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Thu 09

Cherry Blossoms & Dragonflies


My wall hanging started from the fantastic branch die.  I had visions of cherry blossoms.  Our winter has been very mild and it feels like spring here already.  Now I have a wall hanging that will keep the spring flowers blooming until the real ones show up!


  1. Cut three pieces of corrugated cardstock. (4" x 4" (2), 4" x 3 1/2" (1))
  2. Paint with white acrylic paint. Wait for them to dry.
  3. Tear off portions of the cardboard to reveal the inside of the cardboard. 
  4. Sponge on a touch more of white acrylic paint. Let dry.
  5. Sponge edges with brown dye ink. (Mine picked up some glimmer mist from the steps below)
  6. Die cut three branches from white cardstock. 
  7. Sponge branches with brown dye ink.
  8. Glimmer mist white cardstock with pink bubblegum glimmer mist. Let dry. 
  9. Glimmer mist white cardstock  with jazz blue glimmer mist. Let dry. (I always glimmer mist a whole piece of cardstock as I end up using the other bits for other projects.) 
  10. Glimmer mist seam binding in blue.
  11. Stamp Dreams text using brown ink on pink cardstock. Repeat until surface is covered.
  12. Stamp Dreams text stamp using brown archival ink onto cardboard pieces. Repeat until surface of cardboard is covered.
  13. Die cut flowers from pink cardstock. Repeat until number of desired flowers are cut.
  14. Die cut dragonflies from blue cardstock. Two large dragonflies and two small dragonflies.
  15. Assemble dragonflies. Apply glue to wings and sprinkle with ultra-fine crystal glitter. Apply glue to body sprinkle with blue glitter glass. 
  16. Measure and poke holes into cardboard to attach pieces together.  Attach with jump rings and chains.
  17. Attach branches to cardboard. Attach flowers randomly to branches.
  18. Stamp sentiment (Spring Sings) in bottom corner using brown archival ink. (I would have embossed this to have it stand out more.  So keep your embossing powder on hand.)
  19. Attach dragon flies to panels. 
  20. Attach ribbon to hang wall hanging.