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Umount – Arty Floral A5 Stamp Plate : UMARTSY
Umount Repositional Foam Sheet : UMREPOST
White Thick Card 220gsm:P/N 40001
Acrylic Block – Various Codes Available
Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHELRG( Large ) – CRAFTSHELSM ( Small)
Archival Ink Pad : ARCHBLK
Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT
Blue Maroon Aurora Cosmic Shimmer Embossing : CSEPBLUEMAR
Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals – Clear : CSUTEECLEAR
Fancy Pants 12”x12” Paper: Marli : FPMARLI
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Dusty Concorde –DPDUSTYCONC & Vintage Photo : DPVINTAGEPHO
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Design Ruler : TH92481
Ribbon – Various Codes Available
Heat Gun : BLUEHEAT
Foam Pads :FP400 X 5
3D Glue , Embossing Tool & Small Saucepan
Step by Step Instructions
1 Take a flat based pan – this was a cheap rectangle cast iron pan from a pound shop. Add the ultra thick embossing powder into the pan. Don`t worry if you think you are using too much as you can let the powder set afterwards and reheat the powder for another project.
2 Make a 3d flower using Sue Wilson’s workshop which is found on the Creative Expressions workshop site. For this project the flower from the arty set has been used. Melt the embossing powder in the pan and then insert an embossing tool into the base of the flower. Dip the flower into the hot liquid and then take the heat tool to blow off any excess glaze. Repeat this on the 2nd flower and set aside to cool.
3 Stamp the image onto the white card using the archival black ink pad or for a lighter look use a perfect medium ink pad. Sprinkle the blue maroon embossing powder over the image before heat setting.
4 Once set you`ll have a wonderful shimmer over the image.
5 Tear towards & upwards around the embossed piece to give a rough edge to the design.
6 Take the dusty concorde ink pad and using the cut`n`dry foam distress the edges of the stamped piece. Add a small amount of ink to the inside of the image to take the whiteness away from the card.
7 Go back into the piece and add the vintage photo ink to just the edges for an aged look.
8 To make the most of the 12” papers I am using up 2 pieces that had been used and I was left with 2 odd shapes, but I really wanted to use this colour paper so here is how I achieved the look.
9 Take the 2 pieces of paper and turn 1 `L` shaped piece around and place over the bottom piece until you are happy with the size.
10 Draw a line diagonally from both corners to achieve a cut line. This will give a nice flush line to the finished project
11 Use a tape runner on the reverse of the paper to secure the paper in place. Trim off the excess paper to complete the square mat ready to use later. This process can be done using a thinner `L` shape as if there is going to be another mat of paper placed over the top.
12 Place all the components on top of each other to see if you are happy with the design. Here a purple mat has been adding but it doesn`t feel right so to coordinate the whole card why not use more scraps of paper as in the next step.
13 Take the off cuts of paper and place into a square to use as a mat for the stamped image
14 Tape the pieces into place from behind. The nature of these off cuts means the lines show more, to disguise them add some ribbon over the lines to add a uniformed look to the piece. Do this on the vertical and horizontal lines of the piece. Also distress the edges with dusty concorde ink.
15 Take the flower stamp and ink with the Tim Holtz dusty concorde ink and stamp all around the edge to give a different look to the paper.
16 Attach the worked pieces to a white base card and raise each layer using foam pads for extra dimension. Stamp the sentiment onto other scrap of paper and add along with a bow and the glazed flowers.
17 A close up of the glazed flowers. A full workshop of how to make a 3d flower can be found on the Creative Expressions weekly workshop site under Sue Wilson`s techniques.
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