Blooming Octagon

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Blooming Octagon

Instructions:

Card size: 6 x 6”. Cut a shaped Centerpiece card base using largest Simple Centerpiece die (see Video for simple how to). Using the same die, cut a decorative paper panel from a pink piece then glue it to card base. Using 2 Simple Centerpiece dies together, cut a frame to go inside from white and from gold (it should fit right on top of the line going through the decorative hearts (use the Elegant Hearts die to check).

Cut the Elegant Hearts Centerpiece from white and from gold cardstocks, glue them together off-set a bit. Glue the inner frame together off-set a bit then add foam strips under the frame. Glue the decorative pieces to the card front of card then adhere the inner frame on top of hearts as described above.

Stamp the wide vase using embossing ink (VersaMark used for sample) then heat emboss with gold embossing powder. Sponge gold pigment ink onto edges, wipe off excess with soft rag. Glitter the vase, add foam to the back. Stamp sentiment using embossing ink, heat emboss with gold as with vase, die cut with small circle. Die cut the decorative vase center from gold then glue it to the vase, glue the sentiment to decorative gold piece on vase, set aside.

Stamp Sweet Peas using Cactus Flower and using Deep Purple, sponge with like colors, stamp sepals, and leaves using Leaf Green sponge with the same, die cut all, shape flowers, sepals and leaves in shaping mold. Stamp vines with embossing ink, emboss with gold then ink with green. Shape the vines from the back using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and Golf Groove Tools as well as finish shaping flowers and buds.

For flowers, glue 2-piece flower together and use fingers to pull upward and together. For buds, use 1 part of flower (either part will do) roll with Golf Groove Tools, glue to sepals pulling sepal up, glue 1 sepal under each flower as well. Glue vines to vase then adhere vase to card center. Hot glue flowers and buds to the vines, add in some leaves.

For finishing touches, glitter all flowers and card front avoiding gold cardstock if possible. Mix shimmer and lacquer together then paint it on the leaves. Add a thin white triple bow to upper left side (white silk cord used in this sample). Your card in finished!

Optional, cut cardstock or decorative paper to fit inside of card.

Other Products: White cardstock, Shimmer additive, silk cord-white, VersaMark Ink

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