YOU WILL NEED:
- Enchanted Mandala metal die set
- Stamen die set
- Beautiful Bouquet Blossom stamp and die set
- Beautiful Bouquet Foliage metal die set
- Bouquet Builder stamp set
- Beautiful Bouquets 8x8” paper pad
- Chloe’s Creative Cards mirror card – Sugared Pastels
- Luxury pearl card – Crystal White
- Chloe’s Creative Cards A4 Luxury White Vellum
- Chloe’s Creative Cards Bling Box – Everyday Essentials
- WOW! embossing powder – Polished Silver, Opaque Bright White Super Fine, and Powdered Snow
- WOW! clear embossing inkpad
- Sparkelicious Glitter – Crystal Crush, Sugared Pink, Crystal Pink, and Unicorn Sparkle
- 3D foam pads on a roll
- Pinflair 3D glue gel
- Art Glitter Dries-Clear PVA glue with fine-tip nozzle
- Heat-resistant acetate
- Double-sided adhesive sheet
- Chloe’s Creative Cards chisel-tip glue pen
- Chloe’s Creative Cards Blending Brushes
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide – Spun Sugar
- 8x8” white straight-edged card blank
- Heat tool
- Die-cutting machine
1 Take your card blank and find the centre of the left-hand side of the card. Score down the middle and fold inward to make a half-easel card shape.
2 Trim a sheet of Sugared Pink mirror card to 3¾x7¾” and affix to the top part of the easel, as shown, using 3D foam pads. Trim Crystal White pearl card to 3½x7½” and your chosen patterned paper to 3¼x7¼”. Using the chisel-tip glue pen, go around all the edges and cover with Crystal Crush Sparkelicious glitter. Matt and layer onto the top part of the easel using 3D foam pads.
3 For the card base, trim Sugared Pink mirror card to 7¾x7¾” and attach using 3D foam pads. Trim Crystal White pearl card to 7½x7½” and patterned paper to 7¼x7¼”, glitter the edges of both pieces with Crystal Crush Sparkelicious glitter, and matt and layer onto the base of the card using 3D foam pads.
4 Using the second-largest die from the Mandala die set, cut the detailed mandala from Crystal White pearl card. Cover a sheet of white card with a double-sided adhesive sheet and die-cut the mandala outer layer using the largest die from the Mandala die set. Affix the decorative mandala to the outer layer, as shown, and infill with Sugared Pink Sparkelicious glitter. Affix to the top part of the easel card, as shown, using 3D foam pads.
5 Repeat step 4 again and affix the second mandala to the base of the card using 3D foam pads. Die-cut the second-smallest decorative edged circle from the Mandala die set from Sugared Pink mirror card. Die-cut a piece of Crystal White card using the smallest circular die from the Mandala die set. Stamp a sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet Blossom stamp and die set onto the white circle using the WOW! clear inkpad, cover with the Polished Silver embossing powder, and heat set. Using the chisel-tip glue pen, glitter the edges of the circle with Crystal Crush Sparkelicious glitter. Matt and layer the white circle onto the decorative-edged mirror card circle and attach to the mandala on the base of the card, as shown, using 3D Foam Pads. This will act as the stopper for the easel card.
6 Using the Beautiful Bouquet Foliage dies and stems, die-cut three stems and five fronds from Sugared Pink mirror card. Affix the three stems to the front of the mandala on the top part of the easel card, as shown, using Dries-Clear adhesive. Add pearls from the Bling Box to the fronds using Dries-Clear adhesive and set aside.
7 Using the foliage stamp from the Bouquet Builder stamp set, stamp five sets of leaves onto heat-resistant acetate using the WOW! clear embossing inkpad. Cover with WOW! Opaque Bright White Super Fine embossing powder and heat set. Using Dries-Clear adhesive, infill the leaves on the reverse of the acetate and add Sugared Pink Sparkelicious glitter before setting aside to dry.
8 Stamp 12 large and three medium flowers from the Beautiful Bouquet Blossom stamp and die set onto Chloe’s Luxury Vellum using WOW! embossing ink, cover with Powdered Snow embossing powder, and heat set. Die-cut the flowers using the corresponding dies from the same set. Using Chloe’s Blending Brushes, colour the vellum flowers on the reverse with Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink. Add dots of glue to the petals and sprinkle with Unicorn Sparkle Sparkelicious glitter. Die cut five stamens from Sugared Pink mirror card using the Stamen die, add dots of glue to the tip of each stamen and cover with Crystal Pink Sparkelicious glitter. Layer up the flowers using 3D glue gel, add a stamen to the centre of each flower, and affix an embellishment from the Bling Box, as shown.
9 Using 3D glue gel, affix the flowers to the card, as shown, with three large flowers sitting above the already-attached stems at the top of the card to create the bouquet, and a large and medium flower on the base of the card. Arrange the now-dry leaves and fronds around the flowers, as shown, and affix with 3D glue gel. Finally, add some diamanté gems from the Bling Box to the base mandala and the corners of the card.
Note: Christine has added some pearl fronds from her stash to the bouquet for decoration.