Click Below for a Printable A4 Worksheet
If you have a Facebook account
you can now follow Creative Expressions on FACEBOOK
Great for latest information
Spellbinders Nestabilities – Fleur De Lis Squares : WIZS4-318
Spellbinder Bitty Blossoms : WIZS5-086
Spellbinders Nestabilities – Labels Twenty-Two : WIZS4-346
Umount Natures Wonders A5 Stamp Plate : UMNATWOND
Couture Creations – Tied Together Embossing Folder : EFC0723027
Creative Expressions Non Stick Craft Sheet – 300mm x 400mm : CRAFTSHEET
Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT
UMount Repositioning Mounting Cushion: UMREPOST
Cosmic Shimmer Pearl Glue : CSPEAWHGLU
White Pearlescent Cardstock : Various Codes Available
Tim Holtz Distress Markers
Peeled Paint : DMPEEL ,Shabby Shutters : DMSHAB & Crushed Olives : DMOLIVE
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad
Victorian Velvet: DPVICTORIAN & Peeled Paint : DPPEELEDPAINT
Double Sided Tape : Tape2s or
Wonder Tape – WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available
Step by Step Instructions
1 Take an A4 sheet of pearl paper – 160sgm & score down the centre of the paper in a portrait position (A5 mark on a score board)
2 Select 3 descending dies, here the largest square fleur di lis die has been used. Place the cut edge over the folded edge on the paper so it leaves the fold in place.
3 Now secure the dies to the paper using some low tack tape. Repeat the process using the next two sizes of the square die.
4 Place the prepared dies on the paper through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine & cut them out. 160gsm is used as it is an intricate design and as it will cut through both sheets of paper.
5 Ensure the die has cut through both sheets of paper. If not leave the paper in the die & pass through the machine again.
6 Take the paper out of the dies and fold the top half back on itself & crease down to form the easel part to the design.
7 Choose where the shapes are going to sit, either all on the base piece or like here the 2nd shape sits slightly forward & the smallest shape again sits just off the 2nd shape. It will depend on the die used.
8 Cut & emboss the same dies on a piece of white pearlescent thick card. These will be added to the easel sections of the project & being a Spellbinder die it will marry up exactly.
9 Cut 3 of the labels 22 die shapes & emboss them using the `Tied Together` Couture Creations embossing folder.
10 Take the same labels 22 dies and secure them in the centre of the relevant size square panels. Make sure the tape is added on the inner area of the die. Now just emboss the panels NOT CUT
11 Embossing the shapes will give a lovely embossed edge as well as giving a guide on where to add the pearl dots in the next step.
12 Take the pearl Cosmic Shimmer glue & add dots of glue around the edge section of the square panels. The glue will drop out of the bottle and form a perfect pearl depending on the length of time it`s held there. Make tiny pearls at random to add to the effect. Practice on the non stick mat if needs be until you are confident to add directly to the piece.
13 Complete the process on all 3 panels & add dots to the crossovers on the tied together panels & allow to dry. Once dry, distress the edges of the panels using the cut`n`dry foam & the Victorian velvet ink pad.
14 Tape the bases of the 2 smaller easel panels onto each other in descending levels & fold the easel section forward & stick the faux pearl panels to each matching size flap. Remember not to glue to top section of the pearl panel.
15 Being a Spellbinder die the panels will match up perfectly so no guessing measurements.
16 Once all 3 panels have been added the flat version will look like this. Here the squares have been added all to the inner base.
17 Here the squares were added by moving the square over the base panel to give a little extra room for the easel section to sit. Advice: Don`t stick the panels down and see what looks best before gluing in place.
18 Each section of the easel card will be held by the one in front. Just the 1st easel needs a stopper in front which can be a few flower embellishments.
19 Use tones of green in the Tim Holtz distress marker range to add colour to the sentiment stamp, moisten the ink by breathing over the ink before stamping the image.
20 Distress & cut the sentiment to size before adding to the back panel on the easel card. Add a few bitty flowers & leaves to the front of the easel card to act as the stopper. There is a workshop showing the micro bead bitty flowers on the Creative Expressions workshop site.
21 Here is the finished project, a delicate look ideal for a wedding or christening as well as so many other occasions. The project looks amazing using the nesti hearts which is what `inspired` me in the first place for the project.
22 Here is a close up of the bitty blossoms which have been made using the micro beads. A big thank you to Wendy Wright & Sue Wilson for inspiring me for this project.