Kia Ora Koutou
Nothing says summer like a vase full of pretty, scented sweet peas! Today I have a vase of sweet peas to share with you on a base of delicate and elegant die cuts.
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Today’s project was created with products provided by Heartfelt Creations.
Cut a piece of Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper 12” x 6”, score at 6” along the long side and fold to create a base card of 6” x 6”. Cut a piece of gold cardstock 6” x 6” and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a piece of dark pink pattern paper 5 7/8” x 5 7/8” and adhere to the front. Cut a piece of gold cardstock 5 5/8” x 5 5/8” and adhere over the pink paper. Cut a piece of pattern paper 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2” and adhere to the front of the gold card.
Cut a piece of pattern paper 6” x 6” and using the plain edge die from the HCD1-7212 Petite Pocket Accents Die trim the top and bottom. Die cut 8 decorative edge dies using the No. 2 die from the HCD1-7212 Petite Pocket Accents Die set – 4 out of gold cardstock, 4 out of Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Adhere the white decorative dies over the gold decorative dies and offset slightly. Adhere two decorative dies on the top and bottom over the trimmed ends and two decorative dies behind the trimmed edge as shown. Die cut two small decorative trims using the No. 1 die from the HCD1-7212 Petite Pocket Accents Die set out of Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Add Frosting Powder using clear gloss gel medium and adhere to the front of the card over the edge of the larger decorative dies as shown. Adhere this panel to the front of the card base using foam tape.
Die cut a gold eyelet oval using the No. 1 die from the HCD1-7157 Eyelet Oval & Basics Large Die. Die cut a white oval using the No. 1 die from the HCD107256 Eyelet Oval & Basics Small Die and adhere over the gold oval. Die cut an oval out of pattern paper using the No. 2 die from the HCD1-7157 Eyelet Oval & Basics Large Die and adhere over the white and gold eyelet ovals. Adhere to the front of the card as shown with foam tape.
Stamp the narrow vase image from the HCPC-3982 Classic Floral Vase Cling Stamp Set in clear embossing ink on Iris cardstock and heat emboss with gold embossing powder. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add foam tape on the bottom of the vase, curve the vase and then adhere to the front of the oval as shown.
Stamp the sweet pea images from the HCPC-3980 Sweet Pea Cling Stamp Set with Rose Madder and Majestic Violet inks on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour the flowers with Buttercup ink and the centres with Leaf Green ink and die cut with the coordinating dies. Colour the edges of the purple flowers with Violet ink and colour the backs with Buttercup, Leaf Green and Violet inks. Colour the edges of the peach flowers with Rose Madder ink and the backs with Buttercup, Leaf Green and Rose Madder inks. Shape using the coordinating mold and then pleat the petals by hand. Pierce the centres and add three purple stamens to the purple flowers and pink stamens to the pink flowers. Assemble the flowers using hot glue.
Stamp the leaf images from the HCPC-3980 Sweet Pea Cling Stamp Set in Library Green ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour the images with Leaf Green and Mowed Lawn inks and die cut with the coordinating dies. Colour the backs of the leaves with Leaf Green ink and shape using the coordinating mold. Add a small wire to the base of the leaf with hot glue.
Add florist tape to the flowers and add leaves and wire tendrils to the flowers as you roll down the wires. Add Crystal clear to the flowers and leaves and tape the flowers into a bouquet using florist tape. Trim the ends and insert into the top of the vase and fasten with hot glue.
Stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3982 Classic Floral Vase Cling Stamp Set in Dark Purple ink on some pattern paper. Die cut the tag using the round tag die from the HCD1-7203 Ornamental Tags Die set. Adhere among the flowers as shown with narrow purple ribbon.
Stamp the small butterfly image from HCPC-3953 Small Floral Butterfly Cling Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour the image with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Crystal Ultrafine Glitter to the wings with Dries Clear glue and adhere to the vase as shown.
Other products used:
Foam tape, Iris cardstock, clear gloss gel medium, florist wire, florist tape, Hero Arts Embossing and Watermark ink, Distress ink – Mowed Lawn, hot glue gun
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