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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Must Be Love

 Good morning!  

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Card size:  5” X 7”

Start by folding White cardstock measuring 7 1/2" X 11” in half to form a 5 1/2" X 7 1/2" card.  Use the outer die of the Simply Classic Rectangle Frame to die cut card, hanging top of die over top fold by about 1/4" to retain fold.  Cut the full outer die from white cardstock, pink decorative paper, and plaid decorative paper then glue the cardstock and pink paper to the front of card, glue the plaid paper inside, trimming the top to fit (avoid score).  Use the smaller rectangular die (from the same die set) to cut out a window from card front only.

Die cut gold using the outer die and the large decorative together to create a gold frame. At the same time you can cut the inner decorative die from the inside of gold you are cutting.  So, you will have 3 dies on the gold at once.  Use the inner decorative die again on pink decorative paper.  Glue the smaller decorative die cuts together off setting slightly.  Glue the gold frame onto card front matching all edges.  Die cut plaid decorative paper with the large decorative die then glue that thin die cut to the front matching inside edges of the gold frame.

Stamp the Heart Floral Banner using gray ink, die cut then color.  Stamp the sentiment using Magenta Hue on white then use the inside die of banner to die cut. Pop it up on the heart shape.  Glue the smaller rectangle die stack and heart to the inside of card in the center.

Stamp the roses using Magenta Hue, sponge then die cut.  Stamp the leafy Accents with Fern Green, sponge with Leaf Green, die cut.  Shape the leaves and the roses in their molds, misting lightly with water first.  Let dry completely (be patient, it is important for shaping that they are COMPLETELY dry).  Use the shaping tools to further shape rose petals pushing them down hard in the centers to create a bowl shape.  Glue several layers together, (the bottom 2 should always be the same size to start the roses).  The small bud inside is made pushing down the center while petals are stamp side down so that the stamp side shows while closing tightly.  Using a hot glue gun for putting roses together helps quite a bit but it can be done with good adhesive like Dries Clear as well.

Cut leaves into groups of 2.  Decorate outside of card on bother sides of the window with roses and leaves.  Be careful to avoid getting glue on the inside, you don’t want to glue your card shut!  Open the card and add a sheer pink bow to 1 side of the heart (left bottom for this sample). 

Glitter all the flowers and card base, try to avoid the metallic gold paper.  Sponge a bit of glue on the bow and glitter it too.

Thanks for visiting today!


We have had deaths in the family the last couple days of 2021 so when I saw this verse it spoke to me.
Make the best of each day you have, make it count!
None of us are guaranteed tomorrow.

12 So teach us to number our days,
That we may gain a heart of wisdom.


Unknown said...

This is absolutely beautiful.
Thank you for sharing how it was made.

Patricia Manhire said...

This is such a beautiful card!! I love the window and your roses are gorgeous!

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, my friend! So pretty in pink and your roses are so beautiful!