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Beautiful Sweet Peony

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Other Products: Cardstock (white, burgundy, kraft), Distress Oxide Ink (Abandoned Coral), Close To My Heart Ink (Smoothie), Stampin' Up Ink (Baroque Burgundy, Early Espresso), Heidi Swapp Shimmer Mister (Blush, Raspberry), ColorBox Ink (Seaweed, Green Apple), Buttons, Gems, Gem Brads, 3" Lace, Edge Distresser, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Extreme Double Sided Tape, 3D Foam Squares, Crafty Foam Tape, Adhesive Dots Mini and Medium, Dual Tip Glue Pen, E-Z Runner Grand, Creative Photo Corners- White

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Instructions: Kraft cardstock is the 12x12" layer. Cut the patterned background to 11.25x11.25", distress the edges and adhere to the kraft cardstock. Add white photo corners. Cut a strip of the dark pink patterned paper that is 3x12", and add the 3" lace using a strong double sided tape. Adhere to the middle of the layout.

Die cut 1 of the lattice images from white cardstock and cut in half. Die cut 2 small circles from the light pink patterned paper and adhere to each half of the lattice die. Mat the 4x4 photo in white, burgundy and white cardstock again. Distress the edges and adhere the layers together. Adhere to the middle of the layout using 3D foam squares. Add the lattice pieces above and below the matted photo.

Find and cut out the "Life's Beautiful Moments" sentiment, distress the edges. Cut a piece of the light pink patterned paper that is 1.5x1.5", distress the edges and adhere to the right of the matted photo. Add the sentiment using 3D foam squares.

Stamp and die cut 4 sets of the small and large Sweet Peony images using Early Espresso ink for 2, and Smoothie for the other 2. Mist the backs of the coral flower images using the Blush mister, and the back of the brown ink stamped flowers using the Raspberry mister. Stamp and die cut 2 of the small bud images using Early Espresso ink. Stamp and die cut LOTS of leaves in different sizes for your flower clusters, in Early Espresso ink. I used a total of 15 leaves on this layout in a variety of sizes.

I added color to the leaves using 2 colors of green ink and daubers (Seaweed, Green Apple). I used the darker green just on the tips of the leaves. I did the same to the leaves on the bud images. I used burgundy ink on one bud and coral ink on the other. Shape all of the leaves. I added color to the flower images stamped in brown using burgundy ink and daubers. I added color to the flower images stamped in coral ink using a lighter shade of coral (Abandoned Coral) and daubers. I kept the tips of all of the petals a little darker when shading. Shape all of the flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and assemble. My larger flowers have 4 layers, using 4 different sized flowers. The smaller flowers have 2 and 3 layers.

I added ivory stamen to the middles of the 3 largest flowers (8 in each). Then added large brads and gems to the middles also. The smaller flowers I added just gems.

Using a liquid adhesive add Crystal Clear Glitter to the tips of all of the petals on all of the flowers. Also to the buds. Let dry. Add the flowers and leaves around the matted photo to create clusters. Then add buttons and gems to fill out the clusters.

Created By: Tracy McLennon

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