By LeNae Gerig
Designer’s Tip: Paint paper backed Dazzles™ with Smooch® inks and if you get paint on the actual Dazzles™ edges you can quickly wipe it away with fingertip or cotton swab while it is still wet.
- Place the Center Step Card with the fold on the top. Trace the Center Step front panel pattern onto Cardmaker’s Earth’s Palette Creative Pack striped paper. Ink edges of 2 3/4”x3 ½” tan paper and mat with blue paper, leaving 1/8” borders and ink edges. Glue to the panel center, 5/8” from the top. Ink the edges of ¾” wide strip of Cardmaker’s Earth’s Palette Creative Pack blue paper across the panel, 1/8” from the bottom and trim even with the panel edges. Glue the panel to the card front.
- Place Wisdom Owl Dazzles™ border on the blue border with Brass Jewel Border Dazzles™ on the top and bottom. Trace the Center Step Card left and right side panels onto tan paper and ink edges. Glue to the card sides and place Wisdom Owl Dazzles™ on the sides as shown.
- Place Wisdom Owl Dazzles™ tall owl to the tan rectangle with “Wisdom Whispers” at the top. Paint the owl with Smooch® Inks: Coastal and Gold Lame for ears, Dust for eyes, Gold Lame for beak, Dust and Coastal for chin, Coastal for wings and all 3 Smooch® colors for chest and tail feathers. Let dry. Place 3 Gold Pearl Feather Dazzles™ on the right side of the border. Use ½” wide Emma’s Garden tan stitch ribbon to make a bow and Zot( to the feathers as shown.
- Inside: Ink edges of 3”x1 ¾” Cardmaker’s Earth’s Palette Creative Pack blue paper and glue to the card center, 5/8” from the card bottom. Ink edges of 1 7/8”x2 ¾” tan paper and glue to the card center, 1 3/8” from the card bottom, overlapping the blue paper. Place Wisdom Owl Dazzles™ dream catcher on the tan paper and “Let your dreams take flight” on the blue paper as shown. Color the dream catcher with Smooch® inks as shown.