Hi! Diane here with a “Thank You” card made with Prairie Roses and the Heart Grapevine Wreath.
There’s so many wonderful persons in my life that I want to thank –– let me start with our wonderful designer who creates the most incredible flowers for us to enjoy, Susan Tierney Cockburn. I’m in love with the Prairie Roses and I hope you will too after seeing how easy they are to make.
Step 1: Card base
- For this card, you will need a 12 X 6 piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock 90 lbs , folded in half, to make a 6 X 6 card.
- You will need a 5 3/4 inches square cut out of some purple cardstock, a 5 1/2 square cut out of yellow cardstock and a 5 1/4 square cut out of a pattern purple cardstock.
- Using some Clear Double-Sided Adhesive Tape, adhere each layer on top of the other.
Step 2: Heart Grapevine Wreath
- Using the #1648 Garden Notes – Heart Grapevine Wreath, die cut the wreath twice in brown 80 lbs cardstock.
- Using the tweezers in the 4 Pces All Metal Tool Set, shape the wreaths to give them dimension.
- With the Beacon Kid’s Choice Glue, adhere the wreaths onto the card base, the first one on the wrong side and the second one on the right side.
Step 3: Prairie Roses
- Using the die set #1643 – Garden Notes Prairie Roses, die cut every pieces of the flower 5 times in White Soft Finish Cardstock 90 lbs.
- Susan Tierney Cockburn has a complete video where she explains and demonstrate every steps to make the prairie rose. You can watch it here.
- Color the flowers petals using ink markers, here were used some different shades of purple and light pink.
- Using the loop tool in the 4 Pces All Metal Tool Set , shape the petals and with the small ball stylus, cup up the petals.
- Color the centers with a very light shade of green ink marker.
- Cut off the filament of all the center pieces in half using the Fine Pointed Scissors.
- Dip all center parts into the Kids Choice Glue and than in the Yellow Pollen.
- With the small ball stylus, cup up the wheel shape parts.
- Using the tweezers from the 4 Pces All Metal Tool Set roll up the center pieces.
- Die cut 8 to 10 leaves out of green 80 lbs cardstock.
- Using the leaf tool from the 4 Pces All Metal Tool Set, draw a vein in the middle of each leaf, fold on the vein and apply some Yellow Pan Pastel with a make-up applicator.
- With the right side up, draw some more vein on each side of the main vein.
- With a darker shade of green and a dauber, shade the edges of each leaves.
- Using the medium ball stylus, shape the edges on the back of each leave, holding it on the Molding Pad with the tweezers.
Step 4: Baby’s Breath
- Out of dark green cardstock, die cut one branch.
- Out of White Soft Finish Cardstock 90 lbs, die cut a plate of the little centers.
- Using the Beacon Kid’s Choice Glue, adhere the little centers on to the branches after cupping them with a toothpick on an eraser or on a carving block.
Step 5: Sentiments
- Using the die set # 1466 Words 2 – Thinking of You, die cut the word Thanks out of yellow cardstock.
- Using the Beacon Kid’s Choice Glue, adhere the Baby’s Breath on the wreath.
- Glue the flowers starting with the three petals parts first and off setting the two petals parts. Glue the little wheel pieces (2) next and finish up with the center piece, on each petals set.
- Glue the leaves around the flowers.
- Finally, glue the word “Thanks” in the heart.
Here’s a closer look at the finished flowers.
I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial and until next time, happy paper gardening !
Other Products used on this card:
Copic Ink Markers
Brown, yellow, purple and Green Bazzill cardstock
Purple pattern paper