Simple Things Decorative Fold

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Simple Things Decorative Fold

Other Products: Black cardstock, white cardstock, bronze/gold cardstock, snow pen, foam tape, re-inkers in blue, orange, yellow and pink, Copic markers: YG03, YG17, YG23, YG63, R21, R20, R17, R29, R22, V01, V12, V15, RV10, RV02, Y38, Y15, Y11, B00, B01, BG11, C2, C3, C5, W2, W5, G21, E50, E53, E33, E35, E59, E42, E43, E44, Distress Oxide Ink: Carved Pumpkin, Worn Lipstick, and Mustard Seed, Fun Foam/foam sheet

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Instructions: Card size: 6 x 7 1/2". Make a card base by cutting 2 Adorn It dies out of bronze cardstock. Use sponges or finger to add other metallic colors to it with the Mousse colors. Cut 1 Petite Pocket Accent wide and narrow decorative dies out of bronze, use the mousse on them and glue them together. Cut black heavy cardstock 6 3/4 x 8". Score the 2 sides at 1". Glue the 2 Adorn It die cuts to the outside of folded 1" tabs on the sides. Save the Petite Pocket Accent die cuts until the end to glue on top of card.

Scene building: start with 5 7/8 x 6 1/4" white cardstock and sponge the sky area with Orange pink and yellow Oxide inks. Stamp, die cut and color: clouds, mountains X2, water wheel scene X2, stump, squirrel, deer, foreground with rocks and flowers X2, hollyhocks, flowers from Woodsy set, 2 spruce from Snow Kissed set, cattails. When cutting out one of the water wheel scenes, make sure to extend the sides out to almost 6" (the die only cuts the top part so this is easy to do as long as when stamping you allow plenty of room sides and bottom of image). Extend the river edge on the right side all the way to the left side of the panel (ground part of panel is now 3 3/4 x 5 7/8” [not counting trees and waterwheel building]). Extend the left side of rivers edge on over to the far left as well, no need to use a pen, pencil is fine for this. Color this entire scene adding “flowers” to ground where there is blank space that needs it. Add the color reflections to the water, I looked at the decorative paper for this. Now before adding all the popped up elements and animals. Flowers etc. Use texture paste in VERY SMALL amounts, add a tiny bit of color to each small batch then add more foreground flower patches to the areas where needed. Yellow, orange, pink and blue is what is used here, sprinkle with glitter and let dry.

When coloring the mountains add some “Alpine Glow” to one side or the other for interest. Add these colors to the clouds. Die cut extra watermill building with tree and die cut the die cut the other tree as well finishing with fussy cutting the trunk. One set of mountains is glued down to the sky, the next set is popped up. Add a piece of Fun Foam from the mountain bottom to the bottom of scene panel then glue the waterwheel scene to it. Now start adding the extra features like the popped up watermill building with tree, the popped up extra trees, the Spruce glued on the sides, the deer glued. Now do the foreground by adding flowers and cattails to the sides (leave most of deer visible) and then the very bottom with the grassy rocks and flowers. Now glue stump and squirrel to the right bottom of panel. Cut off any portion that extends over the bottom or sides of scene panel. Making it even all the way across the bottom and sides then glue it to the card base in the center. < /p>

For a final touch, add glitter to all the flowers and add some snow pen to the water coming off the waterwheel then heat to puff slightly. Now finally flue the top decorative die cut to the top of card base over parts of the sky.

To make the belly band: Cut a piece of black cardstock 12 x 1 1/2", cut a piece of bronze cardstock 1 x 6 1/4". Score and fold black strip at 2 3/4" on both sides (it does not meet in the middle but that will be covered). Make sure it will slide over card, if needed make a second score right next to the first to add some depth to the band. Glue the bronze piece on to the top over part that doesn’t meet. Add some Mousse colors to the bronze edges. Die cut the Daydream Bridge decorative die out of black, add mousse. Die cut eyelet diamond out of black add mousse to edges. Glue the eyelet diamond to the center of the decorative die from Daydream Bridge. Die cut a scene from decorative paper with diamond small enough to go over eyelet diamond and glue it to the eyelet diamond. Cut out sentiment to fit, add fish tails to both side, curve then glue to center of diamond. Glue this whole decorative part to the front of bellyband so that diamond is centered. Now slide it onto the gatefold card.

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