Tuesday, June 29, 2010

MTME Sneak Peek Day 2 - Wonderful Watering Can!

Today is the second and final day of sneak peeks for the July My Time Made Easy © release! Lauren, Lesa, Pam and I are peeking the Wonderful Watering Can © template and Tending the Garden © stamp set. Dawn and Geny are showing off their fabulous card creations using Tending the Garden ©!

When I think of watering cans, I think of rusty old vintage cans full of flowers! So that's exactly what I set out to create! I started by using my Cricut Expression and SCAL software to cut my watering can pieces out of Couture Gumshoe cardstock. Before I assembled it, I scuffed up the edges with an edge distresser and sponged some white ink over portions of it to give it that aged look (like it had sat outside for awhile).

I tied some dyed seam binding ribbon around the can. Next, I used the Tending the Garden © stamp set (which is packed full of 50 images/sentiments) to create a tag for the watering can. I first stamped the tag in Broken China distress ink. Next I stamped the Emerson quote which reads "The earth laughs in flowers". Finally I stamped the flowers, colored them with Copic markers and added a little Star Dust Stickles to each. I matted the tag onto a piece of Brandenburg cardstock and added some zigzag stitching around. Here's a detail shot:

I added a piece of floral foam to the bottom of the can before I assembled it so that I could arrange my flowers inside of it. To make my wild roses, I used the Rambling Rose © cut file to create all of the layers (cut from Couture Santa's Beard).

Note: I'd love to show you how easy these are to make; however, Lauren and Pam have both previously posted tutorials on how to make these roses, so I will refer you to their tutorials. Here's a link to Lauren's video tutorial, and here is Pam's photo tutorial.

The only thing I did differently is that instead of inking the petals, I used various shades of Glimmer Mist to add color to my petals. I finished off the middle of each rose with a tiny Prima rose to make my flowers even more full. I used some floral wire and tape to attach each of the roses to a "stem", then I assembled my bouquet by poking the stems into the floral foam. Here's a closer look at the roses:

Finally, here's a closer look at the card that I made to go along with it. For my background paper, I used Sara's Bangin' Burlap (this will be released tomorrow along with many, many more digi papers). The sentiment, Just for You, is also from Tending the Garden ©. I saved one rose for my card and added it over a doily so it would be the main focus of my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow (along with the rest of the team) for our big July release!

Watering Can Supplies ~
Stamps: Tending the Garden © (MTME)
Paper: Gumshoe, Brandenburg, White Linen (Couture);
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko); Broken China distress (Ranger), Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Wonderful Watering Can © template (MTME), Markers (Copic), Star Dust Stickles (Ranger), Seam binding ribbon, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

Flower Supplies ~
Paper: Santa's Beard (Couture)
Accessories: Rambling Rose © cut file (MTME), Glimmer Mist in assorted colors (Tattered Angels), Crimper, Bone folder, Tweezers, Mouse pad, Floral wire/tape, Dimensionals.

Card Supplies ~
Stamps: Tending the Garden © (MTME)

Paper: One Sheet Wonder, Brandenburg (Couture); Bangin' Burlap Sprinkles by Sara Williams (MTME)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Embossed Curve border punch (EK Success), Doily (Sarah Martina Parker's Etsy store), Seam binding ribbon, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.