Behind the Closed Door

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Behind the Closed Door

Other Products: Clear embossing powder, transparent embossing ink pad, 7.5” x 6” tent fold white card base, Early espresso/ granny apple green/old olive/terracotta tile/lovely lipstick ink pads – stampin up!, white bakers twine, foam pads, hot glue, white nuvo drops, silver wink of luna, white cardstock

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Instructions: Make the flowers: Stamp the flowers onto vellum using the transparent ink pad, cover in white embossing powder, remove excess and heat to set. Colour lightly with lovely lipstick ink on the reverse and die cut the flowers. Shape lightly with the flower shaping tools.

Make the leaves: stamp using old olive ink onto white cardstock. Colour the leaves using the granny apple green ink and die cut. Colour the stem using early espresso ink and add another layer of granny apple green to the edges to shade the leaves. Shape using the flower shaping tools.

Cut a paper from the collection slightly smaller than the card base. Rag the edges lightly with a pair of scissors and ink using the early espresso. Adhere to the base card. Using the same paper, stamp the sentiment in transparent ink, cover in white embossing powder, remove excess and heat to set. Die cut using the tag die. Cut a second tag and adhere the 2 tags back to back.

Create the door: Stamp onto white card using early espresso ink and cover with clear embossing powder, remove excess and heat to set. Tear around the bricks and die cut the door and frame. Die cut a second frame. Colour the bricks using terracotta tile ink and dauber and edge with early espresso. Colour both door frames with terracotta ink/water and colour the door with soft suede ink using a dauber. Paint over the hinges with water and dab with a tissue to bleach out the colour, then use a silver wink of luna pen to add colour to the metalwork on the door.

Adhere the door layers to the card base and tuck the sentiment label under the brickwork, tie with white twine. Add the second door frame on top of the first using foam pads

Position the leaves and flowers around the door using dries clear adhesive and hot glue. Place a drop of white nuvo drops into the centre of each flower and sprinkle with prills. Allow to dry and remove excess.

Stamp the tree and pot plants using black versafine ink, cover in clear embossing powder, remove excess and heat to set. Die cut and water colour using terracotta tile and granny apple green ink. Shape using flower shaping tools and adhere to the card base using hot glue.


Created By Cheryl Morgan
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  2. French Cottage 'scapes Die
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  4. French Doorway Cling Stamp Set
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  6. Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
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  8. Ornamental Tags Die
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  12. Opaque Embossing Powder - White
  13. Lemon Chiffon Prills
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  14. Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss White
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