Enchanted Cottage

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Enchanted Cottage

Other Products: White cardstock, White Liquid Applique, 3M Foam Tape, Copic Markers: RV00, RV10, RV02, RV55, R21, R14, R29, YG05, YG17, BG11, BG13, B00, B02, B12, B24, Y11, Y15, Y38, YR04, C2, C3, C5, C7, BV20, ribbon, Nuvo Crystal Glaze.

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.

Instructions: Card size: 6 x 6 1/2".  Score 12 x 6 white cardstock at 3” and 9”. Cut another piece of white cardstock 5 7/8” x 6”.  Cut 2 pieces of blue snowflake sky paper 2 7/8” x 6” and one 5 7/8” x 6” blue snowflake sky paper for the inside of card. Cover the 6 x 5 7/8” white cardstock with the blue paper then die cut a tag in the center but not all the way cut, stop about 1/2” from the bottom of tag (place top cutting plate at the point where you want it to stop cutting). Punch 1/16” holes at the top of tag “door” and above the opening about 5/8”. Insert 2 brads, one in each hole. Place small rubber band under top brad and add a bit of glue to keep it in place, this will act as a closure when pulled over the bottom brad. In the center of the card base glue a decorative penguin pond scene that will show when the “door” is open. Cut 2 Starry Night Decorative die borders, glue 1 to the card base center and cut the other 1 in half then glue 1 half to each side (glue these borders on before gluing paper on so that bottom edges of border are sandwiched in-between).

Glue the door panel to the card base center leaving the door free to open and close. Glue the 2 7/8 x 6” blue sky panels to the 2 inside 3 x 6” card panels. Cut 2 pieces of red and white candy stripe paper 2 7/8 x 6” to cover front two 3 x 6” card base panels.

Cut 2 Heart of Joy Decorative dies (outside die) from white cardstock and cut 2 Heart of Joy Decorative dies (inside part of die) out of white, glue sets together. Cut 2 pieces of white cardstock 3 x 2” and tear the top. Glue to the bottom of red stripe paper. Glue one Heart of Joy die cut to each 3” candy stripe panel with curve facing in toward center. Cut 2 Fleur Border Basic “hills” out of white cardstock make a small slit in each hill to insert large candy cane then glue 1 to each side of the inside of card. Cut a piece of white cardstock 12 X 1 1/2" then tear the top edge and glue it to the bottom of card (when gluing hills and ground snow, cut where the score lines are so that they don’t interfere with the fold).

Stamp cottage x2, skier, sled penguins, carolers, fence x 2 and strands of Christmas lights using black. Stamp trees x 3 using Veridian and stamp candy canes large and small, skis and sled runners using Red. Die cut and color all pieces. Die cut extra cottage snowy roof then use Dries White Adhesive on it and glitter with Ultrafine Transparent glitter. Add Liquid Applique to furry parts of all hats and heat to puff up. Add Dries White to snow on trees and snowballs then glitter. Add Nuvo Crystal Glaze to lights.

Inside: Insert large candy canes, 1 on each side of inside through slits in hills (the candy canes are “poles” for the Christmas lights). Glue strands of lights to top of card between candy canes. Glue skier going downhill on the left side and sled on the left and center bottom along with 1 tree. Glue another tree on the right side of center next to door and glue 1 of the carolers in front of the tree. Glue the other 3 carolers and the last tree on the right side bottom of card. Close door and secure with rubber band. Randomly glitter sky with Dries Clear and Ultrafine Transparent glitter. Add more snow to ground using Dries White and Ultrafine Glitter also add a little bit to slits and the bottom of candy canes.

Wrap ribbon around the card and tie it closed at the side.

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