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.
- 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.
- Similarly colour the leaves green with water colour. Add some shading using the pan pastels.
- Shape and mold the flowers on the molding pad using the Susan's Garden tool kit.
- Cut the vase die cut from White soft finish card stock. Distress the edges with distress inks-Weathered Wood and Pumice Stone.
- Mold the vase a little to give a curve shape.
- Distress a 6" x 6" white card stock with Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw and Bundled sage. Make score lines at 1/8 " interval.
- Cut a stitched square frame from white card stock and adhere to this panel.
- Add strips of stitched die cuts as shown.
- Adhere the vase with Double sided foam tape.
- Add the tulip flowers and leaves using Kids Choice glue. Add some foliage from leafy branch die.
- 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.
- Add this card panel to a mat layer that 1/4 inch bigger on all sides.
- Adhere the card panel on the card base that measures 6.5" x 6.5".
Susan's Garden Notes-Tulips 2
Garden Notes Pottery Pitcher
Kids Choice Glue
Susan's Garden Metal tools
Leaf Pad pack
Leafy Branch 4
A way with words-Celebrate
Soft Finish Card stock -white
Water colour paper
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.