Everyone asks…”what cardstock colors do you use for your leaves and stems?” Well, here is the small selection of colors by Bazzill/American Crafts. In order, from left to right:
Everyone asks…”what cardstock colors do you use for your leaves and stems?” Well, here is the small selection of colors by Bazzill/American Crafts. In order, from left to right:
The Southern Magnolia is a tree native to the southeastern United States; from North Carolina to central Florida, and west to eastern Texas and Oklahoma. It can grow to 50 feet tall and rarely, up to 100 feet! It’s dark green leaves with a caramel-colored underside are striking against the white, fragrant flowers. Recently, I was asked to “step-out” this beautiful flower for one of my viewers on FaceBook/Susan’s Garden Club. I know you’ll love adding it to your bouquets!
I use Soft Finish White 100 lb./270g cardstock to die cut one of each of the petal sections, two centers, and Soft Finish White 85 lb./230g cardstock to cut 3-5 leaves.
Use PanPastel/Diarylide Yellow to shade the centers of the petal pieces.
Use Copic Markers (Y19 & E31) to color the centers.
Place the larger 4-petal piece on the MoldingPad and use the Large Loop Tool or the Medium Ball Stylus to shape the petals. Next, use the tweezers to pinch the stem ends, transfer this pinch to your opposite thumb and index finger to hold it while you use the tweezers to bend down the outer edges of the petals.
Place the 4-petal piece back on the Molding Pad and use the small ball stylus to cup the center. Use a toothpick to add a small amount of glue underneath and adhere it to your card.
Repeat these steps for the other two petal pieces.
The center is done by placing both pieces, wrong side down, on the Molding Pad and using the Small Loop Tool, shape them. Use a toothpick to apply glue around the edges of one of the shapes only as shown and adhere the two pieces together, forming a dimensional ovoid piece.
Lightly apply a small amount of glue to this center piece and sprinkle some Pollen over it.
Dip the bottom into the glue and place it in the center of the flower.
I’ve colored the leaves with a combination of Copic Markers and PanPastels, but you could also use a dark green cardstock if you prefer. If you do, still color the underside with the PanPastel/Orange Shade.
I used Copic Markers (G99, G94 & G85) on the right side of the leaf, then dipped it into VersaMark and embossed it with Clear, Fine Embossing Powder.
Next, I color the underside of the leaf, first with Copic Marker E99 and then used PanPastel/Orange Shade to color over the marker. This step gives it the “suede” look that these leaves have.
Now, place the leaf, right side down, on the Leaf Pad and use the Leaf Tool to score a stem line down the center. Bend up the the leaf, wrong side first, and shade with PanPastel/Raw Umber, then bend up the leaf, right side up, and shade the stem line on this side. Place back on the Leaf Pad and use the Leaf Tool to add vein lines out from the stem line.
Lastly, place the leaf on the Molding Pad and use the Medium Ball Stylus to shape the end, as shown. (If this is confusing, I did a video on the leaves on Susan’s Garden Club FaceBook page!)
If you want the green side to show, shape with the green facing down on the mat; for the caramel colored side, shape with the green facing up while you pinch the stem line with the tweezers. Insert leaves around the flower.
To complete the project, I added some ferns underneath and created berry branches using Tonic’s Nuvo Crystal Drops/Ripened Pumpkin.
I added Suzanne Cannon’s new “Just for You” to finish my project.
I hope this step out helps you construct this beautiful flower; it really is quite impressive!
Susan’s Garden Notes-Magnolia #1142 and Ostrich Fern #1424 (coming soon)
Els van de Burgt Studio – Berry Branch #758
Suzanne Cannon’s “Just for You” #1441
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops/Ripened Pumpkin
Copic Markers Y19, E31, G99, G94, and G85 and for the back of the Leaf, E99
Woodland Scenics Pollen/Yellow
Background of the card was done with Ranger’s Distress Ink/Oxides
I’ve always said, “I’m a gardener first, paper artist second!” For me, it’s not just creating flowers, but flowers that resemble those grown in our gardens or given in bouquets. I’ve been doing FaceBook Live Tutorials, not only how I assemble the dies I create, but showing how simple it is to color and shade the petals (and leaves) to make people do a double-take that these flowers are actually made of paper.
