Hello, crafty friends! Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!
This is Hussena Calcuttawala, from Quill and Punch Works, and I live in Kolkata, India, with my husband and two kids.
It’s an honour to be a guest designer today for Tonic Studios and I have two projects to share using the range of NEW dies from Susan’s Garden Club.
I just adore making handmade flowers and Susan’s dies are amazing to create realistic looking flowers with minimal effort.
Without much ado, let’s get right to my projects!
- I first took a piece of Bright White Watercolor Paper and did some stenciling on the background to create a textured background for my flowers.
- Next, I started working on the main focal for my card, which is the flowers.
- I die cut Susan’s Garden Club – Pom Pom Dahlia Die Set from Watercolor Paper using my die cutting machine.
- Then, I also cut a bunch of holly leaves and foliage using Susan’s Garden Club – Holly & Berries Die Set.
- Once I die cut all the pieces, I used water-based markers to colour the flowers.
- I did not colour them all perfectly – I just added colour to the centre and the sides of the petals and used a Watercolor Brush to spread the colour.
- I did this for all the flower die cuts, and once they were dry, I used Embossing Tools to shape my flowers.
- I repeated the same process for the leaves – I used water-based markers to colour them along with a Watercolour Brush, and then slightly shaped them to give them a more realistic finish.
- For the foliage, I die cut it from the Susan’s Garden Club – Holly & Berries Die Set using Watercolour Paper and then added yellow and peach dots to create berries using the Nuvo Crystal Drops – Dandelion Yellow and Nuvo – Jewel Drops – Rose Water.
- I arranged all the elements together to create my floral spray and then adhered them to my card panel.
- To finish off, I added a sentiment strip over the die cut circle window and mounted my panel to a top folding white card base.
I am a sucker for pretty packaging and totally love creating my own gift boxes, bags, tags, and more, so I decided to create a Gift Box and embellish it using flowers made from Susan’s Garden Dies.
- Using Patterned Paper, I created the lid of the box while the base was made from White Cardstock. Then, I die cut several flowers and leaves from the Susan’s Garden Club – Columbine Die Set using Watercolour Paper.
- This time I used different colours and kept the flowers in White and Peach.
- I used a mix of leaves from this die set and the Susan’s Garden Club – Holly & Berries Die Set and coloured them using green dye inks. I arranged all of them on the box and added some additional foliage as well.
- The little peach berries that you see were created using the Nuvo – Jewel Drops – Rose Water.
- To complete my project, I added two inverted scalloped rectangle frames and sentiment strips. I was quite pleased with the way this one turned out.
I’d love to know what you think of it?
Thank you for visiting and checking out my post! I hope you liked my projects using these dies. If you did, I would love to hear from you!
Thank you for stopping by, and wishing you a lovely day!