Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtiums Tutorial

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Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtiums Tutorial for April 2024 Flower of the Month

Happy Wonderful Wednesday, Friends!  It’s time to make our April 2024 Flower of the Month with a Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtiums Tutorial.  I’ve always been a big fan of these cheery little flowers and their parasol-shaped leaves.  So when Spellbinder’s released them as a Susan’s Garden die set, I just had to add them to my stash.   I’ll show you how I colored and shaped these pretty petals in the video tutorial below.

 Stamperia Garden Card Details

As soon as I pulled this die set out of the Closet of Inspiration and Delight, I knew I wanted to pair it up with Stamperia Garden patterned papers.  Teal and tangerine is probably not the first color palette that comes to your mind on a Wednesday morning, but don’t they look terrific together?

Here’s how to put this card base together:

  • First, create a 7″ x 5″ top fold card base from dark grey  cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ panel of the Stamperia Garden patterned paper.  Adhere this to as slightly larger panel of teal cardstock.
  • Now, cut a 6 3/4″ x 2″ belly band of the striped paper and mat on a slightly larger panel of teal cardstock.
  • Fussy cut the plant tag and adhere on a slightly larger panel of teal cardstock.  Back with dimensionals.
  • Die cut the galvanized garden tub from both grey cardstock and a patterned paper.  Adhere the patterned paper so it is slightly offset.  Back with two layers of dimensionals at the base, and one around the top edge of the barrel.
  • Add the nasturtium leaves to the galvanized garden tub first, then adhere the prepared blooms.
  • Adhere a few colored mustard seeds at the base of the plant stake.
Propagation Garden Sentiments

I never quite feel as though a card is finished until I’ve added a sentiment or some text to the cover.  What could be a  better option than this lovely Spellbinders Propagation Garden Stamp & Die Set?

The original sentiment on the Stamperia Garden tag was Spring is Here.  But I wanted to add a sentiment with a little more whimsy.  Here’s how to make that happen:

  • First, ink up a panel of plain white cardstock with Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, and Lost Mariner Distress Inks.
  • Then , rub an anti-static pouch over the inky panel.
  • Next, stamp the sentiment with Jet Black Archival Ink and immediately cover with clear embossing powder.
  • Now heat set the embossing powder and cut the sentiment out with the matching die.

TIP: Cut a teal cardstock mat for the stamped sentiment using the same die.  Cut it in half across the middle and adhere to the back of the sentiment so that you have a little cardstock margin around it.  No one will notice, I promise!

A Peek Inside

 

Cut a 12″ x 4 7/8″ panel of patterned paper for the top half of the card.  Score at 6 7/8″ to form the flap.  Create a pocket with a journal card from the paper collection, and tuck in a seed packet.

It’s always nice to have a space to write a personal message and/or add a photo.  This makes a card really feel more like a folio, which is something I like.

The bottom pocket has a second large panel for a note or photo as well as a cute bookmark.  All the stamped sentiments are from the Propagation Garden stamp set.

Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtium Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to make these cheery blossoms, please enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

 

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and how-to’s that you can use in your next crafty adventure.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friend!

Cheerio,

kathy

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5 thoughts on “Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtiums Tutorial

  1. Helen

    Love those colours Kathy, vibrant and true to life! I have been using mica stains for the shimmer look but you heed to heat set it if you don’t want to be wearing a shimmery glow…..a super card and I enjoyed the tutorial, a lovely break from organising the new crafty space.

  2. chance1022gmailcom

    Your work to amazing. Love the flowers and especially all the sentiments. Perfect fit!

  3. Joni E

    Thank you for the flower making tutorial-your flowers are beautiful! Thanks also for sharing the how to of making the card. Looking forward to next weeks video!

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