Creative Expressions ~ Teresa Collins Star Card

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Sometimes it just nice to make a gift to give someone and this workshop shows how to create a scented triangle pouch which has been added to the centre of a star card.

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Star Thank You Card

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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

                            Creative Expressions Thank You Singles Stamp : UMS109

Spellbinders Blossom 1 Die : WIZS4-351 & Sue Wilson Lattice Accents Die : WIZS5-106

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980 & Kraft Card : KRAFTCARD

 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads: Dried Marigold : DPDRDMARIGOLD 

Crushed Olive : DPOLIVE

Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge :DMRUSTY  & Crushed Olive Distress Marker : DMOLIVE

Green String / Burlap : SM16

 Creative Expressions Teresa Collins 8” x 8” Paper Pad : CRE8X8

Tim Holtz Kraft Resist Paper Pad : TH92918

Coral Felt : FELTVINT

 Organza Rose : RR001

 Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms Die : WIZS5-086

Grime Boss : GB30

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT & Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Select a piece of Tim Holtz kraft resist paper or some of the Creative Expressions kraft 12″ x12″ paper. Also needed is some of the Teresa Collins papers along with the `Thank You` singles stamp from Creative Expressions.

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2 Make the star card base up using the instructions from another workshop. Click Here for that or they can be found on the Creative Expressions weekly workshop site.

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3 Using the kraft resist paper means that you`ll have one side just plain & the other patterned, later on there is a way round this if you don`t want the pattern showing.

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4 When making the star card it`s much easier to make templates of the 3 shapes that will be needed to be cut out. These are just trimmed down sizes of the base shape making sure you leave a 3mm border all round. Then select the colour & pattern papers needed for the design.

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5 Cut 3 of the elongated middle section pieces in an off cut of the kraft paper. Stamp the flower section of the `Thank You` stamp using the crushed olive ink pad & then go back in with the rusty hinge distress marker on just the flower area.

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6 Press the cut kraft card onto the inked stamp working from edge of the paper.

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7 You will create a rustic stamped image which tone in well with the kraft card.

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8 Repeat the process by inking up the stamp & move the kraft paper along before pressing it onto the inked stamp.

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9 The bottom piece shows how the stamped piece should look. The top image has a double stamped line which you should try to avoid as it muddles the image up. Don`t worry if you make the mistake (like I did !!) as you can cut another piece of paper & stamp it again.

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10 Repeat this process until you have 3 stamped panels & then distress the edges using some crushed olive distress ink on a piece of cut`n`dry foam. Attach the pieces to the plain side of the star card base using some Cosmic Shimmer glue.

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11 To remove some of the patterned image, take an off cut & stick it onto the patterned triangle.

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12 Turn the piece over & cut following the triangle edge & remove the excess kraft card from the card.

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13 Repeat this on all 3 triangle tips of the star card base so you have a plain front to the star card. This step won`t be needed if you used a plain 12″ card / paper.

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14 Continue to build the colours and patterned papers onto the base card. Using the coral & the crushed olive distress ink has helped to pull the colours of the project together. This is the outside panels that will be seen when the star shape is formed.

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15 Here is the look of the inside panels of the star card.

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16 Now the base card shape is covered take the inner triangle template & draw around the piece on a piece of card. Use a dotted line on the right hand edge of the triangle as this will be the fold point.

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17 Flip the triangle over on the right hand side edge & draw around the triangle. Now make 2 tabs off the lines just made on the edge of the triangle. These are shown in the photo above.

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18 Draw around the outside of the template onto a piece of coral felt. Mark where the dotted line will be.

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19 Cut the piece out. Add some kraft card to the 2 tabs areas using Cosmic Shimmer glue. This will make the tabs easier to glue later on & make sure they are on the side with the pen line on.

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19aFold the felt in position.

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20 Fold the felt or you can use a cotton piece. Angle the Sue Wilson lattice accents die onto the centre of the triangle & secure with some low tack tape.

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21 Open the felt piece back up and it lay flat onto the cutting plate of the Grand Calibur set. Cut the centre piece out. The felt mix will cut like butter the first time but just cut it again if you have a harder felt mix.

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22 Lay the cut out piece on an angle & then cut a small piece of cotton to go underneath the cut out design.

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24 Glue the stamped cotton piece to the back of the aperture & then add the lattice felt piece over the top. Make sure you don`t get any of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto the felt as this will shine up on the felt.

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25 Add some glue to the outsides of the stiffened tabs & the pen marks will be inside the felt piece. Add some lavender grains or other flowers to scent the pouch. Don`t make it to padded as it won`t fit inside the star card.

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26 Add an organza rose to the centre of the piece for added detail.

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27 Why not glue an embroidery trim to tone in with the project.

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28 Take a piece of kraft card & fold it in half. Cut it so folds along the top of the card. Make a panel using the patterned flower paper. Ink up the `Thank You` stamp using the crushed olive ink pads.

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29 Stamp onto a piece of white card. Cut a mount of card 3mm larger than the sentiment panel & use some dried marigold ink to colour in the border. Add to the card & use foam tape for added dimension.

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30 Make a 2 felt flowers using the blossom 1 die on some of the same colour coral felt & 2 using the patterned paper. Add them to the project using a bow of green string / burlap underneath.

So here you have the completed card & gift star card.

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31 Here is a close up of the thank you card that will accompany the gift card.

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Daffodil Foil Card Workshop

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This workshop shows how to achieve a layered look with Sue Wilson`s new dies. Cosmic Shimmer foil has been used to add depth behind the die cut out feature & it makes for a nice setting for the stamped daffodils.

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Daffodil Foil Card

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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Sue Wilson Dies  : Granada Spanish Collection : CED1207

Sue Wilson Dies : Galicia Spanish Collection Die : CED1205

Creative Expressions Singles Stamp : Delicate Daffodil Set 2 : UMS017

Foundations A4 Pastel Green Card :  40076 , Rich Green A4 Card : 41008 

& Kraft Card : KRAFTCARD

Rub it Scrub it Pad : SCRUBIT

Cosmic Shimmer Ombre : Peach & Green Ribbon : AE13

 Clear and Resist Ink Pad  : CRPAD 

Cosmic Shimmer Arctic Black Aurora Embossing Powder : CSEPARCBLK

Cosmic Shimmer Watercolours : Holly Leaf  : CSWPHOLL, Yellow Sun :CSWPYELL , Midnight Blue :  CSWPMID & Rich Gold : CSWPGOLD

True White Embossing Powder : CSEPWHITE

Tim Holtz Pumice Stone Ink Pad :DPPUMICE

Decorative Stick Pin Blanks :PINPLAIN

Creative Expressions Pink Dazzler : DAZPINK

Creative Expressions Teresa Collins 8” x 8” Paper Pad : CRE8X8

  Self Adhesive Sticky Sheet  : ADHA4

Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes Section : Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes

Cosmic Shimmer Spring Green PVA Glue :CSGSPRING

Grime Boss : GB30 & Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT & Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

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Step by Step Instructions

Select the Sue Wilson Granada & Galicia Spanish Collection Dies. Also the daffodil from the Creative Expressions singles stamp range.

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2 Place the outer frame die of the Granada set (the larger die set) & the add the outer frame of the Galicia die set onto the kraft card and use some low tack tape the secure them in place. Cut & emboss this piece.

