Woodgrain Botanicals – Hibiscus by Alison Stroud

Craft Skill Level: Beginner

Time To Make: 30-45 mins

(approx.)

Card Blank is C5 size.

Cut a piece of Fabulous Fuchsia cardstock  2/8” smaller than the blank and Mandarin Burst 2/8” smaller than the Fuchsia, mat and layer these to the card blank using foam tape.

Cut a piece of Pure White cardstock 2/8” smaller than the mandarin burst card.

Using two pieces of removable tape mask off a panel in the centre of the card and using the two contrasting colours of Distress Oxides and smoothies randomly ink the two outside panels making sure you don’t colour right over the tape.

Once the ink is dry remove the tape.

Using two new pieces of tape carefully place a piece on each side of the white panel, with the tape being over the coloured panel. This will ensure that the stamped image will not mark the coloured sides.

Wipe the white area with an antistatic pad.

Ink up the stamp using embossing ink and stamp the bottom section of the card so the bottom of the stem is at the bottom edge. Re-ink the stamp and stamp the top section of the card to just meet the first stamped image. (You could add the  silver embossing powder to the first stamped image so you can see where to stamp the image again more easily).

REMEMBER to remove the tape before heat embossing.

Add silver embossing powder over the whole section and heat to set.

On a spare scrap of white card stamp and emboss the image twice more, and  fussy cut three flowers.

Using the oxides and a water brush, colour the middle of all the flowers with picked raspberry,( I then dabbed with a piece of kitchen roll to take a bit of the colour out). Then, using the same process colour the outer of the flowers with the carved pumpkin, and then the leaves with the bundled sage.

Using foam tape, add this layer to the card blank.

Attach the flowers to card, as in the photo, to give some dimension and to hide the join between the stamps.

Stamp the sentiments required using the embossing ink and coloured powders alternating colours, then cut out using the stitched torn dies. Attach to the left side of the card.

Complete by adding a large pearl in each corner.

Products Used…

Sentimentally Yours

Other Products…

Woodgrain Botanicals – Sunflower by Ilona

Sentimentally Yours Product List

• Woodgrain Botanicals Sunflower stamp

• Woodgrain Botanicals Woodgrain stamp

• Stitched Torn Rectangles dies

• Stitched Torn Circles dies

• Pure White Premium cardstock

• Warm Copper Lustre cardstock

• Tres Chic Mandala Circle Frames & Mini Sentiments stamp set 

• Watercolour Blending Brush Pens 

• Gemporium Flat Backed Gems – Champagne

• Premium PVA glue

Other

• Stamping platform or A6 acrylic block

• Versafine Clair Nocturne ink pad

• Paper trimmer

• Die cutting machine

• Foam tape (optional)

Step by Step:

1. Stamp Sunflower on white card and colour it using Watercolour Blending brushes. Then take 3rd smallest Torn Stitched Rectangle die and cut it out

2. Cut smallest Torn Stitched Circle die from white card and stamp sentiment (using Versafine Clair Nocturne) from Tres Chic Mandala Circle Frames & Mini sentiments

3. Cut 4th largest Torn Stitched Rectangle from Warm Copper Lustre Card

4. Cut a piece of white card that measures 4 ¾ “x 5 ¾ “ stamp Woodgrain all around

5. Next cut another layer that measures 5”x6” from Warm Copper Lustre card

6. Glue all layers together using glue on some and foam tape on others (if you like to add some dimension!)

7. To make a card blank cut a piece of white card that measures 10 ½ “x 6 ¼ “. Score at 5 ¼ “  along the 10 ½ “ side, fold and burnish.

8. Glue your layers to the card blank.