Little gardens

Today’s little garden cards contain unusually small die-cuts (for me) but I had fun arranging them and love the results. While I was putting these together I had Jill Foster’s video using the same die sets on pause in front of me so I could get inspiration from all her ideas. Make sure you check out Jill’s video; she includes plenty of tips and tricks and cool layouts.

There are three ‘little garden’ sets that co-ordinate well and between them there are oodles of leaves, flowers, pots, hanging baskets and fixtures to choose from. I chose a limited palette of black, kraft and a blue/green patterned panel for all four cards. My patterned panel was a shaving cream marbled panel so I was able to get variation in colour without having to change cardstock.

My garden box, a garden and hanging planters die sets are all still joined together so I cut everything from kraft, black and patterned then proceeded to create vignettes.

Once I had an arrangement that looked balanced I used my marvy jewel picker and lawn fawn glue tube to get everything attached to cream cardstock. The jewel picker saved my arthritic thumb joint; picking up little things is not good for it!

As you might imagine I still had plenty of little elements to spare after three cards and I remembered the ‘art deco window’ and ‘window treatment’ dies I had so I arranged another couple of pots inside the window and beside the patterned curtains.

I ruled some lines on the kraft card base to make it look like wood panels on the side of a house. The window frame dies cuts a window that opens on each side which is a cute touch.

This last simple scene is created with elements from the ‘garden box die set’ along with leftovers from ‘a garden’ and ‘hanging planters’ sets.

All the sentiments are stamped in versafine clair nocturne ink and taken from the ‘grateful sentiments’ and ‘sending thanks’ sets.

I had fun creating these little scenes despite the ‘fiddliness factor’ being a little higher than I am used to. I love the end result with the strong contrast between black, cream, kraft and blue/green pattern.

Supplies


5 Comments on “Little gardens”

  1. jillianfoster82 says:

    Thanks for the shout-out, Heather! You are too kind!

    I love ALL of your variations and can’t even begin to pic a fave.

    Thanks for all of your inspiration! And have a super weekend. 🙂

    Hugs, Jill
    ________________________________

  2. Joanne says:

    What cute cards, Heather! I love them.

  3. Karen Jackson says:

    What a lovely collection of cards Heather. I love the clean lines, the fresh colours and the hanging baskets. The window effect is fab. You make them look like it was a lot of fun making them, although you must also have used a lot of patience.

  4. Heidi says:

    These are so cute! It would take a long time to arrange all these die cuts! Lovely work.

  5. Pat says:

    What super sets of little garden themed dies and love the way you have put the four cards together Heather, and the colours are perfect. x


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