Cottage Wishes

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Cottage Wishes

Other Products: Die cutting machine, cheesecloth, Gutermann sewing thread, water mister, hot glue gun, hot glue, scissors, heatgun, black sharpie marker, watercolors pencils staedtler, van gogh watercolor pigments, watercolor paper

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Instructions: The finished card measures 5 1/2 inches by 7 inches. Cut a piece of white cardstock 11 by 7 inches and score at 5 1/2 inches on the width side. Fold to make a horizontal top folding card. Ink the edge of the white cardstock with a dauber and the archival Tiger lily ink. Cut 1 piece of paper 5 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches from the 2A sheet and glue it on the base with 3D foam to give dimension. You can lightly trim the edge of these with a tool designed for this purpose or simply the blade of a scissor.

Stamp the door with the black ink on a watercolor paper 4 3/4 x 6 inches. Color the door by using van gogh watercolor pigments. You can also outline the bricks with a black sharpie pen. Glue it on the other layers of the card. Stamp again the door. Cut only the accessories and glue it on the door with 3D foam to give dimension.

Die cut a border with the cut mat and create 2A die in the 6A sheet. Insert it between the layers, on each side of the card.

Stamp the littles flowers with archival tiger lily and buttercup ink on white card stock. Color with the same color with a dauber. Cut with the coordinating die. Shape the flowers by using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit tools. Also color the stamens with the ink and add stamens in the center of the flowers. Make 8 small flowers with 2 layers.

Stamp the vine with the archival fern green ink and color it with the dauber. Cut it with the appropriate die and shape it with the deluxe flower shaping tool kit.

Put cheesecloth and sewing thread over the door and glue your vine and flowers on it. Add orange wire to make a vine effect.

Cut a ticket from your paper and stamp in orange a sentiment from the thank you sentiments stamps. Glue it with 3D foam next to your flowers. To add the finishng touch, simply add yellow nuvo crystal drop !


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