Hemp Cord, Hot Glue, Mister, Die Cutting Machine, Scissors, Acrylic Block, Tidy Tray
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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.