I Love Summer

I love summer 1

Hello everyone, it’s Christine here from Susan’s Design Team. Well summer has finally arrived and that makes me very happy as it seems like we have waited a long time for this. Flowers blooming, birds chirping, peeps peeping and yes the warm weather….oh how I love it!

Today my post is a 6″ X 6″ pop up card using Susan’s CountryScapes dies for the pops. The Nantucket Arbor has been altered to give it a rustic look which is actually my style of gardening. If you came to my garden you would find lots of old watering cans, bicycle, wagon, wheelbarrow, old washing machine and old pails being used as planters and of course a little Yorkie. Enough about me and more about the card.

Let’s get started. The finished card is  6″ X 6″ .

  •  Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock 5-3/4″ X 11-3/4″, score at 5-7/8″, fold and open again.
  •  Using Karen Burniston’s Lots of Pops die, place on the fold making sure the alignment nubs are over the fold, then die cut.
  •  Using Susan’s CountryScapes Clouds & Grass dies cut templates from heavy cardstock.
  • Take cloud template and blue PanPastel (Phthalo Blue Tint used here) using a makeup sponge loaded up with color, lay the template at top of card and wipe across the template. Move template and repeat staying close to the edge of the template all the way down to where you want the grass to begin. When you get to the pop ups you will want to make sure the top of the pop ups are green grass. You can have as many or as few clouds as you want. Susan has a video on clouds and grass which can be found here.
  • Now take the grass template and Bright Yellow green PanPastel you will be swiping downward towards the template then slide template slightly left or right just until you see white again and rub sponge down again repeating until what is covered. Then move template down the paper and repeat to the bottom of the card.
  • Close card and work the pop ups folding them over at the score lines and popping them to the inside all but the very top small pop up which we are not using.
  • Cut Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ and fold so the blue is the outside of the card.
  • Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back of the insert piece avoiding the pop up areas. Adhere to inside of card base. It is easiest to do one side at a time making sure to line up folds exactly.
  • Cut 2 Nantucket Arbors from brown cardstock. Cut off gate and narrow up the posts on inside of arch just a little.  If you place one on top of the other and trim both at the same time they will line up perfectly. Adhere 1 on top of the other. Cut 1 Oval grapevine Wreath from same brown cardstock.  Cut branches from the brown cardstock using  new Bouquet Stems & Branches die set. I cut the branches several times. Using clear drying glue add cut pieces to arbor to bulk it up a little. The curved pieces from wreath I used on the top of the arbor.  Some of the branches will stick out too far so just trim them off.
  • Cut Wisteria stems/vine from light brown cardstock twice adhere one on top of other with clear drying glue.  You can add a little ink for shading if you wish. Take a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and with 2 shades of purple PanPastels randomly sponging color over paper filling in all the white (you want variation. Violet Tint from set 1 and Violet from set 2 used here). Die cut florets approximately 10 times from this cardstock.  Lay florets onto a hard rubber mat (I have found that a Speedball Carving Rubber works very well and is larger than an eraser giving you more space) take smallest ball tool from Susan’s tool kit and slightly cup each one. Using clear drying glue attach in clusters (approximately 16-18 per cluster) to stem/vine. Glue to the arbor.
  • Using CountryScapes Woods 3 Wheelbarrow die set cut three wheelbarrows – 1 from dark brown cardstock, 1 from Through The Lens – Wood Series cardstock and 1 from gray cardstock ( gray one you only need the wheel and brace underneath the rear). Glue patterned paper one on top of dark brown one. Cut wheel and brace from  gray one then cut spokes out of wheel leaving just outer wheel glue on top of the patterned paper lining up the wheel and brace exactly.
  • From CountryScapes Backyard 1 cut geranium leaves and stems twice from green cardstock and geraniums twice from red cardstock. Lay the geraniums right side down on molding mat and using medium ball tool lightly rub the back of each giving it a little dimension glue to the stems then glue to the wheelbarrow.
  • From CountryScapes Backyard 1 cut watering can 3 times – 1 from black cardstock, 1 from Through The Lens – Metal Series paper and 1 from gray cardstock (you only need nozzle from gray). Glue patterned paper one on top of  black one then cut nozzle only from gray one and glue onto patterned paper.
  • Cut Yorkie from white cardstock using die from CountryScapes Critters 5 color using markers or PanPastels.
  • Cut 3 small ladybugs from white cardstock using die from Garden Notes Bugs & Butterflies then color using markers.  Shape slightly and attach to wisteria.
  • Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive attach arbor and wisteria to the two small outer pop ups. Attach the wheel of wheelbarow to very front pop up.  Using a pop dot attach  watering can to right front of the largest pop up and the Yorkie pop dot to the base of the wisteria.
  • Using Susan’s Seeds of Thought stamp Lie on the Grass and black ink stamp onto the grass area of the card.I Love Summer 2
  • From white Soft Finish Cardstock and using the two largest dies from the Stitched Squares cut a square frame add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back and attach to front of card.
  • From Black cardstock cut the “i” using the exclamation point from the A Way With Words – Calligraphic Elements 1 die set trimming it up and cuttting the dot off.  glue to card front.  Using heart die from same set and red cardstock cut heart and attach to card front centered under the “i”. Using black cardstock A Way With Words – 4 Seasons die set cut Summer and adhere to card front.
  • Cut clouds from white cardstock and cloud die from Rainbow Sky attach one directly to card front and pop other one with a pop dot.
  • Cut Sun from same die set using either white card stock and color with PanPastels (which was done here) or cut from yellow cardstock. Adhere to card front using pop dot.
  • Cut Jasmine flower three times from white cardstock using Susan’s Garden Notes Jasmine die. Cut stamen from yellow card stock three times and cut several leaves and 1 stem from green cardstock. Using yellow from PanPastels set 1 shade center of each flower. Lay flowers face down on molding mat take small loop tool and pull down each petal turn over and with small ball tool push down in center to cup. Spread a little glue along the bottom of the stamen and  roll up. Fan out stamens. Add a little glue to bottom and attach to center of flower. Lay leaves face down on leaf molding pad and using leaf tool draw vein down center of each turn over and using yellow-green PanPastels add shading down the vein line. Attach to lower right corner of card front and  attach flowers. Add a few more leaves.

