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This word is pronounced "bouquet", like a bouquet of flowers. It is a blurry, out of focus, spotty background seen in photos.
Stamps: Pictogram Punches, Suite Sayings (for inside).
Cardstock: White, Silver Glimmer paper, Shimmer paper, Calypso Coral, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron.
Ink: Calypso Coral, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, White craft.
Punches: ¼” circle, 3/4” circle, ½” circle, 1” circle, 1-1/4” circle, star from Itty Bitty pack.
Accessories: sponge, paper fastener, ribbon, Banners Framelits, Stars Framelits, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Elegant Dots embossing folder, heat tool, Swiffer disposable cloth, shaving brush.
Tempting Turquoise card. Fold in half – a bone folder gives you a crisp fold. Stamp or sign the back. Set aside.
Cut Shimmer paper 5 x 3-3/4”. In a circular motion, sponge turquoise ink in a V shape. Sponge Calypso Coral ink in an upside down V. Sponge remaining white spaces in with So Saffron ink. Set aside.
Use a piece of heavy vellum and punch with different sizes of circle punches - ¼”, 3/4”, ½”, 1”and 1-1/4”. Be sure not to be too close to the edges and that the circles have space between them. 7054
Lay the circle template over the sponged panel. Use a sponge to add White Craft Ink to the panel. Sponge lightly with the bigger circles and get gradually darker with the smaller ones. 7059
Things get a little messy at this point! Lift to move the template around to get different sized circles all over the panel. Keep going until almost all of the panel has circles on it. Best scenario would be to do this technique the night before you want to make your project so the white craft ink will dry naturally but you can use your heat tool to hurry this along - Craft Ink dries slower than Classic Ink, however, we will not dry it yet. 5854
I let my circle template dry overnight then stored it to reuse over and over for this technique. Other color combo’s I’ve seen and liked for this background are Bermuda Bay & Blackberry Bliss; Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana & Daffodil Delight; Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight & Pumpkin Pie; Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo & Blackberry Bliss. Set panel aside.
Cut white cardstock at 4” x 5-1/4”. Sponge edges with Calypso Coral ink. Stamp phrase from the Suite Sayings stamp set in coral. Use Snail Adhesive to adhere to the inside of the card. Set aside. 7058
Cut another piece of white cardstock at 4” x 5-1/4”. Cut out the middle. Stamp the phrase on the scrap of white cardstock with Calypso Coral ink. Trim, allowing ½” from the letter S, 3” long and about 7/8” wide. Cut the right end into a flag using the template. Sponge edges with Calypso Coral ink. Set aside.
Cut Tempting Turquoise cardstock 3-1/4” square. Tape the third and fourth largest star from the Stars Framelits die to it with cutting blades facing card stock. Run through the Cuttlebug: Sandwich – A plate – C plate – die and cardstock with cutting blades up – B plate. Save the center star for the inside of the card. Set aside. 5861
Cut So Saffron cardstock 1-1/2 x 2-3/4”. Use the 5th largest banner from the Banners Framelits. Cut out with this Cuttlebug: Sandwich – A plate – C plate – die and cardstock with cutting blades up – B plate.
Run through the Elegant Dots embossing folder. Set aside. 7055
Cut the smallest star die from 1-1/2” square Glimmer paper. Add mounts. Punch 3 small stars from the Glimmer paper with the Itty Bitty punch. Set aside.
Now we will add add glitter to the edge of cardstock only. Edge the outside of both stars and the phrase with 2-way glue pen. 5855
Dip in Dazzling Diamonds glitter. 5856
Glitter gets everywhere! An easy way to clean up glitter is with a Swiffer disposable cloth! Also, a lint roller picks up glitter like a charm! And another idea is to use a piece of masking tape or duct tape. 5867
Slightly dry Bokeh panel with heat tool. Adhere Bokeh panel to white frame panel. Partially glue star in place with Tombow glue. Punch a 1/8” circle at the top of the star and through the panel. Set aside until we make the bow. 5862
Paper Fastener Bow Tutorial
Open the prongs of your paper fastener. Fold 5” of ¼” ribbon in a loop (like a breast cancer ribbon). 5858
Bring the loop down so that it covers where the ribbon crosses itself. 5859
Gather the ribbon in the center in your fingers and stick it between the two prongs of the paper fastener. 5860
Close the prongs of the fastener and insert them in the cardstock. 5883
Open up the fastener on back side of the cardstock and flatten.
Adjust bow as you like and trim the ends.
Adhere the Bokeh panel to card front. Adhere flag, phrase and stars to the card. 7057
Add remaining star to the inside of the card. 5868
The picture tutorial for the envelope was taken from a different post hence the different color of ink used.
Adhere a doily in a couple of spots with snail adhesive to the front of an envelope. 7021
Pounce with ink using a shaving brush. 7024
Remove doily for a delicate envelope. 5869
TAGS OHCC018, Pictogram Punches Stamp Set, Carole Mork, how to add glitter to the edge of cardstock, Bokeh technique, Paper Fastener Bow Tutorial, brad Bow Tutorial, how to clean up glitter,