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Wed 13

Spring Flower Scene Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I'm missing the pretty cherry blossoms from my front window view.  So I recreated it in a card.  Just add any sentiment in the inside and you got a beautiful card anyone would like to receive.


Wood Siding:

Cut a piece of the Cream Woodgrain paper to 5" x 7" with the grain running long way.  Ink blend with Distress Brushed Corduroy ink all over.  Cut into 5" x 1/2" long strings.  Color the edges of each strip with Distress Ground Espresso.  


Cherry Blossoms:

Die cut the smallest flowers from the Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch from white card stock.  Color with Distress Oxide Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry.  Concentrating the color to the center of the flower.  Shape the flowers.  Turn the flowers upside down on a foam mat.  Take a stylist the same width as the petals and push the stylist down to the center of the flower.  Repeat on each petal until it forms a cup shape.  Turn the flowers right side up and with a small stylist push in the center of the flower, still on the foam mat, creating a flower shape. 


Window and Branch:

Die cut the Poppy Stamp Grand Madison Window our of heavy weight white paper twice. Glue the 2 die cuts together. Cut a piece of the Black Glossy paper just smaller then the window Fram and adhere the window with double sided tape. Die cut the Woodland Branch from a brown paper from Earth Neutral pad 3 times.  Glue the 3 die cuts together.  



Die cut the Tall Frilly Leaf Stems, leaves from the Layered Star Flowers, and the Wild Grass Boarder from various shades of green from the Lush Green paper pad.  Add a darker shade of ink to the stems of the leafs and blades of grass with Distress Oxide Inks.  For the lighter green I used Crush Olive.  Mid-tone green I used Forest Moss. For the grass I used Rustic Wilderness.  Use the same shaping technique on the leaves as the cherry blossoms but when you turn them over to the front side just light press at the base of the leave.  Die cut the 2 small flowers from the Layered Impatiens die set out of bright pink from the Berry Red pad.  Add a yellow center with a Posca paint pen.  Shape the flowers the same way as the cherry blossoms. 



Adhere the wood strips to the front of a 5" x 7" card from top to bottom.  Adhere the window to the upper center of the card.  Glue the tree branch over the top of the window frame.  Adhere the flowers around the branch.  Arrange the grass and foliage to the bottom of the card.  







Gorgeous spring scene!

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