Click below for the A4 Printable Worksheet
White Thick Cardstock 220gsm : P/N 40001
Mega Nestibilites Curved Rectangle dies: WIZS5 – 006
Water Colour Brush Fine Paint Brush : BRUSHFINE – Flat Paint Brush : BRUSHFLAT
Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHELRG( Large ) – CRAFTSHELSM ( Small)
Tim Hotlz Distress Ink Pads
Weathered Wood : DPWETHWOOD , Milled Lavender : DPMILLDLAVENDER & Shabby Shutters : DPSHABBYSHUTT
Cut `n` Dry Foam :FOAMCUT
Perfect Medium Ink Pad : PERPADCL , Heat Gun : BLUEHEAT
Cosmic Shimmer Watercolours – Available in sets or individuals stackable paints
Holly Leaf : CSWPHOLL, Midnight blue :CSWPMID , Purple Violet :CSWPPURP, Autumn Twist :CSWPAUT, Marine Aqua : CSWPMARINE, Yellow Sun: CSWPYELL, Frosted Mallow: CSWPFROS.
Silver Shine Metallic – Precious Metal Embossing Powder : CSEPSILMET
Arctic Black Aurora Embossing Powder :CSEPARCBLK
Magnetic Mat : Pk 3 A4 Magnetic Sheets : P/N MAGNET
Step by Step Instructions
1 A close up of the lavender fields coloured in using the Cosmic Shimmer Watercolour paints.
2 Score an A4 sheet of card in half using your score board. Trim an inch off the open side to allow the card to fit through the embossing machine.
3 Place your largest Nestibility die onto your magnetic mat; lay your card over the die leaving the folded edge clear of the left hand side cutting edge. Secure the card down with masking tape to prevent it moving. This will give you a double width piece of card once it has been through your die cutting machine.
4 Place the prepared piece through your die cutting machine.
5 As this is a double fold card keep the card in the die and run an embossing ball tool around the edge to emboss the edges by hand. Once one side is complete then place the second folded edge in the die and repeat the same process.
6 Open the card flat and score on only one side of the card at the A5 gatefold mark, or if you are not using a score board measure the half way point and score.
7 Crease and fold the line to form the base of the easel card. Set this aside ready for later.
8 Take the second largest die and cut & emboss a piece of lilac card. Leave the card in the die and using a piece of cut`n`dry foam distress the edges only using the milled lavender ink pad.
9 Remove the die to leave a nice contrast edge.
10 Using the Perfect Medium clear embossing pad ink your lavender fields stamp then apply the Arctic Black Aurora embossing powder and emboss with your heat gun
11 Take the third size down die and secure over your embossed image with masking tape. Make sure the die is cut side facing the image. Flip this piece over onto your magnetic sheet and cut and emboss through your die cutting machine
12 Prepare your watercolours by spritzing them with water 15 minutes before working with them and then again when you start
13 Mix the colour around in the pot to get the right consistency to paint with and transfer some of the colour onto a tile or acrylic block. This allows you to add yellow and brown to the green to get different tones of green for the fields.
14 Start applying and building the colours onto your image. The embossed lines will repel the Cosmic Shimmer watercolours and leave a clean crisp image behind.
15 Build your colours and leave white spaces where you want to place lighter colours
16 If you want to do that after you have coloured your image then take a wet paint brush and apply some water to the image and then blot with a piece of tissue to lift the colour off .
17 Use the coloured images from the stamp sheet index to refer to when building the colours on your image. Once you have finished your piece allow to dry or heat set it with your heat gun
18 Using your cut`n`dry foam distress the edge of the card around the sky area with the weathered wood ink and the edges around the fields with the shabby shutters to finish your picture off.
19 Layer the painted image onto the lilac card and then the green card either using your Cosmic Shimmer glue or foam pads for extra dimension.
20 Cut and emboss another green piece of card using the second size down die. Secure a ribbon around the back and finish at the front with a bow. Attach this piece to the inside base of the easel card.
21 Apply Cosmic Shimmer glue to the front top edge flap. Be sure not to add glue to the section behind that as that edge forms the easel part to the card.
22 Place the mounted image onto the glued area and allow to dry.
23 Stamp onto card and emboss the 2 sizes of perfume bottles using the Silver Shine embossing powder.
24 Colour and highlight the bottles with tones of pinks and purples.
25 Cut the bottles out and apply a small piece of ribbon to embellish largest perfume bottle.
26 Using foam pads or dimensional glue apply the bottles onto the base of the card to use them as stoppers for the easel card to rest on
27 A side view of the easel card. The design will lay flat when not in the easel position.
28 Apply the `relax` sentiment to your design to complete your project.