Y19 & Y38
R89 & R59
V09 & V15
Y09, YR15, & Y38
Distress Ink/Forest Moss around the edges
PanPastel/Bright Yellow Green to accentuate the stem line
PanPastel/Diarylide Yellow for the centers only, use Soft Finish White cardstock
E19 & R59
Y19 and shaded the centers with R59
Oak Leaves: E19, YR14, & YR27
Maple Leaves: R37, YR09, YG95, U19
Birch Leaves: Y19 & YG95
Hawthorne Leaves: Y19, YG95, YR14
I hope that answers your questions on what I used–have fun creating beautiful Autumn bouquets!
Poinsettias are popular Christmas decorations in homes, churches, and elsewhere in North America. It’s native to Mexico and can be found growing wild in deciduous tropical forests at moderate elevations. It’s know as “Flor de Noche Buena,” meaning, Christmas Eve Flower!
This past Wednesday on Susan’s Garden Club Live Facebook page, I show how to create this beautiful holiday card. I was asked if I could step it out and provide a product list. I am more than happy to do that.
I like my cards to be 6″ x 6,” cut from 100 lb./270g Soft Finish white cardstock. I cut the next layer into a 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ square and embossed it with the Berry Branch embossing folder. I also die cut my Carolina Window out of the 85 lb./230g Soft Finish white and black glossy cardstock, both backed with Clear Double-sided Adhesive.
Use the glossy black window as a template to trace around on a piece of the Soft Finish cardstock with Clear Double-sided Adhesive. Use scissors to cut it out
Also, die cut the Poinsettia as shown. (I used a medium green cardstock and Soft Finish white cardstock in the 85 lb./230g.
Creating the “stained glass” window was done by using USArtQuest GildenGlitz. I peeled the Clear Double-sided Adhesive from the solid window piece and placed bits of multi-colored and gold GildenGlitz on it. Then, I used a soft brush to smooth the surface.
Use Double-sided tape to adhere the stained glass piece to your project. Next, add the Carolina Window die cut in white cardstock and finally, the glossy black one.
Shade the green leaves on the edges with Distress Ink/Forest Moss, then place them right-side-up on the Leaf Pad and use the Leaf Tool to score a stem line down the center. Flip the piece over and repeat this scoring. (This step really accentuates the stem line.) Pinch the leaves in half and use PanPastels/Bright Yellow Green (from Set 1) to shade the stem line.
Do this to the 5-leaf piece, as well as, the three (3) additional leaves die cut in green. Place the pieces, right-side-up on the Leaf Pad and using the Leaf Tool, add vein lines on either side of the stem.
Next, use your tweezers to pinch at the stem line, bringing the fold up, then turn over and place the tip area on the Molding Pad. Use the Medium Ball Stylus to “scrunch” the tip area so it looks more natural.
Placing the piece right-side-up on the Molding Pad, Use the Medium Ball Stylus to cup the center and add dimension. For the separate leaves, use the tweezers to pinch the stem are, turn it over and scrunch the tip as you did for the 5-leaf piece.
Use a toothpick, dipped in glue, and place some on the underside of the 5-leaf section. Adhere this to your project.
I colored the white leaves with Copic Markers–First with R29 on the wrong side, then used both R46 and R29 on the right side to shade the leaves. The steps for creating the stem are the same as the green leaves above, except I used PanPastels/Bright Yellow Green Shade (which can be found in Set 2).
Also, repeat the step above creating vein lines and shaping each leaf. Use the toothpick to place a small amount of glue on the underside center of the 5-leaf piece and adhere it to the green section on your project.
Use the eight single petals to build the Poinsettia.
