Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs

Pretty Carnations

July 11, 2016



A bouquet of carnations is so pretty. This is Selma today and I have created a very feminine birthday card using Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Garden Notes Carnation die set.  I am always amazed at the design work of Susan in creating such realistic flower dies.  Aren’t these carnations gorgeous!  Here is how I created this card.

Garden Notes Carnation


1.  Use Garden Notes Carnation die set and light pink tissue paper to die cut petals for the flowers.  The number of petals you die cut will depend on how full you want your carnations.  When using tissue paper, you can fold it so you have 8 or 10 pieces of tissue in a stack to die cut all at one time.  Use the Loop Tool in Susan’s Flower Tool Kit to shape all the petals.  Glue the layers together creating the fullness you want.  Using 4 layers of the smallest petals, I created a couple of carnation buds.

2.  Using the same die set, die cut the stems and leaves from White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sponge Bundled Sage Distress Ink onto the die cut pieces, adding depth and detail.

3.  Attach a piece of design paper of your choice to the front of a 6×6 card.

4.  Use the Dotted Scallop Rectangle die set to die cut the largest rectangle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

5.  Use the Fitted Frames 1 Lace Rectangle die set to die cut frames and use the largest frame in this set. (Set aside the rest of the frames for other projects.)

6.  Use the second largest dotted die from the Stitched Rectangles die cut a rectangle from White Soft Finish Cardstock.  Emboss this rectangle with the Swirly Curves Embossing Folder.

7.  Use black ink to stamp Happy Birthday from Joset Designs’ General Sentiments clear stamp set onto a piece of white card stock.  Die cut around the sentiment using the smallest Dotted Scallop Ovals die.  Before removing the piece from the die, sponge on Spun Sugar Distress Ink around the edges.  Color in the letters using the Spun Sugar Marker.  Add three small half-pearls under the sentiment.

8.  Die cut four white cardstock corners using the Corners 1 die set.

9.  Assemble the card as shown, adding a bow above the sentiment and half-pearls to accent the outer corners and the top two corners of the embossed Stitched Rectangle.



Garden Notes Carnation

Dotted Scallop Rectangles

Dotted Scallop Ovals

Stitched Rectangles

Swirly Curves Embossing Folder

Joset Designs General Sentiments

Corners 1

Soft Finish Cardstock

Susan’s Flower Tool Kit

Other Supplies

Pink Tissue Paper

Design Paper of choice

Glue Dots

Dimensional Tape

Distress Ink Spun Sugar

Distress Marker Spun Sugar


Flat Back Half-Pearls

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Nancy Yoder July 12, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Simply a beautiful card! The colors r gorgeous! The flowers so real, they must have a lovely scent! Thank you for sharing your talent!

  • Reply Eva van Buuren July 12, 2016 at 3:51 am

    Selma, your Carnations are Marvelous!! So lifelike, I really love them.
    Thanks for the good and clear step by step!! I want love to give it a try.
    Hugs, Eva.

  • Reply jeanette horner July 11, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Very pretty card the carnations a just lovely

  • Reply Kathleen Adams July 11, 2016 at 10:26 am

    I don’t know how this could be any prettier! Those carnations look absolutely real!

  • Leave a Reply

    %d bloggers like this: