Els van de Burgt Studio

Card for friendship

January 8, 2016

Hello everyone,

It’s me, Petroschi Bianca.

I love the new Elizabeth Craft Designs products that will be presented at CHA Mega Show in January so much that I could not stay away, so I created a card dedicated to friendship.  I already need a breath of refreshing spring air so I used dies and stamps that bring the spring closer, even if the thermometer still says it’s winter.


1.To make this card,you will need a a wider cutting and embossing a machine ,because the base card have 16 cm/32 cm ( folded in half) (6 19/64 inch by 1 ft   19/32 inch)or(6,29 /12.59 inches).I recommend you to use 250 GSM paper .

For the base card I have used the Big Shot Plus machine,with Tags & More 1 – Lace overlay die,and the second big circle from Fitted Circles die set.You must place the overlay die on each corner of the square symmetrically.

You  have to run through the machine two overlapped papers and diecut it in the same time ( one of 16cm/32 cm,and a square one 16 cm/16cm) .After cutting, you stick these two together, with a sheet of vellum paper between them.You will see how beautiful the light goes through it.You can use either Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet ,before die cutting,or Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape of 3 mm (⅛ Inch),after die cutting.In this way,the card will look as beautiful on both sides.

2.In the middle of the card, I attached another circles,on both sides,die cutted with the fourth circle from Stiched Circles die set ( starting to count from the largest to smallest ).On the circle attached to the front of the card  I’ve stamped and colored using Robin 1 – Flower Wreath rubber stamp, Ladybug Quartet and on the back I used Seeds of Thought Red Rubber Stamp – A Friend.Inside,I added two decorative borders of antique golden paper, diecut with dies from  Chains 1 set.


3.I added two sprigs that embraces the circle,using a die from CountryScapes Flora 5 ( I placed the second  twig backwards ),and ,in one corner of the card, where the twigs meet , I added flowers made with Garden Notes Zinnia  die set.You can create this beautiful flower in several colors,using inks and sponge dauber.Normally, to create a flower ,is enough to use the petals die cut only once,but I preferred my flower to be with more petals ,so ,for each flower i diecutt twice .


4.After you have cut and colored the petals and leaves, do not forget to shape them ,using Susan’s Garden Club CountryScapes Tools.


5.I must admit that I have never seen quilling dies for flowers so small.I’m fallen in love with this die.

At the end ,I added the word Thanks ,diecutt in antique gold paper ,using A Way With Words, Thanks ,and I embellished the corners of my card with golden Peel-Off stickers.


You can  watch this video tutorial to see Susan’s Garden Club – Tools & Techniques:

I hope ,I have managed to convince you ,how wonderful are the new products.Have we aroused your creativity,my friends?


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Tags & More 1 – Lace

Fitted Circles

Stiched Circles

Robin 1 – Flower Wreath

Ladybug Quartet

Seeds of Thought Red Rubber Stamp – A Friend

You can find the whole collection of stamps here ,at Petroschi Designs by Bianca

Chains 1

CountryScapes Flora 5

Garden Notes Zinnia

A Way With Words, Thanks

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Peel-Off stickers

Susan’s Garden Club CountryScapes Tools Buy It All


250 GSM paper -wine red,straw yellow,light pink,grass green,banana yellow,light orange


antique gold cardstock

distress and memento ink pad,

Archival permanent ink pad


watercolor pencils


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  • Reply Petroschi Bianca January 14, 2016 at 2:08 am

    I thank you ! Glad you like it ! 🙂

  • Reply Mary Prasad January 13, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Lovely card!

  • Reply cdmalmrose January 11, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply cathy January 8, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    I lovethis card Thank you for showing how you did it all. What an inspiration.

    • Reply Bianca Petroschi January 9, 2016 at 12:17 am

      So glad you like it 🙂 Thank you!

  • Reply Kathleen Adams January 8, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing. It’s hard to wait for the new dies!

    • Reply Bianca Petroschi January 9, 2016 at 12:18 am

      Oh ,i know :),thanks for your appreciation !

  • Reply Raquel Mason January 8, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Beautiful card! What a great idea to frame the circle using Tags & More.

    • Reply Bianca Petroschi January 9, 2016 at 12:19 am

      Thank you so much !

  • Reply Yogi January 8, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Beautiful Bianca. Have a great day

    • Reply Bianca Petroschi January 9, 2016 at 12:20 am

      Have a great day too ! Thank you!

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