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Other Products: Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks, Mudra Indian Ornate- Mandala Stencil, Watercolor cardstock, White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops and Pearls.

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

Instructions: Score 2 pieces of 8" x 6" of white cardstock at 1/2", 1", 7" and 7 1/2" and then fold them in this sequence : valley, mountain, mountain and valley. Use the decorative die from Daydreams Bridge Die to die cut the center from one of the pieces.

Take 2 pieces of 6" x 6" white cardstock and ink one with Mowed Lawn distress ink lightly and then use the Mudra Indian Ornate- Mandala Stencil to again ink it with the same ink. Adhere to the inside of the back piece. Die cut the center of the other piece using the same decorative die as above making sure to line it up with the previous die cut piece and then adhere it to the back of the front piece to add more strength. Adhere one of the decorative die cuts on the inked panel again lining it up with the hole in the front piece and add pearls to decorate it.

Take the front panel with the center hole and mask off the side tabs with scrap pieces of paper and ink the center using Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn distress inks along with Mudra Indian Ornate- Mandala Stencil. Take the masks off the side tabs and ink them with the same inks without using the stencil.

Stamp the bird, bird house, wood sign and garden bench images from Tweet Cherry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set, Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set and Wishing Well Oasis Cling Stamp Set on a piece of watercolor cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink and color them using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Die cut them using the matching dies from Tweet Cherry Blossoms Die, Cherry Blossom Retreat Die and Wishing Well Oasis Die. Die cut 3 more pieces for all the images from white cardstock and stack and adhere them behind the matching images to create a thicker piece.

For the bird house image cut 2 strips of Clear Cardstock and sandwich one end between the layers so that the loose end in on the right side. Position the bird house and adhere the acetate strip on the right outermost tab of the back piece. Adhere the outermost tabs of both the front and back piece of our card so that it looks like an inside pointing arrow from the top.

Stamp the branch images from Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set using Olive Archival Ink on a piece of white cardstock. ink it using Vivid Chartreuse and Coffee Archival Ink. Die cut them using matching dies from Cherry Blossom Retreat Die. Shape them using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and adhere them around the die cut center as shown.

Stamp the Cherry blossoms from Tweet Cherry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set with Red Geranium and Vermillion Archival Ink Pads. Ink them with the same inks using Stack and Store Daubers. Shape them using 3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold and Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Add a little Stop Whining Prills to the flower centers. Arrange and adhere the flowers on the branches. Adhere the garden bench, wood sign and birds on the front of the card as shown. Add tiny drops of White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops to the flower centers of the bird house for finishing touch.



Created By: Nupur Priya



Daydreams Bridge Die
HCD1-7233

$29.99

Wishing Well Oasis Die
HCD1-7232

$29.99

Tweet Cherry Blossoms Die
HCD1-7230

$29.99

Cherry Blossom Retreat Die
HCD1-7231

$29.99

Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
HCST1-401

$39.99

Clear Cardstock 8.5 x 11
GBKK811B1

$8.99

Spellbinders Tool N' One
359848

$14.99

5pc. Acrylic Block Set
SUAH05

$18.99