La Porte

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La Porte

Other Products: White stamping card, White card stock. Spectrum Noir Harmony ink- Silent Night, Misti stamping tool, Foam inking tool, 3D double sided tape, 3D foam double sided tape. Hot Glue gun, Versa-mark. Fussy cutting scissors, sharp cutting blade knife, Diamond stickles.

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Instructions: This card measures 8 1/2’ x 6 1/2” (22.7cm x16.5cm). Make a tent fold card to the above measurements. Find the design paper sheet 4B, cut this a little smaller than the card base. Ink the edges of the card base and the design paper with the Silent Night ink. Adhere the design paper to the card front. Taking the white stamping card cut 5 3/4” x 5 1/2” for the door front.

Taking the white stamping cardstock, the versa-mark the gold embossing powder and the French Cottage collection of stamps and dies then stamp and emboss the following. The French door x2 (1 on the pre-cut stamping card and 1 for only the door) the tree in the pot x2, the flower cluster x4, the terracotta flower pots x3, the leaf vine x2, the small flowers x11 (single layer), the larger flower x12 (double layer)

Using the Zig markers, apply the blue color to the 2 doors. Apply the grey to the bricks, brown and green to the flower pots. Pink and green to the flower clusters, the same green to the leaf vines. Apply the pink color to all the flowers. Use the flower molds to bring shape to the flowers

To make the flower centers: Taking the stamens, cut these in 1/2. The small flower has 1. To make the flowers, first taking the finest golf tool and prick a hole in the centre of all the flowers. Use one stamen for each small flower and the larger flower has 3 stamens. Secure the stamens with the hot glue gun shaping the flower as the glue cools.

Taking the fussy cutting scissors or a sharp cutting blade knife, cut from the door hinge to under the door at the left side of the stamped image. For the remaining door use the die to cut this out. Adhere the doors together so when the door is opened you will not see any white card stock.

Adhere the stamped door piece to the card front using double sided 3D foam tape. Make a banner with the “just wanted you to know” sentiment, ink the edges with the silent night ink. Do the same for the I’m thinking of you” sentiment. Adhere the sentiment to the paper under the door hinge and to the bricks so the door will not close. Arrange and adhere all the embellishments to the card front. Make a curl in the sentiment banner then adhere to the foot of the card front. To finish the card, apply the stickles to the flowers.


Created By Susan Smit
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