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Bursting White And Teal Orchids

Other products: White & turquoise cardstock, clear acetate, Versamark ink, Studio Turquoise ink, peeled paint Distress ink, Ranger stream & sunshine yellow alcohol inks & blender solution, blender tool & felt pad, diamond Stickles, Copic markers BG000, 10, 15, Y11, YG97, & 93, Caribbean Ocean Tonic Crystal Drops, white guipure lace, heat tool of choice, glue, pop-dots

Watch this video https://youtu.be/SRyuiBrFluo to learn how to create and shape the Botanic Orchid flowers.

Instructions: Make a 5" X 7" card base from white cardstock. Cut a turquoise cardstock mat 4 3/4" X 6 3/4". Cut a card front from an aqua color piece of paper from paper collection, 4 1/2" X 6 1/2". Cut a 6" piece of lace and glue to the bottom as pictured, making sure to tuck ends behind and glue this piece to turquoise mat. Glue this in place to the white card front. Die cut two of the large lacey pocket from white cardstock. Flip one up & one down, gluing in place on card front as pictured. Leaving edges hang over a bit. Cut one acetate and one white piece with the plain center of window die. Add three drops of each alcohol ink & blender solution in a line onto felt pad. Pounce this onto acetate while turning the tool to achieve the stained glass window look. Cut the window with center piece from turquoise cardstock. Glue acetate to the back and then white piece over the acetate. Center this over the pocket on card front & glue in place. Add crystal drop to all flower centers on the pockets and to the center, side & bottom holes of window & set aside to dry.

Stamp one set of each size Orchid with Versamark ink, dust with embossing powder & heat set. Color centers using BG15, & center of other petals using BG10. Follow video listed above to shape & assemble orchids. Add Stickles to edges of petals & set aside to dry. Stamp five or six sets of the lily leaves onto white cardstock using peeled paint ink. Color veins & tips of leaves using YG97, fill in the rest with YG93. Die cut three of the orchid flourish from the pre-printed sheet of the paper collection. Snip them apart from the center orchid. Arrange glue & pop-dot in place, Orchids & leaves to the right side of the card front as pictured. Tuck in & glue flourishes in place. Stamp Hummingbird & sentiment with turquoise ink onto white cardstock. Cut out bird with matching die and cut sentiment with banner die from Everyday Heroes set. Curl banner with your fingers and snip off end to fit & glue in place. Color Hummingbird body using BG000, shade with BG10 & throat with Y11. Curl the bird's tail, body, & wings and glue in place as pictured to complete your card.



Created By: Maureen Russell



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