Susan’s Rustic CountryScapes

Good Sunday morning.  Have you seen the new Susan's Garden CountryScapes release by Elizabeth Craft Designs?  Well….I guess I should have asked if you have seen Susan’s whole new release that includes not only the CountryScapes but also several wonderful flower die sets and sentiments. I am especially excited that the flower sets are smaller and perfectly sized for card fronts.  You will be seeing lots of flower projects in my future blog posts.

My project today was made using the CountryScapes Backyard 1, Country Fence 1, Country Flora 1, and the Planted In Faith sentiment.  The tiny butterflies are from the Memory Box Butterfly Delights.

All of the die cut pieces were cut using white cardstock and color was sponged on using mini applicators and distress inks. I assembled the flowers and pots with glossy accents.  I attached the tiny flowers to the taller stems on the flora grass piece with glossy accents.  I cut the frame, attached double stick tape on the back, attached the grass section and then attached the frame to the card base with mounting tape.

KC Elizabeth Craft Country Scapes Back Yard 1 1 left

I had already stamped the sentiment on the card base and then realized I didn’t get it high enough to be seen behind the large fence section.  Duh!  That is my life story.  So instead of letting myself become frustrated I considered it a happy mistake and made the best of it.  I cut the left end of the fence off and a little bit off the fence post to shorten it and attached to the card base with rolled up pieces of double stick tape.  I decided to the use the piece of fence that I cut off on the other side of the card to create the appearance of an opening to walk through. 

KC Elizabeth Craft Country Scapes Back Yard 1 1 center

I ended up cutting off sections of the flora grass that I had attached the tiny flowers to so I could create some floral height above the fence line.  This helped offset the sentiment and draws the eye up and fills in the blank white space.  The taller flowers also help offset the heavier flowers along the grass line. I tucked the flower pots and watering can in place and attached with mounting tape.  I added the butterflies for the finishing touch and to soften the scene.  I never met flower or scene dies that I didn’t love.  

KC Elizabeth Craft Country Scapes Back Yard 1 1 Right

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

20 thoughts on “Susan’s Rustic CountryScapes”

  1. Kittie, I think you’ve done it again. The only thing missing is one of your cute little bunny’s….. I love this card…. Not a single mistake was made, this was how the card was supposed to be… lol. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity…

  2. WOW…luv this..I always luv all the little flowers you make.
    It was nice to see some spring….I live in Massachusetts and we are bracing for a 4 day storm….
    I admire your flower making…its so tedious..

  3. A lot of going on in this card. Very nice…how nice of you to admit your mistake that we would never have known…welcome to my world..Ha! Love how you cut everything to make it flow with that delightful verse. See, again….sharing techniques

  4. Kittie, you already bring the Spring to us!!
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful card.
    I already look forward to see more flower projects with the new Susan’s dies.
    Have a lovely Sunday, Eva.

  5. Good Afternoon, Kittie. love those garden scenes. and these new dies fill the scene well. What you did with the fence was a very good idea. I especially like the fact you used the end portion like an opening. Your so clever.
    looking forward to your spring scenes, and sentiments. this one is perfect.
    have a good day……Hugs

  6. Don’t you love it when you make a mistake and are able to salvage the card. I know it happens to me quite a lot. Some can be saved and some not.

  7. Bee-U-tee-ful, Kittie – as usual!!!! Love, love, love these new dies!!!
    These will be in my next order – for sure!!

  8. Wow! I really love this card! The country fence is awesome! I must tell you, your cards give so much inspiration. You are truly phenomenal at your work. Thank you so much!


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