Allow the leaves to dry a bit before you add the “bracts” in the center. I also die cut pieces to create two Small Poinsettias above the larger one. You assemble these the exact same way as above!
The White Pine boughs were created by adhering Clear Double-side Adhesive paper to green cardstock and die cutting one large branch and two small ones. I peeled off the adhesive paper and use Silk Microfine Glitter/Go to Green to give a sparkly affect. Dip the ends into glue and tuck under the top and bottom of your Poinsettia spray.
For the “Bracts” which are the actual flower of the leaves, I used USArtQuest Prills in Ribbit & Berry Nice. Use a toothpick to apply a small amount of glue in the center of each flower, then sprinkle some Prills into it.
To finish the project, I stamped Suzanne Cannon’s new “merry Christmas” on ModaScrap’s Fishtail Banner.
I hope this gets you started on your holiday cards…it sure is coming up quickly!
ModaScrap: Stitched Fishtail Banner (#1329)
Clear Double-sided Adhesive Sheets(#502) and Tape (#506)
Ranger Distress Ink/Forest Moss
Copic Markers R29 & R46
US ArtQuest GildenGlitz
My Grandma Gladys (and my mom) taught me all about gardening. Grandma’s Dahlias won many ribbons and every year I was amazed by the rows of these beauties growing in her garden. Oddly, when my grandmother passed away in the Fall of 1973, her Dahlias never came up again; gone! We always said, “she took them to heaven with her!”
I always plant them in my garden and couldn’t wait to add them to my Garden Notes collection. The colors are so brilliant and the varieties are numerous and your projects, whether they’re cards, tags, or on top of a gift box will definitely put a smile on the recipient’s face.
Die cut two (2) of all the petal pieces and (1) for the center in white 85 lb. (230g) cardstock. I also die cut two (2) stems–one in 85 lb. (230g) and one in 100 lb. (270g) cardstock as shown. For the leaves, you can die cut 3 to 4 as desired.
For the variegated variety, I colored the white petals, haphazardly, in the desired Copic alcohol pen. As you can see, there’s no “rhyme or reason” with the coloring and I do color the underside as well.
Use Beacon Zip Dry glue to adhere the two stems together for each flower and glue it right on my project. (Remember, all Garden Notes flowers are constructed directly on your project.)
Place the largest petal on the Molding Pad, right-side down and use the Loop Tool to shape it. Then, use the tweezers to pinch each individual petals, as shown.
Place the “pinched” petal on the Molding Mat again and use the Medium Ball Stylus to stir the shape.
Add some Beacon kids choice glue! with a toothpick to the underside and adhere it to the top of the stem.
To build the flower, you will repeat the steps above, graduating in size the petals for the next 7 flower pieces. It’s important to off-set the pieces as you build up the flower!
Finally, place this small flower, right-side up on the Molding Pad and use the Small Ball Stylus to cup the shape.
Use a toothpick to add a small amount of glue to the underneath, center of the flower and adhere in place. Repeat with the last flower.
The center of the flower is created by applying a small amount of glue to the straight edge of the piece while holding the “tail” with the tweezers. Then, roll up the shape, flare out the filaments with your fingers, dip the bottom into the glue and adhere to the center of the flower.
Now, all you have to do is add the leaves! I shaded the leaves, when I did the stem, with Distress Ink/Forest Moss, then, place them right-side down on the Leaf Pad and use the Leaf Tool to add a stem line down the center. Turn the leaf over and bend it up. Apply PanPastel/Bright Yellow Green down the center. Next, place the leaf, right-side up back on the Leaf Pad and use the Leaf Tool to add veins on either side of the stem line. Pinch the stem of the leaf and turn it right-side down, placing it at a 45-degree angle on the Leaf Pad and use the Medium Ball Stylus to shape the end of the leaf. Dip the stem end into the glue and adhere under the flowers.
That’s all there is to it. Have fun with this flower that brings back such great memories for me!
