A Friendly Gift

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A Friendly Gift

Other Products: Gift Bag, Ribbon, Florist Wire, Florist Tape, 6 x Beads, Glue, Distress Ink in Peeled Paint, Clear Embossing Ink, hot glue.

For more tips on creating with the foam paper & stamens, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/Oma6ctVmUD0.

Instructions: Start off by stamping 2 large and 2 medium "Sweet Peonies" from the Small Sweet Peony Set for each of the four main flowers on some art foam paper. I have stamped one set in each of the four Archival Ink colours listed above.

Next you will need to stamp more flowers, also onto art foam, to create the buds. For these I stamped one mini flower in each of the 4 colours PLUS I also stamped 6 of the mini flowers in the Violet to create the little extra flowers. You will need 2 petals to make the one mini flower. I have used 3 mini flowers in my cluster. Stamp 5 leaves from the Large Sweet Peony Stamp Set using Peeled Paint Distress Ink onto white cardstock. Stamp 6 mini flowers in the green, also on white cardstock. These will form the bottom of your buds. Die Cut all petals and leaves.

Now colour all the petals and leaves using the same ink colours that you stamped them in.

One at a time hit each foam petal with a tiny amount of heat with your heat gun and as soon as it starts to curl, quickly roll and scrunch it in your fingers. Set aside and continue with the rest. When they are all curled, start gluing them together to make your 4 main flowers (4 petals each) and the three mini flowers (2 petals each). Add matching stamens to each flower. Randomly add a little glue over each flower and dip into the glitter, tap off excess and set aside to dry.

To make the buds, add a small bead to a three inch piece of thin florist wire curling it around a bead to hold it in place. Next thread one foam petal, apply hot glue and curl petals around bead to hide it. This will give your bud volume. Using you blending tool shape the tiny green flowers into a cup shape, thread them onto the wire, add a little hot glue and curl up over the bottom of the bud. Wind some florist wire onto each wire to give a realistic appearance.

Die cut a "Decorative Oval" from white cardstock and stick to the front of a gift bag.

Stamp a greeting onto a paper panel from the "Lush Lilac" collection paper pad & heat emboss it in white. Die cut this greeting into a tag using the "Luggage & Tag" die set.

Now glue all flowers and leaves on top of decorative oval as per sample.

Replace bag handles with ribbon and add a matching bow. Stick greeting tag onto bag as per sample.

Created By Di Garling
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