Flowering Easter Blessings
Other Products: Heavy Cardboard, white cardstock, spray adhesive, Ranger Archival ink – Shadow Grey, foam tape, Creative Expressions Foundation card - Honeydew
For more tips on creating with the pocket dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/uDhKUj9AAMo.
To see how to shape the flowering dogwood, watch the video at https://youtu.be/gI8RqHAt3vE.
Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock 12” x 6”, score at 6” along the long side and fold to create a base card of 6” x 6”. Cut a 6” x 6” panel from the paper collection and adhere to the front of the card base. Cut a piece of patterned paper 5” x 6” and die cut the edges using the plain edge die from the HCD1-7211 Decorative Pocket Accents Die. Repeat with white cardstock and adhere the patterned paper to the white cardstock. Die cut an oval out of the middle of this with the second largest plain edge die from the hCD1-7156 Eyelet Ovals & Basics Die – Small. Die an oval out of a panel from the paper collection using the second largest plain edge die from the hCD1-7156 Eyelet Ovals & Basics Die – Small and using the previously cut panel adhere the oval to the centre of the card. Adhere the panel to the front of the card with scrap heavy cardboard. Die cut two deocorative dies and the lace edge from the HCD1-7211 Decorative Pocket Accents Die set out of white cardstock. Add Frosting Powder with spray adhesive and adhere the decorative dies to the panel as shown.
Stamp the branch images from the HCPC-3775 Flowering Dogwood & Doves Stamp and the HCPC-3774 Flowering Dogwood Branches Stamp in Magenta Hue ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Using the stack and store daubers colour the flowers with Magenta Hue ink, the leaves with Leaf Green ink and the branches with Coffee ink and die cut with the coordinating dies. Sponge the edges of the flowers with Cactus Flower ink. Add Crystal Clear glitter to the images using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge, trim and adhere on the top left draping over the oval.
Stamp the dove images from the HCPC-3775 Flowering Dogwood & Doves Stamp in Jet Black ink on white cardstock and die cut with the coordinating die. Sponge the edges with Shadow Grey ink and the tail feathers with Magenta Hue and Cactus Flower inks. Add Frosting Powder with Dries Clear glue on a sponge and adhere to the top right and bottom left of the oval over the flower images.
Stamp the flower images from the HCPC-3773 Flowering Dogwood Stamp set in Magenta Hue ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Sponge the centres with Vivid Chartreuse ink and die cut with the coordinating dies. Sponge the edges of the flowers with Cactus Flower ink and shape using the 3D Floral Basics Mold. Assemble and add Frosting Powder to the flowers using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. To make the stamens, die cut the stamens from the HCD1-7129 Flowering Dogwood Die out of the Honeydew card. Wrap these stamens around the green bead stamen and secure with Dries Clear glue. Add Dries Clear glue to the tips of the card stamens and then dip into the Lettuce Entertain You Prills. Pierce the centres of the flowers and thread the stamens through. Trim the ends of the wires once the glue is dry and add the flowers to of the card as shown over the branches and under the doves.
Stamp the leaf images from the the HCPC-3773 Flowering Dogwood Stamp set in Library Green ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour with Leaf Green ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape the leaves using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and add Crystal Clear glitter to the leaves with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Adhere around the flowers as shown.
Trim the sentiment from the paper collection and adhere to the right of the card as shown.
To finish, add Ultrafine Crystal Glitter to the background images.