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Click Below for a Printable A4 Worksheet
A4 Card – Various Codes Available
Heavy Paper – Various Codes Available
A4 Parchment: 40022
Unmounted Meadow Flora A5 Stamp Plate – UMMEADOW
Cosmic Shimmer Mist: Golden Mint – CSMMINT
Spellbinders Die: Square Eyelet Die : WIZS4 – 305 & Labels One : WIZS4 – 61
Magnetic Spacer Mat: WIZW – 024
Tan Embossing Mat : WIZW – 023
Masking Tape & 3 Pencils.
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Victorian Velvet : DPVICTORIAN
Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT :
Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHELRG( Large ) – CRAFTSHELSM ( Small)
Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder : Bright Gold – CSEPBRGOLD,
Stickles: Worn Lipstick – STKWORN,
Heat Gun : BLUEHEAT
Ribbon: Various Ribbon Codes Available.
Paper Flowers & Foam Pads .
Step by Step Instructions
1 Place the square eyelet die onto the magnetic spacer mat. Select the printed paper (no more than 160gsm) and fold in half and then in quarter. This will leave you with 2 folded edges.
2 Place the 2 folded edges just inside the eyelet part of the top and side edge. This will ensure the 2 folded sides are not cut nor have holes in the edges. Secure the paper in place with low tack tape before cutting through your die cutting machine.
3 Depending on the thickness of paper used you may have to place the die and paper through a couple of times.
4 Open out the folded paper to reveal a large square backing paper to match the smaller die shapes that will be used later. I have left this piece with the eyelets cut close on one edge so you can see why it`s important to have the paper straight so this won`t happen.
5 Placing a tied ribbon across the area will cover this neatly.
6 To enlarge the biggest die. Take the largest die and tape 2 pencils together. Follow the edge all around the die – work each side then turn the paper before starting the next edge to ensure an even flow. Now cut out the shape following the line with a pair of scissors.
7 To enlarge the biggest die. Take the largest die and tape 2 pencils together. Follow the edge all around the die – work each side then turn the paper before starting the next edge to ensure an even flow. Now cut out the shape following the line with a pair of scissors.
8 Spritz the largest shape with the golden mint mister. Then ink the slightly smaller piece with the Victorian velvet distress ink, stamping the little butterfly image using the same ink pad.
9 Apply the Victorian velvet distress ink using the cut`n`dry foam to the edges of the misted shape.
10 Mat the larger backing paper onto a square base card. Then add the 2 larger shapes using foam pads and cut a matching frame using the largest and 2nd largest frame & place the square at an angle. Cut another frame exactly the same ready for the next step.
11 To make a personal sentiment, when you haven`t the right stamps then use the computer to do so. Type your words at the bottom of a plain document (this will keep the ink wetter) and print using an open font and size 26 in bold onto parchment. Have the embossing powder ready to tip over the wet ink as soon as it leaves the printer. Heat set the powder, place the eyelet die over the parchment and secure with tape before cutting, then stick the frame over the parchment to complete the sentiment.
12 Stamp with the butterfly stamp over the sentiment to follow the design through.
13 Mat the frame over the die shapes and embellish the card with flowers and brads. The flowers below the sentiment are made using parchment, and stamping the butterfly over the parchment with the distress ink. For details of how to make the flower please see the golden flower workshop on the C/ Expressions weekly workshops section.
14 A close up of the embossed sentiment, a useful technique when really wanting something personal and embossed. This technique only really works when working quickly to add the embossing powder, but will look great with Cosmic Shimmer embossing powders.
15 A close up of the stamped parchment flowers. Click here for the link to the flower workshop