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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL
Spellbinder Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities :WIZE8-004
Spellbinder Classic Triple Scallop Edgeabilities :WIZE8-003
Spellbinder Classic Petal Edgeabilities : WIZE8-006
Bakers Twine Primary Set 5 colours 20yds each : BT001
Creative Expressions Non Stick Craft Sheet – 300mm x 400mm : CRAFTSHEET
Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE
Wonder Tape – WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available
Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink Pad : DPPEELEDPAINT
Vintage Ribbon Basque Red : VRBAS
Rose Script 3AB A4 D/Sided Paper : A4ROSE3AB
Glass Jars or Vase and Candle to fit
Step by Step Instructions
1 Either use a glass vase or as here a preserve jar which can be brought for £1.99 for the small jar or £2.99 for the large jar from a garden centre. The jar or vase works best
if it has a flat same width area, this way the sleeve will lay flat when secured in place. Why not look out for nice jars in the supermarket as they can be used after they have been emptied.
2 Measure the width and length required to wrap around the jar. Here the paper has been joined to fit around the large jar.
3 The Spellbinder Edgeabilities are best stored with the cut edges at one end and then the inserts following on, this allows you to pick up the dies at random to make up a pattern to suit each individual project.
4 Take the cut board for the Grand Calibur & place the paper into the board and
now start building the design by taping the dies cut side down with some low tack tape. Here a cut die has been used on the top & bottom edge of the panel and 3 insert dies have been placed in the middle. Try using the dies with lots of holes to allow the light to shine through.
5 Place the base board on top & turn the sandwich over before placing through the Grand Calibur machine.
6 Now remove the cut mat & place the tan embossing mat & pink embossing plate over the dies ensuring the dies are still lined up in the dies. Place the sandwich through the GC machine to emboss.
7 Now remove the dies from the paper & make sure you remove all the small remains of paper from the die before repeating the same pattern continuing on from the last cut lines.
8 Place the base mat exactly over the dies & paper leaving out the previously cut piece. You can flip the boards over again or just pass it through as is.
9 Placing the sandwich through the machine in this way means the previously embossed paper will retain the embossed pattern as it will not be flattened in any way.
10 Once the piece has been cut & embossed it is now ready to decorate further. Distress the edges with some Tim Holtz Peeled Paint ink.
11 Check the depth of the panel in relation to the flat surface on the jar. Although the jar might be curved at the bottom you can leave the sleeve flat to the bottom if you wish.
12 Mirror the top & bottom edges by cutting a thinner red border the full length of the green piece.
13 Place a line of wonder tape along the bottom edge of the red paper.
14 Secure the red panels behind the green panel to complete the luminary sleeve.
15 As the jars have a smaller opening to them you may wish to glue the candle in place by adding a small amount of glue to the metal piece on the candle base.
16 Pick the wick of the candle up using a pair of tweezers.
17 Once the candle is lowered into place it will sit securely in place in the centre of the
jar. By using a long match & tilting the jar means you will be able to light the candle safely. WITH ALL CRAFTING PROJECTS USING CANDLES & PAPER – PLEASE ENSURE YOU NEVER LEAVE A CANDLE UNATTENDED.
18 Wrap the sleeve around the jar & secure the edge in place using either the Cosmic Shimmer glue or some wonder tape. Make sure the join is placed at the back of the jar.
19 Place a line of the wonder tape around the middle rim of the jar. Start pleating at the front of the jar using the vintage ribbon onto the tape lifting & placing the tape down as it`s moved around the tape.
20 Wrap 4 loops of the vintage ribbon before finishing off in a knot to make a shabby chic bow. Cut 2 of the loops to leave straight edges.
21 Stick the bow in place using 3d strong glue.
22 Tie a bow using the red bakers twine.
23 Place the twine bow & snowflake button embellishment over the knot of the bow to
finish the piece.
24 Here is the completed project ready to be used as a centre piece on a table or in a room – Please make sure the jar is placed on a suitable mat so any surfaces are not ruined by any heat when lit.
25 The die cut patterns allow the light to stream through giving wonderful patterns with the reflections. Please use dark colours for the project to get the best effect with the light. Have fun exploring different colours & pattern ideas.