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3 Now use the large outer die , the Granada main cut out die section & the small inner frame from the Galicia set. Again secure with low tack tape, cut & emboss through the Grand Calibur machine. These die are perfect to work together & interchange.

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4 Go ahead & cut a 2nd & 3rd filigree frame but this time don`t use the inner small frame as this is for the underneath panel.

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5 Depending on how the die shape was cut out (I amended the look afterwards for ease !!) then make sure the inner section was cut out on just 1 of the panels. Be careful not to emboss on a 2nd passas it will flatten the other embossing !!! Don`t worry with this step if you have already cut the panel with the inner frame step.

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6 Use the 3rd main panel & draw around the outside of the small inner die. This will give you the enough border for the design to sit under the aperture & not be seen underneath the filigree pattern.

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7 Cut around the just drawn line & this is how it will look under the aperture.

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8 Lay the large frame on a piece of self adhesive sheet & the small inner frame too. Draw around the frame & cut out with a pair of scissors. You can cut with the die cutting machine but you will get the intricate pieces cut out of the frame . So best cut by hand so you get the foil in the border area.

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9 Place some Cosmic Shimmer gilding flakes into a deep lipped tub. Make sure there are no clumps of foil as this will make it easier to add to the film in the next step. If there are just tease them apart.

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10 Keep the baking on one side of the film & stick the other behind the frame with the aperture cut out of the centre. Press the flakes onto the sticky sheet.

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11 Once all the sticky is covered take the scrub it foam & rub it across the gilding flakes as this will refine the foil & remove any excess pieces of foil.

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12 This photo shows the difference between using the foil on the sticky panel or by adding the foil to some card & adding the frame over the top. Both nice but taking the time to add the foil to the film on the frame just brings a softer feel to the project.

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13 Make a small panel of foil to go behind the small cut out panel or use the same technique & add the adhesive film behind the small filigree panel. Cut the inner foil area out to make the aperture which was covered in foil when the sticky sheet was added.

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14 Here is a photo of the 2 panels, the main piece will be raised so that is gives depth to the piece.

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15 Place some double sided foam tape around the edge of the aperture on the reverse side. Add another row for extra depth but be sure to remove the backing before adding the 2nd layer.

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16 Remove the backing of the foam tape & stick the panel over the small inner panel.

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17 Take the outer aperture frame & add some more foam tape to the reverse of the piece. Now add this onto the foiled piece.

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18 Just lay the other frame under the foil frame in a landscape position as it will make the square like frame, it will be glued later on. Use the panel in this position or turn & use in a portrait position.

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19 Decide if you want a light or dark tone to the flower. Ink the daffodil using the clear & resist ink pad & stamp onto a piece of kraft card.

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20 Emboss with either the true white or arctic black embossing powder. Use a heat tool to set the embossing powder. Stamp 2 or 3 daffodils in your chosen colour.

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21 Open up the Cosmic Shimmer Watercolours : Holly Leaf , Yellow Sun , Midnight Blue & Rich Gold & spritz them with some water & leave for 15 minutes.

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22 Now mix the watercolours so that you have a lovely thick consistency. Then they will be ready to be used.

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23 Paint your daffodils using the different watercolours. Build the image using the yellow & gold for the petals. Mix the yellow & blue for a different shade of green for the leaves. The watercolour will repeal off the embossed line which means you can add the colours fairly quickly. Now cut out the flowers.

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24 Lay the prepared panels onto a piece of the light green card & make a little snip where the card needs to be cut to make a mat for the frame.

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25 Cut the panel & then emboss a single line around the edging for detail. Add 2 layers of foam tape to the centre of the frame & the use 3d glue around the solid areas of the frame design. This is just on the plain non foiled filigree panel.

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26 Cut a piece of script paper from the Teresa Collins Creative Expressions paper pad to 7½ ” x 7½”. Distress the edges using some Tim Holtz pumice stone ink on a piece of cut`n`dry foam. Use the blending mat for ease of use.

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27 Mat the panel onto a piece of the light green card before adding the light green small panel behind the filigree panel. Use foam tape all the while for added depth & the add 2 layers of foam tape either side of frame to take up the depth of the foil panel.

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28 Add the foil piece & then cut out the daffodils using a 3d glue. Decoupage the flowers up using the other cut layers

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29 Sue Wilson has some amazing decorative pins on her card samples so be sure to check out her blog. Click here for Sue`s blog They are made using the Creative Expressions plain pins. Add a drop of Cosmic Shimmer glue to the top of the pin.

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30 Wait for the glue to go tacky, add a pearl bead to the of the pin & allow to dry. Select different beads & metal decorative beads ready to make the pins up with.

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31 Tread the beads onto the pin. For the last bead add another drop of glue & smear it around the pin before adding the final bead. Here you have to very pretty bead pin you have designed yourself.

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32 Add a Cosmic Shimmer bow & finish with a dazzler to cover the knot of the bow & to set the decorative pins behind. Here you have the completed Daffodil & foil card.

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33 Just a close up of the flowers & the decorative pins.

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Easter Wishes Card Workshop

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This workshop shows how versatile this `Thank You` stamp can be if you just think outside the box. The `T` for the thank you sentiment has been made into a `E` & then used for an Easter Wishes card.

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Easter Wishes Card

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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Sue Wilson Dies Galicia Spanish Collection : CED1205

Thank You Pre Cut Stamp : UMS109

Emboss A4 Folder Tapestry : EF-012

Foundations A4 Milk : 40109 , Green Card  :41008 &  Sand A4 Card : 41004

Tim Holtz Crushed Olive : DPOLIVE  & Shabby Shutters  : DPSHABBYSHUTT

 Distress Ink Pads

Distress Markers : Use Mustard Seed : DMMUST , Crushed Olive  : DMOLIVE, Shabby Shutters  :DMSHAB , Peeled Paint : DMPEEL

Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS

Green & White Grosgrain Ribbon : RG1-5-46

Black Pearl Pins : PINBLACK

Cameo Setting : SETDAZZ

Black Perfect Medium Pen : PERPENBLK

 Clear and Resist Ink Pad  : CRPAD

Cosmic Shimmer Arctic Black Aurora Embossing Powder : CSEPARCBLK

Grime Boss : GB30 & Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

 Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

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Step by Step Instructions

This project is going to use the `Thank You` stamp from the Creative Expressions singles range. Remove the stamp from the packet & select an acrylic block to place it on.

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2 The stamp comes already mounted & cut on a piece of UMount foam. It`s been precision cut close to the image so no inky sides on the rubber & you just need to add the stamp to an acrylic block.

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3 Once the stamp is on the block add a piece of low tack tape to the over the `hank you` part of the stamp.

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4 Use the clear & resist or Perfect Medium ink pad & ink up the stamp.

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5 Remove the low tack tape from the stamp. This technique has been shown in case you stamp directly onto the card or alternatively you can stamp the image & cut around the rectangle shape.

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6 Add the Cosmic Shimmer arctic black aurora embossing powder over the clear ink & heat set the image using a heat tool.

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7 Ink just the lower part of the stamp & emboss this image. This will be used for decoupaging the flowers later. If you didn`t get a full stamped image for your main panel then use it for the flowers so it`s not wasted. You need 1 whole panel embossed & another `T` Embossed.

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8 Cut around the `T` leaving the centre piece of cream card in place. Type the words `aster Wishes` onto a piece of the foundations 220sgm card. Monotype Corsiva font size 72 was used in this project. Please see the embossing a printed image workshop here if you don`t want it just printed.

