Violet cardstock, Distress Ink - Seedless Preserves, glue gun, double sided tape, floral wire, 1/16 in. craft punch, clear crackle paint.
For more tips on creating with the Lush Lilac collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/KDbdzC0MnAI.
For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.
Cut card base at 11 x 5 1/2 inches. Score at 5 1/2 inches. Cut the mat layer from violet cardstock at 5 1/4 inches x 5 1/4 inches. Adhere the layers with double sided tape.
Using the Regal Borders and Pockets Die, cut two borders from white cardstock to create a bellyband. Adhere to the violet cardstock using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.
Stamp the dogwood flowers from the Flowering Dogwood Cling stamp set. I used Memento Desert Sand to stamp the image. The flower petals were die cut with the corresponding die. I placed a hole in the center with a 1/16 in. craft paper punch. The petals were sponged with Rose Coral and Lime Pastel ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink. The Stack and Store Daubers work great to get into the small centers. The flowers were lightly spritzed with a mini mister and shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. The Small Pearl Pastel stamen were folded over floral wire and inserted through the hole in the center of the petals. The stamens were secured from the underside with a glue gun. The Leaves were stamped with Memento Olive Grove ink and lightly sponged with Lime Pastel Chalk ink.
The small lilac were stamped with Memento Elderberry Ink, with the Lush Lilac Cling Stamp Pad and die cut with the corresponding Lush Lilac Die. Punch hole in center of each petal with 1/16 in craft punch. Sponge the petal with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink. Lightly mist with water from a mini mister and shape the petals with the Lush Lilac Shaping Mold. Allow to dry. Cut the medium pastel pearl stamen through the center hole and secure from the back with a hot glue gun. Apply a very small amount of clear crackle paint to a few petals and lightly sprinkle Crystal Clear glitter.
Adhere the dogwood and lilac leaves to the bellyband for a finished creation for that special friend.