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Trailing Dogwood Layout

Other Products: Ranger: Stardust stickles, Water Mister, Inking tool, Water coloring brush, Paper distressing tool, Scissors, Distress Inks: Gathered twigs, Forest moss, Peeled paint, Victorian Velvet; Other: Green cardstock, Aquarelle paper (170gm), Archival black ink, Fussy Cutting Scissors, Double sided Tape, Beige wired ribbon, Cardboard, Hot glue gun, Pencil

Watch this video https://youtu.be/gI8RqHAt3vE to learn different shaping techniques using the dogwood flowers.

Instructions: The finished size of this Layout is 12" x 12" (30cm x 30 cm). The photo measures 5 1/4" x 3 1/2". Start by preparing all the embellishments needed for this layout. Stamp, die cut, color and shape if needed the following: 6 x flowering branches, 9 x dogwood flowers, 12 x large leaves plus an extra 6 for the lower edge. Find the pink colored design paper from the collection. Cut this in half and then ink the edges with the Victorian velvet ink. Taking the paper-distressing tool, distress all the edges. Taking the green card stock cut two 3" strips. Distress the edges of these papers too. Use one of the strips to place behind the join and the other at the base of the layout. Apply water spray to the edges to be curled and curl up by rolling with the pencil. Taking the cardboard, trim this so it is a little smaller than the photo. Add enough so when placed, the photo will sit snug above the paper join. Adhere in place. Make a large bow so it will fit almost across the page. Adhere 3 of the dogwood flowering branches in a row about 1" under the photo. Adhere the bow using the hot glue gun. Trim the remaining flowering branches so you can fill the gaps in the flowers fall. These are adhered only at the ends, by lifting the bow a little and tuck the ends under so you adhere so they will not seen. Adhere with the hot glue gun flowers and leaves over the knot of the bow. First the flowers then add the leaves as fillers. Do the same for each side of the photo and paper join. Tuck the leaves under the paper roll at the base of the layout. Add a few dogwood flower sprigs. To finish the layout add a spot of stickles to each dogwood flower petal tips and the draping flower centers.



Created By: Susan Smit



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