Thoughtful Cardinals

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Thoughtful Cardinals

Other Products: INKS: Wink Of Stella- 999 GL. Clear. Spectrum Nior: Harmony Inks- Grass Hopper, Honey Pot. Midas Inks- Platinum. Aqua Brush Pens- Red Berry, Smoked Quarts, Olive, Moon Light, Sterling Silver, Aquamarine, Harvest Moon. Other: Diamond Stickles, Double sided tape, 3D double sided foam tape, Foam Inking tools, Misty stamping tool, White card stock, Card (e.g. Cereal box)

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Instructions: This card measures when finished, 8 1/4 “ x 5 1/4” (21cm x 13.3cm). Taking the white card stock, make the tent fold card to the above measurements. Taking the collection paper find the sheet 4B. Trim this paper to a size a little smaller than the card base measurement. Taking the Grass hopper green ink and a foam inking tool, ink the edges of both the card front and the collection paper. Adhere both together using the double sided foam tape.

Taking the white card stock and stamp the image with from the Snowy Cardinals stamp set twice. Die cut one of the stamped images with the matching die for the Cardinals and the other using the outer oval die from the same set. Using these dies, die cut additional cuts from the card x4 each. When the white card stock has been colored in with the inks adhere the card to the back of each image. The colours used are: the cardinals-Red Berry, and Harvest Moon. The branch and needles- Smoked Quarts, Spun Gold, Olive, the snow- Diamond stickles. The oval back ground- Aquamarine and diamond stickles. The edge of the oval is colored with the platinum ink. Adhere the cardinals to the background using the 3D foam tape or dots. Apply the diamond stickles to the snow drops in the background oval.

Taking the white card stock, die cut the lace frame from the ornate Ovals die set. Using the first and second largest dies. Bring colour to the smallest die cut frame by using the Midas platinum ink and a foam inking tool. For the largest die cut frame use the Grasshopper Green ink for the colour. Cut the smallest frame in half. Adhere a half frame to both ends of the oval using glue or double sided tape. Adhere this to the green frame using 3D double sided foam tape or foam dots. Adhere this element to the card front.

Make a sentiment banner using the sentiment and the coffee ink. Apply the grass Hopper green ink to the edges of the banner Adhere this to the card front to the left of the foot of the oval. Make the poinsettias using the Christmas Poinsettias stamp, die set and mold. Stamp with the Library green ink and die cutting with the matching die set x 6 to make 2 flowers. x3 petals, each flower. x4 holly leaf sets. Colour the flowers with the Honey pot and Chinese red inks, the leaves with the grasshopper ink. Adhere with the hot glue gun in place. Apply the clear drying glue to the flower centres then sprinkle the prills on to the flower centres. Leave to dry. Apply a little gesso to the flowers and leaves for a snow effect.


Created By Susan Smit
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