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Other Products: White Cardstock, hot glue, hot glue gun, water mister, scissors, paper trimmer, die cutting machine

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock to 9 1/2 x 6" size, score and fold at 4 3/4" to create card base. Very lightly sponge the edges of card base with Magenta Hue ink. Cut the dotted light blue 6 x 6" panel from the Cherry Blossom Retreat paper collection to 5 3/4 x 4 1/2" size, trimming off the left border. Cut the panel into half length-wise, and lightly sponge all the edges with Forget-Me-Not ink. Attach the right panel with lace edge facing the center of card. Use double dots to attach the left panel onto card. Use from the HCD1-7233 Daydreams Bridge Die to diecut the decorative die from white cardstock. Apply some Dries Clear glue onto sponge and dab over decorative doily, then sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear and tap off. Cut the doily in half length-wise and attach onto card as pictured.

Stamp the birdies from HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms and birdhouse from HCPC-3867 Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set in Forget-Me-Not ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp the right facing leaf branch from HCPC-3867 Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set in Leaf Green ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp large, medium and small cherry blossom from HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms and 'Thinking' sign from HCPC-3867 Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set in Magenta Hue ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies.

Use the Stack and Store daubers to color the images. Color the edges of cherry blossoms with Magenta Hue ink and use Sunflower ink in the centers. Use the same two colors on the 'Thinking' sign. Use Forget-Me-Not ink on the top of baby birdies' body and Sunflower ink on the bellies. For the birdhouse, use Sunflower and a touch of Sepia on the roof, Forget-Me-Not on the birdhouse exterior and color the flowers with Magenta Hue. Use Sunflower and Sepia on the hanging leaf branch. Use Vivid Chartreuse on the leaves along with a touch of Leaf Green ink.

Use the stylus from the HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower shaping kit to shape the birdhouse, branch and 'Thinking' sign. Place the cherry blossoms and birdies into the HCFB1-474 3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold, lightly mist with water and send through die cutting machine. You will need 3 of the baby birdies, 1 large, 2 medium, and 3 small cherry blossoms for this card.

Pull six pointy stamens from the HCS1-460 Bridal Bouquet Stamens-Small set and color the tips with Sunflower yellow ink. Pierce three holes into the center of large blossom, and one into each of the remaining blossoms, then thread the stamens through and attach with hot glue on the backside. Trim off excess string from stamens. Cut leaf branch into two sections and attach onto card. Use glue and double dots to attach birdhouse onto card. Use hot glue to attach blossoms and baby birdies onto card as pictured. Apply some Dries Clear glue onto sponge and dab over card as desired, sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear and then tap off. This finishes your card!



Created By: Ellen Miller



Tweet Cherry Blossoms Die
HCD1-7230

$29.99

Cherry Blossom Retreat Die
HCD1-7231

$29.99

Daydreams Bridge Die
HCD1-7233

$29.99

Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
HCST1-401

$39.99

Spellbinders Tool N' One
359848

$14.99

Hydra Sponges
RLHS100

$1.00

Funnel Tray
359503

$3.99