Light the Way

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Light the Way

Other Products: Brown cardstock, Misti, Distressing tool, corner punch, Distress Oxide ink – Vintage Photo and Black Soot, Watercolor cardstock, Mossy Meadow ink, Art glitter – Lichen, Wink of Stella Clear, Dimensional Squares, Hot Glue Gun

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Instructions: Card size is 7 x 7”. Cut two pieces of brown cardstock, one 7 1/2 x 7” and one 7 x 7”. Score the 7 1/2 x 7” piece at 7”, fold and adhere to the 7 x 7” piece to create the top folding card base. Cut dark green paper from the French Cottage Collection 6 3/4” x 6 3/4” and cut another piece from the paper collection with the brick and wall 6 1/2 x 6 1/2”, ink the edges with Vintage photo ink and distress the edges using a distressing tool. Adhere to the card front using dries clear adhesive. Stamp the door image from the French Doorway Cling Stamp using Jet Black ink on the card front. Cut paper from the collection 6 78 x 6 7/8”, distress and ink the edges and adhere to the inside of the card. Cut aged ivory cardstock to 5 1/2 x 5 1/2”, punch the corners with a decorative corner punch, ink the edges and adhere over the inside designer paper.

Stamp the French Doorway, and from the French Cottage ‘scapes Cling stamp set, stamp the vine x2, the planter x2 and the lantern on watercolor paper using Archival Jet Black ink. Color using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, distress the stone, the lantern and the planters lightly with Black Soot ink. Brush the door hinges, door knocker and handle with Wink of Stella and die cut all using coordinating dies. Diecut the door two more times, the frame 5 more times, the planter two more times and the lantern two more times from black cardstock. Adhere all the layers together and adhere the door to the card using dries clear adhesive. Adhere the stone frame around the door, the planters and the lantern using dimensional squares.

Stamp the little flowers on Deluxe Flower Shaping paper using Cactus Flower Ink, color using the same ink, diecut using coordinating die and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. Pierce the flower centers using groove golf tool and insert stamen. Sponge the flowers with dries clear adhesive and dip in the transparent crystal glitter. Add more color to the leaves on the vines and the planters using Mossy Meadow ink. Sponge the vine leaves and sprinkle with Lichen glitter. Cut the vines apart and adhere on the door frame as pictured. Adhere the flowers on the vine and the planters using hot glue.

Dot the paper lightly here and there with glue and sprinkle with Lichen glitter.


Created By Janet Saieva
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