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9 Stick the swirly `T` onto a piece of matching cream card using either Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue or a use a tape gun.

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10 Take the black Perfect Medium pen & draw in the smaller centre part of the `E` & then the larger bottom of the `E`. Quickly sprinkle over the same black arctic embossing powder & heat set.

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11 Now cut around the whole of the `E` leaving a tiny edge of the cream card. Just think you can use this idea to make a `F` for friends, make an `H` for appy Birthday, Also `A,B,C,D,K,L,M,N,P,R,U,W` so many uses !!! so great value in the stamp.

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12 A background is used in this project with an embossing folder & there are 2 ways of doing this. Cover the words of the sentiment with a thick piece of card.

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13 Add the card & board into the embossing folder. Make sure the thick card is on the underneath of the font so the embossing doesn`t go through the card.

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14 Pass through the die cutting machine using the Creative Expressions white embossing plate. Don`t ever force the sandwich through the machine.

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15 Alternatively just emboss the cream card through the machine using the tapestry A4 folder & cut out the sentiment as above.

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16 Use the crushed olive Tim Holtz distress ink pad on a piece of cut`n`dry foam & distress the embossed areas. This will bring out the raised embossed image & start to draw out the subtle colours for the Easter theme.

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17 Add some of the crushed olive ink around the edges of the cut out flower panel, the also on `E` & the `aster Wishes` panel. Use a permanent pen to draw a black edge around the sentiment or use the perfect medium black pen & add embossing powder around the edge & heat set.

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18 Go in with the shabby shutters ink on some cut`n`dry foam & distress the edges of the panel once it`s cut to size. This project panel measures 7½” wide x 7″ deep.

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19 Attach a piece of the green & white striped grosgrain ribbon  along the bottom edge of the panel & secure on the back of the card. Take a wire from a paper flower stem or using string & gather up the ribbon towards the right hand side of the card.

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20 Twist the wire around & cut off the excess. This will give a nice gather to the ribbon & will draw the eye to the cameo setting which is now going to be added.

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21 Use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to add the cameo over the gathered ribbon. Press down until the glue starts to take & then you will have a firm hold. Also add a drop of glue under the ribbon to the card. Attach a bow before the cameo if you wish for this look.

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22 Cut & emboss a piece of sand card using the Sue Wilson Galicia Spanish Collection Die. Distress the edges with the shabby shutters ink.

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23 Mat the embossed / ribbon panel onto a piece of green card & then onto a base card made using 2 pieces of sand cardstock.

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24 Add the `aster Wishes` sentiment onto the die cut & place toward the right hand side of the top corner of the card. Go in & add the `E` flower panel next to the `aster` word. Use foam tape for both these pieces.

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25 Cut out some of the embossed flowers & colour in using the Tim Holtz Distress Markers : Crushed Olive , Shabby Shutters , Mustard Seed & Peeled Paint.

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26 Colour in the flat flower image on the panel & curve the edges of the flowers to give them depth. Apply over the flower image & stagger 2 on the centre of the cameo.

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27 Add some glossy accents to the yellow flowers to add another dimension to the piece & allow to dry.

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28 Here is the design with a bow. Place 2 black pearl pins behind the knot of the bow to complete the project.

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29 A close up of the Easter Wishes sentiment.

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Sue Wilson Die Collection Easter Egg Card Workshop

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This workshop shows how versatile Sue Wilson`s new dies are. The Granada die has been used to cut the top section of this oval egg shape & the plain centre panel is perfect for adding the sentiment.

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Happy Easter Egg Card

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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Sue Wilson Dies Granada Spanish Collection : CED1207

Sue Wilson Dies : Lattice Bow  : CED1404

UMount Easter Barrow Stamp Plate : UMEASBAR

Foundations Spearmint Green A4 Card : 41010

Spellbinders Grand Oval Dies : WIZLF-110

Foundations A4 Blue :41013 & Coconut Card : 40980

Cosmic Shimmer Spring Green PVA Glue : CSGSPRING

Tim Holtz Faded Jeans : DPFADEDJEAN  & Shabby Shutters :DPSHABBYSHUTTor

Tim Holtz Peeled Paint : DPPEELEDPAINT& Shaded Lilac Distress Ink : DPLILAC

Cosmic Shimmer Matt Chalk Paint ~ Pink Dusk  : CSMCPPINK , Heather  :

CSMCPHEATH , Mulled Wine  : CSMCPMULL & Heritage Green   :  CSMCPHERIT

Cosmic Shimmer Crackle Finish Glaze :CSGLAZCRACK

Ombre / Brown Ribbon : AE33

Creative Expressions Teresa Collins 8” x 8” Paper Pad : CRE8X8

  Self Adhesive Sticky Sheet  : ADHA4

Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels Icilcles :CSGJICICLE

Creative Expressions Clear Sparkle : SPARKCLEAR

Grime Boss : GB30 & Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT & Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

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Step by Step Instructions

Place the 2 smallest grand oval dies onto a piece of foundations card and cut & emboss the pieces out.. Here a dark blue card has been used but it will be covered in the matt chalk paints later on so a lighter card can be used.

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2   Place the smaller oval just a bit higher than the lower oval as this will give more of a pointed tip & an egg like shape. Just add a little bit of adhesion from a tape runner to tack it in place.

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3 Take the filigree cutting section from the Granada die & tape it into position leaving a small gap at the top of the oval tip.

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4 Run the die & card through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine to cut & then change the mats to emboss the piece. This double layer of 220gsm card had just 2 passes through the machine & it cut out perfectly.

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5 Make sure any stray die cut pieces are removed from the card & place the card egg onto the ink blending mat. Select the shades of Cosmic Shimmer matt chalks. Here  Pink Dusk, Heather, Mulled Wine & Heritage Green are being used.

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6 Place a small amount of the paint onto the blending mat. A non stick craft mat could also be used  but remember with both mats to use a grime boss to remove the paint before it dries onto the surface.

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7 Take a small piece of cut`n`dry foam & dab the paint onto foam. Then dab the pad back onto the blending mat to destitute the ink over the pad. Load to pad until you have a nice coverage of ink on there.

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8 Dab the green paint over different sections of the egg & then repeat the process. Load the mulled wine paint & add over the other areas of the egg. Use a heat tool to dry the paint before adding some of the lighter coloured paint to build the design.

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Add small amount of paint over the clear sparkle embellishment, once it`s dry add some of the clear gloss or the crackle finish glaze would be perfect. You will find that it will have an effect on the paint but it`s just used to dull and tone the embellishment.

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10 The egg can either be left with a matt finish or add some of the Cosmic Shimmer clear gloss finish glaze for a shiny look. This will give you more uses with the matt product or use the crackle glaze.

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11 Open the cap of the glaze and add splashes of it over the matt chalk egg.

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12 Take a flat paint brush & swipe the vanish across the egg. Keep the lines of the brush going in the same direction for a smooth gloss result or follow the crackle instructions.

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13 Once all the egg has been covered, remove the piece from the mat & place up on the glaze bottle itself or something raised. This will make sure the card doesn`t stick to the mat & the filigree areas won`t become puddled.

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14 Use a sentiment or print the words `Happy Easter` onto a piece of white card. Use some low tack tape to position the smallest die frame over the words. Cut & emboss the sentiment & then ink the piece with it still in the die.

