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1. Stamp flowers using Sweet peony small stamp set and Ranger archival ink in Vibrant fuchsia. I stamped the set twice to make several flowers and select how many I wanted to use.

2. Colour the flowers along the edges using the vibrant fuchsia ink and a dauber or an eyeshadow applicator - I find the eyeshadow applicator allows me more control. Cut the flowers out, using the matching dies. Lightly colour the petals around the edges at the back.

Arrange a few flowers in the basics flower mould, face down (that is, the stamped image facing down). Spritz very lightly with water. Don't use too much water, as your flowers will tear. Lay another layer of petals on the first (you can shape two flowers in very opening at a time). Again spritz lightly. Close the mould and roll thorugh your die-cutting mahine, using the stack as indicated for your machine.

Remove the petals from the mould. Lay them down on your flower-shaping mat and use a flower-shaping ball tool to press down in the centre of every flower. The Heartfelt Creations set has lovely variety of sizes of stylus/ball tools and the shaping mat.

Set aside in a tray and allow to dry properly.

Stamp and die cut some leaves. I used the leaves from Flowering dogwood, Ranger archival ink in olive and loosely coloured the leaves using Distress oxide ink in citrus.

Prepare the card base. I used 240gsm white cardstock, scored, folded and trimmed to make a card 14,5x14,5cm.

Trim and adhere printed paper to 14,5x14,5cm. I used a piece with pretty swirls from the Classic petunia paper collection.

Die cut the word "HUGS", using the Altenew alphabet set of dies. Again, I used paper from the Classic petunia collection.

Stamp a butterfly on vellum, using the same ink as for flowers. I used one of the stamps from the Fluttering butterfly set and trimmed to use only one of the butterflies. Colour lightly at the back with green ink.

Assemble flowers. For the large flowers, I used 3 of the largest flowers for each flower. For the medium and small flowers, I used 2 layers for each flower. Finish the flowers by adding a small amount of clear drying ink (such as Art Glitter) and some beads or prills in brown.

Arrange and adhere letters, flowers and butterfly to your card base.

Fnish the inside of the card with a strip of printed paper and a stamped butterfly.

i hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will find it useful for making pretty cards, plese DO leave me a comment.

Hugs to you.

Marie Smith


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