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Other Products: White cardstock, pink glitter paper, acetate film, silver gel pen, Copic markers: E53, 19, 15, 13, B34, 32, RV63, & 00, R83, 81, YG63, G20, C7, 3, 1, 00, E27, 23, 21, Memento Gray Flannel ink, Colorbox pigment inks apple green, orchid, & lime, flameless tea light, Thistle, Yellow, & Waterfall Stickles, pearl string, flat-backed pearl beading, scissors, pop-dots

Watch this video techniques using the Wildwood Cottage Collection. Watch this video to learn how to create flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Instructions: Die cut two cottage frames from designer paper, one for front, one for back. Lay door, windows and attic window dies on front, tape in place and die cut. Lay one window and one attic window die on back panel and die cut. Cover these openings with acetate on the inside and glue in place. Cut two 5" X 5" squares from pink designer paper. Score each square at 3/4" and 4 1/4", flip 90 degrees and score again. Snip one short score line on each corner, up to the long score lines. Making sure window is upright, fold in two bottom tabs and glue in place. Be sure to leave top tabs open to attach roof later. Glue these side pieces to front and back of cottage. Cut two roof trim from glitter paper and glue to roof line.

With gray ink stamp five windows, two attic windows, one door, four sets of each flower petal group, two flower pots, one birdbath, one wheelbarrow, seven grass borders, two of each floral spray, & two butterflies on white cardstock.

Color flower petal centers with E53, then sponge orchid ink on tips and die cut all petals. Shape and assemble four large flowers, one medium, two medium small, & five tiny. Add yellow stickles to centers of all flowers. Sponge floral sprays with orchid on flowers, then lime on leaves and a little apple green on tips. Add yellow stickles to centers of these also. Color two small butterflies bodies using C7 & wings with RV63 & 00. Color door and all window frames using B34, & 32. Add waterfall stickles to shutters and door frame. Curtains using RV63, & 00. Add silver gel pen to door hinges. Color flower pots using E19, 15, & 13, leaves with YG63, & G20, then flowers using R83, & 81. Add thistle stickles to flowers in pots. Color birdbath using C3, 1, & 00 & water with B34, & 32. Add waterfall stickles to water. Color wheelbarrow using E19, 15, 13 and add gel pen to wheel. Sponge lime, then apple green on grass border and color floral sprigs using B34, & Rv63. Add thistle and waterfall stickles to sprigs.

Bend shutters out slightly and glue all windows to window openings on top of acetate. Glue a 1/2" strip of white cardstock to hinge side of door, bend in slightly and glue to door opening. I added a pop-dot to underside to hold door ajar. Glue flat-backed pearls around bottom of cottage. Add flower pots to each side of door with pop-dots.

For roof, cut a piece of pink designer paper 3 1/2" X 7", score at 3 1/2". Die cut each 3 1/2" end with the border essentials die. Glue a 3" strip of flat-backed pearls just above die cut edge. Add glue to tabs of walls, bend roof slightly and adhere to cottage. Glue pearl string all around front and back joints where roof meets walls. Arrange flowers, vines, and butterflies to top front of roof and glue in place.

For base, cut a 6" X 6" piece of designer paper, score at 3/4" and 5 1/4" and fold along score lines. Snip one score line on each corner. Glue tabs to sides to form a box, green side up. Cut a strip of green 3/4" X 5 1/2", score and 1/4" and fold. Snip up to score line on 1/4" edge, fold into a circle and glue ends together to form a circle. Glue the tab side to the  center of the base. This will hold the tea light. Bend and glue the grass border around bottom of base, overlapping each piece. Glue birdbath and wheelbarrow to front to finish the piece.

Created By: Maureen Russell

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