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15 This will create a white border around the edge of the sentiment. Go in & use the peeled paint distress ink to just colour the edges of the sentiment.

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16 Add some double side foam to the full length of the sentiment & place it in the blank space in the centre of the filigree area of the egg.

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17 Add a piece of self adhesive film to the top section of a piece of white card (this will save unseen wastage). Cut the 2nd smallest grand oval in white card & remove the backing and add the iced snow glitter jewels over the sticky.

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18 Add some foam pads to solid sections on the reverse of the egg. Remove the sticky backs of the pads. Cut a mat of card to go under the egg.

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19 As the piece will be attached to the iced snow jewels then add a squiggle of glue to make sure the egg will stick. This technique helps with the depth, holding it firmly.

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20 Stick the panel behind the egg so it shows through the filigree pattern. Make a lattice bow or use some ribbon to make the bow. Make a mat larger than the egg & add the egg in to this.

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21 Select 2 pieces of the aqua patterned Teresa Collins paper. The lattice or filigree bow and Sue`s die instructions can be found on the Creative Expressions website. A complete link to dies and workshop videos.

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22 Cut the larger panel to 6½ ” x 8″ & mat onto a piece of light card. Cut the smaller panel to 6″ x  7½”

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23 Add the egg onto the base panels using foam tape for dimension. Stamp the bunny image out & colour her in to tone with your project.

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24 Add some faux pearls to the corner of your card using the spring green PVA glue.

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25 Here is the completed Easter card which will appeal to all ages. Alternatively use the Cosmic Shimmer shimmer paints to achieve a lovely sparkly effect to the egg.

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26 Add a ruffle of ribbon across the  centre of the egg  as this will tone in all the colours used.

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Butterfly Meadow Card Workshop ~ Part 2

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This workshop continues on from part 1 of the reverse stamping butterfly workshop. It will focus on how to achieve the sparkle effects on the card & also show the Easter colour version of this project design.

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Why not use different inks for an Easter Theme.

Butterfly Meadows Easter Version

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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Sue Wilson Dies Granada Spanish Collection : CED1207

Sue Wilson Dies Lattice 3D Finishing Touches Collection : CED1404

Stamps to Die For … Butterfly Meadow Pre Cut Stamp : UMS552

Foundations Spearmint Green A4 Card : 41010

Black Gloss Card or Foundations Black Card : 40071

 Clear and Resist Ink Pad  : CRPAD

Cosmic Shimmer Arctic Black Aurora Embossing Powder : CSEPARCBLK

Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink : DPPEACOCK

Tim Holtz ~ Worn Lipstick  :  DPWORNLIPS , Mowed Lawn :DPLAWN   Mustard Seed Distress Marker : DMMUST

Creative Expressions Teresa Collins 8” x 8” Paper Pad : CRE8X8

  Self Adhesive Sticky Sheet  : ADHA4

Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels Icilcles :CSGJICICLE

Grime Boss : GB30 & Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT & Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

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Step by Step Instructions

Cut out 4 borders using spearmint card. Secure each strip in place with some low tack tape to make sure the die doesn`t move when die cutting the piece. This will save on card too as it won`t move around in the machine.

1212 As the card is 220gsm it will easily run through the die cutting machine in one pass but make sure you remove all the pieces of card from the die & this will affect the next cut.

2 223 Cutting the 4 panels will achieve a lovely frame for the butterfly meadow panel you have already made in part 1. Now select which style of the bow dies you wish to use from the Sue Wilson die collection. Here the 3d Lattice die is used.

3 234 Use some low tack tape to secure the bow dies to a piece of aqua paper from the Creative Expressions Teresa Collins paper pad.

4 245 Run the die & paper through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine. As this is a detailed die use a pokey tool to press through the holes on the back of the die.

5 256 This will help release the paper from the die. Now just gently ease the paper from the other side of the die & there you will have the perfectly cut die shape all intact.

6 267 This next step could be done by using the Sue`s other bold bow die or if you don`t have this yet then add the die cuts to a piece of self adhesive sheet. Press firmly in place. Ideally cut around the edges of the shape so you don`t waste the ice snow glitter jewels. Can you tell what I didn`t do !!!

7 278 Tip the iced snow glitter jewels over the bows & press them firmly into the self adhesive sheet. As I didn`t follow my own tip !!! there is some wastage of the icicles but save this & use for some centres of flowers.

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9 If you didn`t cut around the bows before adding the icicles then do so now.

9 2910 Make the bow up. If you need any instructions on how to make the filigree bow up take a look at Sue`s die instructions which can be found on the Creative Expressions website. There is a complete resource on all the dies and workshop videos too.

10 3011 Stick a piece of self adhesive sheet to a piece of white card or vellum  & cut to 6½” x 8″. Remove the backing off the sticky sheet.

11 3112  Lay the first border along the bottom edge of the sticky. Make sure you leave an equal space from the 2 sides and the bottom edge. Go in & lay the 2 side pieces & the top edge will fit perfectly along the top space left.

12 3213 Cut a another large frame in copy paper. Lay this in the centre of the piece. Now sprinkle the iccicles over the sticky sheet & press it down. This will save you some icicles as it`s going to be covered .

13 3314 Mat the icicles panel onto a piece of black card.

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14a Use Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue under the frame borders.

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15 Stamp & emboss a `Best Wishes` sentiment from the Crystal Cut singles stamp set. This fits perfectly in the frame die. Leave the card in the die & ink through it.

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16 The base card edges have been coloured using a distress ink pad to tone in with the project.

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17 Add the butterfly meadows panel to the card using foam tape & some Cosmic Shimmer glue for added adhesion. Now add the full butterfly , bow & sentiment to complete the project.

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18  The sparkle of the icicle glitter jewels really works well with the image & detail of the butterfly meadows stamped black image.

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19 Why not use the design & change the colour ways to suit the occasion. Here Tim Holtz worn lipstick, moved lawn & mustard seed distress ink pads or distress markers have been used to colour a white border strip. Just use each ink on a piece of cut`n`dry foam & blend away.

19  DSCF120620 Add a `Happy Easter` sentiment to complete the project.

20 Butterfly Meadows Easter VersionPlease check out Part 1 of the workshop as there will be some more techniques to follow.

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Butterfly Meadow Card Workshop ~ Part 1

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This workshop shows how to do a reverse stamping technique to make a full butterfly & will continue with different ideas such as making the larger outer frame to shadow & showcase Sue Wilson `s new dies.

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Butterfly Meadows Easter Version

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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Sue Wilson Dies Granada Spanish Collection : CED1207

Sue Wilson Dies Lattice 3D Finishing Touches Collection : CED1404

Stamps to Die For … Butterfly Meadow Pre Cut Stamp : UMS552

Foundations Spearmint Green A4 Card : 41010

Black Gloss Card or Foundations Black Card : 40071

 Clear and Resist Ink Pad  : CRPAD

Cosmic Shimmer Arctic Black Aurora Embossing Powder : CSEPARCBLK

Tim Holtz ~ Worn Lipstick  :  DPWORNLIPS , Mowed Lawn :DPLAWN   Mustard Seed Distress Marker : DMMUST

Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink : DPPEACOCK

Creative Expressions Teresa Collins 8” x 8” Paper Pad : CRE8X8

  Self Adhesive Sticky Sheet  : ADHA4

Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels Icilcles :CSGJICICLE

Grime Boss : GB30 & Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT & Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

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Step by Step Instructions

Select the butterfly meadow stamp which is part of a range that has been designed to work alongside the Sue Wilson`s new die range. Swipe a piece of cream card with an anti static bag.

