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Easter Dogwood Chapel

Other Products: White, light green, & Kraft cardstock, gold mirror cardstock, lightweight vellum, Versamark ink, WOW bright white embossing powder, Diamond Stickles, Memento London Fog ink,: white gel pen, light green sequin trim (optional), pop-dots, scissors, Copic markers C7, 5, 1, 0, 00, E25, 21, Y17, 13, 11, YG67, 63, & G20

Watch this video to learn different shaping techniques using the dogwood flowers.

Instructions: Make a 5" X 7" white card base, by cutting cardstock 10" X 7", score at 5" and fold. Cut a 5" X 7" piece of designer paper from collection that is white with a light shadow green print. Sponge edges with cocoa ink. Glue to card front. Cut a 4 3/4" X 6 3/4" piece of designer paper that is medium green print. Sponge edges with cocoa ink. Glue trim down left side and bottom of this piece. Use the curler tip of the shaping kit to curl the upper right corner, fold down over and add a drop of glue to tip and glue in place. Glue this panel to card front, leaving the fold unglued enough to tuck in the branch later. Die cut the window from gold mirror card and glue in place on card front.

Stamp chapel and dove onto white cardstock using gray ink. Color dove beak & feet with E21. Color body using C0 & 00. Color chapel roof and window trim using C7, 5, & 1. Color stucco using C1, 0, & 00. Color windows using Y17, 13, & 11. Door using E25, & 21. Steps using C0, & 00. Walkway using E25, 21, & C5. Grass, shrubs and trees using YG67, 63, & G20. Fussy cut chapel with scissors. Cut dove with matching die. Stamp two sets of each branch using cocoa ink onto Kraft paper. Cut with matching dies. Sponge cocoa ink around edges. Color a few random swirls with white gel pen to highlight them. Stamp two sets of flowers and three sets of leaves onto vellum with Versamark ink. Dust with embossing powder and heat set. Lightly sponge olive ink on backs of leaves and "U" shaped cut-out of each flower petal. Lightly shape flowers and leaves. Don't press too hard as the embossing powder will crack off. Using light green cardstock cut stamen centers for each flower. Roll them up with curler and glue the end down. Add glue to stamen tips and dip in prills. When dry, glue these to flower centers. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and die cut with banner die. Sponge cocoa ink around edges, tuck under and fold banner and glue in place as pictured. Add chapel to card front with pop-dots and glue steeple to sentiment. Shape and curl branches. Tuck one of the fuller branches in upper right corner and glue in place. Glue dove to branch and add stickles to wings and tail. Glue one long branch downward on left and one fuller branch across top of card front. Snip last long branch in three pieces. Glue a long piece under the upper right fold. Arrange and glue flowers in place on branches and card front as pictured and glue in leaves to fill in. Add a little dab of stickles to each flower tip to finish your card.

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