Tuberous Begonias are one of my favorite “potted plants”; I always include them for a dramatic pop of color in my pots on my porch. It’s also one of my new Garden Notes flowers that was released in June and is now available. I wanted to step out the direction so you can get started with adding these beauties to your garden.
These red Begonias enhance the beauty of the Caladiums in my front porch urns.
I colored all the petals with Copic R29, front and back, and I used some Beacon Zip Dry glue to adhere the two stems together. Then, glue the stem directly onto your project. This is the beauty of Garden Notes–they are constructed right on your cards!
Place the one of the large 5-petal flowers on the Molding Pad, right-side down, and use the Loop Tool to Shape each petal as shown. Next, use the tweezers to Pinch in the stem area, holding that pinch with your thumb and index finger, and using the tweezers to Bend down the petals.
Use a toothpick to apply a small amount of glue to the underside center and adhere to the top of the stem.
Place the “fan-shaped petal” on the Molding Pad and use the Loop Tool to shape it. Use the tweezers to Pinch the stem end. Use your thumb and index finger to hold this pinching while you use the tweezers to Bend the outer edges of this petal. Repeat with the second petal. Insert these two fan-shaped petals between the petals of the flower.
Place the 4-petal flower on the Molding Pad and use the Loop Tool to Shape it as shown. Next, use the small ball stylus to Cup the shape. Add a small amount of glue to the bottom and adhere it to the center of the flower.
Repeat with the second 4-petal flower, placing it inside the first.
Finally, the last two petals are placed on the Molding Pad, using the Loop Tool, Shape, Pinch, and Bend. Lightly dip the stem end into the glue and adhere them around the 4-petal center.
Leaves are shaded on the edges with Distress Ink, then place right-side down on the Leaf Pad and using the Leaf Tool, draw a Stem down the center. Fold the leaf in half, right-side facing you, and use PanPastels and a cosmetic sponge to shade the stem line. Place the Leaf back on the Leaf Pad and use the Leaf Tool to draw Vein lines on either side of the stem. For a little more shape, pinch the stem line with your thumb and index finger, place the leaf face down on the Molding Pad, and use the Medium Ball Stylus to shape the tip by pushing down and back.
Susan’s Garden/Garden Notes-Tuberous Begonia (#1374)
Copic Marker R29
Ranger Distress Ink/Forest Moss
A few weeks ago I posted this card on FaceBook and had wonderful responses. In particular, Babs asked if I could explain how I put this together. As I have told everyone, I’m always happy to share my paper gardening tips and techniques so you can create beautiful flowers and bouquets.
I trimmed a 12″ x 12″ sheet of Colored Soft Finish Cardstock (Perfect Purple) into a 6″ x 6″ folded card. For the next layer, I used Soft Finish White (230g/85 lb) and trimmed it to a 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ square. Finally, I used Els van de Burgt Studio “Dotted Scallop/Square” die to cut a 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ square from the Soft Finish White cardstock that I used Distress Oxide Ink on.
To create the nosegay holder, I used ModaScrap’s “Oriental Corner.” First, cut it in half, then fold along scored lines. Add clear-double-sided
I wanted the look of stems showing in the nosegay, so I die cut three of my Garden Notes “Bouquet Stems & Branches” in a medium green cardstock. I use a bit of clear double-sided tape on the underside of the Stems and adhered them in place.
To give dimension to the bouquet, I used a technique of making a “dome” so I wouldn’t have to place flowers on top of each other. To do this, I die cut a small oval (from Els van de Burgt Studio “Fitted Ovals) twice; one in the medium green cardstock I used for the Stems and one in a lighter green (so you could see I cut it twice!) Place the lighter green piece on the Molding Pad and use the Large Ball Stylus (from my toolkit) to stir the shape and give it dimension.
Use a toothpick and apply glue to the outside of the shape ONLY! As I’ve said before, glue tends to shrink when it dries and if you applied glue to the center, it will pull your dimension down and defeat the purpose of creating a dome.
