Els van de Burgt Studio Soft Finish Cardstock

How Does Your Garden Grow

June 21, 2016

Hi Everyone,

It’s Tina here and I have some wonderful news to share. Today is my first official post as one of Susan’s Designers for Susan’s Garden Club. Yeah!!! I am super excited to be joining her wonderful team.

My card for today was inspired by Spring which has finally arrived here in Canada. It took its sweet time.  Everywhere I go I am seeing gardens bloom. I knew my first card would have to be a garden.

Here are the steps to recreating this 6″x6″ card.

Step 1: Cut white cardstock 6″ x 12″, fold in half for 6″x6″ finished card.

Step 2: Cut white Soft Finish cardstock 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″, paint background using acrylic paints with a touch of silver metallic. Once dry, ink the edges with Distress Ink.


Step 3: Adhere background to the front of the card.

Step 4: Die cut CountryScapes Nantucket Arbor & Picket Fence with patterned paper Through the Lens Stone Series. 1 arbor and 2 picket fence.

Step 5: Cut Picket Fence as picture below. You will be using the cut piece with 4 posts.


Step 6:  Adhere Picket Fence and Arbor to front of card.


Step 7: Die cut CountryScapes Garden Edges Hyacinth with Sunflower Soft Finish Cardstock (use Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back of cardstock). Cut off 3 Hyacinths from each edge. Once you finish creating the Hyacinths adhere to the bottom of the picked fences.


Here is a tutorial on YouTube from Susan Tierney-Cockburn to help you with layering the Hyacinth. The video is using the Garden Notes – Hyacinth but the technique is still the same.

Step 8: Die cut Garden Notes Grapevine Wreath Oval with Brown Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut in half and adhere to the top of the Arbor.

Step 9: Die cut Leafy Branch with Green Soft Finish Cardstock. For texture ink the edges with Distress Inks or other medium of your choice. Cut in half and adhere on top of Grapevine Wreath Oval.

Step 10: Die cut Bunch of Flowers. Ink the edges and shape using Susan’s Garden Club CountryScapes Tools. Adhere randomly over the Leafy Branch.

Step 11: Add pearl embellishment to create a doorknob.


Step 12: (Optional) Die cut Lady Bugs and adhere to card.

Step 13: (Optional) Die cut CountryScapes – Country Critters 1 and adhere to card.

Step 14: Die cut Happy Birthday with Clear Double Sided Adhesive only. Peel back off and place in the center of Arbor.  Once placed peel off front and sprinkle Silk Microfine Glitter (your choice of color).

This card can be used for any occasion. I hope you enjoyed this project. What will your Garden Grow?


Elizabeth Craft Designs

Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape

Silk Microfine Glitter

Through The Lens – Stone

CountryScapes Tools Buy It All

Susan’s Garden Club CountryScapes Nantucket Arbor & Picket Fence

Susan’s Garden Club CountryScapes Garden Edges Hyacinth

Susan’s Garden Club Garden Notes Grapevine Wreath Oval

Els van de Burgt Studio – Leafy Branch

Els van de Burgt Studio -Bunch of Flowers

Els van de Burgt Studio -Lady Bugs

Susan’s Garden Club  CountryScapes – Country Critters 1

Els van de Burgt Studio  Happy Birthday


Distress Inks

Acrylic Paint

Glue Gun

Pearl Embellishment

Foam Pop Ups


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  • annettegreen264 June 22, 2016 at 6:20 am

    Such a pretty card. Welcome to the Susan’s Garden Team!

  • Kathleen Adams June 21, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Tina, I forgot, CONGRATULATIONS! You’ll be a great addition to Susan’s team.

  • Kathleen Adams June 21, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Tina, this card is soooo pretty! Who wouldn’t want to frame it and keep it forever?

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