Plant Dreams

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs a With fall looming on the horizon, I felt a bucket full of fall flowers seemed in order.  I know that Rhododendron’s are not normally considered a fall flower, but I ran across a neighbor’s flowers the other day, and they were blooming in the reddish color.  I went home and looked up the flower and realized that the rhododendron can bloom in many colors besides purple and wanted to play with that idea toady.

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EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs eStep One:  Die cut the Galvanized Bucket die out of 85lb White Soft Finish Cardstock.  I then used some rose gold wax to color the bucket, and some silver wax to color the handle.  I used my copics to darken the top of the handle.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs fStep Two:  Die cut all the leaves out of 85lb White Soft Finish Cardstock.  Color the leaves using alcohol markers.  I used copic maker YG61, YG93, YG95, and YG97.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs gStep Three:  Using the Leaf Pad and Susan’s Garden metal tool set, shape the leaves.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs hStep Four:  Color both the petals and the stamen using alcohol markers.  I used copic marker E04, R56, and R59.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs iStep Five:  Using Molding Pad and Susan’s Garden tools, shape the flowers.  Roll the stamen’s and dip the ends into Kids Choice Glue and Pollen in Green.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs jStep Six:  Create a 6×6 card frame using a sheet of Dark Goldenrod Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Seven:  Create a fall inspired panel using yupo paper and alcohol inks.  I used a range of reds, oranges and yellows.  Adhere the panel to the card frame using 10mm Clear Double Side adhesive.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs kStep Eight:  Adhere the bucket to the card frame, using a bit of 3 dimensional adhesive in the middle of the bucket.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs lStep Nine:  Adhere the base to the flower to the card and start gluing the flower petals on using Kids Choice Glue.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs mStep Ten:  Continuing adhere flowers, leaves and stamen to the card till everything is adhered.

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EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs dStep Eleven:  Create a sentiment banner using 85lb White Soft Finish Cardstock, Plant, Grown & Bloom stamp set and some wax to distress the banner.  Adhere the banner to the card using 3 dimensional adhesive.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs cI just love the dimension that these dies create.

Thank you so much for peeking in today to this unusual color take on the Rhododendron.  What flower do you love more in a nontraditional color than the one most think of?


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