Other: white Neenah card stock, ivory cardstock, dark green and olive Bazzill cardstocks, Adirondack Color Washes (red pepper, cranberry, butterscotch, espresso), Burnt Red Glimmer Mist, small paint brush, dry embossing tool, heat tool, hot glue gun, Distress Inks (fired brick, pine needles, vintage photo), blending tool, Graphic45 paper (Victorian Greetings – Christmas Past Collection), Spica Clear Glitter pen, white ribbon, Copics (G17, E34, G99), Distress Stains (peeled paint, forest moss), foam mounting squares, pop dots.
5.5 x 6.5 inch Left Fold Card. Create roses using the largest 2 dies of the Posy Patch Die. It will take 8 die cuts of the largest and 7 of the other, using white card stock. Color with red pepper and cranberry color washes on both sides. Spray with burnt red glimmer mist. Dry well with heat tool. Shape and form roses. A tutorial to make the roses is on my blog. Stamp Dove with fired brick distress ink onto white cardstock. Heat set. Cover with Sticky Tape Sheet and burnish well. Die cut using the Christmas Cheer Die. It will take an extra piece of cardstock in your cutting sandwich and several passes in order to cut through the tape. Remove top protective paper and sprinkle on the Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Art Glitter. Stamp Vintage Words with pine needles distress ink onto a 4.5 x 5.5 inch piece of white cardstock. Immediately, spritz with water so the ink will bleed. After ink has moved to your satisfaction, spray with butterscotch and espresso color wash. Dry well with heat tool. Ink the front AND back edges with vintage photo. Curl and distress edges. Stamp Verse onto ivory cardstock and die with Fancy Tags 2. Use the spica clear glitter pen on the scrollwork portion of the tag and over the “wonder”. Color white ribbon with copics, layering in this order: G17, E24, and G99. Thread ribbon through tag and wrap around the word background piece. Layer onto 5 x 6 inch G45 paper and both onto 5.5 x 6.5 inch green Bazzill card stock card. Cut foliage from olive card stock using the Belle Rose die (1 large with swirls + 6 small branches). Snip the swirls off and stain leaves with forest moss distress stain. Dry with heat tool. Curl and shape the leaves. Stain 2 branches with peeled paint stain and 1 branch with forest moss. Arrange foliage and glue into place. Attach roses with foam mounting squares. Slide and glue the Dove’s tail into the left rose and attach body to card with double thick pop dots.