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Cascading Fuchsia Hummingbird Window

Other products: White 120 lb. card-stock, olive and violet colored 80 lb. card-stock, X-Press It Blending Card Stock, double sided tape, rhinestones, fine detail embossing powder, embossing ink stamp pad and heat tool, Copic Markers: B000, B21, B24, B26, RV00, RV04, RV25

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

Instructions: An 11" x 5 1/2" white card-stock was scored and folded at 5 1/2". This produces a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" card. Three pieces of green card-stock was cut at 5 1/4" x 5 1/4". Select the designer paper you want from the Botanic Orchid Paper Collection and cut three layers at 5" x 5".

Die-cut two intricate white Botanic Windows with 65 - 80 lb. white card-stock. The window die has three pieces. I removed the middle frame to allow the outer frame and inner ornate part of the window to become one piece. Hand cut some acetate that will fit the window.

Stamp and color the hummingbirds on Copic compatible paper. I used X-Press It. I used Copic Alcohol Ink Markers to color my hummingbirds. The colors I used were - B000, B21, B24, B26, RV00, RV04, RV25. The hummingbirds were die-cut and the wings lightly shaped with the flower shaping kit gently curling forward, as if in flight.

The fuchsia were stamped on violet card-stock with white fine detail embossing powder and cut with the coordinating die. The flowers were shaped with the flower shaping kit using the above video.

The card base window was cut using several steps. I used the  middle frame to cut the window in my card base and layers. The middle frame was positioned and die cut on the front of the card base. The designer paper was adhered to the front of the card over the window frame. The card was opened and the middle frame was then placed in the negative space the window. This will allow the layer to be cut in perfect alignment with the card base. The window opening was die-cut. The process can be repeated for the upper flap of the inside of the card. (This is an optional step for the upper flap on the inside.) Adhere the acetate to the underside of the detailed window. Adhere the window to the front of the card. The second detailed window can be aligned with the window opening on the inside of the card. The base layer and designer paper can be applied to the inside of the card. I selected a paper that would allow me to enclose a personal message.

The front of the card was embellished with rhinestones, fuchsia flowers and the hummingbirds.

Created By: Marie Gamber

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