Hibiscus Filled Sleigh

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Hibiscus Filled Sleigh

Other products: Memento Inks: Pear tart, Dandelion, Grape jelly, Angel pink; Card Stock: Crafters Companion-snow white hint of gold; Ranger: Paper distressing tool, Star dust stickles, Heat Gun, Water Coloring Brush, Water Mister, Inking Foam Tool; Gold, Bone folder, water mister, Water coloring brush, distressing tool; Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Seedless preserves; Other: Versa-mark, Fussy cutting scissors, Double sided foam tape, Red micro beads, Martha Stewart Turquoise flakes, Needle and gold thread, Pink pearls, Gold mini string of pearls

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84Re1-gaq1o for shaping tips and techniques on the hibiscus flowers and leaves.

Instructions: The finished size of this tent fold card is 21 cm x 14.8 cm. Please note all the stamping is done with the gold embossing powder. Cut and fold the cardstock to make a tent fold card to the above measurements. Cut from the paper collection 2 matting layers. First 20.5 cm x 14.3 cm, second 19.7 cm x 13.4 cm. Stitch the edges with the gold thread. Distress the edges of these papers with the paper-distressing tool. Adhere to the card base with foam dots or tape.

Stamp, color, die cut and shape the embellishments for this card. The seahorse is cut a few times extra to make chipboards. The sleigh is attached from the base, the flowers are tucked and glued, into the sleigh then the leaves are added from behind. Make the sentiment and adhere with the coral swirl peeking from behind. The mini gold string of pearls are adhered to the seahorse's neck and sleigh front swirl. Cut the shell corner border in half, then adhere in a line. Add a flower to hide the join. Apply crystal lacquer or clear glue in thin lines along the border then sprinkle the Turquoise flakes. Add the pink pearls to the flower centers. To finish, apply stickles to the flower stamens, swirls on the sleigh and to the seahorses.

Created By Susan Smit
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