Blooming Friendship

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Blooming Friendship

Other Products: Inks: Spectrum Noir Aqua blend pencils: Leaves: Pesto Green, Oregano. Bird: Hyacinth, Plum, Blueberry, Pineapple, Coral, Tobacco, Orange. Spectrum Noir Harmony-Damson Wine. Other: Diamond stickles, Double sided tape, Inking Tool, White foam sheet, Hot glue gun, Lilac card stock.

Instructions: This card when finished, measures 6 1/4” x 6 1/4”. Taking the white card stock, make a tent fold card base to the above measurements. Using the outer frame from the Stairway Gardens die set, die cut the frame using the lilac card stock. Ink the edges with the Damson Wine ink and the help of a foam inking tool. Find the sheet 11B in the paper collection, trim this a little smaller than the Eyelet Frame and adhere both layers together then adhere this to the card front using the 3D foam tape or foam dots.

Using the Circle Frames die set, the inside circle die from the Courtyard Elegance die set, Lilac card stock, silver paper and the white art foam paper, cut all out once taping both dies together so the placement will always be the same. Adhere together the die cut of the foam paper and the silver paper. Using wet adhesive, adhere this to the centre of the card front. Die cut a circle from the collection paper, sheet 11B then adhere both this circle and the Lilac frame together then ink the edges of the lilac frame with the Damson Wine ink and the help of a foam inking tool. Adhere to the silver frame as shown in the card photo.

To make the embellishments for this card: Using the stamp, colours listed in the other products used list, matching dies and shaping mold for both sizes of the Hyacinth image, prepare at least 32 Hyacinth petals for the two sizes, plus three for the birds branch. Prepare one of the birds on the branch from the Floral Song matching sets. Trim away what is not needed from the branch as shown.

When all is prepared, adhere with the hot glue gun the Hyacinth petals to the Hyacinth bases and the branch end. Now make the sentiment by stamping then die cutting the band from the Ticket and Tag die set. Ink the edges of this band by using the Damson Wine ink and inking tool. Adhere all in place-the Hyacinths, the sentiment band then the bird on the branch.

To finish the card, apply a dot of crystal drops to each flower centre on the Hyacinth’s. Apply a little diamond stickles to the bird and also to each petal on the Hyacinth’s.


Created By Susan Smit
  1. Spring Garden Paper Collection
    Spring Garden Paper Collection HCDP1-2125
  2. 3D Hyacinth Shaping Mold
    3D Hyacinth Shaping Mold HCFB1-497
  3. Fragrant Hyacinth Cling Stamp Set
  4. Fragrant Hyacinth Die
    Fragrant Hyacinth Die HCD1-7345
  5. Window Hinges Die
    Window Hinges Die HCD1-7285
  6. Stairway Gardens Die
    Stairway Gardens Die HCD1-7281
  7. Courtyard Elegance Die
    Courtyard Elegance Die HCD1-7283
  8. Circle Basics Large Die
    Circle Basics Large Die HCD1-7155
  9. Decorative Circle Frames Die
    Decorative Circle Frames Die HCD2-7306
  10. Ticket and Tags Die
    Ticket and Tags Die HCD1-7201
  11. Elegant Gateway Sentiments Cling Stamp Set
  12. Floral Song Cling Stamp Set
    Floral Song Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3913
  13. Floral Song Die
    Floral Song Die HCD1-7297
  14. Art Foam Paper-10 Pack
    Art Foam Paper-10 Pack HCFS1-465
  15. Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
    Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit HCST1-401
  16. Luxe Silver Cardstock
    Luxe Silver Cardstock HCGP1-493
  17. Pastel Pearl Stamens-Medium
    Pastel Pearl Stamens-Medium HCS1-457-2
  18. Groove Golf Tool Set
    Groove Golf Tool Set DMCT4185
  19. Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles
  20. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Coffee
  21. Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
  22. Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
  23. Color In Watercolor Brush - Fine
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