Els van de Burgt Studio Soft Finish Cardstock

Sweet Bouquet

July 19, 2017


Hi Everyone, Christine here with a card I designed for Susan’s Garden Design Team.  My card was created using Susan’s newly released Garden Notes Peony 2 along with the Rose 3 and several other dies.

Here is how card was created.

  1. Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock to 6″ x 12″,score at 6″ fold on score line to form a card base.  This is a tent-fold card.
  2. Using the largest Stitched Ovals die, cut oval from patterned paper (Moda Scrap Sweet Vintage Rose Collection 6″ x 6″ used here).
  3. Cut contrasting patterned paper to 6″ x 6″ and adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Adhere patterned paper piece with oval cut out over this.
  4. Using second largest Stitched Ovals die, cut a frame from White Soft Finish Cardstock backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive prior to die cutting. Center smaller die inside larger one. Use washi  or other low tack tape on back side of dies to hold in place.  Attach to card front inside oval opening.
  5. Cut Garden Notes Pottery Pitcher from clear plastic. (Tip: Save clear plastic packaging, alterntively use a sheet of clear acetate.)  Emboss with embossing folder of your choice.  Cut top off pitcher to create a bowl!  Lay face down on Molding Mat using largest ball tool from Garden Notes 4 piece Tool Set rub all over back giving it some shape.  Using Kids Choice Glue applied to sides and bottom (leave top open) attach to card front at bottom of oval.  This may take some extra holding to make sure it adheres. Use low tack tape if needed.
  6. Create flowers: (2) Garden Notes Rose 3, (2) Garden Notes Peony 2, (1) Garden Notes Lilac, (1) large and (1) small Garden Notes Ivy Vine, (1) Garden Notes Stems. Also cut Garden Notes Hyacinth petals twice and (1) Garden Notes Iris stem or other branch or stem to attach Hyacinth petals to.  NOTE: Use colored cardstock for all your flowers or use White Soft Finish Cardstock and shade with PanPastels or markers – I used colored cardstock.
  7. Shade, shape and construct your flowers.  The small purple flowers are made from Hyacinth florets, using a dark purple marker to add a dot at the center of each one prior to cupping/shaping with the medium ball stylus tool.  Attach the little Hyacinth flowers to the Iris stem after bending stems over.
  8. Build your bouquet starting with Garden Notes Stems. Stems may need to be cut off at the bottom so they fit into the bowl. Arrange and rearrange the bouquet until you are pleased, then adhere with Kids Choice Glue.


Hope that you have enjoyed this project today.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs to see all the wonderful products that they offer.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!



Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Washi or other low tack tape

Clear plastic from packaging, or acetate sheet

Colored cardstock of your choice

Patterned paper

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  • Reply Marsha D July 19, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    i saw your beautiful card on facebook. I wish there was a tutorial video to show how to assemble the rose.

    • Reply Christine Pooler July 19, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      Marsha thank you for your kind words. Susan has this rose stepped out on her blog https://stierneyc.wordpress.com/ if you scroll down to the fairy card. She suggests referring to you tube for rose 2 for shaping & color. Hope this helps you.

  • Reply Jeanette Fortin July 19, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    like the idea for t he vase thanks love all flowers

    • Reply Christine Pooler July 19, 2017 at 3:28 pm
    • Reply Christine Pooler July 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      Thanks Jeanette!

  • Reply Beverly Parkison July 19, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Really nice. I have the Rose Notes 3 but am having trouble getting it all together to look like arose. lol

    • Reply Christine Pooler July 19, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      Thanks Beverly! Don’t give up keep on practicing it will be worth it!

  • Reply Kathleen Adams July 19, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Christine, this project is beautiful. I love the soft colors. That designer paper couldn’t be more perfect!

    • Reply Christine Pooler July 19, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      Thanks Kathleen! Love the new designer papers in this pack at ECD.

  • Reply BeerlyBL July 19, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Simply beautiful!

    • Reply Christine July 23, 2017 at 7:07 am

      Thank you so much glad you liked it!

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