Hi, Annette Green here today to share a Thank You card using Susan’s Garden Notes Carnation die. Each time I create with Susan’s dies, I do a Google image search of the specific flower for visual reference, then print out several of them together on photo paper to keep in a notebook. When searching for carnation images, I came across a bi-colored yellow-red carnation that was very dramatic. Let me share how you can make your own and add it to a pretty card.
3. Color the outer edges of each petal with red marker, then draw quick strokes and speckles with a slightly darker red marker.
4. Shape and soften the petals as directed in Susan’s post. Adhere one large set of petals to the top of the stem.
5. Continue adhering petals, alternating position as you build from largest to smallest. Set aside to dry. (I like to assemble my flower separately first, but you may find it easier to assemble it directly onto your card.)
6. Cut a card base for a 5″ x 7″ folded card. Cut two pattern papers 4 3/4″ x 1 7/8″ for each piece and one 4 3/4″ x 3″ piece. Ink edges if desired.
7. Join pattern papers together with clear tape on the back side, then adhere washi tape and ribbon trims as desired across the paper seams, folding over excess to the back.
11. Die cut two photo corners and three flowers from the Tags & More 1 – Lace set and adhere. Add adhesive-backed half-pearls.
12. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and adhere in place with foam tape. Optional: Ink edges of the rectangle.
Once you’ve created this easy carnation, you’ll want to make LOTS of them! Have fun and thanks for stopping in for a look.