Thursday, 5 March 2020

Craft Consortium - Cottage Garden Sneak Peak #2

Hi everyone 💙 

I'm back with another sneak peak of the fabulous collection from Craft Consortium called 'Cottage Garden' (in partnership with the lovely Helz Cuppleditch). This beautiful collection will be launched on Create & Craft TV today (Thursday 5th March) @ 1.30pm UK time (8.30am EST time). The products will thereafter also be available to buy on the Craft Consortium's website and good craft retailer's websites, and in the USA (distributed by Notions Marketing). The collection includes 4 x A6 stamp sets, a 6" x 6" paper pad, decoupage sets etc.

For this card I used the 'Green Fingers' stamp set and coloured it up using Copic pens. I think this is my absolute favourite. What about you? Again, I will be back later with another look at the collection just after it launches. If you have any questions about the collection, just leave me a message and your email address and I will get back to you. x

I will add the links to the products after the launch, or you can also go to the Craft Consortium's website here and sign up for an update to this launch, and any future product launches. 

Here's What I Did
Firstly I trimmed down an A5 top fold card blank to suit my project.  

To create the double frame - I glued a piece of purple patterned paper onto some strong card and die cut into a rounded rectangle, then die cut the centre out using the larger of my 2 dies. Using more of the strong white card I die cut another rounded rectangle, and die cut the centre out of this one too, using the smaller of the 2 dies. To ensure I got the aperture placement right on both pieces of card, I worked out the centre point both horizontally and vertically and then drew a faint pencil lines on each of them. Next I worked out the centre point of each of the dies both horizontally and vertically and added a little pencil mark to them too, then all I had to do was line up them up on each cards and die cut out the centres (easy!!). The purple rectangle was glued over the top of the white rectangle to create the double frame, and funky foam was added to the back of it ready for the next step. 

I stamped the cute rabbit image onto colouring card, and then onto masking paper which I cut out and placed over the top of the image on the card. I stamped the fence on both sides and then created masks for them too. While the rabbit image and fences were covered I created a cloudy sky using blue distress ink and a cloud stencil. When the ink was dry I removed the masking paper and coloured the image using my Copic pens.  When the image was complete I added this flat to the front of the card blank, then added the double frame over the top.   

To complete the card I added die cut flowers and leaves along with a few pearls.

I Used
Stamps: Green Fingers

Copic Pens:
Rabbit - W0, W1, W2, W3, W5, R30 / Plant Pots - E31, E33, E35 / Wisteria - V01, V12, V15, V17 / Other Flowers - Y00, Y15, Y17, R22, R27, R32, RV02 / Grass - YG03, YG06, YG17 / Fence - E50, E51, E53, E57

Other: 5¾” x 7½” Card Blank, Grunge - Dark Tones Paper Pad (Craft Consortium), Copics, Make It Colour Card, ‘Cherish The Moment’ Die (Tonic), Cloud Stencil (MFT), Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, Stitched Collection – Scallop Layered Rectangle Die (Creative Expressions), Finishing Touches – Perfect Peony Open & Complete Petals (Creative Expressions), Branch Die (The Works),  Lilac Card, White Card, Pearls, Black Hybrid Ink (Picket Fence), Funky Foam, Foam Pads, Glue, Double Sided Tape, Mask It Paper

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Please Note - I am part of the Craft Consortium's Design Team and I receive their lovely products to play with and share with you; I do not receive any kind of payment for my samples or my participation. Thank you. x

I'll be back tomorrow with another card made using this fabulous collection, so see you then. TTFN!

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x Janine x


Sandra H said...

Beautiful card

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Janine, that bunny is so cute and I love the scene you've created for him.
Lorraine x