Through the Garden Gate Collection with Kassi Hulet
Cardmaking,  Die Cutting Inspiration,  Intermediate

Through the Garden Gate Collection with Kassi Hulet

Hello, my fabulous friends, it’s Kassi Hulet here, and I’m excited to be guest designing, and sharing some fun projects featuring the new flowers from the Through the Garden Gate collection!  I have been daydreaming of being able to walk out into the garden and see flowers everywhere… I’m beyond ready for the constant rain to give way to sunshine, and for it to really feel like spring. I can’t control the weather, so I’ll just have to fill my studio with flowers while I wait!

Through the Garden Gate Collection with Kassi Hulet

When I looked up photos of hollyhocks to see what colors they come in, I found a spectrum of warm colors…pinks, reds, oranges, and yellows, but I fell in love with a delicately soft peachy pink one, and I knew that’s what I wanted to recreate with this die.

Through the Garden Gate Collection with Kassi Hulet

To get the soft peach color, I used my Copic airbrush. I found the easiest way to color the flowers is to place some washi tape (sticky side up) on a protected surface and tape the ends down. You then have a tacky surface to stick the flower pieces to while you airbrush. I can do multiple projects worth of spraying before too much of the tape is covered in ink and it needs to be replaced.

Through the Garden Gate Collection with Kassi Hulet

To finish these soft hollyhocks, I added just a touch of pink Distress ink around the edges of the petals, then used Susan’s Garden Tool Kit to shape the flowers. I finished them off with just a touch of Perfect Pearl mist to give them a subtle shimmer.

Through the Garden Gate Collection with Kassi Hulet

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies

Neenah Paper, Copic Markers, Copic airbrush, Washi tape, Distress Ink, pearl gems, Perfect Pearl Spray, black ink

My next card features the Beeblossom die. To be honest, I hadn’t heard of beeblossoms before, so I had to look them up too. They are really pretty flowers, ranging from white to dark magenta. Apparently, they grow in my area and are deer and rabbit resistant… I think I’ll have to plant some!

Through the Garden Gate Collection with Kassi Hulet

I picked up some yellow pollen dust for these flowers. This stuff is new to me, but after one use, I love it! It has the perfect texture for the stamen! After a little experimentation, I found that using fabric clips was a great way to hold the small pieces while I dipped them in the glue and pollen dust, then I could stand them up to dry.

Through the Garden Gate Collection with Kassi Hulet

I die cut the flowers and leaves from watercolor paper, which made coloring the flowers super quick and easy! Just add a little watercolor, and it’s done! It also gives it that organic look where no two flowers are exactly alike.

Through the Garden Gate Collection with Kassi Hulet

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies

Canson WC paper, watercolors, pearl gems, pink ink.

I like to make little gifts for people to brighten their day. I was working on putting together some treats to send out, and I wanted to decorate this cute little jar. The gardenia flower was the perfect size to make the jar look fancy!

Through the Garden Gate Collection with Kassi Hulet

I kept the coloring very soft and delicate, with just a hint of pink Distress Ink around the edges of the petals.  I also misted the flower with some Perfect Pearl mist to give it that pretty sparkle. It’s really hard to photograph, but I love the little extra touch it has in real life!

Through the Garden Gate Collection with Kassi Hulet

I finished it off with a quick oval tag using one of the sentiments from Through the Garden Gate Sentiments stamp set. I love the mix of fonts in the sentiment. It gives it a fancy, yet playful look that I love!

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies

Neenah Paper, Distress Ink, black ink, Perfect Pearls mist, ribbon, candy jar

Through the Garden Gate Collection with Kassi Hulet

I hope you enjoyed today’s jump into flowers! Be sure to stop by again soon for more incredible inspiration!  And if you want to see more of what I’m doing, you can find me on my blog, Instagram, and YouTube.

Have a wonderful day!

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