A Bucket Full of Hugs

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A Bucket Full of Hugs


Cover a 6" x 6" card blank with yellow paper from the Iris Garden Paper Collection, cut to 5 3/4" square. Cut a piece of purple paper from the Paper Collection to 5 1/2" square. Adhere to card front with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. Die cut one Simply Elegant Centrepiece from the Simply Elegant Centrepiece Die Set in white card. Cut another one in yellow paper from the Paper Collection. Adhere the white Simply Elegant Centrepiece to card front. Adhere the small centre yellow piece from the second Simply Elegant Centrepiece to the middle.

Stamp and color in Ranger Archival Sunflower ink, onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper, three small and eight medium Iris Petals from the Iris Garden Petals Cling Stamp Set. Die cut with the matching dies. Apply a little Memento Grape Jelly ink onto the edges with a Dauber. Place in the Iris Garden Flower Shaping Mold, lightly mist with water and run through a die cutting machine. Pierce a hole in the middles with the tool from the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Lightly shape the Iris petals with the shaping tool from the Flower Shaping Kit. Shape the small petals to face in and up, shape the medium petals to face and curl downwards.

Make three Irises by threading a yellow Petite Pollen Stamen onto a small Iris petal, face down. Add hot glue to base. Add a medium petal, face down. Add hot glue to the base.  Add another layer of medium Iris petals, face up. Add hot glue. Cut two medium Iris petals in half. Adhere one of these to the base of the three Irises with hot glue, face up. Off set the petals as you go. Add hot glue to the rear and cut off the stems. Make three Iris buds with three small Iris petals. Color with Sunflower and Memento Grape Jelly inks with Daubers. Thread one set of small Iris petals onto a stamen, face down. Roll to form a bud, glue the edges down. 

Stamp and color with Ranger Archival Watering Can ink, onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper, one Rustic Sunflower Can and two Rustic Sunflower Buckets from the Rustic Sunflower Can and Freezer and Rustic Sunflower Bucket Cling Stamp Sets from the Rustic Sunflower Collection. Die cut with the matching dies. Color with Watering Can ink using a Dauber. Lightly shape with a shaping tool from the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Stamp and color all the accents from the Iris Garden Accents Cling Stamp Set, with Ranger Archival Leaf Green ink, six times. Stamp one set of small leaves in Memento Grape Jelly ink. Color, using Daubers, in Leaf Green and Grape Jelly inks. Die cut with the matching dies. Lightly shape with the shaping tool.

Take a set of EZ Stem Floral Wires in light green and one of the Rustic Sunflower Buckets. Adhere the EZ Wire Stems set inside the bucket, adhere to card front, leaving the top and sides of the bucket free of glue. Adhere another bucket to the side. Adhere the Rustic Sunflower Can with foam tape. Adhere three yellow Irises onto the EZ Wire Stems with hot glue. Adhere three buds onto the longest bud sets from the Iris Garden Accents Cling Stamp set. Adhere to the EZ wire stems.

Adhere the Iris Garden Accents into the bucket with hot glue. Adhere the small green leaves to either side of the bucket. Cut apart the set of leaves in Grape Jelly into three pieces, adhere. Make three sets of fluffy stamens, from the white Bridal Bouquet Stamens Set. Fold the fluffy stamens in half, wrap florist tape around the base and glue into the Iris bouquet with hot glue. Stamp a sentiment from the Just for You Sentiment Cling Stamp Set in Grape Jelly ink, onto Flower Shaping Paper. Die cut with a small oval from the Royal Elegance Frame Die Set.

Sponge Designer Dries Clear Adhesive over the card, sprinkle on clear glitter. All done.

Other Products: 6" x 6" card blank, white card, water bottle spray, die cutting machine, hot glue, foam tape, Ranger Archival ink pad - Watering Can, Memento Grape Jelly ink, florist tape, clear glitter.

Created By Carole Wright
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