All You Need is Love~

I’m invigorated with new ideas after CHA and thought I’d start it off with a beautiful card to inspire you as well.  Valentine’s Day is less than a month away and this would be a perfect project to convey your feelings to that special someone, but it would also be a loving gesture for a birthday, wedding or anniversary card.

In addition to new dies with Elizabeth Craft Designs, they have launched two new lines of paper. The wonderful Soft Finish in a 100 lb. weight is a duo paper with white on the inside for us professional card makers and Premium Palette, an 85 lb. weight in colors that will melt your heart (it did mine!)  I know it will be a few more weeks before it’s available to the public, but I couldn’t help myself by sharing this exciting news and showing you how perfectly perfect it is.  The Premium Palette comes in both 12-inch x 12-inch or 8 1/2-inch x 11-inch.

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LET’S GET STARTED

Step One

Trim Soft Finish Perfect Pink  cardstock to 5 1/2-inch x 5 1/2-inch square.  I trimmed the second layer to 5 1/4-inch x 5 1/4-inch in Graphic 45’s Mon Amour from their Patterns & Solid collection.  Die cut Stitched Circle in Soft Finish 85 lb. White, “Love”  and Corners 1 in Pink Iris Shimmer Sheetz .  I die cut my Rose 2  in Pink and Cherry and the greenery (leaves & Leafy Branch) in Premium Palette/Olive Green  card stock.  The Round Grapevine Wreath is die cut twice in Premium Palette/Dark Brown. Suzanne Cannon’s calligraphy “Love” and Els van de Burgt Studio Corners 1 are die cut in Pink Iris Shimmer Sheetz with Clear Double-sided Adhesive for easy mounting.

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Step Two

Assemble the card, using Clear Double-sided Tape on the layers and Stitched Circle.  Peel off backing of the Corners and “Love” and set in place.  I use Beacon’s Kid Choice glue and a toothpick to apply a few dots of glue around the Grapevine Wreath.  Glue one on top of the other, making sure you DON’T line them up.  Having them askew makes a more natural wreath.

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Step Three

I die cut the Leafy Branch, 3 times and cut it in two pieces, then placed the pieces on my Leaf Pad and used my Leaf Tool to make stem lines.  I used ECD’s small tweezers to pinch each one for a dimensional look.

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Step Four

Create Roses; I did three in the Cherry and two in Pink Premium Palette card stock.   Look closely, I used PanPastel/Magenta to edge the Pink Petals. If this is your first time for making these beautiful flowers, I have a YouTube video to help you. I did not add the whole stem, but did cut the small piece of stem that holds the bud to add to the end of the spray of roses.

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Step Five

Glue the Roses in place on the lower left side of the Grapevine wreath.  I glued the Leafy Branch pieces around the rest of the wreath.  Leaves, from Rose 2 set, are edged with Distress Ink/Forest Green, placed on the Leaf Pad and a stem line is drawn, using the Leaf Tool.  I highlighted that stem line with PanPastel/Raw Umber, then placed the leaf back on the Leaf Pad and drew vein lines on either side of the stem line.

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Glue leaves around the Roses and buds.

Step Six

Finally, for an extra “pop” of color (optional), I die cut the small branch from CountryScapes’ Woods 1 Birch Tree, applied Beacon’s Kid’s Choice glue with a toothpick to the branches and rolled them in Prills/Hot Mama.  (A product that will also be available with Elizabeth Craft Designs shortly under Susan’s Garden products:-D)  Of course, I added a Lady Bug to finish my project!

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Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Susan’s Garden Club

Garden Notes – Rose 2 (#998)

Garden Notes – Round Grapevine Wreath #1139

 CountryScapes – The Woods 1 #992

PanPastels Set 1 #30115 and Set 3 #30117

4pcs. All Metal Tool Set

Leaf Pad

Molding Pad

Els van de Burgt Studio 

Corners 1 (#1124)

Leafy Branch #1033

Stitched Circles #1139

Suzanne Cannon, A Way with Words

Love #1165

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Shimmer Sheetz/Pink Iris #SS0104

Clear Double Sided Adhesive 6-inch #503 and 6mm Tape #506

Soft Finish Cardstock White 85 lb. #PSF101

Soft Finish Duo Cardstock Rosebud #PSF122

*Premium Palette Cardstock – Dark Brown #PPC42; Olive Green #PPC71; Pink #PPC54; and Cherry #PPC55

*Coming Soon!

 

Other products:

Beacon’s Kid Choice Glue

Graphic 45’s Mon Amour/Solid & Patterns

USArtQuest Prills/Hot Mama

 

 

 

 

 

 

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