Els van de Burgt Studio

Beautiful Wisteria

May 16, 2016



Good Morning.  This is Selma Stevenson today with a card designed with Susan’s new Spring Release,  CountryScapes Wisteria Vine dies, that will be available very soon.    This card could be used for many occasions by adding any personalized sentiment inside.

Instructions for creating this card:

  1.  This is a 6×6 inch card.  Use a piece of Soft White Cardstock 6 inches by 12 inches and fold in half.
  2.   Cut a piece of Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock slightly smaller for background.
  3.  Use Susan’s CountryScapes Cloud/Grass die set to die cut cloud stencil.  Use Memento Luxe Wedding Dress ink to sponge white ink into cloud stencil to create clouds in the sky.
  4. Use Susan’s Brown Pan Pastel to sponge on the very bottom of the card front to resemble dirt.  This will look like a dirt path under the gate.
  5. Die cut all the pieces for the vine using the CountryScapes Wisteria Vine dies.  The number of flower petals and leaves you will die cut depends on how full you want your vine.  I love Wisteria so I have die cut a lot of pieces.  The leaves were glued to the vine first, then all the Wisteria flowers were glued on.  A few extra leaves were then glued around some of the flowers to create a full vine.
  6. Use the CountryScapes Nantucket Arbor & Picket Fence die set to die cut two fence pieces and one gate.  Shade die cut pieces with the Light Grey Pan Pastel.  Add a brad for gate knob.  Sides of fence will need to be trimmed down when scene is assembled.
  7. Use the Country Scapes Cloud/Grass die set to die cut several grass die cuts.  I cut between each of the blades of grass using the Elizabeth Craft fine pointed scissors, then glued several die cuts together, to create thick grass.
  8. Stamp Susan’s Seeds of Thought “Take Time” stamp on another piece of the Soft Sky, Soft Finish Cardstock.  Trim around the sentiment with scissors,
  9. Die cut two corners from the Els van de Burgt Studio Corners 1 die set, for the upper corners.
  10. Use the Garden Notes Bugs & Butterfly dies to die cut three butterflies.  Sponge on desired color using Pan Pastels or Distress Ink.
  11. Assemble all die cut pieces as shown and glue the sentiment to the left side of the gate.

Creating a beautiful Country Scene, such as this, always makes me smile and feel very happy.  I think anyone receiving this card will feel the same way.


CountryScapes Wisteria Vine

Soft Finish White Cardstock

Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock

CountryScapes Cloud & Grass

Pan Pastels Brown and Light Grey

CountryScapes Nantucket Arbor & Picket Fence

Seeds of Thought – Take Time

Corners 1

Garden Notes Bugs & Butterfly

Susan’s Garden Tool Set

Fine Pointed Tweezers

Fine Point Scissors


Other Supplies

Distress Ink


Glue Dots

Sponge Daubers

Memento Luxe Wedding Dress Ink

VersaFine Black Ink

Distress Ink of choice




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  • Reply Lindi May 18, 2016 at 1:15 am

    Ooooh my lordie !!!!!! How absolutely gorgeous, Wisteria is one of my favouites for me it has the romance of a by gone era, I’m an old soul at heart….thankyou for indulging me and will have to get on and make one for myself. Thankyou for making my heart smile…

  • Reply Kathleen Adams May 16, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    What a gorgeous little scene you’ve created. I love everything about it! I also appreciate the time you put in on this project. That Wisteria looks so real and had to have taken a lot of time. The results…..totally worth it!

  • Reply Annette Green May 16, 2016 at 11:10 am

    So very pretty, Selma. Can’t wait to play with this die myself. Love your card.

  • Reply Eva van Buuren May 16, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Wow Selma…..what a GORGEOUS tiny flowers!!
    Your Wisteria Vine is really FABULOUS, I love it, I love it I love it!!
    The whole scene is wonderful, such as the Sentiment you have used.
    Indeed Selma….that’s what we have to do more often 🙂
    Hugs, Eva.

  • Reply Bev May 16, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Selma this is absolutely stunning. I can hardly wait for the 2016 Spring releases. Thank you for sharing such an easy to follow tutorial on how this was made. Have a great day!

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