October 1, 2018

Susan’s Garden Notes has a fabulous new release now available.  Good Morning, this is Selma Stevenson today and I have a card designed using two of the new die sets, Astrantia and Trevi Urn, along with a pair of of previously-released favorites, Maidenhair Fern and Primrose.  

Step 1.  Cut a 12 x 6 inch piece of olive green card stock.  Score and fold across the middle to create a 6-inch square top- or side-fold card base. Adhere a white square to the front, leaving a narrow olive green border.

Step 2.  Cover the front of the card with a piece of the ModaScrap Christmas Holidays Patterned Paper, leaving a narrow white border.  Using a ruler and a fine nib black marker, draw two parallel lines approximately one inch from the bottom edge.

Step 3.  Use the new Garden Notes Trevi Urn die set to cut two urns from White Soft Finish Cardstock.  On one of the urns, sponge tan and brown inks on the urn.  Use a fine nib brown pen to draw in the designs on the urn.  The die cut has embossed lines to make this easy.  Adhere the two die cut urns together for dimension.  Adhere the urn to the bottom of the card.

Step 4.  Use the Maidenhair fern die set to cut 4 ferns.  If using white card stock, sponge the ferns with green ink.  Shape the leaves using the Flower Tool Kit.

Step 5.  Use the Garden Notes Astrantia die set to cut three flowers.  Color the petals light pink.  Color the base of the petals using a bright pink ink or PanPastels.  Color the tips of each petal using a light gray marker.  Shape the flowers using the Flower Tool Kit and assemble using Kids Choice Glue. Use two stamen pieces for each flower for fullness.  Die cut the tiny white flowers that are attached to the tips of the stamen pieces.  Press the flowers down into the shaping mat using a gray fine nib marker.  Attach the tiny flowers to the tips of the stamens. Die cut the leaves and shape with the Flower Tool Kit.

Step 6.  Use the Garden Notes Primrose die set to cut three flowers. Use the lime green PanPastel to lightly color the base of the petals. Assemble using the Flower Tool Kit and Kids Choice Glue.

Step 7.  Arrange the Maidenhair Fern, Astrantia, and Primrose in the Trevi Urn.

Step 8. Stamp the sentiment at the upper right.

This card can be mailed in one of the clear acrylic boxes available from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Supplies: Elizabeth Craft Designs:


  Other: Fine nib markers in brown and gray Cardstock in olive green Ruler VersaFine Ink in black Inks in brown, tan and pink

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  • Reply Arlene October 1, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Beautiful card. The vase looks like I could touch it and feel the vase itself. The flowers are gorgeous. WOW

  • Reply Nancy Yoder October 1, 2018 at 7:12 am

    I for one, love it work! So lovely, so Selma! So beautiful! Thank u for Monday morn inspiration!!

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