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Other Products: Paper: Aquarelle paper 170gm, A4 Crafters Companion Centura Pearl White Hint of Gold 300gm, Cream or white cardstock. Inks: Distress inks: Evergreen bough, Chipped sapphire. Derwent Inktense pencils 75: Golden yellow 0230, Cadmium Orange 0250, Hookers green 1520, field green 1500, Beech green 1510, Ionian green 1320, Hot red 0410, Lagoon 0810, Tangerine 0300, Spring green 1550,  Archival ink Jet Black, Heat gun, Inking tool, Stardust stickles, Hot glue gun, versa-mark, Circle punch, Yellow ribbon, Double sided tape, Want 2 Scrap self adhesive bling-Rhinestones 72 Hot Pink

Watch this tutorial to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: This card when completed will fit into a 9 1/2 x 7 1/2" envelope. The card base measures 8 1/4 x 6 15/16" ( 23.5 cm x 17.5 cm ) Take the A 4 cardstock and make 2 fold lines at 2 quarter inches each to form the foot of the card. Fold this to a hill and valley fold. Cut the card front base at 4 12/16 x 3 15/16" (10 cm x 12.1 cm ). A second card side front at 3 13/16th x 2 1/4" ( 5.7 cm x 9.6 cm ). The slider at 1 7/16 " x 3 2/16" (3.7 cm x 8 cm ). Last the slider guide at 1 2/16" x 3 1/4" (8.3 cm x 2.8 cm ). This piece you will use the punch to cut a half circle in the center of longer edge to aid sliding the slider in place later when adhered to the back of the card front. Find the design paper in the paper pad and cut a little smaller than the base for the matting. Ink all the matting paper edges with both distress ink colors for shading. Adhere all the papers in place with tape or glue. Adhere the card front to the left of the card foot. With the 3d foam double dots adhere the card side front to the right of the card front and card foot. Taking the yellow ribbon, make a small double half bow and adhere in place with the hot glue gun. 

Make the Aloha sentiment by layering and gluing 6 die cuts made from cardstock. Stamp, die cut and color the embellishments from the collection. Please note all the stamping is done with the gold embossing powder. The finished toucan is reinforced by die cutting and adhering 4 extra layers together. Arrange and adhere all the flowers and leaves in place. Add the parrot then the sentiment. You can adhere the arrangement either with wet glue or the hot glue gun, I used the latter. Adhere the slider to the top of the card in line with the card front. Place the slider guide to the back of the card front so the slider will slide to let the card stand on it's own. Apply the rhinestones to the flower centers and to the slider head. Apply the crystal Lacquer to the sentiment and stickles to the flowers and parrot.

Created By: Susan Smit

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