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Poinsettia And Swans

Other products: Ranger Diamond stickles, Gold embossing powder, Heat gun, Paper distress tool, Water mister, Distress Inks: Walnut Stain, Victorian Velvet, Shabby Shutters, Card Stock: Sup natural white A4 card stock x 3, Pale yellow x 1. Other: Spellbinders embossing folder E3D-018, SUP alphabet clay mold, Double sided 3d foam tape. Seam-binding ribbon.

Watch this video  to learn how to shape the Sparkling Poinsettia

Instructions: The finished card measures 8 1/4" x 6". For the card base, take a sheet of SUP A4 card stock fold at 5 3/4". Do not trim off the excess, the extra length is for the front of the card. The extra length in the front gives the card a good slant when standing. I find it also carries the embellishments better. From the paper collection, find the beige and pink papers seen in the card photo. For the card front layers: cut 8 1/4" x 5 3/4". Distress the edges with the distressing tool then dampen the paper with the water mister. Curl the edges up a little. Cut 6 15/16" x 5 5/16". Emboss this with the embossing folder. Carefully distress the edges, spray with the mister and curl the edges up. Leave both papers to dry. Taking the A4 card stock die cut the decorative oval, the cut mat create frame and the leaves from the All Geared Up die set. Cut also a few of these leaves from the same papers as the card front layers. Ink the edges of the leaves with the Walnut Stain distress ink and the ink foam tool. For the stamping: Stamp the branches with Walnut stain then die cut these with the matching die set. Stamp the leaves from the Romantique garden set with Shabby Shutters ink and die cut with the matching die set.

The following are all stamped with the gold embossing powder then die cut with the matching die sets: The swans are stamped and die cut with the A4 card stock using the Romantique swans and Romantique garden die and stamp sets. Die cut each swan, two extra cuts, stack and glue together. This gives you three layers, thus making a chip-board. The white blossoms using the Botanical stamp and die sets. The Poinsettias, stamp onto the pale yellow card stock and die cut using the Poinsettia stamp and die sets. Color with the distress inks. Shape and ball the leaves and flowers with the deluxe flower shaping tool kit. Stamp half of the sentiment found in the Poinsettia stamp set. Make the letters using the clay and the alphabet mould. (the letters should be done the night before, as it takes a while to dry.)Make a double bow from the seam binding ribbon. Putting the card together: Adhere the paper layers to the card base using foam tape. Adhere the oval frame with wet glue. Adhere the cut mat create frame with foam tape. Adhere the sentiment and DAY letters with wet glue. Apply a little ink to the letters to make it pop. Adhere the swans with wet glue. Apply and wet glue the branches/twigs in place. Adhere the bow and flowers with wet glue. Tuck the leaves under the flowers. For the finishing touches, add stickles to the Poinsettia points and white blossom centers.

Created By: Susan Smit

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