Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tulips In A Vase-Susan's Garden Notes 2


                                    
 Welcome to Susan's Garden. 

 This is Anita here and I am so happy to present before you such beautiful dies designed by Susan Tierney Cockburn. Flower making gets a new definition with Susan's Garden dies. 
 Today I have beautiful tulips in a vase. I loved the way this card has turned out. I tried a new technique of colouring for making these tulips and I think this way , it gives a very realistic look to the flowers. But before that do have a look at the card.

                    


  1. Colour pieces of water colour paper with any water colour medium. I have used Gansai Tambi water colour paints. Mediums like Zig markers, re-inkers, water colour pencils also give good results. Wet paper with water and add colour on the paper and continue till you have a smooth colour effect on the paper. Dry with heat gun. It is very important to dry thoroughly to get crisp die cuts. I have used various shades of red, orange and yellow to get my coloured paper.
  2. Similarly colour the leaves green with water colour.  Add some shading using the pan pastels.
  3. Shape and mold the flowers on the molding pad using the Susan's Garden tool kit.
  4. Cut the vase die cut from White soft finish card stock. Distress the edges with distress inks-Weathered Wood and Pumice Stone.
  5. Mold the vase a little to give a curve shape.
  6. Distress a 6" x 6" white card stock with Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw and Bundled sage. Make score lines at 1/8 " interval.
  7. Cut a stitched square frame from white card stock and adhere to this panel.
  8. Add strips of stitched die cuts as shown.
  9. Adhere the vase with Double sided foam tape.
  10.  Add the tulip flowers and leaves using Kids Choice glue. Add some foliage from leafy branch die.
  11. Cut two die cuts in green card stock and white card stock from Suzanne Cannon Celebrate die and adhere the two together offsetting a little. Adhere to the card front.
  12. Add this card panel to a mat layer that 1/4 inch bigger on all sides.
  13. Adhere the card panel on the card base that measures 6.5" x 6.5".
Elizabeth Craft Designs products used
  Susan's Garden Notes-Tulips 2
  Garden Notes Pottery Pitcher
  Kids Choice Glue
  Susan's Garden Metal tools
  Leaf Pad pack
  Stitched Squares
  Leafy Branch 4
  A way with words-Celebrate
  Soft Finish Card stock -white
  Water colour paper  

 Other products
 Gansai Tambi  Water colour, Distress inks-Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood, Shabby Shutters, Pumice stone.
 I hope you liked my vase of flowers. Do try this way of colouring and shaping flowers.
Visit the ECD store for a large number of flower making dies and stamps under the Susan's Garden section.
Do share your reviews.
Thanks for being with me.    

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