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2 Place the stamp onto an acrylic block as it is already mounted and precut with UMount. Ink the stamp using the clear & resist ink pad or Perfect Medium.

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3 Press the stamp onto the cream card. Press firmly to achieve a solid image. Try using a closed embossing powder pot to run& press across the back of the block.

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4 Tip the arctic black embossing powder over the clear ink & gently tap away any specks of powder before the image is heat set.

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5 Heat set the embossing powder using a heat tool. This embossing powder with give a wonderful sheen to the image.

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6 Now ink up just the butterfly with the clear ink & stamp it onto a piece of plastic. Here the outer area of the cracker template has been used as it`s a strong piece to stamp on.

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7 Lift the stamp & place the block back down on a scrap piece of paper. Rest the just stamped piece on top of the block as this will give some cushion in the next step.

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8 Press a piece of foundations card onto the inked plastic and press firmly over all the image. Alternatively use a brayer over the stamp to create a reverse stamped image.

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9 Add some of the arctic black embossing powder over the tacky image. Remember to be as quick as you can as the image won`t be as wet as a normal stamped image.

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10 Tip away the excess but be careful not to flick away to much of the embossing powder. Now heat set the image with the heat tool.

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11 The image will often not appear as strong as a normal stamped image. If doing just a stamped & not embossed image then this can be sorted by using a grey ink for the 1st main image & then a black for the 2nd reverse stamp. In this  project a Perfect Medium black pen will be used to sharpen the image.

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12 Go over the lines of the butterfly with the black medium pen & then tip the same arctic black embossing powder over the butterfly & heat set.

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13 Cut out the butterfly wings & the body as this will be used later on to make a whole butterfly embellishment.

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14 Now secure the outer die from the Granada Dies Spanish Collection with some low tack tape. Take some time to get the frame evenly spaced around the outside of the stamped area.

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15 Cut & emboss the piece through the Grand Calibur or other die cutting machine.

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16 Now just emboss the frame on a piece of black card without cutting it out first.

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17 Embossing the card will leave  an embossed impression either side of the main cut line. Use this outer line to cut around as this will make an extra mat for the cut stamped panel. This technique works well with less fancy edges as it is easier to cut out.

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18 Use a permanent black pen & just tint the edges of the card if there is a white core showing. This isn`t necessary if the card is double sided.

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19 Now the frame can be coloured to match your project. There are 2 ways of doing this with the distress ink which can be by placing the stamped panel back into the die & using a piece of cut`n`dry foam with distress ink on around the edges & into the edge of the stamped piece.

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20 Alternatively just use a piece of cut`n`dry foam & pick up the distress ink  and go around the edges of the panel with it not in the die.

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Organza Rose & Coral Dress Workshop

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This workshop shows how to make a pretty card using the baroque dress stamp from the `Singles` range @Creative Expressions. Often using one image can feel daunting but building up the design with different textures will frame the image.

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The dazzler setting complete with a pink dazzler compliments the design perfectly and draws out the green shimmer of the dress outline. This has been done using black archival ink under the mallow flame (pink) embossing powder.

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Coral Dress Workshop

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles Die: WIZS5-161

Organza Roses : RR001

Creative Expressions Teresa Collins 8” x 8” Paper Pad : CRE8X8

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad : Pumice Stone : DPPUMICE

Distress Marker : Tattered Rose : DMTAT

Black Archival Ink Pad : ARCHBLKSM

3 Pearl Hat Pins PINWHITE

 Wrinkled Ribbon : NK02

 Creative Expressions Singles Baroque Dress Stamp : UMS079

 Couture Creations Lovingly Baroque Embossing Folder : EFC0723025

Pink Dazzler : DAZPINK

 Creative Expressions  Dazzler Setting :SETDAZZ

 Cosmic Shimmer Mallow Flame Aurora Embossing Powder : CSEPMAL

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

Grime Boss : GB30

Antique Gold Card :40984, White A4 Card  : 40001 & Coconut Card : 40980

Wonder Tape  WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available

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Step by Step Instructions

Select the Teresa Collins paper pad along with the baroque dress stamp. Decide on the colour tones you wish for the project. Here the champagne ribbon & organza roses have been selected. The lovingly baroque embossing folder will compliment the design too.

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2 Take a piece of script paper from the Teresa Collins paper pad & cut it to 6½” x 6½” or leave the piece whole & trim after embossing the paper. Swipe the pumice stone ink pad over the inside of the front cover on the embossing folder.

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3 Place the paper inside the folder making sure it`s not moved as the ink will transfer onto the paper. Close the folder ready for the embossing.

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4 Place the paper / embossing folder on the G/Calibur base plate. Add the tan mat over the folder & then place the Creative Expressions adapter plate over the top. Run through the GC machine.

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5 Once embossed repeat the process with inking the folder & move the paper along & marry up the embossed design. Place the edge of the folder up to the edge of the embossing plate & emboss the piece using the same sandwich.

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6 Now the whole piece is embossed go into the design with some more of the pumice stone ink on a piece of cut`n`dry foam. This will add extra dimension to the raised design.

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7 To enhance the design even further, add more ink to the tips of the baroque design as this will really add a lovely feel to the piece.

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8 Depending on the colour of organza roses you have purchased, if they are the white ones then why not rub the tops into the pumice stone ink pad to distress the organza.

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9 Cut the grey baroque backing paper to 7¾” x7¾”. Distress the edges of the paper using the pumice stone ink on a piece of cut`n`dry foam.

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10 Mat the backing paper onto a piece of white card & repeat the process with the smaller embossed panel too. Mat the smaller panel onto the base panel using foam tape.

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11 Wrap a piece of the champagne ribbon around the top edge of the panels. Leave the ribbon baggy as this will take up the slack when knotted later.

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12 This shows how a piece of low tack tape is used so it can be removed later and a permanent fixing used once the ribbon has been worked.

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13 Repeat the process & add the 2nd piece of ribbon down the left hand side & tape the baggy piece of ribbon using the low tack tape again.

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14 Turn the piece over & tie a piece of the burlap string around the overlapping corner of the ribbon & tie in a secure knot.

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15 Slip another piece of the string about an 1½” along & secure the piece off in a knot.

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16 Continue along the ribbon so you end up with 3 knots down each side & the main cross over ribbon knot. Leaving the ribbon on a low tack piece of tape means you can adjust the ribbon tension.

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17 Use permanent tape to secure the ribbon in place on the reverse. Make sure the knots are evenly spaced out before deciding on the colour roses you want for the design. It`s best to sit them in place before gluing.

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18 Lift the ribbon up & drop a small amount of Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue underneath the knot.

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19 Now add a small amount of the same glue on top of the knot. This will ensure the roses are stuck down & won`t wobble on the ribbon later on.

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20 Take a weight or a heavy book ( be careful no glue gets on the book ) & place it over the 2 roses. Repeat the process until all of the roses are in place. On this card alternate pumice stone & white roses have been used.

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21 While the roses are drying, select the dazzler setting and please don`t leave the weights on to long as this will flatten the roses. The setting can be tinted using ink & then embossing powder on the metal.

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22 Now glue the dazzler setting on the cross over section of the ribbon. Take the dress stamp & ink it up using the black archival ink pad. Stamp on white pearl card. Quickly add the mallow flame embossing powder before heat setting the piece.

