Olga Direktorenko is the creative designer behind the Paper Discovery brand sold by Craftstash out of the UK and carried by Paper Wishes in the USA. I love her dimensional dies sets that often feel like creating a doll’s house or miniature scenes.
On Craftworld, she talks of her garden with vegetables and Ukrainian sunflowers in one of her video demos. This card is my first time out using her Garden Delight dies which are copyrighted in 2021. I purchased them from Paper Wishes.
The side dies cut and score accordion folds that easily create tunnel-like cards. Her garden accessories allow for fun details, but like doll house accessories, not all are on the same scale. I placed the wheelbarrow in the middle layer because I felt it was of a larger scale than the picket fence.
I colored the garden frame using colored papers. The flowered vines reminded me of purple morning glories common in the USA. I cut the frame die, several times in several colors to fussy cut and glue the vines, flowers, birds, rope, bird houses and ladder on to the white base frame.
For the sunflowers have two flower head dies and are intended to be glued on top of each other with the petals alternating to create a full flower. Using a black gel pen, I colored the seed heads that are embossed with the die.
The white lattice background is glued to some blue patterned paper recycled from an envelope.
The sentiment “Hello Sunshine” is a die-cut from Sue Wilson of Creative Expressions. (While there are stamps that go with the Garden Delights collection there are no sentiments.)
This card will collapse to fit into a 5 inch by 7 inch envelope.
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- Paper Discovery – Garden Delight – Gardening Additions Die Set
- Paper Discovery – Garden Delight – Circular Floral Frame Die Set
- Creative Expressions- Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Mini Expressions – Hello Sunshine
- Black gel pen
- White cardstock
- Colored cardstock and paper scraps (recycled envelopes and junk mail)
- Blue patterned scrap paper (inside of envelope)
- Hunkydory mirri card from the oxidized metals collection
- We R Memory Keepers – Quickstik Tool
- Low tack tape