Hello Friends, Piyanki here with a new project using some brand new Susan’s Garden dies. The collection is fun , creative and as always immensely intricate to give your flowers the perfect shape and natural look. For today’s post I have chosen the Garden Notes – “Love in a Mist” (Nigella Damascena) die set. First the name fascinated me and then when I researched a little about the flower, it blooms in the color blue. For a long time I have not created any flower in blue so went for it at once.
Love in a Mist is a common name for “Nigella”. The ferny , fennel like foliage makes it look all the more interesting. With the die set you have the perfect dies for the foliage which will add the natural look once you assemble the flowers. I chose to create my flowers blue for my card, however you can find these flowers in a variety of different colors.
Step 1 : Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8.5″ x 5.5″, score along the long side at 4.25″ to create a 4.25″ x 5.5″ top folding card which will be the base of the card.
Step 2 : Cut another piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock at 4″ x 5.3″ to form the second layer. Use the Stitched Oval die to die cut a section of the card stock.
Step 3 : Cut a piece of Watercolor Paper to 3″ x 5.3″ add color to this panel using Distress Oxide of your choice.( Iced Pruce , Broken China used on this card) and some Distress Ink ( Squeezed Lemonade , Curved Pumpkin).
Step 4: Keep adding layers of distress ink, splash some water and then heat dry it in between every layer. Once you form the desired shade adhere this layer to the second layer.
Step 5: To add more depth to the card base die cut several pieces of the smallest dies from Garden Notes Dahlia 2 and adhered it all over the card stock.
Step 6: Using the Love in a Mist die set, die cut enough petals and leaves to create three flowers from White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color using Zig Markers.
Step 7 : Assemble all the flowers , ferns around the upper portion of the stitched oval.
Step 8: To finish the card add a die cut the sentiment “Congratulations” 3-4 times from a White Soft Finish Cardstock, stack the sentiments together to give a raised effect. Adhere to the lower portion of the oval opening.
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Distress Ink – Squeezed Lemonade , Curved Pumpkin
Distress Oxide – Iced Pruce , Broken China