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Colorful Tropics Layered Card

Other Products: Copic Markers (Cockatoo - C1, C2, C3, Y11, RY21, YR23, YR27,  and black colored pencil, Flamingo - RV10, RV23, YR00, YR18, YR21, YR23, C1, C3, C5, C7, Leaves - G40, G46, YG17, YG11, YG61, YG63, YG67), Clear Crackle Paste, heat tool, glue gun, rhinestones, crystal Stickles, Abandoned Coral Distress Ink, apricot cardstock 

Emma Lou has a wonderful tutorial on creating plumeria  here

For tips on how to create a layered card and shadow boxes  check out this video here

Instructions: The 6 x 6" circle card comes with the circles already cut in the card base panels. Sort the panels with the largest circle on top and nesting to the smallest circle. Select the papers  from the Tropical Paradise Collection that you want to use on each panel. You may want to coordinate the panels that face each other when each page is opened. The Circles Card is 6 x 6" so  I cut my Tropical Paradise paper at 5 3/4 x 5 3/4". This will provide a 1/8" border around the edges. Sponge the edges of the paper with Peanut Brittle Ink. The paper was applied to the panels that would be on the right hand side. The Basic Circle Large Die was secured in the precut circle with repositional tape. This process was repeated for each panel on the right with the appropriate nesting die. The last page was a solid 5 3/4 x 5 3/4" panel without a circle.

The right sided panels were applied to the  top of the bookbinding flap of the card base with double sided tape.  The designer paper was then  adhered to the left side of each panel. Secure the die in the appropriate circle opening and then  sandwich the page with the  die between two  cutting plates. The rest of the pages will hang off the foot edge of the cutting plate.  Doing it in this order allows the 1/8" margin to be consistent for each page. I did not have any problem running the die through the panels with my Vagabond 2. The bulk of the panels will not have any pressure because only the panel with the die will be sandwiched by the cutting plates.  

The front panel had the eyelet die cut with apricot cardstock by nesting the eyelet and the next size smaller together. The eyelet trim was added to the top of the circle. Stickles were applied to the eyelet embellishment.   I added a decorative paper to the back of my card but that is totally optional. 

The flamingos, cockatoo and various leaves were stamped with black ink on white cardstock. They were colored with the following Copic color combos (Cockatoo - C1, C2, C3, Y11, RY21, YR23, YR27, and black colored pencil, Flamingo - RV10, RV23, YR00, YR18, YR21, YR23, C1, C3, C5, C7, Leaves - G40, G46, YG17, YG11, YG61, YG63, YG67). Each image was die cut with the coordinating die.  Additional images were cut 3 times from green cardstock and adhered with dries clear glue for strength. The images were applied to the card base with double sided mounting tape.   

The plumeria were stamped with Abandoned Coral Distress Ink. The flowers were sponged with the Abandoned Coral ink. The leaves were already colored with Copic markers but the edges were also sponged with Cottage Ivy Ink.   The flowers and leaves were shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Clear Crackle was applied to the leaves and petals and sprinkled with frosting power. The leaves and flowers were heat set. The flowers were applied with a glue gun.

The tunnel card was embellished with rhinestones.  

Created By: Marie Gamber

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