Around the Garden
Other Products: Die cut machine, scissors, scoreboard, polystyrene balls, foam pads, wink of stella, glitter, distress oxides blueprint sketch, wilted violet, shaded lilac, vintage photo, broken china, corner punch, bone folder, water mister, glue gun
For more tips on creating with the Cottage Garden Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/faBoB2s49RI.
Instructions: Click here to view more photos of this project. Click here to see a video of this project. In white cardstock cut a card base 6 x 6” and front panels 5 1/2 x 4", 5 x 4". Cover the card base front 6 x 6” with patterned paper. Score 1/2” on the left panel and 1/2” on the right panel to form a hinge which will be secured to the back of the 6 x 6”. On the opposite end of each panel with a pencil, mark 1/4” and cut a tab, the left panel tab will slot into the 6 x 6” at 3” front on the left hand side and the right panel tab will slot into the left panel at 3” from the left hand side (2 1/2” from score line). Cover front and back panels with patterned paper leaving room to tuck in Large Fleur Borders on the back side of each panel. With the Fleur Plain Border cut the left panel 3” high left-hand side, 2 1/2” high tab side, 3 1/2” at the highest. Cut the right-hand panel 3” high right-hand side, 2 1/2” high tab side, 3 1/2” at the highest (tabs and panel sizes can be altered to fit your patterned paper design). Adhere the hinges to the rear of the 6 x 6” and cover with patterned paper and round the top corners with a punch. Mat and layer punched corners blue and patterned paper 5” wide, 5 1/2” high. Using Cut Mat Create Dies 2A and 2B mat and layer blue patterned paper and white cardstock. All edged with blueprint sketch.
Stamp out in Archival 3x fence, 2x Hydrangea Arch and 2x Feathered Friend, Large Fresh Cut Hydrangea, 3x Small Fresh Cut Hydrangea + additional leaves, Cottage Garden Hydrangea and a mix of petals to form the blooms and die-cut with coordinating dies. Colour the hydrangea petals in a mix of broken china and shaded lilac with Archival Vivid Chartreuse centres. Place petals face down in the Hydrangea Shaping Mold and spritz the back with water before running through the die-cut machine. Remove from the mould and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit prior to threading stamens. Cut a polystyrene ball in half and adhere centre of the hydrangea image. Use a glue gun to build up the petals to form the hydrangea 3D blooms. Colour the fences with vintage photo and all other elements with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Add wink of stella to hydrangeas. Add Designer Dries Clear and glitter to hydrangea petals and leaves.
Adhere a fence die-cut inside each curved panel and top with Hydrangea Arch. Curl the remaining fence die-cut and adhere to the 6 x 6” base to sit within the left-hand curved panel when closed. Adhere Small Fresh Cut Hydrangea, Cottage Garden Hydrangea and Feathered Friends inside the curled fence. Add additional leaves into the bloom. Adhere Large Fresh Cut Hydrangea and Feathered Friend to the back mat and layer panel.