Couture Creations – Lovely Baroque Ruby Anniversary Card

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Ruby Metal Workshop


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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Spellbinder Rose Creations : WIZS5-050

Spellbinders Nestabilities – Fleur De Lis Squares : WIZS4-318

Floral Accent Spellbinder Die : WIZS4-199

Lovely Baroque Embossing Folder : EFC0723025

Alcohol Inks Blending Solution : ALCBLEND

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad : Victorian Velvet: DPVICTORIAN

Ribbon Solid Two/Tone Dark Red : KN14

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

Walnut Hollow – Red Metal WHMSRED

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT – Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

Double Sided Tape : Tape2s

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


Step by Step Instructions

1 First place a sheet of red thin metal into the embossing folder. Depending on which side is placed in will determine if the metal is embossed or debossed on the coloured side.


2 Having the silver side upwards in the folder with the words of the couture creations folder on the front will create an embossed look on the silver side.


3 Facing the red downwards will give a debossed effect on the red side and is the way the metal has been used to create the effect for this project once the blending solution has been used.


4 Once the metal is embossed add some of the blending solution to some kitchen towel.


5 With the towelling flat gently wipe the towel across the metal to remove the red colour from the metal.


6 Continue to do this until all the silver area is revelled leaving just the red on the debossed area.


7 Take the largest fleur di lis Spellbinder die and place it over the metal making sure that an even amount is left all round the outside. Cut the piece through the Grand Calibur.


8 The 2 pieces can either be used for project by turning the outer frame so that the inner is seen and is the focal point. Or as in this case just the inner panel will be used.


Emboss a white piece of card and trim the piece to the edge of pattern. Swipe the Victorian velvet distress ink pad over the embossed area to lift the design. Go in again & distress the edges further. This has all been done using the ink pad directly to the card.


10 Cut some flowers using the rose creations shapes on the red metal. Each flower will need 3 or 4 layers.


11 Depending on the texture that is required place the cut petals into the embossing folder & place through the die cutting machine. This will add detail to the metal.


12 Here the outer frame has been laid on the embossed panel but for this project set aside the outer frame for another project.


13 Now cut the 2nd smallest fleur di lis shape & score horizontal then diagonal thin lines over the shape to add dimension to the piece. Swipe the V/velvet ink pad over the panel to pick up the lines.

13  14 Cut some white shapes using the floral accents & set aside. Take the largest blossom shape & curve the edge of the petals over & continue this with each layer. Stack each layer into the larger blossom below & secure in place with some 3d glue or clear cosmic shimmer glue.


15 Mat the embossed card onto some burgundy card & place onto the base card. Add the fleur di lis panel onto the card using foam tape for added dimension.


16 Now add the scored white panel to the metal panel turning the piece to allow the metal to show up. Add the metal flower to the corner.


17 Add the 2nd flower & then the white flourishes. Finally add a small pearl to the centre of the flowers, a red bow & a stamped or printed sentiment to complete the project.


18 Here is a close up of the layers on the card. Why not try different colours of foil for different occasions. They make a fun Christmas alternative card.



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3 Responses to Couture Creations – Lovely Baroque Ruby Anniversary Card

  1. Paper Junkie says:

    Stunning card Suzanne! I love the idea of the metal pieces but would there be sharp edges – or is the metal fairly soft? Sorry if I’m being a bit health and safety! You know I am a big fan……

  2. Tina says:

    Stunning and Beautiful card Suzanne l follow your workshops on how you make your projects which l thank you for sharing these with us,l get so much more out of my spellbinders by having a go at your stunning projects you are so talented x

  3. Suzanne says:

    Hi there – there is no sharpe edge – with the Spellbinder die when it`s cut it seems to bevel the edge and as you say the metal is soft and is very thin too – never even thought of it being sharp as I have never had an issue with it – so please don`t worry about H&S – lots of hugs

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