Smiling Coreopsis

Good Evening Everyone,
I know it has been a few days since I last posted so I thought I better get something done today. I was so torn today between going outside or staying inside and work on a card and the card won out.

I actually had the card base already made from a Close To My Heart Consultant Meeting that I just attended where we all design a card for all of us to do. Tara C. came up with this card for us to do. I had finished the card base but was unsure what I wantedto use the card for so I had not added anything to the front and so it has been sitting on my work table just calling to me to be finished. I had not used Susan's Garden Coreopsis die yet and decided that they would look good on the front of this card.

The card base is called Herringbone and you can find the tutorial here The paper used on my card is Close To My Heart Fundamentals Basic and Enchanted papers.

Note: I edge everything with Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

1.  Using Kraft cardstock cut a piece 7 X 10 and score at 5" fold on score line and crease.

2.  Cut 1 pc of white cardstock 4-3/4 X 6-3/4 adhere to inside of card

3.  Build the Herringbone on the front of the card

4.  Die cut, shade, shape and build 3 Coreopsis flowers using Susan's Garden Coreopsis die.

  •     Using yellow cardstock (I used Honey) cut the petals and the stamens. Using green cardstock (I used Olive) cut the leaves and the calyx.  Place the calyx onto the molding pad and with the ball tool  cup the calyx.

  •     Color the base of each petal (I used Red Iron Oxide Pan Pastels but I think markers would work better).

  •     Place petals right side down  on molding mat and shape with the loop tool from Susan's 4 pc Tool Kit. Then turn the over and I gently straightened them a litttle bit being careful not to take the shape out.

  •     Glue petals to calyx (I did every other one with 4 petals and then went back and filled in with the other 4 petals)

  •     Take the stamen and cut each one in half (Elizabeth Craft Designs Fine Scissors are great for this)  Apply glue to the bottom of the stamen all the way across but do not glue the little tab roll up.  Spread out the stamens dip in glue and then into the reddish orange pollen.  Dip the bottom into glue and place in the center of the flower.

  •     Place leaves on leaf mat right side down and make a vein line down the middle of the leaf using the leaf tool.  Turn over pinch each leaf on the vein line and add a little light green Pan Pastel then with tweezers pinch back and then with ball tool and molding pad curl the end of each leaf.

  •     Adhere to front of card.

5.  Stamp Susan's Stamp Let Us Be Grateful using brown alcohol ink then sprinkle with clear embossing powder on white cardstock and heat set. Tear around the edges and ink with distress ink.  Adhere to brown (Cocoa) cardstock and then tear around the edges leaving a little brown all the way around - ink edges.  Adhere to the upper left of the card using pop dots.


Elizabeth Craft Designs

Susan's Garden Coreopsis Die #1008

Susan's Garden Stamp Let Us Be Grateful #RS005

Susan's Garden 4 pc Tool Kit #808

Elizabeth Craft Designs Fine Scissors #802

Elizabeth Craft Designs 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive #506


Close To My Heart Fundamentals Basic and Enchantment

Close To My Heart Cardstock Kraft, White Daisy, Honey, Cocoa and Olive

Pan Pastels Light Yellow Green and Red Iron Oxide

Hope this is an inspiration to you as this was a fun card and I can't wait to try some more of these Herringbone cards.

Until Next Time

Happy Scrapping,



  1. Wow ! What a difference the flowers make !!! From masculine to feminine just like that !!!

    Sent from my iPhone



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