Blooming Thoughts

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Blooming Thoughts

Other Products: White Cardstock, Dimensional Adhesive, Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Die Cutting Machine

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Instructions: Cut white cardstock to 12 x 4 1/4" size, score and fold at 6" to create card base. Cut a yellow 6 x 6" panel from the paper collection to 4 1/4 x 6" size. Sponge edges of panel with Vivid Chartreuse ink and attach onto card base. Diecut the Intricate Swirl Frames Die from white cardstock. Trim off the outer decorative edges with a paper trimmer. Sponge the straight edges with Sunflower ink. Use dimensional adhesive and glue to attach both frames onto the card as pictured.

Stamp the coneflower from HCPC-3826 Blossoming Coneflower and coneflower from HCPC-3828 Garden's Edge Coneflower stamp set in Archival Black ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies.

Use the Stack and Store daubers along with the following inks to color the images. Use the Buttercup ink at the bottom tips of coneflower petals. Next add some Vibrant Fuchsia to petal centers. Add a pop of Cactus Flower to the innermost part of part of petals, right next to the cone. Use Vivid Chartreuse on the cones, along with a pop of Buttercup ink. For all the leaves, use Vivid Chartreuse and Leaf Green ink. Cut 'Special Thoughts' sentiment from the paper collection and sponge edges with the Vibrant Fuchsia ink.

Use a scissors to cut in between some of the coneflower petals to allow for more dimension. Use the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit to shape the coneflowers and leaves. Use glue and dimensional adhesive to attach everything onto card as shown. Use Dries Clear glue to add a touch of glitter over the flowers, leaves and rest of card as desired.

Created By Ellen Miller
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