Susan’s Garden Favorites Collection – Card Inspiration with Alanna Moses
Hi friends. Alanna here and I’m super excited to be guesting on the Spellbinders blog today. You can find me blogging at www.embellishcraftlove.com. I will be using stamps and dies from Susan’s Garden Favorites collection. I just love the dimensional looks you can get from all of Susan’s florals and these new dies are no exception. To get the most out of these dies, I highly recommend using Susan’s Garden Ultimate Tool Kit. This set of tools makes creating your dimensional florals so easy.
For my first card, I used the gorgeous Trillium die set. To create my card, I started by following the tutorial on the Spellbinders YouTube channel for this set.
I started by die-cutting all my dies from white card stock and then colored them with Copic markers. After my florals were created, I set them aside and took the Pinstripe Bracket Card Builder glimmer plate set, and glimmered it onto the Spellbinders Glimmer Specialty Cardstock with Bright Pink foil. This paper foils like a dream and I highly recommend it. I trimmed my foiled panel down and rounded the two right corners. I added it with foam tape to a grey A2 card base. I then stamped one of the sentiments from the Garden Favorites Sentiments stamp set and stamped it with grey ink onto a piece of white card stock that I die cut from the Essential Circles die set. I added it to the card and then arranged my florals and leaves.
Copic markers, foam tape
For my next card, I chose to work with the beautiful Sunflower with Ladybugs die set. I created a set of three sunflowers, again using the tutorial on the Spellbinders YouTube channel.
I started with white die cuts and then added color with my Copic markers. I then took some Distress Oxide spray in Wild Honey to add on additional color and texture. I formed my flowers and then added the centers with the dies that I cut from brown card stock. I used the Scattered Dot Pattern glimmer plate and foiled a piece of white card stock using Teal foil. I then die-cut this panel using the largest two dies from the Nestabilities Essential Rectangles die set and added it with foam tape to my white A2 card base. I added my sunflowers to the card and then stamped a sentiment from the Garden Favorites Sentiments set with brown ink. I trimmed around it and added it to my card with foam tape.
Copic markers, foam tape, Wild Honey Distress Oxide Spray.
Bearded Iris Card
For my last card, I used the lovely Bearded Iris die set again using the tutorial on YouTube. I created a trio of florals again with several leaves. I love the look of this floral.
Again, I started with white die cuts for the flowers and added Copic markers to give the color. For the leaves, I started with green card stock to create those. I then took the Diagonal Glimmer Stripes glimmer plate and foiled it using Teal foil onto the Specialty Glimmer Cardstock from Spellbinders. I die cut the panel using the largest die from the Nestabilities Essential Labels die set. I then added it with foam tape to a white A2 card base. I then stamped the happy birthday sentiment from the Garden Favorites Sentiments stamp set and trimmed it to fit my panel and popped it up with foam tape. I then arranged my florals and leaves.
Copic markers, foam tape
A big thanks to Spellbinders for having me on their blog today and a big thanks to you all for visiting. I hope you will visit the Spellbinders blog again soon and also come find me on my blog and Instagram.