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

506  Clear Double Sided Adhesive

778  Karen Burniston Lots of Pops

808 Susan’s Garden 4 pc. Tool Kit

810  Large Molding Mat

811  Leaf Pad

988   CountryScapes Backyard 1

1011  Garden Notes Bugs & Butterflies

1085  CountryScapes Woods 3

1094  CountryScapes Cloud & Grass

1118  Stitched Squares

1129  CountryScapes Critters 5

1134  CountryScapes Nantucket Arbor & Picket Fence

1138  Garden Notes Grapevine Wreath – Oval

1151  Rainbow Sky

1154  A Way With Words  A Way With Words – Calligraphic Elements

1190  Garden Notes Bouquet Stems & Branches

1192  CountryScapes Wisteria Vine

1194  Garden Notes Jasmine

1199  A Way With Words – 4 Seasons

30115  Susan’s Garden PanPastel Flower Coloring Kit 1

30116  Susan’s Garden PanPastel Flower Coloring Kit 2

PSF103 Soft Finish Cardstock – White

PSF131  Soft Finish cardstock – Soft Sky

RS028 Susan’s Seeds of Thought Stamp – Lie on the Grass

TTL001 Through The Lens: Metal Series

TTL003 Through The Lens: Wood Series

 

Other Supplies:

Small pieces of white, green, dark brown, light brown, black and gray cardstock

Various markers for sun and dog

Clear & fast drying glue

Hard rubber mat

Black Ink

 

I do hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial and will make your own card using the tutorial as your guide.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for all your supplies.

Until next time Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

 

 

 

 

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