A Way With Words Soft Finish Cardstock

Share Your Garden Bliss

February 3, 2019

Diana here today! One of my favorite things about my garden is remembering where each plant came from. I always buy some annuals every year but the perennials hold a special place in my heart. I remember which one came from my mom’s garden, my sister’s, and even co-workers from over a decade ago. My hydrangeas and azalea actually come from our first home as well as some others.

Long intro but my card is inspired by the idea of sharing your garden. Wouldn’t it be thoughtful to have a few pots of small plants from your garden, some seeds, and a card to a neighbor or friend?

To make this card, I started with watercolor paper and white card stock.

  1. Make a white frame by nesting two rectangle dies. I like to use watercolor paper for the frame because it is stiffer.
  2. The inside of the frame is aslo a die cut from water color paper using the larger of the two dies above. I used blue and green water colors to color the opposite corners of the background.
  3. Make a rainbow wash on watercolor paper to cut out the butterfly spray as well as the Garden and Bliss word dies. The tiny flowers for the center of the Shasta Daisy is also cut out from it also so make sure it is a large enough sheet/scrap.
  4. The Shasta Daisy is cut from white card stock.
  5. Pop up the frame on the green and blue watercolor paper.
  6. Adhere to a white tent card base.
  7. Adhere all the die cuts as show in the picture below.

I can’t wait for spring to come – my garden is so dead right now but I look forward to splitting and sharing my perennials.

Diana Nguyen

ECD Dies used:

Other Products used:

  • Koi watercolors

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  • Carolyn Smith February 3, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    You are so my kind of person–sharing the love of flowers and having received some from very dear people for many years. When we move we must take some with us as well. It is getting hard for me to keep up with there care so I have been sharing big time the last few years but am not ready to stop growing them either. I have gotten into raising butterfly so please give that a try. It is so rewarding! We both love card making too and this one is wonderful! Please keep up the awesome work and sharing it with us. Hugs!

  • Connie Sue Larson February 3, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    I totally love this card. It is a “wow” one!

  • Nancy February 3, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Beautiful! I especially like the rainbow shadow behind the words! Lovely effect!

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