Place the light green oval on the center Stems.
Repeat these steps for the medium green oval, setting it on top of the light green oval.
The last step before I started making the Pansies, was to tuck in some of Els “Leafy branches in the top. I cut the branch in half (at a point where it was obvious to cut), and created a stem-line, using my Leaf Tool.
I also added my Garden Notes Ivy Vine once the Pansies were done. I die cut them in the Soft Finish White cardstock and colored them using Copic Markers (YG91, YG93).
Since I have made Pansies, several times on my blog, I’m going to refer you to a post I did on February 10, 2016–“Egg-trodinary Spring Bouquet” to see how I create my natural-looking flowers.
I hope this helps you to understand how this card was put together. Have fun making nosegays!
Susan Tierney-Cockburn/Garden Notes
Tool Kit (#808), Molding Pad (#809) and Leaf Pad (#811)
Els van de Burgt Studio
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink/Wilted Violet and Peeled Paint
Copic Markers (Pansies V09, V15), (Ivy Vine YG91, YG93)
May 14th, will mark the 7th anniversary of our daughter’s passing from breast cancer. Kelly was only 37 years old. Statistically speaking, one in eight women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer; a statistic I’d rather not know.
Today, I created a card, using my Garden Notes Hydrangea 2 and a wonderful set of dies and stamps I purchased at Ellen Hutson, LLC – “Courage Stamp & Die Set” to benefit Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Half the cost of the stamps goes to this foundation.
I chose to do the card in shades of a pinky-peach because Kelly said to me once, “Mom, I really don’t like Pink…I wish the color was orange!” However, hydrangeas were one of her favorite flowers and I have a garden area I’ve planted dedicated to Kelly with hydrangeas and other flowers she loved. It brings me peace and happiness amidst the loss of a beautiful soul.
LET’S GET STARTED
First, I cut Colored Soft Finish cardstock, Pink Peach, to a 6″ x 12″ piece. Fold in half to create a bottom-fold 6″ x 6″ card. The second layer is Soft Finish 85 lb. white cardstock and trimmed to 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. I die cut the Ribbon and Corners 1 in Graphic 45’s “Portrait of a Lady.” Garden Notes Hydrangea 2’s stem/head is die cut in a medium green 80 lb. cardstock and also, 100 lb. lighter green cardstock. Die cut the petal plate twice in Soft Finish 85 lb. White cardstock to give you enough to fill the head of the flower.
I used one of the flowers from the “Courage Stamp & Die Set” and VersaMagic “Pixie Dust” and “Persimmon” chalk ink to create a background bouquet. I used a Leaf from the Set with Distress Ink/Crushed Olive for “foliage”. Finally, with a bit of watercolor, I extended some stems down.
I assemble the stem/head of the Hydrangea, then placed it on the Molding Mat and used the Medium Ball Stylus to shape the head. It was placed down through the Ribbon and I secured the head with Beacons Kid Choice glue, just around the edges, so you don’t loose the shaping.
Place the individual petals on the Molding Mat or as I use, a “carving block” because it gives a firmer surface. I also use a round toothpick to cup the centers.
Use Elizabeth Craft Designs small tweezers to pick up the petals, add a bit of Kids Choice glue to the bottom and set in place on the flower head. Fill the head completely. I added just three of the smallest leaves that come in the set.\
I also stamped one of the quotes from the Set that best described Kelly’s fight in VersaFine/Black ink. I also added Starform Stickers/Silver to outline the Ribbon.
Once the flower petals have set a bit (about 10 minutes) use PanPastels to “pouch” on color. I use Bright Yellow Green from Set 2 and Permanent Red Tint (Pink) from Set 1.
“Cancer Divides, We Unite.” Sadly, I know many of us have gone through this personally with a mother, sister, aunt, or a dear friend. Please consider donating and let’s see a cure; something I work for everyday of my life.
