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Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop: Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial
Hello, Friends! Welcome to the March 2017 Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop! You should be coming here from Gloria’s blog. You’ll find a complete hop list at the end of this post. With Easter right around the corner, I’ve put together an aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card tutorial for you today. You’ll find the supply list the end of this post.
Dogwoods in Aqua and Green!
Oh, how I love these soft spring colors and pretty spring blossoms! The first step in creating this card was to make a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from pearlized ivory cardstock. You do have to paper piece in order to make a card this size, but I think the end result is worth the effort!
Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial: Get everything ready!
Before I assemble my cards, I like to get all my pieces ready. Here are the steps you will follow to do this.
- Cut a rectangle from the pretty aqua dot pattern slightly smaller than your card base. Then sponge the edges with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink.
- Use the largest Spellbinder Circle Nestabilities die to cut the focal image from the 6×6 card front. Lightly distress and ink the edges.
- Die cut the largest Spellbinder “Diamondessence” circle from white cardstock.
- Use the Luggage and Tags Die to cut out the dove tag. Mat on white cardstock.
- Cut a 5″ x 4″ rectangle from the woodgrain blue paper in the collection.
- Add a fancy edge by die cutting with the Border Essentials Die. Ink the edges
- Cut the “Easter Blessings” sentiment, add a fishtail end and mount on white cardstock.
Now It’s Time to Stamp, Die Cut and Shape Flowers
Here are the steps I followed to make my flowers:
- Use Colorbox Guacamole Chalk Ink to stamp 3 sets of the largest dogwood blossoms onto patterned paper from the collection. I used the pale blue flourish pattern on the reverse of the 6×6 card fronts page.
- Heat emboss the stamped images using clear embossing powder. If you look closely at my blossoms, you can see that I deliberately scorched the paper slightly with my heat gun to add a rusty hue to the paper. This gives the flower a very realistic look. But be careful…we want to scorch the paper, not set it on fire!
- Repeat this process with the medium set of dogwood blossoms and again with the leaves.
- Die cut all the stamped images and several stamens as well.
- Sponge the center and edges of each blossom with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink.
- Spray the blossoms with Dylusions White Linen ink spray. If you squeeze the nozzle slowly, this will create ink spatters on the blossoms.
- Shape the flowers.
- Add the stamens to the flower centers.
- Add glue to the tips of the stamens, and dip into Mini Pearls Prills.
Time to Assemble!
Now it’s time to put all these lovely elements together. Here’s how:
- Glue the dot rectangle to the card base.
- Add foam dimensionals or waste chipboard to the reverse of the dove tag, and glue in position at the top of the card.
- Add foam dimensionals or waste chipboard to the back side of the border and position on the card. The top edge will cover the bottom 2/3’s of the dove tag.
- Glue the die cut focal image on the front of the die cut doily. Use foam dimensionals or waste chipboard on the back side of the doily and glue in place.
- Position your flowers and leaves around the left hand side of the card and glue in place.
- Add aqua seam binding ribbon and a burlap string bow.
- Use foam dimensionals or waste chipboard to the back of the sentiment and glue in place.
- Add one small dogwood blossom and small leaf to the sentiment tag.
Now we’ve finished the front cover.
Finishing the inside of the card:
Use a scrap from the card front to create a border strip down the left hand side of the card. Mat a journal card on white cardstock and add as shown along with a small tag and a sentiment ticket.
The inside of my card has a pocket that I’ve filled with a bookmark. Glue a tag to the top of the pocket and use repositionable tape or Glue Dots to secure a chocolate treat to the tag. Die cut a sentiment tag and glue above the candy. You can use border strips to add extra interest to your card’s interior design. Since I had extra dogwoods, I went ahead and added them to the top of my bookmark and tag.
This dove image is on the front side of the blue paper I used to create my dogwood blossoms. I just trimmed it down and cropped the corners with a punch. Then I matted it on white cardstock, punched a hole and added ribbon.
On With the Hop! Comment to Win!
Visit all the blogs in the hop and leave a nice comment behind as one lucky comment will be chosen from a mystery blog to receive a $25 shopping spree in the Heartfelt Creations online store. You have until 11:59EDT on Monday, April 3rd to hop and comment. The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook on April 5th.
If you are the lucky winner, simply email Heartfelt Creations at [email protected] with “Winner of the March Alumni Hop” in the subject line. Best of luck to each of you!
Now here are all the lovely blogs waiting for your visit and kind comment:
Vicki ♥ Gloria ♥ Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Deneen ♥ Alissa ♥ Emelia ♥ Gini ♥ Emily ♥ Sarah ♥ Archana ♥
I hope you enjoyed this Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card tutorial! I certainly had fun preparing it for you!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
SUPPLY LIST and PRODUCT LINKS
Please note: I will provide links to products whenever available, but sometimes I’ve had an item in my stash for a long time, and it is not longer available online. Thanks for understanding!