Inspired by Nature: Sara Naumann’s Garden Birthday Card
If you’re a fan of the Couture paper-piecing designs, you’ll love this new collection inspired by nature. Perfect for crafting for green-fingered garden enthusiasts, this pretty die collection enables you to build upon basic garden-themed backgrounds with pretty embellishments and eye-catching details. Create bespoke designs that are bursting with life, with ease!
Begin with a base—here, we’re using the Shed Edger combination—then choose coordinating embellishments to add colour and style… and create your own bespoke garden house!
Not only can you use this fantastic die collection to create lovely cards, but you can also create stunning 3D projects too. Whether you want to create a quirky little garden shed, an adorable birdhouse, or even a decorative giftbox, there’s plenty of scope to get creative. Combine these incredible dies with quality cardstock, and you’ll be amazed at what you can produce!
Want some inspiration? Check out this gorgeous project from the lovely Sara Naumann!
- Couture The Shrubbery Collection (Shed Edger 1, Shed Edger 2, Tree Outline, Flowers, Shed, Leaves, Roof, Boot, Happy Birthday, Pattern 1, Pot 1, Pot 2)
- Plain cardstock in green, grey, blue and pink
- Plain white card
- Plain black card
- Tattered Lace A4 Cut Tidy
- SNAP Machine SNAP Die-Cutting and Embossing Machine
- White pearl embellishments
- Tattered Lace Pokey Tool
Place the Shed Edger 1, Shed Edger 2 and Tree Outline onto white cardstock. Secure in place with low-tack tape.
Run through the cutting machine and remove the die. Next, glue the cut shed onto a 15.5cm x 14.5cm piece of blue card, then glue to the front of a 16cm x15cm card base.
Cut the Shed Edger 1 from black card, and snip off the top portion of the roof. Glue it to the white shed.
Die cut the decorative elements as shown in the image above. The roof is made from two black cuts of Pattern 1 (the scallops) glued to a Roof cut from pink. The Boot is cut from grey, then glued to pink card and trimmed out with scissors. The Happy Birthday greeting is cut from white, then glued to green and trimmed out with scissors.
Add the roof to the shed.
Next, glue two leaves and the Happy Birthday, as shown.
Now add the pots, more leaves and the boot.
Add the flowers as accents, and glue a pearl on either side of the birthday sentiment. And there you have it! A beuatiful birthday card for the gardener in your life!
What do you think of this pretty collection from Couture? If you don’t fancy getting out and digging up your actual garden, we think this is the next best thing!