut a piece of cardstock 5-3/4″ square (white can be used); cover the front side with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet. Remove protected covering and add Rust Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish with your fingertip.
3. Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape, add to front of card base.
4. Cut 4 corners from white cardstock using corner die from Tags & More 7 – Vines – attach to 4 corners of glittered paper using clear-drying glue.
5. Cut 4 CountryScapes Garden Edges Daffodil strips from white cardstock; fit around the edges between the corners (these will have to be cut down to fit). Attach using clear-drying glue.
6. Attach flowers and leaves to the center.
7. Using white cardstock covered with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front, die cut Happy Birthday using Quietfire Design A Way With Words die. Remove protective coating and add Rust Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish with your fingertip.
8. Add “Happy Birthday” to inside of card.
Elizabeth Craft Designs –
1137 Susan’s Garden Notes – Daffodil
1131 Susan’s CountryScapes Garden Edges – Daffodil
1054 Quietfire A Way With Words – Happy Birthday
960 Tags & More 7 – Vine
611 Silk Microfine Glitter – Rust
509 Clear Double Sided Adhesive 152 mm
PSF101 85lb Soft Finish Cardstock
808 Susan’s Garden Tool Kit
810 Large Molding Mat
811 Leaf Pad
30115 Susan’s Garden PanPastels Flower Coloring Kit 1
Other Supplies –
Yellow & Green Cardstock
I do hope that this tutorial is an inspiration to you all to try making your own card. Be sure to visit
Elizabeth Craft Designs to see all the new items that are coming soon, plus all the wonderful items already available.
Until next time – Happy Scrapping!