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23 Stamp & repeat the process with the same powder and ink but this time on a piece of antique gold card. Secure the radiant rectangle die over the main section of the dress. Don’t worry about the tail of the dress falls outside the die as this will be added again with the white dress.

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24 Add the pink dazzler to the dazzler setting using some silicone glue. Add a thin panel of pearl card under the radiant rectangle shape using foam tape. ( 2 ½ ” x 4 ½ ” )

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25 Take the pumice stone distress ink on a piece of cut`n`dry foam & distress the edges of the dress leaving one middle section of the dress free of ink.

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26 Build the distress ink along the bottom of the dress before adding some of the tattered rose distress marker onto the detail at the top of the dress & down the side & bottom of the dress.

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27 Place 2 of the pearl pins behind the dazzler setting to complete the look of the card.

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28 Here is the completed card showing the detail of the green effect on the embossing powder. Try making sample cards up using the different embossing powders with either clear ink , white pigment ink or black pigment ink underneath as they will give you so many more colour options with the embossing powders.

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Creative Expressions ~ Teresa Collins 3d Birdhouse Workshop ~ Part 2

43 This workshop shows how to make these  small gift bags with different style ribbon handles. Great for a Christmas table or to hang on the tree.

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Here the handle has been made using the two tone ribbon & finished off with a Creative Expressions embellishment for an elegant feel to the piece.

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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

MDF 4mm Birdhouse : PRONBIRD

 Creative Expressions Teresa Collins 8” x 8” Paper Pad : CRE8X8

Tim Holtz Kraft Resist Paper Pad : TH92918

Tim Holtz Glassine Stash : TH92916

Creative Expressions Clear Texture Paste : CSPASTCLEAR

 Heartfelt Creations Classic Leaf Die : HCD736

 Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms Die : WIZS5-086

Grime Boss : GB30 & Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads: Dried Marigold : DPDRDMARIGOLD ,

Black Soot  : DPBLACKSOOT & Walnut Stain : DPWALNUT

Tim Holtz Distress Stains : Walnut Stain : DPTWALN & Antique Bronze : DPTANTBRO

Creative Expressions Metal Corner Embellishments : Various Codes Available Here

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT & Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

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Step by Step Instructions

Continuing on from the Part 1 of the workshop which can be found here

1 Following on from part 1 of the 3d Birdhouse workshop. This photo shows how the different colours show up on the finished house, this is why it`s suggested to use the same colour ink to colour the edges (except for the base panel)

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2 So to eliminate this issue swipe the walnut stain or paint along the edges & just up to the slots on the reverse side.

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3 Once the ink or paint is dry add a small amount of dries clear Cosmic Shimmer glue to the tabs on the side panel (these were covered in black paper for this project).

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4 Press the glued tabs into the back panel. You may find you have some glue that spills out onto the inked edges.

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5 Don`t worry because if you take a pokey tool or a pair of closed scissor points & run them along the glued area, this will pick up the glue easily & give you a neat finish.

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6 The inside will look like this but to be honest I would leave this spilt glue as the inside of the project is not going to be seen & it will add to the strength to the piece. Now glue the 2nd side to the panel before gluing on the front panel.

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7 Add some glue along the reverse edge of the longer of the 2 roof panels. This will just give a firm finish to the roof.

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8 Glue the tabs of the smaller roof panel & stick into place before adding the just glued roof in place. There will be a stained area of roof on the overhang but this can be covered in the next steps.

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9 Select a piece of the Teresa Collins paper pad. Use the off cut from the roof panel to make a template to mark out the scallops. Alternatively cut the first panel longer to hide this uncovered area up.

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10 Adding the layers will make a nice feature to the roof. Now distress the edges of this piece using some of the dried marigold ink.

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11 Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer glue to reverse of the paper & apply the scalloped paper to cover the roof edge. Repeat the step and make a 2nd one for the other side.

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12 You can also make a 2nd scallop layer but this time cut it on the fold of a piece of matching paper as this will be laid over the crown of the roof to finish the piece perfectly.

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13 Glue the base onto tabs to complete the basic covered house. You can stamp the panels before gluing it all up.

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14 Cut the bird & butterfly images from the Tim Holtz Kraft resist stash pad. For this project the bird is cut from the front card cover for strength!!!

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15 Glue a Creative Expressions metal corner embellishment to cover the top roof corner up. This will just give a lovely effect to the front of the birdhouse.

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16 To embellish the birdhouse the off cuts from the roof panel will be used for the backs of the flowers.

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17 Cut out 3 of different colour flowers from the off cut & distress the edges of the flowers using the dried marigold distress ink.

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18 Now cut & emboss 6 of the small bitty blossom die flowers. Use 2 of each of the different tones of paper. Distress the edges before rolling the petals up & gluing them into place. Use a ball tool to add depth to the larger flower petals.

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19   Cut a few open leaf die shapes out of the Tim Holtz glassine paper.

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20 Gather the foliage & the 3 of the made up bitty flowers into the 3 large flower bases.

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2Decorate the birdhouse with the cut out bird & butterflies as well as using the flowers & foliage on the lower section of the bird house front & side area.

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22 Here is the completed project. A fun base to have a great time covered and embellishing the project to suit your needs. Why not add a rolled up scroll & add to the hole in the birdhouse. It could be a well wish note or a `just because` note ~ Happy Crafting.

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Creative Expressions ~ Teresa Collins 3d Birdhouse Workshop ~ Part 1

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This workshop will share some useful tips when making up & covering the birdhouse.

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The Creative Expressions Teresa Collins papers have also been used to create the flowers.

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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

MDF 4mm Birdhouse : PRONBIRD

 Creative Expressions Teresa Collins 8” x 8” Paper Pad : CRE8X8

Tim Holtz Kraft Resist Paper Pad : TH92918

Tim Holtz Glassine Stash : TH92916

Creative Expressions Clear Texture Paste : CSPASTCLEAR

 Heartfelt Creations Classic Leaf Die : HCD736

 Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms Die : WIZS5-086

Grime Boss : GB30 & Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads: Dried Marigold : DPDRDMARIGOLD ,

Black Soot  : DPBLACKSOOT & Walnut Stain : DPWALNUT

Tim Holtz Distress Stains : Walnut Stain : DPTWALN & Antique Bronze : DPTANTBRO

Creative Expressions Metal Corner Embellishments : Various Codes Available Here

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT & Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

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Step by Step Instructions

Select the Creative Expressions Teresa Collins papers & the 3d 4mm MDF birdhouse. This is a very simple project to make up , although the pieces can be added the wrong way so look out for the useful tips.

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2 Open the MDF pack & play and make the birdhouse up by slotting the pieces together. This way you`ll see how it all fits together. This photo shows the lovely edges that are exposed & these are great for adding colour to the project later on.

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3 The side panels can easily be added upside down but this tab shown at the top needs to be at the bottom of the project to hold the base of the birdhouse together.

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4 Also if the roof panels are added incorrectly then they will not meet in the centre or be flush either side.

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5 So make sure you have the pieces in the correct place. This will become very clear if you have made sure the previous steps have been followed. One way to ensure the papers are added in the place is to mark a `x`with a pen or pencil on each piece. It won`t matter as the mark will be covered. Don`t mark the base.

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6 You may want to add left and right to the panels, especially on the roof panel. This just makes it easier when covering the birdhouse.

