Swinging Wild Asters
Other Products: Hot glue, versafine clair black ink, gray granite card stock, melon mambo, old olive, granny apple green & Berry Burst, shaded spruce ink pads – stampin up!, saffron archival ink, princess pink chalk cloud ink & chic magenta watercolour paint– cosmic shimmer, white carddau'
For more tips on creating with the Window Scene cards & dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/LnM95GR92ao.
For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.
Instructions: Click here to view more photos of this project. Die cut 2 dark pink circles using the Rounded Sunlight Window Die and adhere to the front and reverse of the circle on the card. Die cut a circle using the Rounded Window Frame Die, and cut the 2nd sized circle inside this, adhere the thin decorative circle to the front of the card on top of the solid circle. Die cut 2 x gold semicircles from the Rounded Eyelet Window Die and adhere to the front of the card leaving a central vertical gap of approximately .5”. Place a Crystal drop to the centre of each petal cluster and set aside to dry.
Select and cut 4 squares of paper from the collection, slightly smaller than 6” x 6”. Adhere to the front and back of the square panels of the card.
Die cut the 2nd size circle of the rounded window frame die using a contrast paper, sponge glue around the decorative edge and sprinkle with glitter. Cut a smaller plain edge circle to fit the centre of this die cut and adhere the layers on the reverse of the circle on the card base.
Die cut 2 x Rounded Eyelet window circles using paper from the Wild Aster collection. Adhere 1 to the front square, placing the adhesive around the curved edge only. Turn the card over and adhere the 2nd to the back of the card in the same way. Use crystal drops along the lower petal clusters and allow to dry before continuing.
Die cut 2 further 2nd size rounded window frame paper circles and add glitter to the outer edge as previously. Cut 2 smaller circle images from the Wild Aster paper collection, Stamp the sentiment “Hey Friend” on one circle and “It’s been a while” on the 2nd, using versafine black ink. Adhere each to the centre of the decorative die and slide each circle into the semi-circles on the card.
Stamp the “hope your day is as special as you are” onto white card using versafine black ink and diecut using the circle die slightly smaller than the eyelet circle. Die cut a gold eyelet circle and the 2nd largest rounded window frame decorative die from a contrasting paper. Layer these using dries clear adhesive to the right side of the opened card. Leave the centre paper clear for writing a personal sentiment.
Die cut the window hinge die using grey granite card stock and die cut solid shape using the paper, adhere the 2 together and adhere into place around the circle and reverse of the card.
Make the flowers: Stamp wild asters using melon mambo ink onto the flower shaping card. Colour the centre using saffron ink and the outer petal with princess pink chalk cloud. Die cut. Edge the petals with berry burst ink. Use Chic magenta watercolour paint to colour the reverse of the petals and shape the petals whilst still damp. Adhere 2 offset layers of petals together to create the flowers.
Make the leaves: Stamp onto the flower shaping paper using old olive ink. Colour using granny apple green ink, die cut and colour reverse with the granny apple green. Edge the front very lightly with shaded spruce ink. Spritz with water and shape using the flower shaping kit
Position the flowers and leaves along the centre of the card using hot glue. When the glue has cooled, place a crystal drop in the centre of each flower and cover with the prills, remove the excess. Place 3 crystal drops to each corner of the card and allow to set.