In The Garden

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Hey everyone!  I am back today to share another look at some of the new release to the Susan’s Garden collection over at Elizabeth Crafts Designs.  If you don’t know Susan’s Garden, then let me catch you up.  They are dies that are designs to create realistic paper flowers.  Now anyone who knows me well knows that I just don’t work in this kind of realism normally, but after spending a little time playing with these…I am obsessed.  These dies are really cool and a fun way to look at card making.

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To create these realistic flowers, I started with Google.  The two different die sets that I am using are suppose to end up looking like Cornflower Bachelor Buttons and Primrose flowers and I wanted to make certain that I was creating realistic looks from them.  So I pulled two pictures from the net, and used them when creating the flowers.

So once I had the inspiration photo, I then jumped off the proverbial edge and went wild.
Using some Pan Pastels in dark blue, I spread the color around on some Soft Finished 85 lb white card stock and die cut out the Bachelor Buttons dies two times (to make two flowers).
The flowers got hit with a little more pan pastel color, and then the assembly began.
The same happened with the leaves and stems.
The same process occurred with the Primrose set.
EK Gorman kTo create the card, I pulled out a sheet of paper from the Sweet Vintage Rose paper pack and a sheet of Mustard paper from the Soft Finished Cardstock Sampler Vintage Pack.  Both got cut with different sized Dashing Rectangle dies and assembled with some 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
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Finally using a bit of liquid glue, I added the flowers to the card.
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Hope you got a kick out of seeing these new dies.  Make sure you pop over to the ECD Blog to check out all the gorgeous designs by the design team, and to see other new dies sets from the release.

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