Fleur Di Lis Shimmer Basket

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Spellbinder Fleur di lis Basket Workshop


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Shopping List

Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Fleur De Lis Doily Accents Spellbinder Die : WIZS5-042

Spellbinders Grand Labels 4 – WIZLF-190

 White Thick Card 220gsm:P/N 40001

 Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHELRG( Large ) – CRAFTSHELSM ( Small)

Cosmic Shimmer Mists: Mallow Blush : CSMMALLOW

& Golden Mint CSMMINT

 Cosmic Shimmer: Blush from the Drawing Essentials Ink Set :CSDIESS

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

 Tim Holtz Distress InksVictorian Velvet : DPVICTORIAN

Distress Stain – Peeled Paint : DSPEEL & Fired Brick : DSFIRE


Wonder Tape –  WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available

Eco friendly Clear Glass Glintz : Various Sizes Available

 Butterfly Stamp from the ` Mr & Mrs A5 Stamp Plate – UMMR


Step by Step Instructions

1 Place a piece of the 220gsm white card on the non stick mat and spritz it with the golden mint Cosmic Shimmer mist. If using 2 colours it`s best to dry each layer with a heat gun before adding a different colour, this way the colours won`t mix.

Spritz the mallow blush mist lightly over the card to add warm to the piece & again
dry with a heat gun. Repeat this process on the reverse of the card as it will be seen on the inside of the basket.


Place the largest labels 4 die & the Fleur Di Lis accents die onto the card and secure into place with low tac tape.  Cut & emboss through the Grand Calibur machine as per instructions for the machine.


4 This white blank box has been created to give you an idea of the finished shape. The 2 white triangular shapes can be used as a template when cutting the card later.


Place the butterfly stamp onto an acrylic block & dab the fired brick & peeled paint distress stain onto the stamp. Try stamping once with the full ink and then again for a faded look before re inking as this will give you a nice look.


6 Repeat at random over the whole piece & allow to dry once finished.


Use the curve in the labels 4 shape as a guide to cut a `v` into the card, make sure all 4
pieces are the same size.


8 Repeat on the other corners & use the first cut piece as a template to ensure the shapes
are all equal.


9 Apply a small amount of the wonder tape to the top of the `v`or use wet glue for a stronger result. Attach pegs to hold the piece flat until the glue sets.


10 Each corner will be pulled across slightly to bring the sides of the piece into the basket


11 Repeat on both sides bringing the edges in on the inside. This adds to the shape of the piece. Alternatively use the scalloped oval die for a different look.


12 Repeat of the other end of the basket to complete the bowl effect. Using the Cosmic Shimmer gives a wonderful shine to the basket.


13 Cut 2 Fleur Di Lis strips to make the handle. Here 2 different shades have been used to tone with the project. Apply double sided tape to 1 of the borders & fold the tape back to make a tab.


14 Place the other border over the tape and pull the tab away once the piece is correctly in place.


15 Pierce a hole through the handle and the side of the basket.


16 Place a pearl brad through the hole so the pearl side is on the inside of the basket. Cut the ends of the brads so they are shorter and easier to hide.


17 Stick a Glass Glintz over a piece of the spritzed card and cut around the circle.


18 Apply the glass piece to the outside of the basket so it covers up the end of the brad. Alternatively use some small buttons or flower embellishments to hide the brad.


19 Stamp 2 butterflies onto a pink shimmer card using black archival ink pad. Once dry cut the butterflies out & then cut into the wings to allow the top section of the butterfly to be raised up more. This will give added dimension to them.


20 Colour the dots of the butterfly using the blush drawing ink.


21 Add the butterflies to the top handle to finish the piece using cosmic shimmer glue.


22 Here is the completed project ready to add your gift.


23 For an even quicker basket why not use ready printed paper.
The Tim Holtz vintage shabby paper stack is ideal as it`s double sided&
here just a small amount of brushed corduroy ink has been used to distress the


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One Response to Fleur Di Lis Shimmer Basket

  1. Paper Junkie says:

    Love the blue and white one. Brilliant techniques – as usual.

    Thanks Suzanne!

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