Decorative Bouquet

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Decorative Bouquet

Other Products: Cactus StazOn, Wilted Violet Distress Ink, Citron Distress Ink, Linen Seam Binding, White Linen cardstock, White Neenah smooth, pearls

For more tips on creating with the foam paper & stamens, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/Oma6ctVmUD0.

Instructions: Card size approximately 5 1/4 X 5 1/4". Cut white cardstock 5 1/2" X 11", fold in half and place decorative die outline on one side with the top corner hanging over the fold so that it doesn't cut the top all the way out. See Liz Gaze's tutorial on shaped cards here. Place the top plate up to but not over the straight side of die so  it does not cut the center of the card and then run it through your die cutting machine. Turn the die around and die cut the other side the same way. The bottom will need a bit of trimming between bottom scallops, it should look similar to the top folded edge. Now die cut a purple panel from designer paper the same way to match and glue it to the folded card. Die cut the inside part of the decorative die twice from white cardstock and glue to purple panel.

Die cut scallop edge circle from decorative Classic Petunia paper and another smaller circle from same paper. Die cut Art Foam using the same circle die and attach smaller circle to create a 3D effect. Cut the sentiment from designer paper and flag cut both ends. Use Vibrant Violet Stazon to stamp Enchanted Mums on the Art Foam Paper and die cut, then sponge on Wilted Violet to color. Use Cactus StazOn to stamp Wildwood Florals on Art Foam Paper and die cut (no extra color was added). Use your heat gun to heat foam mums which will cause them to curl upward. Use your hand to cup it after heating, to help with the cupping action to form your mums using several layers (a glue gun works best for gluing the foam together). Punch a small whole in the center of layered flower, using the piercer and insert stamens. Heat Wildwood foam flowers and shape each petal by twisting and pinching. Layer and add small pastel stamen.

Stamp Dogwood leaves using Bamboo Leaves Memento onto white cardstock, coloring with New Sprout Memento Ink and die cut. Form and add to flower arrangement. Arrange flowers as shown, add light green pearls and glittered dragon fly (from Enchanted Mums). Dye seam binding to match for bow, scrunch up and let dry. Make a bow and add to top of card.

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