Memories of You
By Jeanette Horner
This is made in memory of my son Mark who picked daffodils for me every spring. He was 82nd Airborne and passed in 1995.
Surrounding a special photo with Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s realistic paper flowers is a wonderful way to create something to cherish or give as a gift. I chose an oval, but you can use a square, rectangle, or circle for the picture opening and whatever flowers are most meaningful. There are Grapevine Wreaths available in three shapes, and to cut the opening there are Fitted Ovals, Squares, Circles and Rectangles as well.
1. Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock to 5” x 7”.
2. Emboss with Dancing Leaves folder. Folder is smaller than 5” x 7” so you’ll need to emboss half at a time to completely emboss the whole rectangle. Turn the embossing folder sideways; emboss the top half of the cardstock, then repeat for the bottom half, keeping the pattern lined up so it appears to have been embossed all at one time. (It will be helpful to look at the embossing folder and then at the project photo to see how the pattern is positioned.)
3. Cut an oval opening, centered from left to right, but not from top to bottom. Leave more space below the oval opening than above it. Refer to project photo.
4. From yellow and green cardstock die cut, shape and assemble 5 daffodils. Die cut and shape 10 extra bottom petals to go under the ‘trumpet’ portion of the flowers.
5. Die cut an Oval Grapevine wreath from brown cardstock. Use PanPastels to shade and highlight the wreath.
6. Attach the photo behind the oval opening in the white rectangle. For added stability, back the project with a piece of chipboard or mat board cut to 5” x 7”.
7. Glue on the wreath and then the daffodils. Use the tools to add more shaping as needed.
8. Stamp a sentiment onto a small white cardstock rectangle. Size of rectangle is determined by the size of the stamp (Shown: 7/8” x 3 1/4”). Add color to the edges with PanPastels. Tip: A small scale, one-line sentiment fits best on this project!
9. Mat stamped rectangle onto yellow cardstock leaving a border that is in proportion to the stamped sentiment. (Shown: 3 1/8” x 3 1/2”). Add color to the edges with PanPastels. Add to project as shown.
Use the Els van de Burgt Studio Card Stand/Easel die to make a display easel.
Frame the finished project in a shadow box.
Display in a clear acrylic card box.
Susan’s Garden Club
1137 Garden Notes Daffodil
1138 Garden Notes Oval Grapevine Wreath
Susan’s Garden PanPastel Flower Coloring Kit 1
Susan’s Garden PanPastel Flower Coloring Kit 3
801, 808, 810 Shaping tools, Tweezers and Molding Pad
Cardstock in shades of yellow, green, brown and white
Black ink pad