Garden Notes/Hydrangea 2 #1293
Els van de Burgt Studio Corners #1124
Colored Soft Finished cardstock Pink Peach #PSF119
Soft Finished cardstock 85 lb. White #PSF101
Beacon Kids Choice glue
Ellen Hutson, LLC–Essentials by Ellen/”Courage Stamp & Die Set
Creative Craft/Versa Magic Ink and VersaFine/Black
Ranger Distress Ink/Crushed Olive
There’s nothing prettier than a bouquet of Tulips for Spring! I’ve never seen the tulip fields in The Netherlands, but when we lived in the Pacific Northwest, the Skagit County Tulip Festival was a sight to behold.
Tulips are easy to construct and if you want to replicate the beautiful colors from Mother Nature, there are a few tricks that I can show you so you can achieve natural looking blooms.
I cut a 6″ x 12″ Soft Finish Cardstock (Pink Peach) and scored into a 6″ x 6″ size top-fold card base. The background, done in White Soft Finish 85 Lb cardstock was cut to 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and I created a design by wrapping a rubber band around a brayer and rolling it in Distress Oxide/Worn Lipstick. I also die cut Els van de Burgt Studio Dotted Scallop Squares in the two largest sizes to create a frame for the bouquet.
To create the look of a lush bouquet, I cut a piece of ribbon and secured it down onto my background with a Glue Dot, then die cut the Garden Notes Bouquet Stems 3 times, cutting the stems apart with small scissors for a loose look. I also added some of the leaves at this time before adding any of the flowers, and tied the ribbon into a bow.
The Garden Notes Tulip 2 has two petal pieces; 4 petals and 2 petals. For this project I cut each one 10 times, but your bouquet can be as big (or small) as you like. I chose to re-create a Tulip variety that I love–pinks with hints of bright green. To do this I use a combination of products: Copic Marker/RV11 and Distress Oxide Inks inWorn Lipstick and Peeled Paint.Using the marker, I colored the petals, leaving some white on the front, but completely coloring the underside.
Next, I used Distress Oxide Ink Peeled Paint and a cosmetic sponge to dab the green shade in the center.
Place the petals right-side-up on the Molding Mat, and use the small Loop Tool to shape them.
Turn the petal over wrong-side-up and repeat this shaping, doing a 3-stroke technique pressing down each petal to get the detail characteristic of the petal.
Finally, use the medium ball stylus to press the outer edge of the petal so it rolls inward. Next, use the tweezers to pinch the stem edges and finally, with the petals on the Molding Mat, use the small ball stylus to cup the center.
Use a toothpick to apply glue to the 2-Petal piece and place it directly onto the project. Continue to hold in place until the glue grabs and see photo below how I use the Leaf Tool to apply pressure.
Next, use a toothpick to apply a small amount of glue to both sides of one of the petals on the 4-Petal piece. Bring two petals up and hold in place. Finally, dip the bottom of the 4-Petal piece into the glue and place it on the 2-Petal piece, making sure that the one petal not secured is set between the 2-Petal piece.
After you’ve finished creating all the Tulips you want in the bunch, add a few more leaves. The leaves are basically done how I do all my leaves, except Tulip leaves don’t have veins, but rather character lines running down it. I used Distress Ink/Forest Moss and a dauber to edge the medium green card stock, then I place the leaf, right-side-up on the Leaf Pad and use the Leaf Tool to stroke several times down the leaf. Then, I turn the leaf over, wrong-side-up and using the Leaf Tool, draw a line down the center. I bend the leaf along this line, backwards and use PanPastels/Bright Yellow Green and a cosmetic sponge to highlight this center line. Bend the leaf back and use tweezers to pinch the stem end. If you want dimension on the outer point of the leaf, simply place the leaf, right-side-down on the Molding Mat and use the medium ball stylus to press and push backward; this will crimp the tip!
(There are many tutorials how I do leaves, both on Elizabeth Craft Designs YouTube channel and elsewhere on this blog.)
