Spring eluded me. There was snow on the ground when I awoke, and more was expected by the end of the week. I’d been daydreaming of buds and blooms forever. With that in mind, I made a simple set of six bright and cheery Garden Goddess cards to get me through the lingering winter weather.
There’s a lot of fussy cutting in those cards, but the assembly is simple. The exact same steps are used to create the entire set of six different cards.
To begin, fussy cut loads and loads of flowers and leaves from the Garden Goddess
collection. Loads. A lot. More than you think you’ll ever use. You’ll also want to cut out some figures which will be the central focus for your cards.
Next, I create a bunch of crumply, colored background sheets. My set includes three themed colours used in the Garden Goddess
collection: green, pink and yellow. I prepared backgounds in each of the colours using Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Antique Moss
, Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Precious Pink
and Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Venetian Lace
to match perfectly.
To create the backgrounds cut plain white paper smaller than the folded card size. Spritz with water and crumple into a loose ball. After crumpling gently roll it on the Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad
of your choice. Unfurl the crumpled paper, then smoosh in some additional colour. Unfurl again, lay flat, and let dry.
The cards are created by layering a cut piece of Garden Goddess
paper, a crumpled background and a round frame cut using the Square Tag & Clock Dies
, all in the same colour theme, on top of a plain white card.
With the base in place, a goddess is added (I added wings to mine), then flowers, and a Garden Goddess sentiment. Most of the embellishing is kept to the bottom and sides, with a couple of flowers added to the top corners. The focus is the Goddess in the centre of each card.
I couldn’t resist adding a few butterflies from Flutter
as a final touch.
I have a #g45videotutorial video to show you just how easy these come together.