A Zinnia Birthday
Other Products: White cardstock, dimensional adhesive, hot glue, hot glue gun, scissors, funnel tray, paper trimmer, die cutting machine
For more tips on creating with the Summer's Garden Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kYiP8qJZ4rE.
For more tips on creating with the tags & sentiments, watch the tutorialat https://youtu.be/eAfLuNkRda4.
Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" size, score and fold at 4 1/4". Stamp the smallest set of zinnia petals in Rose Madder on the top left and bottom right of card. Stamp off ink 1x on scrap paper beforehand. Use from the Album Tags and Accents Die to diecut the tag opening from front of card base. Pair the same die with eyelet frame to create a border from white cardstock and green paper from the Summer’s Garden collection. Cut two strips of 1 5/8 x 3/8 " coral paper from the collection. Lightly sponge the edges of card base with Vivid Chartreuse ink and Rose Madder. Lightly sponge the edges of strips with Rose Madder ink and attach onto left and right side of card as shown. Sponge edge of white frame with Rose Madder. Offset the frames onto card as shown. Lightly sponge some Rose Madder in a pattern inside the frames. Stamp the ‘Have a wonderful birthday’ in Rose Madder ink onto white cardstock and diecut with long banner die from Arrows and Banner Die set. Sponge edges of banner with Rose Madder ink and attach onto card as shown.
Stamp the 3rd largest and 2nd smallest zinnia petals 2x from Small Garden Zinnia Cling Stamp Set in Rose Madder ink onto flower shaping paper and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp the same two sizes of zinnia petals again 1x, this time in Sunflower ink and diecut. Stamp the small zinnia petals again 2x, this time in Magenta Hue ink and diecut. Stamp both petal sizes again, this time in Leaf Green ink and diecut. Stamp the large leaf 1x and small leaf 2x from the Large and Small Garden Zinnia Cling Stamp Set in Leaf Green ink onto the flower shaping cardstock and diecut.
Use the Stack and Store daubers to color the flowers and leaves. Color the backside of coral petals with Rose Madder ink. Flip over and color with Pink Peony, followed a darker shading of Rose Madder and a pop of Sunflower. Color the backside of the yellow petals with Sunflower. Flip over and color with Buttercup and Sunflower ink. Color the backside of the pink petals with Cactus Flower. Flip over and color with Pink Peony, followed by a darker shading of Cactus Flower and a pop of Sunflower. Color the leaves with Vivid Chartreuse and a touch of Sunflower ink. Use a hydra sponge to apply a light touch of Crystal Lacquer over the petals and leaves.
Once petals and leaves are dry, use the zinnia shaping molds and shaping stylus to shape the petals. For one of the small coral zinnia petals, cut off petals and curl to form petals that are not fully open. These petals will go in the center of zinnia. Use hot glue to assemble the flower as shown. For the center, add some Dries Clear glue and sprinkle with prills. Shape the remaining petals into bud form, attaching the green petals around the base.
Attach the zinnia and leaves onto card with hot glue. Dab some Dries Clear glue onto a sponge, apply over edges of card and rest of card as desired, sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear and tap off.