I’m still enthralled with Susan Tierney Cockburn’s products at Elizabeth Craft Designs. I’ve used three dimensional floral before but I had never tried Susan’s. Since I’m in a love affair with everything Elizabeth Craft Designs, it was time to try! The reason I held out soooo long is because when I would watch one of her video tutorials it looked very labor intensive to make most of what she designs. However, after making a couple, I was surprised at how quickly they go together. Plus the results, in my not so humble opinion, make even a novice with her dies, look like an expert! That’s the good news. The bad news for my craft budget is now I’m hooked. But, onto the card:
Step 1: I cut out all the parts to the “Geranium”. I cut the petals out of red cardstock and the leaves out of green cardstock. The die set comes with dies that allow you to cut out 8 ea. of the large and small petal pcs. ECD dies will easily cut through two layers of cardstock so I cut 32 of ea. lg. and sm. petals by only running them through twice!
Here is a link to Susan’s video on how to shape and assemble this sweet “Geranium” flower. You’ll also see an amazing project that one of her design team members made with this same die: https://youtu.be/BnlfSMwkScY?list=PLCP2iiaN5icAagDS5tBwmkcxr4Lnzq4AQ
I used a die set called “933 Wheelbarrow” by Elizabeth Craft Designs to put my assembled Geranium on
I cut 2 of the wheelbarrow pieces in white cardstock. I colored one with Copic markers and another that I only colored the wheel black also with a Copic marker. I then cut the wheel and spokes away from the brown one and glued it to the other one. You could just cut one and color the wheel and spokes black and the rest brown but I wanted two layers for a sturdier piece to apply the flower to because it was going to be attached to the open frame.
The die set that makes this card a pop-up is also by Elizabeth Craft Designs “Hanging Charm Pull Tab.
Rather than explain how to assemble this die set here is the link to Karen Burniston’s video: https://youtu.be/8mFnS48f6m0.
It’s a die set you really want to watch the video on. I love this set because you can use it for any theme. Once you watch the video, it will be obvious how I made this card. I also used Elizabeth Craft Designs “1168 Bead Strings 1” for the little green border and ECD A way with words “1053 Get Well Soon” Below is a close up of the sentiment revealed when you pull the tab that makes the little frame stand up!
Thanks so much for taking a look. Below are other supplies used but not pictured above:
Cardstock: Through the Lens (Wood series) and Soft Finish Cardstock (white) (Ladybug Red) and (Dove Gray) the green is from my stash.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Double sided Adhesive
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
White Craft glue