Happy Saturday! It’s Suzanne here today, celebrating the release of fourteen new A Way With Word dies with Love! I’m sharing a delicate card which can be easily assembled on short notice for someone special. If you’re strapped for time and need a card, the A Way With Word dies are a perfect solution. You can customize the way you use and decorate words to suit the occasion and the recipient – girlie or masculine, elegant or whimsical, in whatever way you like.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I’ve gone with pinks and greens. I’ve chosen to use some of the dies from Susan’s Garden Club and the brand new Premium Palette Cardstock (which is beautiful to work with and comes in fabulous colours!). After four days of working in close proximity to the wonderful and talented Susan Tierney-Cockburn at the Craft & Hobby Association’s conference in Anaheim last week, I simply had to try my hand at making some of her amazing flowers! making my own! I’ve started very humbly with her Garden Edges Tulips, tiny little low-relief tulips all in a row.
- Form a 5-¾ inch square tent-fold card base from white cardstock. Die cut one Love from pale pink and one from dark pink cardstock. Die cut the Carolina Window and Shutters from medium green and the row of tulips from dark green cardstock. Die cut a set of pale pink tulip petals from pale pink and one set from dark pink.
- Without adhesive, lay out the die cuts on the card base and position the window (without shutters) where you want it. Lightly mark the outside edge with a pencil. Brush pale blue PanPastels to create clouds (or use Countryscapes – Clouds and Grass 1094 to help your cloudmaking) inside the marked window frame.
- Adhere the Love diecuts together using Glue Dots, slightly offsetting the images to create a drop shadow effect.
- Cup (shape) the petals of the tulips using the small ball stylus (as shown in Susan’s Garden Club Tools & Techniques video). Brush some dark green PanPastel randomly on the window and shutters to give a slightly worn look. Brush a tiny bit of dark pink PanPastels on the edge of the pale pink tulip petals for additional interest and glue them in place. (Another option would be to place a flat set of coloured petals against the base, then adhere your cupped petals on top.)
- Assemble all the elements on the card base as shown using clear foam tape. Cut slivers of the foam tape using fine pointed scissors and tweezers to mount the layered Love.
I hope this inspires you to create your own simple and elegant cards with other combinations of our new A Way With Word dies plus cardstock, PanPastels, different dies and other supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Happy creating!
Premium Palette Cardstock – White, Pine Green, Grass Green, Pink and Cherry
Garden Notes – Carolina Window & Shutters 1086
CountryScapes Garden Edges – Tulip 1133
Susan’s Garden Tool Set 808
Susan’s Garden PanPastel Flower Coloring Kit 2 30116
Susan’s Garden Pan Pastel Flower Coloring Kit 1 30115
Beacon Adhesives’ Kids Choice Glue
Kool Tac Foam Adhesive