Cascading Trellis

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Cascading Trellis


Cut a piece of white cardstock to 11 1/4 x 7 5/8” and score in half at 5 5/8”. Next cut a piece of Luxe Gold Cardstock to 5 5/8” x 7 5/8” and attach to card front. From the HCDP1-287 Lush Lilac Paper Collection, cut a piece of multicolored patterned paper to 5 1/2 x 7 1/2” and attach to Luxe Gold cut in previous step. From the HCD2-7189 Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die use the largest die and cut one from Luxe Gold Cardstock. Next use the second largest die from the same die set and cut a light blue piece of patterned paper from the Lush Lilac Paper Collection. Using the same rectangle die, tape it down to a piece of 5 x 7” white cardstock and use the two inset dies from the HCD2-7400 Classic Companion Border Die set, taping one on each side, inside the rectangle, leaving a gap in the middle. There is exactly enough space for all 3 panels to be cut inside this rectangle die. Once outer two dies are cut, tape down one die into the center and rerun through the die cut machine to complete the full front panel. Using Dries Clear Adhesive, glue this white die cut piece to the blue background piece, then glue both of these to the Luxe Gold rectangle cut by the largest die. Lastly, using 3D Foam Adhesive, tape this top layer to the card base previously made.

Stamp the small set of flowers 3x from the HCPC-3887 Wild Aster Cling Stamp set on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper in Petunia Archival ink. Lightly color flowers, with blending brushes, in Sky Blue Archival Ink. Stamp the leaf vine stamp set 3x from the HCPC-3912 Cascading Wisteria Cling Stamp Set in Olive and lightly color in Leaf Green and a bit of Olive Archival Inks. Lastly stamp the floral filler stamp 3x from the HCPC-3933 Floral Shoppe Fillers Cling Stamp Set in Leaf Green and lightly color in Vivid Chartreuse Archival Inks. Cut all stamped images with coordinating dies.

Before shaping the flowers use the Stack and Store Daubers to darken the tips of each of the petals using the Petunia ink. Then use the Grooved Golf Tool Set to shape the Aster petals before pressing in the centers with a stylus from the Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit. Each flower is made from two flowers of the same size. Finish off the flowers by using Dries Clear glue to add the Ice Queen Prills to the centers and Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear Glitter to the petals. For the vines simple darken the edges of the leaves with the daubers using the Olive ink and shape using the stylus tool and shaping mat from the back side. (For added dimension to leaves, use a Golf tool to run a crease from tip of leaf to vine.) The same shaping technique is used for the Floral Shoppe Fillers except the leaves will be darkened in leaf green ink and Candy Shoppe Prills will be added with Dries Clear glue in place of the little flowers. Allow to dry before attempting to arrange on the card.

To finish the card simply cut a sentiment from the Lush Lilac Paper Collection and frame in Luxe Gold Cardstock. Attach the Vines in a wandering pattern as if it is climbing a trellis. Attach the flowers to the vine with hot glue then add in the fillers and any extra leaves to fill blank spaces. Finish inside of card as desired.

Other Products: Ranger Archival Ink Petunia, Blending Brushes, Scissors, Glue Gun, Glue Sticks, Die Cut Machine

Created By Melanie Smith
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