I just love the floral dies by Susan Tierney Cockburn For Elizabeth Craft Designs.
I’m not going to mislead you. They all take some time to make but worth the effort! Here’s the link to Susan’s assembly video. I recommend you watch the videos before you attempt to make most of her floral die sets. It’s not always obvious how to put them together and it will save so much frustration!
Step 1: Die cut all the pieces out from the 1487 – Garden Notes – Lilac 2 die set and assemble the lilac.
I cut both petal pc. dies from a dark lavender cardstock about 6 or 7 times because I like a full lilac. If I don’t use them all I put the leftovers into the die set envelope so I don’t have to cut as many times the next time I make it. I cut the leaves from green cardstock and distressed the edges and the center vein with a little purple ink.
Step 2: I used Susan’s 1375 Victorian Tea Cup and Saucer to put the lilac in:
Cut the teacup and saucer pcs. I had tried a technique I learned from one of Els Van de Burg’s Technique Friday videos to put several different colors of ink on a craft mat and then spray water on it. You then take cardstock and start picking up color as you turn the cardstock. I used pretty intense colors because I wanted to stamp over it with a large background stamp in white. It didn’t work out for what I wanted to do but it made an interesting paper for this tea cup set. I wish I had taken a pic of the paper before I cut it out but didn’t. Here’s a pic of the rest of the paper after I cut it out. I cut the saucer from another lavender cardstock.
Step 3: Using the 1064 – Fitted Frames 4 Curvy Squares, cut once with white cardstock and again with purple cardstock. You will use the largest white frame and the second to the largest in purple.
Step 4: Cut a 4.75″ square from light lavender cardstock. Cut a 5.75 square from color coordinated cardstock. I chose a lavender polka dot cardstock from ModaScrap – “Thinking about Polinesia” also available at Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Step 5: Make a card base by cutting an 12 x 12″ piece of white cardstock in half. Score one half at 6″ and fold over.
You should have all the elements now to make this card.
Step 6: Assemble the card. Adhere the lavender ModaScrap square to the base card. Adhere the 4.75″ lavender sq. centered next. Then adhere the white curvy square over the lavender one. (it also measures 4.75″) Next adhere the purple curvy sq. inside the white one matching up the curves.
Step 7: Adhere the saucer, teacup, lilac and leaves as shown.
Step: 8: Using this die from Die-Versions cut mom from purple cardstock.
Cut a little tag from this set from white cardstock and ink the edges with lavender ink:
Adhere the “Mom” to the little tag. Cut a little pc. of Bakers Twine and attach the tag to the handle of the tea cup.
Thanks so much for stopping by for a look.
Other Products Used:
Elizabeth Craft Designs: White Soft Finish cardstock, Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Beacons Kid Choice Glue