Framed Birthday Zinnias
Other Products: White and yellow cardstock, dimensional adhesive, hot glue, hot glue gun, scissors, funnel tray, paper trimmer, die cutting machine
For more tips on creating with the Summer's Garden Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/kYiP8qJZ4rE.
For more ideas on creating with the 5 x 7 Decorative Frame Dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/qdBFA5VpmSo.
Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock to 10 x 7" size, score and fold at 5". Use the outline die from Elaborate Oval Frames Die, extending part of die over the folded edge of card. Send through die cutting machine to create a shaped card base. Use the same die to diecut a green background paper from the Summer’s Garden collection. Attach this directly onto card base. Diecut the coordinating decorative frame from white cardstock. Diecut next size smaller coordinating die from coral patterned paper in the collection. Stamp ‘Happy birthday’ sentiment on the right side. Use dimensional adhesive to layer the two coordinating frames onto card as shown.
Stamp the 2nd largest (2x), 3rd largest (1x) and 2nd smallest zinnia petals (1x) from Small Garden Zinnia Cling Stamp Set in Magenta Hue ink onto flower shaping paper and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp the 2nd smallest (2x) and smallest zinnia (3x) in Rose Madder ink onto flower shaping paper and diecut. Stamp the 3rd largest (2x), 2nd smallest (1x) and smallest zinnia petals in Sunflower ink onto soft yellow cardstock and diecut. Stamp the large and small leaf 2x from the Large and Small Garden Zinnia Cling Stamp Set in Leaf Green ink onto the flower shaping cardstock and diecut.
Use the Stack and Store daubers to color the flowers and leaves. Color the backside of coral petals with Rose Madder ink. Flip over and color with Pink Peony, followed by a darker shading of Rose Madder and a pop of Sunflower. Color the yellow petals with Sunflower. Color the backside of the pink petals with Cactus Flower. Flip over and color with Pink Peony, followed a darker shading of Cactus Flower and a pop of Sunflower. Color the leaves with Vivid Chartreuse and a touch of Sunflower ink. Use a hydra sponge to apply a light touch of Crystal Lacquer over the petals and leaves.
Once petals and leaves are dry, use the zinnia shaping molds and shaping stylus to shape the petals. Use hot glue to assemble the flowers as shown. For the center, add some Dries Clear glue and sprinkle with prills.
Attach the zinnia and leaves onto card with hot glue. Dab some Dries Clear glue onto a sponge, apply over card as desired, sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear and tap off.