Felt Flowers & Faux Nesti through the Grand Calibur Workshop


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Felt Flower & Faux Nesti Workshop


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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Spellbinder Lattice Accent : WIZS5-106, Lattice Motifs: WIZS5-107 

& Foliage Die : WIZS4-328

Creative Expressions Non Stick Craft Sheet –  300mm x 400mm : CRAFTSHEET

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE  & Pearl Glue : CSPEAWHGLU

Anti Static Bag : ANTIST ,  Assorted Cardstock : Various Codes Available

Double Sided Tape : Tape2s

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

 Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Paper Stash : TH92824

Tim Holtz Distress Inks Walnut Stain : DPWALNUT

Decorative Pins : PINWHITE

Vintage Seam Tape – Teal : VRTEAL

Archival Black Ink Pad: ARCHBLKSM

Wool Felt & Sentiment Stamp


Step by Step Instructions

1 For this project the lattice frame & the border die will be needed along with a piece of wool felt. The wool felt comes in some wonderful soft colours and often looks like it has been tie dyed which adds to the end result of the felt flower.

2 Select the colour backing paper from the Tim Holtz vintage shabby paper stash. Here one of the small squares has been used by joining 2 pieces together in the centre. Cutting the paper to the width of the die allows 4 pieces being able to be cut from 1 square. Once joined cut & emboss 2 borders in the same pattern through the die cutting machine.

3 Cut one piece of the blue paper to 7.5 inches square. Distress the edges using the cut`n`dry foam & the walnut stain distress ink pad.


Attach the panel to an 8” square base card using either the Cosmic Shimmer glue or double sided tape. Lay the cut border down the side of the card & trim the border to fit the card.


5 Lightly distress the edges of the border before placing some Cosmic Shimmer glue on the reverse side of the border. Attach both borders to the card.


6 To make the faux nesti, emboss the lattice frame in the Grand Calibur machine by placing the base plate down, then the die ridge up, then the card, the tan mat & then the pink embossing plate. Once embossed the die will leave an outer ridge, use this line to cut around to make the faux shape.


7 Cut & emboss another shape which will be slightly smaller than the faux nesti. This technique can be used to create in-between size shapes to enhance the nesti shapes.


8 Distress the edges of the faux nesti & make a rectangle mat to fit under the panel, this panel can also be distress using the walnut ink. Here the `The Thank You Inn` stamp has been cut to leave the `Thank You` words.


9 Ink the `Thank You` sentiment up with the black archival ink pad and stamp it in the centre of the faux nesti panel. Mount the panel onto the rectangle piece using foam tape for dimension.


10 Place some 3D glue on the reverse side of the faux before attaching the lattice frame to the faux nesti piece.


11 Place the lattice border onto some wool felt and place through the die cutting machine. When cutting the 2nd piece move the die across slightly to get the most out of the felt. 3 borders are needed


12 Place a strip of the wide wonder tape (red line tape) along the edge of the felt border. Try and attach half to the felt & half to the non stick mat.


13 Start to roll one end of the border making sure it is rolled tightly at this stage. Lift the border and the tape up of the craft mat and now gather and pleat the border to the base of the flower.


14 As the flower is pleated it will allow the flower to appear to be fuller. Add another border or half piece to make a fuller flower.


15 Play with the design to create different shapes with the lattice border. Here a tighter version has been made just by using the one whole border.


16 Often 1 large and 2 smaller rosebuds will work well together depending on the size card it will be used for.


17 Loop 3 widths of the vintage seam ribbon & tie in a knot to make a large shabby ribbon. Cut 3 leaves from the foliage die & place 2 decorative pins onto the card.


18 Attach the felt flowers over the knot of the ribbon to finish the project off. The leaves and pins can be added after the felt flowers or before it`s up to you wish way round you prefer to do it.


19 Here is a close up of the felt flowers, the lattice frame & faux nesti shape that helps to lift the design.

Why not try using the faux nesti technique on different Spellbinder dies. Often the less complicated edge designs work best for this technique.



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3 Responses to Felt Flowers & Faux Nesti through the Grand Calibur Workshop

  1. Jane says:

    That is really clever Suzanne. Great project.

    Jane xx

  2. mena says:

    fabulous card,i need these lattice dies.x

  3. jennywren1947 says:

    i agree with mena fab card i too need thes die,s

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