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Other Products: White 7 x 7 inch card blank, white card, Ranger Distress Ink - Shaded Lilac, Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Colorbox ink - Lemon Grass, Hot glue gun, foam tape, Chunky Glitter.

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Instructions: Cover a 7 x 7 inch card blank with green paper from the Cottage Garden Paper Collection Pad. Cut a 6 x 6 inch panel in blue paper, mat onto a 6 1/4 inch square of white card. Adhere to the front of the card. Die cut the Rounded Lattice Window Frame Die in white card, adhere to the front of the card.

Take the Cottage Garden Fresh Cut Hydrangea Stamp and Olive Green ink, stamp lots of blooms onto the Heartfelt Creations Flower Shaping Paper. Color in with Lemon Grass Ink and the Daubers. Repeat this with the Shaded Lilac ink, color in with the Shaded Lilac ink and the Daubers. Die cut with the coordinating dies. Add green stamens to the centers of the Lemon grass hydrangeas. Add a drop of hot glue as you do this. Make two small arrangement of the green hydrangeas by gathering five together and wrapping the wire stems together. Make two arrangements.

Take the large Cottage Garden Hydrangea Die, stamp with Shaded Lilac ink onto the Flower Shaping Paper. Repeat with the smaller Hydrangeas. Stamp one large, one medium and one small Hydrangea. Stamp out some leaves. Color in using the Daubers and inks and die cut with the coordinating dies.

To give the Hydrangeas some height cut out two circles for each hydrangea in card. Cut each one slightly smaller than the other. Layer them onto the Hydrangea Die Cuts using foam tape. Start adding the Hydrangea blooms using hot glue. Start in the center and work outwards. You will need 24 blooms for the largest Hydrangea. Repeat with the other two flowers.

Stamp, color in and die cut the little birds on stems, twice, from the Fresh Cut Hydrangea Stamp set. Give them some shape using the Flower Shaping Tool Kit. Add all the blooms and leaves to the Hydrangea Flower Shaping Mold, lightly spritz with water, run through a die cutting machine. When dry, tap out and leave to dry.

Adhere the large finished blooms to the card. Add in the two arrangements, adhere the little birds on stems. Adhere the leaves. Cut out a sentiment from the paper pad, adhere onto white card. Add foam tape to the back, adhere to the front of the card. Add a small bloom to the side.

Add lots of glitter to the blooms and birds using dries clear adhesive and chunky glitter. When dry, add the Prills with the Dries clear adhesive. All done.


Created By: Carole Wright