1. Fold an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2” piece of white cardstock in half to create a side-folding card measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
2. Cut a 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of brown cardstock and adhere it to the center of the card front with 3D-Dots.
3. Stamp the flowers using black ink onto a piece of white cardstock. Use the stamping surface to obtain clean, crisp results when stamping your images.
4. Place your stamped image onto the plastic craft sheet, which you will also use as a painting palette. Apply the dark red and olive green distress inks as you need them to different spots on the craft sheet. Take a damp paintbrush and pick up the ink. Test the color on a piece of scrap cardstock to make sure that the color isn’t going to be too dark. If it is, add more water. Color the flowers and leaves of your image with the paints as desired; as we are not using watercolor paper, try not to use too much water or the card will begin to warp.
5. When the design has dried, using the blending tool to color around your design using a mixture of tan and brown distress ink as follows. Take the blending tool and lightly tap the foam pad onto the ink pad. Using circular motions on the craft sheet, slowly bring the tool onto the paper in a gliding motion. If you need to pick up more ink, repeat the circular motions before bringing the tool into contact with your project. If you forget the circular motions and just place the tool down on the card, you will have a hard color edges on your project which you will have trouble disguising. Always start blending with the lighter color first and then go to the darker color.
6. Trim the panel to approximately 4 1/2" x 3 1/4" and adhere it to the card front.
7. Add pearls to the bottom right hand corner. As the pearls are really made to be used as a border (they are on one long line of glue), snip in between each pearl so that you can space them as you wish.