To finish the Tulip, die cut the calyx in a bright green cardstock, matching the number cut to the number of Tulips made. Place this piece on the molding mat and use the small ball stylus to cup this piece.
For the stamen, hold the piece with the tweezers and apply a small amount of glue along the straight edge, then roll the piece up and secure. Dip the ends lightly into the glue, then into Pollen.
Hold the Pollen end with the tweezers and dip the bottom into the glue and set in place on top of the calyx. The Tulip is done!
Els van de Burgt Studio Dotted Scallop Squares #1175
PanPastels Set One #30115
White Soft Finish cardstock PSF #101
Copic Marker RV11
Distress Oxide Ink Peeled Paint and Worn Lipstick
Distress Ink Forest Moss
Gerbera Daisies are the fifth most popular cut flower in the world; after Rose, Carnation, Chrysanthemum, and Tulip. It was named in honor of the German botanist and medical doctor, Traugott Gerber, a friend of Carl Linnaeus. It is attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds, but resistant to deer, which for most home gardeners is a good thing!
I love the brilliant colors of the Gerber Daisy and in a bouquet it can make quite a statement. Here in the south, Spring has burst and I couldn’t help but create a bouquet in honor of this spectacular season of color!
I used Celadon Green Soft Finished card stock trimmed to a 6″ x 6″ for the card with Els van de Burgt Studio “Through the Lens/Wood” background trimmed to 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. I also used Corners 1 and die cut 4 in another “Wood” paper from the collection.
Die cut two Garden Notes Pottery Pitchers in Soft Finished White 100 lb. card stock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the backs.
I die cut 6 stems from the Gerbera Daisy; three in a 80 lb. medium green and 3 in a 100 lb. lighter green to add stability and depth to the stem. Use Beacon’s Zip Dry glue to adhere the pieces together.
Peel off the Clear Double Sided Adhesive of the Potter Pitcher and feed the stems through the opening. I also added three stems of ModaScraps Leafy Branch 4 for some foliage.
I added a foam dot on the back for dimension!
Adhere the Pitcher to the card front.
I colored the four large flowers with Copic/R29.
I also added some color to the pale yellow medium flower with Copic/RO8.
Next, I added detail to the individual petals of the large flower by placing them on the Leaf Mat and using the Leaf Tool. Then I place the large flower on the Molding Mat and used the Medium Ball Stylus to shape the flower.
Use a toothpick and apply Beacon’s Kids Choice Glue! to the back and adhere it to a stem. Repeat with the other three large flowers, trying to off-set the petals.
I used ECD’s small scissors to cut in half he medium flower segments; this gives the “frilly” look of the petals.
Place the medium flowers on the Molding Mat and shape using the Medium Ball Stylus as you did for the large flowers. Apply glue to the center of the flower and adhere to the large flower. Again, repeat with these steps for all medium flowers!
Next, place the small flower on the Molding Mat and use a stirring technique on the center with the Medium Ball Stylus to give the flower shape.
Finally, place the mini petals on either the Molding Mat or as I use, a “carving block” that I found at my local art store. (These are used to carve your own stamps!) I use a rounded toothpick to cup the center, but if you’re using the Molding Mat, using the Small Ball Stylus (opposite end to the Leaf Tool). Then, use ECD’s small tweezers to pick up the petals, dip lightly into the Kids Choice Glue, and place in the center of the flower.
I hope you try this colorful flower in your bouquets. It’s easy to make and with just a few details can look as real as the natural ones.
Els van de Burgt Studio: Corners 1 #1124
Suzanne Cannon’s QuietFire: 4 Seasons #1199
ModaScrap: Leafy Branch 4 #1317
Soft Finish card stock/Celadon Green #PSF137
Soft Finish White card stock 100 lb. #PSF102
Soft Finish White card stock 85 lb. #PSF101
Ranger’s Tim Holtz Distress Ink/Fossilized Amber
Copic Marker/R29, RO8, YRO7, RV17, RV19
Beacon’s Zip Dry Glue