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A French Adventure

May 06, 2020

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back to my second post for Heartfelt Creations.  For this post I have another card featuring the gorgeous French Cottage collection.

Products Used:

French Cottage ‘scapes Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3909
French Cottage ‘scapes DieHCD1-7293
French Doorway Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3908
French Doorway DieHCD1-7292
French Cottage Paper CollectionHCDP1-2114
Cottage Lifestyle Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3910
Cottage Lifestyle DieHCD1-7294
Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50 – WhiteHCPP1-475
Deluxe Flower Shaping KitHCST1-401
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30HCDA2-450
Pastel Pearl Stamens-SmallHCS1-457-1
Bright Pearl Stamens-MediumHCS1-458-2
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723
Rajni Chawla’s Crystal ClearPGM15015
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet BlackRACP468
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Cactus FlowerRACP985
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Magenta HueRACP614
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Tiger LilyRACP670

Other Products: 

Canson watercolour paper, Creative Expressions Foundation cardstock – Antique Gold, Small black sparkles, Gansai Tambi watercolours

For more tips on creating with the French Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/cATv3wk2_sM.

Instructions: 

Cut a piece of white cardstock 10” x 5”, score at 5” along the long side and fold to create a base card of 5” x 7”. Cut a piece of Antique Gold cardstock 5” x 7” and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a piece of patterned paper 4 15/16” x 6 15/16” and adhere to the front of the gold card. Cut a piece of Antique Gold cardstock 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ and adhere to the front with a piece of heavy cardboard 4 10/16” x 6 1/16”.

Stamp two doorway images from the HCPC-3908 French Doorway Cling Stamp Set on watercolour paper with Jet Black ink. Colour with watercolour paints and die cut one of the door frames out using the coordinating die. Adhere this to the other image with another door frame die cut out of heavy cardboard, Trim the second doorway to 4 11/16” x 6 11/16” and adhere to the front of the Antique Gold cardstock.

Stamp two topiary tree images from the HCPC-3910 Cottage Lifestyle Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on watercolour paper. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge and adhere to both sides of the doorway.

Stamp the pot plant image from the HCPC-3909 French Cottage ‘scapes Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on watercolour paper. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge. Shape and adhere to the front of the card as shown with foam squares.

Stamp the bicycle image from the HCPC-3910 Cottage Lifestyle Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on watercolour paper. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Die cut another bicycle die out of white cardstock and adhere the coloured image to this. Adhere to the front of the card with foam squares. Stamp the small satchel image from the HCPC-3910 Cottage Lifestyle Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on watercolour paper. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Die cut another die from white cardstock and add the coloured image to this and then adhere to the bicycle as shown.

Stamp the branch images from the HCPC-3909 French Cottage ‘scapes Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on watercolour paper. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape and add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge. Trim and adhere to the top of the card as shown with foam squares and to the bottom right of the bicycle and under the bicycle as shown.

Stamp the flower images from the HCPC-3909 French Cottage ‘scapes Cling Stamp Set in Sky Blue ink and Magenta Hue ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour the blue centres with Buttercup ink and the pink flower centres with Tiger Lily ink and die cut with the coordinating dies. Colour the edges and the backs of the blue flowers with Sky Blue ink and the pink flowers with Cactus Flower ink on the edges and Magenta Hue on the backs and shape using Groove Golf tools. Assemble the pink flowers with two layers of each size and the blue flowers with a single layer. Add the small and medium gold pearl stamens to the flowers by piercing a hole through the centres of the flowers. Add Ultrafine Crystal glitter to the blue flowers and Crystal Clear glitter to the pink flowers with Dries Clear glue and then adhere the pink flowers to the branches above the door and around the bicycle, and the blue flowers to the topiary trees as shown.

Please stay safe and well.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia





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