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7 The birdhouse can be covered once made up or I have found it easier to cover each panel. The 1st rule to remember is not to cover the slots on the reverse side. Take the roof panels & draw around the shape on the reverse of the paper. Make sure the front (`x`) is facing onto the reverse side of the paper.

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8 Draw & then cut out both roof panels. Here you`ll see the difference in the 2 roof panels. Just make sure you glue the shorter panel to the shorter roof panel.

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9 Take a distress stain or distress paint & colour the edges of the MDF. Later on when the panels are all glued together you`ll notice the edges more, so keep to one colour throughout.

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10 Add some of the stain to a piece of cut`n`dry foam to get to the awkward areas of the scalloped roof.

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11 Squash the foam into the scalloped edge to ensure a nice coverage of the stain.

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12 Turn the roof panel over & colour in the tips of the scalloped area as this will overhang on the finished project.

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13 Turn the roof back over to the right side & add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue around the edges of the piece & across the middle section of the panel.

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14 Add the paper to the panel & using a piece of cut`n`dry foam, distress the edges with some dried marigold distress ink.

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15 Repeat the process & cover the 2nd roof panel. Why not add some dimension to the piece & stipple on some clear texture paste to the flowers.

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16 Alternatively brush the whole of the roof paper with the texture paste to  give a shine & varnish feel to the piece. The panel will appear wrinkled but this will dry smooth.

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17 Now draw area the front panel again making sure the correct `x` side is facing the reverse of the paper. Miss out the outward poking  tabs & draw around the circle.

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18 Lift the front panel off & lay the straight edge of the MDF along the 2 roof top pen marks. Join up the marks up to create a solid line. This will make sure the tabs are not covered with the paper later on. Cut the paper out including the circle piece.

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19 Repeat the process on the back panel making sure you hanging hole is marked to cut. Again use straight lines over the tab areas.

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20 Cut  2 panels for the side pieces without the tab areas. Here the black is wanted & there wasn`t enough black from the off cuts using just 1 sheet. But if you cut the blue area off the paper pad  it can be used for the 2nd panel.

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21 Add some black soot distress ink & add onto a piece of cut`n`dry foam & ink across the blue area on the top of the paper. This will match the paper perfectly.

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22 Now swipe the dried marigold distress ink pad across the base panel of the birdhouse. Colour both sides if you are not covering the base with paper. Also don`t mark the base with pen if you are just inking the base.

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Here is the finished piece which will continue next week with even more helpful tips as well as showing how to make the paper flowers.

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Parchment Wedding with a touch of Gold Workshop

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This workshop shows how to make a delicate special occasion card. Just change the sentiment & use for a  wedding, an anniversary or for a graduation ball. This options are endless.

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Here is a close up of the dress which has had the distress glitter rock candy added to the double layered vellum. It`s set on a die cut panel which has been covered in micro beads.

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Gold Wedding Card Workshop

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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles Die: WIZS5-161

Heartfelt Creations Paper Pads :Various Codes Avaiable

Viennese Set of 2 Stamps : UMS080 , Wedding Bells :UMS057& Rose Frame :UMS059

 Cosmic Shimmer Flake and Glitter Glue : CSFLAKEGLUE

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Pearl PVA Glue : CSPEAWHGLU

 Clear and Resist Ink Pad  : CRPAD

Grime Boss : GB30

Antique Gold Card :40984 & Parchment : 40024

  Self Adhesive Sticky Sheet  : ADHA4   Micro Beads : MICROBEAD

 Tim Holtz Frosted Film : TH93048

Creative Expressions Gold Gilding Wax :CSGWGOLD

& Blending Solution : CSGWBLEND

Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Embossing Powder : CSEPBRGOLD

 Comic Shimmer True White Embossing Powder : CSDEPWHHITE

Self Adhesive Pearl Swirls : SASP1RF

Fancy Pearl Embellishment  : PEARLSML

Distress Stickles Dry Glitter Rock Candy : GLITROCKLG

Wonder Tape  WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available

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Step by Step Instructions

First select a dress, rose frame & bell stamp for the Creative Expressions singles range. Also gather the Spellbinders radiant rectangles die set and some Cosmic Shimmer true white embossing powder.

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2 Trim a piece of parchment to 7¼” x 7¾”   Swipe it with an anti static bag. This is important especially when handling parchment as it will help to eliminate any moisture picked up from your fingers once the embossing powder is added.

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3 Select the rose frame & place the stamp in your hand rather than adding it to an acrylic block, press the stamp into the clear & resist ink pad & stamp the rose part of the stamp around the edges of the parchment.

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4 Now add the Cosmic Shimmer true white embossing powder over the clear resist ink. This will create a lovely soft effect to the parchment overlay.

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5 Stamp the bell image onto a piece of antique gold card using the true white embossing powder & cut the bell shape out. Select a piece of Heartfelt Creations light backing paper.

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7 Apply some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to the reverse side of the parchment. Make sure you keep within the white embossed areas.

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8 Mat the backing paper onto a base card made from the antique gold card before adding the parchment panel over the prepared backing paper.

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9 Turn the card over once you have it in the correct position & push down over the card to ensure a nice firm adhesion to the parchment as you need all the edges stuck down.

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10 Add some double sided adhesive sheet to a small piece of parchment. Secure the small filigree frame to the piece before just cutting the frame. Also cut the next size up curved edge die shape in just parchment.

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11 Don`t emboss the filigree frame as this can crack the adhesive backing, but do emboss the plain frame.

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12 Remove the backing off the filigree frame.

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13 Place the panel in a shallow tub & tip the micro beads over the adhesive side of the parchment. Press the beads into the sticky sheet to make sure they have all stuck.

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14 Add the gold paint around the edges of both panels before adding the plain panel onto the card using a piece of foam tape for dimension. Keep the tape down the centre as this will be covered by the dress.

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15 Now place the micro bead panel over the parchment, again using foam tape down the centre.

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16 Stamp another bell onto the gold card using the true white embossing powder & this time just cut out the top of the bow area.

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17 Curve the bell edges around the closed blades of a pair of scissors. Add the bell to the corner of the card using some 3d glue or foam pads. Then add the cut out bow using 3d glue for dimension.

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18 Add some of the Creative Expressions blending solution into its own lid. Take a small bit of the gold gilding wax out of the pot by going around the out edge of the pot with the end of a paint brush.

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19 Place the wax into its lid or another small dish & tip a little of the blending fluid. Work the paint brush over the wax to break it down into a paintable medium.

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20 Now go into the card areas of the bell trying to leave the embossed lines free of paint. Add the wax to as much as the bell as you wish & buff off any wax left on the white embossed lines.

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21 Stamp & emboss the dress image onto a piece of parchment. Use the clear & resist ink and emboss using the true white embossing powder.

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22 The bottom stamped image shows how the Cosmic Shimmer flake & glitter glue will react on the single layer of parchment. So add some adhesive backing to the reverse of the dress & add to another piece of parchment ( shown to the left).

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23 Cut the dress around the outline of the embossed line. Add the flake and glitter glue to the inner parchment areas. Leave a short while to allow the glue to go sticky before adding the distress clear dry glitter.

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24 Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of parchment & emboss in a gold embossing powder. Cut the sentiment out using the oval die shape. Add with the glue to the left hand side of the oval as this will be covered by the dress.

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25 Add some faux Cosmic Shimmer pearl glue dots to the corner of the card to add detail to the piece.

