Garden Gate

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Garden Gate

Other Products: Smooth white cardstock, Paper Trimmer, Scoreboard, Foam tape, Adhesive that dries clear, Hot glue, sharp scissors, and paper distresser

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Instructions: The ready side-fold card from smooth white cardstock measures, 7" by 7". Choose the paper and two 6" by 6" card panels from the designer paper collection, Cottage Garden Collection. Cut the first square with the cutter, without damaging the outer panel. Glue both the panels on white cardstock creating a border of 1/16" border on all sides. Next cut the window using Cut Mat Create 2A Die and layer the window on white cardstock using foam tape. From another card panel, cut centerpiece using the same die and adhere the scenic picture inside the window of the already prepared card panel. Layer both the panels as shown.

Stamp the images from Cottage Window & Hydrangea Cling Stamp Set and Fresh Cut Hydrangea Cling Stamp Set using black archival ink and color them using Zig Clean Clear Brush Markers. Once done with coloring, cut the images using their coordinating dies. Glue one extra layer on the back for extra strength.

Stamp the image of medium size Hydrangea twig from Fresh Cut Hydrangea Cling Stamp Set using Cactus Flower, Forget Me Not and Olive Green archival ink and cut it using it's coordinating die. Also, stamp and cut the loose Hydrangeas of both sizes multiple times and cut them using the coordinating die as well. Paint them using Forget Me Not and Cactus Flower. Do color the back as well. Soak the petals in water for a few seconds in a bowl of water, damp them with a dry cloth and shape them using golf groove tools. Once shaped, press the center from the front. Pierce the center and glue tiny stamen.

To prepare the Hydrangea, mound, color the stamped Hydrangea using Forget me Not and Cactus Flower and shape the mound from the back. Next, fill the mound gluing shaped Hydrangeas. The leaves of the stem are removed, instead, I have used the Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set and it's coordinating die and mold to create foliage for which I have used Leaf Green and Olive green archival ink to paint.

Finally, assemble the card as shown, keeping the painted window on the bottom of the card front and creating a small bouquet of 2 Hydrangea mounds on the top. Add the sentiment from the same paper collection. Add a little sparkle by adding crystal clear powder using an adhesive that dries clear.


Created By Rajni Chawla
  1. Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
  2. Leafy Accents Die
    Leafy Accents Die HCD1-7193
  3. Cottage Garden Hydrangea Die
    Cottage Garden Hydrangea Die HCD1-7278
  4. Fresh Cut Hydrangea Die
    Fresh Cut Hydrangea Die HCD1-7279
  5. Cottage Window & Hydrangea Die
  6. Cut Mat Create 2A Die
    Cut Mat Create 2A Die HCD2-751
  7. Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30
  8. Cottage Garden Paper Collection
  9. 3D Leafy Accents Shaping Mold
  10. Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set
  11. Cottage Garden Hydrangea Cling Stamp Set
  12. Fresh Cut Hydrangea Cling Stamp Set
  13. Cottage Window & Hydrangea Cling Stamp Set
  14. Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
    Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit HCST1-401
  15. Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear
  16. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Forget-Me-Not
  17. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green
  18. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Olive
  19. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Magenta Hue
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