White card stock, Big Shot die cutting machine, scissors, paper trimmer, spray bottle, water, foam tape, hot glue gun, MISTI, heat tool
For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.
Create a 6" x 6" card base from white card stock. Next, from Cherry Blossom Retreat Paper Collection, choose a green decorative sheet, and find the two 6" x 6" premade card panels shown. Trim green decorative paper to fit slightly smaller than card base. Adhere to card base. Trim the two premade card panels to be slightly smaller than the green background mat.
Using the Classic Border Basics Die, cut the premade card panel with the small bird house on the bottom using the basic decorative cut as shown. Using Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black, stamp sentiment from the Butterfly Kisses Cling Stamp Set. Next, using the same Classic Border Basics Die, die cut the small eyelet decorative border from white card stock. Adhere to premade card panel which you have die cut, trimming off ends as necessary. Marry the two premade card panels together using a good adhesive. Adhere to card base.
Using the Daydreams Bridge Die, cut the decorative embellishment from white card stock, then trim in half with scissors. Adhere one half to card base using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.
Stamp two of the butterfly images from the Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die onto Rajni Chawla's Vellum Flowerite using ColorBox Pigment Ink Pad - Frost White. Sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set using heat tool. Die cut with coordinating die. Using scissors, trim off decorative swirls from both butterflies. Ink one butterfly using Ranger Archival Ink - Forget-Me-Not and the other with ColorBox Chalk Ink - Rouge. Set aside.
Stamp one inking of one of the branches from the Cherry Blossom Retreat Die onto white card stock with Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black. Color using Stack and Store Daubers along with Ranger Archival Inks - Coffee, Vivid Chartreuse and Leaf Green. Die cut using coordinating die. Using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, shape slightly and adhere to top of card following the circular pattern on the preprinted card panel.
Stamp one inking of the fluffy birdies onto white card stock using Ranger Archival Ink - Forget-Me-Not. Color using Stack and Store Daubers along with Ranger Archival Ink - Forget-Me-Not and Colorbox - Rouge. Place in 3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold.
Stamp one inking of each size of cherry blossoms onto white card stock using Memento - Rhubarb Stalk. Using Stack and Store Dauber, color centers of blossoms using ColorBox Ink- Rouge. Die cut using coordinating dies, ink petal tips with ColorBox Ink - Rouge and place in 3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold.
Stamp three inkings of the foliage found in the Tweet Cherry Blossom Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using Ranger Archival Ink - Olive. Using Stack and Store Daubers, color leaves using Ranger Archival Ink - Vivid Chartreuse. Die cut using coordinating dies and ink edges using Ranger Archival Ink - Leaf Green. Place in 3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold. Spritz die cuts in 3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold slightly with water and pass mold through die cutting machine. Set flowers aside to dry.
Using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, pierce flower centers. For large blossom, fold 3 non wired stamens in half and put through flower center. Secure from backside using hot glue. Repeat steps for mid-sized blossom using 2 non wired stamens folded in half, and 1 folded in half for smallest blossom. Once glue has set, trim off threads as close to base as possible.
Create floral cluster with assorted size flowers and die cut foliage on leafy branch already adhered to card base. Adhere two small birdies to floral cluster. Adhere one large flower with foliage and birdie to bottom of card base as shown. Shape butterflies with fingers slightly and adhere to card base using Designer Dries Clear Glue. Lastly, using fine metal tip and Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, glitter all cherry blossoms using Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, and all preprinted florals using Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter.