Colorful Garden

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Colorful Garden

Other Products: White Cardstock, Foam Squares, Die Cutting Machine, Paper Trimmer, Distressing tool, Honeysuckle Glitter, Piercer, Acrylic Block, Scissors, Pencil, Brad

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Instructions: Card Size is 8 x 6”. Create your card base by cutting white cardstock to 8 x 12”. Score and fold at 6”. Cut 3 layers of paper from paper collection, each being slightly smaller than the first. Use distressing tool to scuff off the edges of the largest layer. Ink the edges of the smallest layer with Cactus Flower ink. Adhere the two smallest ones together using Dries Clear Glue. Diecut two layers of white cardstock using Rounded Window Frame die and adhere together, this just makes it sturdier, then color the circle using precision daubers and Archival inks: Cactus Flower, Forget-Me-Not, Deep Purple and Vivid Chartreuse. Be sure your colors overlap creating a fun new shade, then find the center of the circle and pierce the center. This creates your color wheel.

Use Elegant Border to die cut white cardstock creating a shape you like, being sure it’s large enough to die cut your hydrangea flower head onto it. Layer the hydrangea die on this white cardstock, place onto die cutting plate, leaving the top plate off the stem as to only die cut the flower head, then use scissors to trim the stem, removing the flower head from white cardstock. Place this white cardstock onto score board and score every 1/8” to create texture. Apply glue onto sponge, dab randomly onto white cardstock, then sprinkle with Rajni’s Crystal Clear glitter. Place the white cardstock onto the two smallest pieces of designer paper (they’re glued together), use a pencil to mark where you want to die cut the flower head.

Stamp the large hydrangea onto clear cardstock using Stazon Jet Black ink, allow to dry. Stamp the Same hydrangea onto Deluxe Flower Shaping paper using Archival Jet Black ink and die cut, trim off flower head, so you’re left with the stem. Use precision daubers to color hydrangea stem with Coffee ink and the leaves with Vivid Chartreuse and Leaf Green ink. Shape using Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. Stamp a few small & a few large hydrangea petals onto Deluxe Flower Shaping paper using Archival Jet Black ink and die cut. Color the center with Vivid Chartreuse, and then the edges and back with either Cactus Flower or Forget Me Not inks (I combined both colors for one blossom, to create a periwinkle color), shape using mold.

Adhere clear cardstock stamped image onto the backside of white cardstock piece, trim clear cardstock if needed. Then adhere onto previously glued/die cut pieces of designer paper. Place color wheel onto largest piece of designer paper, be sure the pierced hole is not visible in opening, and pierce, insert brad. Your color wheel should spin freely. Adhere this panel onto card base using foam squares. Place more foam squares around color wheel, being sure they don’t obstruct the wheel from spinning, then adhere your remaining designer paper.

Cut a strip from paper pad 5/8” wide, then stamp sentiment in Cactus Flower ink. Adhere strip onto card base as shown. Adhere hydrangea stem and blossoms as shown, finish by applying Honeysuckle glitter onto flowers and stem and Ribbit prills to the center of the blossoms. Spin the color wheel to change the color of the hydrangea.


Created By Waneda Miller
  1. Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
  2. Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
  3. Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles
  4. Ribbit Prills
    Ribbit Prills ANC825
  5. Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles
  6. Clear Cardstock 8.5 x 11
    Clear Cardstock 8.5 x 11 GBKK811B1
  7. Elegant Border Basics Die
    Elegant Border Basics Die HCD1-7121
    Special Price $9.00 Regular Price $29.99
  8. Rounded Window Frame Die
    Rounded Window Frame Die HCD1-7271
  9. Cottage Garden Hydrangea Die
    Cottage Garden Hydrangea Die HCD1-7278
  10. Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30
  11. Cottage Garden Paper Collection
  12. 3D Hydrangea Shaping Mold
    3D Hydrangea Shaping Mold HCFB1-489
  13. Just For You Sentiments Cling Stamp Set
  14. Cottage Garden Hydrangea Cling Stamp Set
  15. Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
    Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit HCST1-401
  16. Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear
  17. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Forget-Me-Not
  18. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Deep Purple
  19. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green
  20. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black
  21. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Cactus Flower
  22. Hydra Sponges
    Hydra Sponges RLHS100
  23. StazOn Ink Pad - Jet Black
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