Floral Stems Bouquet

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Floral Stems Bouquet

Instructions:

To create the 6 1/2” card base, cut a piece of white card stock to 6 1/2” x 8 1/2: and score at 2” along the 8 1/2” side forming a 2” flap. Cut a second piece of white cardstock to 6 1/2” x 6 1/2” square and glue to the outside of the 2” flap so that the seam is inside of the 6 1/2” card base that is being created. Cut a 6 1/2” x 6 1/2” piece from sheet 7B of the HCDP1-2146 Floral Basket Paper Collection 2x and ink the edges of both pieces with HCDA1-449 Stack and Store Daubers and Paradise Teal Archival Ink. Open the card base and with the seam of the card on the bottom inside, cover the seam with one of the inked panels. Attach the other to the card front. Next cut a Luxe Gold piece of cardstock to 6 1/4” x 6 1/4” and adhere to the card front. Then cut a piece of white cardstock to 6 1/8” x 6 1/8” and glue to the card front. Lastly cut a decorative 6’ x 6” panel from sheet 10A from the Floral Basket Paper Collection and add it to the card front. With HCD2-7424 Rectangle Filigree Frame Die cut  2 of the second largest frames, one from white cardstock and one from Luxe Gold Cardstock. Adhere the white on top of the gold using Dries Clear Adhesive slightly offsetting them to create a lovely two tone look. Then using the third largest die from this set cut a piece of patterned paper from sheet 7B and attach to the previously cut two dies with 3D foam dots. Glue this layered frame to the card base centered in the middle as shown.

Stamp the basket and handle from the HCPC-31008 Wicker Basket Cling Stamp Set with Versa Color White ink onto white cardstock and heat emboss with an aqua colored embossing powder. Then die cut using the coordinating die set. Stamp all flower stems from the HCPC-31009 Basket Florals Cling Stamp Set and the HCPC-31010 Basket Blooms Cling Stamp Set onto Copic X-Press It Paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and color with Copic markers. Die cut with coordinating dies. Stamp HCD1-7193 Leafy Accents in Leaf Green Archival Ink onto white cardstock and color lightly with Vivid Chartreuse ink with a blending sponge then after die cutting with the coordinating die, darken the edges with Leaf Green ink. Lastly stamp the bow stamp from the Wicker Basket Cling Stamp set onto pink paper using Magenta Hue Archival Ink. Die cut and lightly darken the edges with the same ink. Add a gold gem to the bow for added detail.

To arrange the floral bouquet first glue down the basket along the bottom and sides only. Also glue down just the back part of the handle to hold it in place. Slowly add the leaves and flowers one at a time until the basket is at the desired fullness. Use 3D foam dots and Dries Clear Glue for different varieties of depth. Once finished with the arrangement, glue down the front handle and attach bow to finish off the basket.

Add Dries Clear Glue to the leaves and sprinkle with Crystal Ultra Fine Transparent Glitter. Finish the inside by die cutting the Ironwork 'Happy Birthday Sentiment' from Luxe Gold cardstock, cut apart and adhere as shown. 

Other Products: Copic X-Press It Paper, Copic Markers, 3D Foam Dots, Gold Adhesive Gem, Aqua Embossing Powder, Paper Trimmer, Die Cut Machine

Created By Melanie Smith
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