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26 Use 3d glue to add the dress to the micro bead panel. Place a small bow with a pearl in the centre to finish the look.

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27 Add the adhesive pearl swirl just above the sentiment to embellish the card.

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28 Lastly add a pearl embellishment to the centre of the bell.

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29 So here is the finished card. The different textures have been built up using the dry glitter on parchment as well as the micro beads. The soft feel of the card is enhanced by the stamped overlay of parchment. So just some different ideas that can be built it your projects. Sometimes it`s just nice to think outside the box and see what you come up with. In the end it`s only a few bits of card or parchment but you`ll have fun trying.

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30 Here is a close up of the micro bead parchment panel & the glittered dress detail.

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Sue Wilson`s Exciting New ~ Her Own Die Range

How Exciting Sue Wilson has now bought out her

own die range which is

Exclusive to Creative Expressions

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Sue is showing lots of card samples using the new dies as well as

lots of giveaways, so please pop over to her blog

& have a look at these amazing dies

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The dies are available to buy some local retailers ~ please see the list using your postcode on Creative Expressions website for that

Sue will be showing samples as well as videos through to coming days and weeks which can be found on Sue`s blog as well as Joanna Sheen website

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Joanna Sheen has an introductory price on the dies

for the launch of this new range

So please click here for

Sue`s New Die Selection on Joanna`s Site.

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UTEE Lily Gift Card Workshop ~ Part 2

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This workshop has been created to make a gift and showcase it on the main card. The design has a hinged panel so the UTEE necklace can easily be removed from card with ease.

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  Here is a close up of the UTEE necklace.

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UTEE Lily Necklace Gift Card Workshop Part 2

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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Melt Art Melting Pot : MELTPOT

Comic Shimmer Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals 200ml Clear :CSUTEECLEAR

 Spellbinder Decorative Labels Twenty-Eight Die : WIZS5-191 

 Spellbinder M-Bossabilities Floral Labels Four 3D Embossing Folder : WIZE3D-009

Easter Lilies Pre Cut Stamp Set : HCPC3370

Ideaology Paper Collection Pad : Various Codes Available

Spellbinder Raspberry Adapter Plate  : WIZGC-012

 Creative Expressions Cameo Embellishment : CAMEO9 or Dazzler Setting :SETDAZZ

Creative Expressions Cameo Setting : SETCAMEO

Antique Gold Card :40984 , Dark Card

Coconut Card : 40980

 Adirondack Gold Dabber : DABGOLD

 Comic Shimmer True White Embossing Powder : CSDEPWHHITE

 Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick : DPWORNLIPS ,Spun Sugar : DPSPUN, Squeezed

Lemonade :DPLEMON Distress Ink Pad

 TH Dusty Concord Distress Stain : DSDUS

Tim Holtz Water Brush : WBF

 Copper Stickles : STKCOP

Pink & Brown 2 Tone Ribbon : 148-153

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT & Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

 Clear and Resist Ink Pad  : CRPAD & Black Archival Ink Pad : ARCHBLK

Grime Boss : GB30

 Wonder Tape  WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Continuing from part 1 add the largest Spellbinder decorative labels 28 die to a piece of antique gold card & secure it in place with some low tack tape. Repeat the process with the smaller die but this time using the coconut white card.

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2 Place the prepared dies through the Grand Calibur machine to cut them & then emboss them using the tan mat & pink embossing plate. For this 1st option for the card keep the die in place & use the spun sugar to distress the edges of the die shape.

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3 Remove the die & then go in & distress the edges of the die piece using the squeezed lemon on a piece of cut`n`dry foam. Using this technique will bring out the colours in the lily design.

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4 Take the gold dabber & just give a light dab around the edges to finish of the die piece nicely.

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5 Add the coloured piece to the gold larger panel using foam tape for added dimension. Alternatively take the die cut white card & emboss the piece using the 3d embossing folder.

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6 Take the pink embossing plate & lay it on a work surface. Place the 3D M-Bossabilities folder with the Spellbinders name facing upwards & opened up. Add a die cut white card as directed in the next step & then close the folder & place the Spellbinders raspberry plate over the folder. PLEASE REMEMBER to use this folder combination when using the 3D folders as using the base plate will be too thick & could break your Grand Calibur machine.

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7 Make sure you emboss the die piece with the die cut shape covering the main area on the side of the folder as this will miss out most of the labels 4 embossed panel.

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Once it`s embossed there will be a very small area of the labels 4 shape so just go in with a ball tool & smooth down the embossed area. This will eliminate it from the card design.

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9 Cut a whole 3d panel using the antique gold card & mat it onto a dark card. Take the dusty concord distress stain & just colour the edges of the gold die shape.

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10 Once the ink is dry lay the die cut shape over the lily embossed panel so that the card hides the labels 4 embossed shape below.

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11 Thread a piece of the pink 2 tone ribbon up through the hole on the largest die cut panel, pass it down & behind the lily panel before repeating the other side.

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12 Add foam tape to the reverse of the ribbon panel & stick the die shapes in place before securing the ribbon at the back of the card panel. Add some copper dots of Stickles to the inked areas soon on the UTEE lily.

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13 Select a piece of paper from the paper pad. Here the white edging of the paper has been continued by stamping the lily image on the paper using a true white embossing powder.

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14 So now you can pull the colours together by using the stamped larger backing paper & then a smaller pink layer & this will frame the embossed piece just perfectly.

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15 Because the project has been made working from the topper outwards often the card can become large but this can easily be sorted by placing a piece of A4card on a scoring board & scoring just above the top edge of the backing paper.

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16 Fold the scored line over & attach a 2nd piece of card to the tab just created .

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17 Stick the large backing paper to the card so that you have the same width border on 3 edges & then trim away any excess on the larger side edge.

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18 Add a score line down the left hand side of the lily topper piece & then cover the piece with matching dark card but just up to the score line. Add some DSTape to the tab edge.

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19 Add the pink layer of paper before adding the lily embossed piece to the base card. Attach a pink bow with a cameo on the centre of the bow just overlapping the die panel. Be sure to slightly overlap the bow as this will act as a stopper for the card.

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20 Now how to make up the lily UTEE piece. Either make it into a necklace or a brooch.

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21 Or for a quick & easy fixing take a Creative Expressions cameo setting & link it to the necklace through the hole in the setting.

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22 Although the setting won`t be seen a great deal from the top of the necklace on this size stamp, it will make for a neat finish on the reverse of the necklace. Use a 3d glue to add the UTEE lily to the piece.

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23 Alternatively add a grungeboard circle to the back of the UTEE lily & stick it in place with some Cosmic Shimmer glue. Add the brooch pin to finish the piece.

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24 The necklace can be made using a variety of beads or just with a readymade necklace.

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25 To add the necklace to the card cut two neat slits in the top of the hinged card. Have a nice space between the slots to allow the necklace to lay nicely on the card.

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26 Attach the necklace through the slots & let the chain dangle down the back of the hinged card.

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27 Use the cameo to allow the card panel to be opened & closed easily as this will hide the chain. Giving the gift as part of the card makes it something special.

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28 Here is a close up of the back of the hanging necklace & the cameo bow. The colour of the cameo setting used for necklace can also be changed by using a clear ink pad over the cameo before adding embossing powder over the top. Tap away the excess powder before heat setting the embossing powder. So lots of options with the cameo setting.

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30 Another close up of the gift card.

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