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Orchids And Hummingbirds Birthday

Other products: Hunter green card stock, white card stock, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in  Broken Chain and Spun Sugar, 6 flat back pearls, and Stickles in Gold and Diamond

Watch this video to learn how to create and shape the Botanic Orchid flowers.

Instructions: Make 5" x 5" card base by cutting a piece of 5" x 10" white card stock and folding it in half. From the Botanical paper Collection, cut a piece 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" and layer this on the card base. Using the Window die, use the Arch die to cut 3 pieces. (This is the thinnest of the dies, it will cut a solid piece in an arch shape.) I cut 2 in light green and 1 in pink. Again, using the Window die, out of the Hunter green card stock, die cut the window frame. (This will be the bigger of the dies, with all the pretty scroll work.) Finally from the Window die, cut the center piece from the white card stock. Set all these aside.

Stamp the hummingbirds, and 3 sets of the smaller orchids, color them using the above Tim Holtz given colors and die cut them. Shape your 3 flowers and put them together. Also, while you're cutting, cut one of the lacy dies from the Arianna die set and cut it half. Set this aside as well.

From the pre-printed designer paper sheet and using the Regal Hummingbird Die, die cut the flower arrangement you see on the upper left corner of my card and using the Botanic Orchid Bouquet Die cut the bouquet image you see on the lower right hand corner of the card. Onto these images adhere the flowers you made earlier. Arrange them in a way that they looks like they are part of the die cut. 

Back to the card, now over the first layer of designer paper you added to the card base, adhere the 2 green arches so they are side by side, but stay within the size for the card. Over these, center the pink arch, but use foam tape to give this 3rd piece some dimension. On either side of this layer tuck a piece of the Arianna Lace you had cut before. Over all this, now adhere the Window die cut over the pink arch and adhere the White arch on top of the pink arch. This gives you a completed window.

Now arrange your flower bouquet you on both sides of the windows, place the hummingbirds around the flowers.

Using the pre-printed sentiments from the paper collection, cut a piece that reads HAPPY BIRTHDAY to look like a banner and attached it to the front of the card just below one of the hummingbirds.

Use Gold stickles for the hummingbirds' tails and beaks plus on some of the flowers. On the top right corner and lower left corner I finished the card by adding 3 flat back pearls.

Created By: Elsa Sapp

Arianna Lace Die


Botanic Window Die


Botanic Orchid Die


Regal Hummingbird Die


Botanic Orchid Bouquet Die