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Today I have another Easter card for you using Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood Collection. I have a friend that just returned from Laos and brought me a beautiful gift of handmade paper. I love the paper so much and could hardly wait to create something with this soft, transparent-like paper. The beautiful dogwood flowers gave the the perfect opportunity to try this out! I hope you like it!
Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3773
Flowering Dogwood Die Set, HCD1-7129
Go Man Go Prills, ANC818
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159951
Memento Olive Grove Ink Pad, TSMP708
Memento Espresso Truffle, TSMP808
Metal Glue Tip, 352852
Glue Tip Pins, Pin6Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board , 173842
Sizzix Vagabond 2, 532423
120 lb. white card stock, X-Press It card stock, dark brown and green card stock, handmade paper from Laos, (You can use any paper you would like - regular card stock, vellum or any other fun paper you are itching to use.), white card stock, green cardstock, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, sponge dauber, paper trimmer, double sided tape. Star Dust Stickles and Copic Alcohol Ink Markers - YG40, YG61, E51, E52, E44, Y11, Y15.
Create a top-fold 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch card with 120# white card stock. Cut base layer from a rich chocolate color at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches. Select the designer paper from the Flowering Dogwood Collection and cut at 5 x 5 inches. Adhere the layers with double sided tape.
Stamp the small dogwood flowers with Memento Espresso Ink on X-Press It or any comic comparable paper. Color the small flowers with the following Copic color combo - E51, E53, E44, Y11 and Y15. the edges were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The large dogwood flowers were stamped on handmade paper from Laos - (A special gift from a friend but you can try this technique with any specialty paper you may have. It's fun to see the difference different paper can make). I used Espresso Truffle Ink. The flowers were cut using the coordinating die. The flower centers are die cut from green card stock. The edges of the small flowers were sponged with Espresso Truffle Ink and Olive Grove Ink. The leaves were stamped and sponged with Olive Grove Ink. The flowers and leaves were lightly misted on the underside with water and a mini mister and shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit. Emma Lou has a video here for inspiration on shaping gorgeous dogwood flowers. https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/146/how-to-create-flowering-dogwoods-and-stamens
Prills were applied to the center of some of the flowers. Star Dust Stickles were lightly applied to one side of each cross for embellishment.