Birthday Wisteria Cage
Other Products: Die cutting machine, funnel tray, scissors, paper trimmer, dimensional adhesive, hot glue gun
For more tips on creating with the Cascading Petals Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/DqhvfrsTI00.
Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock to 9 x 6 1/2", score and fold at 4 1/2" on the long side. Use from the HCD1-7298 Decorative Cage Die to diecut the folded card. Leave the edge of die extended over the fold to create a shaped card base. Use the same die to diecut a deep lavender paper from the Cascading Petals paper collection. Layer onto card base. Now diecut the decorative piece of the die from white cardstock. Apply Dries Clear glue to a sponge and dab over the decorative cage diecut, then sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear. Attach the cage onto the card base with dimensional adhesive. Cut a sentiment from the paper collection, sponge the edges with Majestic Violet ink and attach into cage door opening.
Stamp the small wisteria petals 2x from HCPC-3911 Wisteria Petals Cling Stamp Set in Majestic Violet ink onto Flower Shaping cardstock and diecut with coordinating die. Stamp the same image again 2x in Cactus Flower ink onto the cardstock and diecut with coordinating die. One more time stamp the petals, this time in Forget-Me-Not ink onto the cardstock and diecut with coordinating die. Stamp the arched wisteria from the same stamp set in a dual tone of Cactus Flower on the wisteria and Fern Green ink on the leaves, then diecut with coordinating die. Repeat this step, using the Majestic Violet and Fern Green inks.
Use the Stack and Store daubers to color the images. Use the Majestic Violet ink on the purple wisteria petals. Use Cactus Flower ink on the pink wisteria petals. Use the Forget-Me-Not ink on the blue wisteria petals. Sponge in a circular motion from center outwards, leaving the edges white. Sponge on the backsides of petals too. Use the Majestic Violet, Vibrant Fuchsia and Fern Green inks on the arched wisteria and leaves.
Use the stylus from the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit to shape wisteria petals. Pierce a hole in the center of each petal. Shape the arched wisteria. Thread the wisteria petals onto wired stamen. Start with 1 wired stamen for first petal, then grab another one for the second petal, threading through both wires. Using multiple wires allows for a bigger grouping of petals at the top of each bunch. Use hot glue to attach the petals. You’ll need 3 bunches of wisteria, 2 of 11 petals and 1 of 8 petals. Attach the wisteria bunches as shown. Cut both colors of the arched wisteria into sections, attaching around the wisteria bunches as shown. You’ll have some leftover pieces.
Apply some of the Dries Clear Glue along onto a hydra sponge, dab over wisteria and leaves, then sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear.