Tweet Thoughts of You

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Tweet Thoughts of You

Other Products: Hemp Cord, Hot Glue, Mister, Die Cutting Machine, Scissors, Acrylic Block, Tidy Tray

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Instructions: Finished card size is 5 x 7". Cut two pieces of white cardstock to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2". On one, die cut largest rectangle (this will be the back of card base), on the second piece stamp the bridge scenery background using Jet Black ink, die cut with 3rd largest of rectangle die. Cut another piece of white cardstock at 8 1/2 x 6", score and fold at 5 1/4". Use largest and 3rd largest dies from Eyelet Rectangle die set to die cut a frame onto the folded cardstock, make sure die blade is off the folded side, as to leave fold intact (this is front of the card base). Apply glue to 3/4" folded flap and adhere onto previously cut large rectangle. This creates the card base.

Die cut pink designer paper using 2nd and 3rd largest dies from rectangle dies, ink edges with Tea Rose ink. Die cut 2 Window Box Elements dies using white cardstock and cut in half lengthwise. Adhere decorative piece onto 3 sides of card base using dries clear glue. Adhere pink border using foam dots, cut dots in half with scissors, to fit around thinner frame areas. Stamp an additional bridge image and die cut with coordinating die. Color bridge background using daubers along with Sepia, Vivid Chartreuse, Leaf Green, Cactus Flower, Forget-Me-Not, Sunflower, Carnation Red, and Jet Black inks. Layer die cut bridge onto background, making it 3D. Apply Crystal Lacquer to water image and allow to dry. Once dry adhere on inside of card, aligning it with outside frame.

Stamp bench, flower pot, watering can and sentiment sign on white cardstock using Jet Black ink and die cut. Use daubers to color all images. Lightly shade bench with Jet Black ink, then apply Nuvo Mousse using sponge. Color watering can Jet Black ink. Color sign with Sepia ink and flower pot with Cactus Flower, Vivid Chartreuse, Tea Rose and Sepia ink. Shape images using Deluxe Flower Shaping kit.

Stamp cherry blossoms in Rose Madder ink, leaves in Leaf Green and songbirds in Manganese Blue inks. Die cut with coordinating dies. Color leaves with cherry blossoms with Rose Madder ink, leaves with Vivid Chartreuse, and song birds with Manganese Blue and Sunflower inks. Shape using coordinating mold. Layer blossoms as desired and pierce the center. Color white stamens with Sunflower ink and dauber, then insert through flowers as shown.

Cut 4 pieces of hemp cord in various lengths and hot glue together representing a tree branch, then fill each branch with various sizes of cherry blossoms and leaves. Adhere all images on frame as shown using Dries Clear glue and foam dots. Attach branch using hot glue, tuck end of branch behind pink frame and adhere. Add Crystal Glitter as desired and tap off.

Created By Waneda Miller
  1. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Carnation Red
  2. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Forget-Me-Not
  3. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Magenta Hue
  4. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Sepia
  5. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Cactus Flower
  6. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Rose Madder
  7. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Tea Rose
  8. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Sunflower
  9. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green
  10. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black
  11. Hydra Sponges
    Hydra Sponges RLHS100
  12. Pure Platinum Nuvo Mousse
  13. Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles
  14. 3-D Crystal Lacquer 4 oz
  15. Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles
  16. Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
  17. 8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White
  18. Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30
  19. Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die
    Out of stock
  20. Bridal Bouquet Stamens-Small
  21. Window Box Elements Die
    Window Box Elements Die HCD1-7150
    Special Price $23.99 Regular Price $29.99
  22. 3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold
    3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold HCFB1-474
    Special Price $15.00 Regular Price $29.99
  23. Tweet Cherry Blossoms Die
    Tweet Cherry Blossoms Die HCD1-7230
    Special Price $23.99 Regular Price $29.99
  24. Cherry Blossom Retreat Die
    Cherry Blossom Retreat Die HCD1-7231
    Special Price $15.00 Regular Price $29.99
  25. Wishing Well Oasis Die
    Wishing Well Oasis Die HCD1-7232
    Special Price $15.00 Regular Price $29.99
  26. Daydreams Bridge Die
    Daydreams Bridge Die HCD1-7233
    Special Price $15.00 Regular Price $29.99
  27. Cherry Blossom Retreat Paper Collection
    Cherry Blossom Retreat Paper Collection HCDP1-2100
    Special Price $12.50 Regular Price $24.99
  28. Tweet Cherry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set
    Tweet Cherry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3866
    Special Price $15.99 Regular Price $19.99
  29. Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set
    Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3867
    Special Price $15.99 Regular Price $19.99
  30. Wishing Well Oasis Cling Stamp Set
    Wishing Well Oasis Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3868
    Special Price $15.99 Regular Price $19.99
  31. Haven of Daydreams Cling Stamp Set
    Haven of Daydreams Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3869
    Special Price $15.99 Regular Price $19.99
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