This workshop shows how to build a card from scratch using different textures to draw the eye into the card.
Here is a close up of the ruffle bow & the heartfelt creations flowers made easily using the pre cut stamps and the die cut blossom dies.
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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL
M-Bossibilities Garden Lattice Embossing Folder : WIZEG-003
Spellbinders Butterfly Magic Expandable Die : WIZS5-153
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder : CSEPCLEAR
Creative Expressions Non Stick Craft Sheet CRAFTSHEET
Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT
Creative Expressions Metal Corners : CHARMVICCOR
A4 Metallic Vintage Gold Card : 40984
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pad : DPVINTAGEPHO
Dazzlers Light Brown : DAZBRWN
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Lacquer : CSVARNISH
Archival Ink Pad – Sepia : ARCHSEPIA
Sheer / Ruffle – Brown Ribbon : 350-15-33
Micro Beads : MICROBEAD
Self Adhesive Film : ADHA4
Wonder Tape WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available
Step by Step Instructions
1 Here are some of the products that have used in this project. The main focus is the Heartfelt Creations blossom pre cut stamps & the Heartfelt Creations blossom dies
along with the Spellbinder expandable die.
2 Firstly place the Spellbinder expandable die onto the vintage gold card making sure that a ¼” border is left around the edge of the die. This will act as part of the feature later on. Cut the piece out using the Grand Calibur die cutting machine.
3 Poke out all the intricate pieces in the shape & using a craft knife cut out the pieces around the edge of the design leaving the outer frame intact. Place the cut piece onto the pink background.
4 And cut the paper to fit just behind the frame piece. Place some of the adhesive sheet onto the right side of the pink paper.
5 Now with the panel in a plastic lid tip the micro beads onto the paper.
6 Once completed press the beads into the paper to make sure all the beads are attached to the adhesive sheet.
7 Take a piece of cut`n`dry foam & add some of the Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink. With the butterfly panel on a craft sheet gently go in & distress the edges of the panel.
8 Take a piece of the vintage gold card & score 2.5 inches in from the left hand side edge. Cut a piece of the raspberry card so it just fits into the front panel. This technique is used if you need a large card made out of 2 sheets of A4 card.
9 Fold the score line back & place some double sided tape on the reverse of the side tab. Lay the 2nd sheet of gold card onto & up to the folded tab, remove the backing of the tape & stick it down onto the back leaf of card. Trim away the excess card down the right hand side of the card to finish the 9” x 8.25” card.
10 Alternatively cut a panel of raspberry card – 4” x 8.25” which has been done for this project. Often card making can take a turn when playing around with textures & layers so keep an open mind to how the card finishes.
11 The pre cut Heartfelt Creations stamps can be used as a background or stand alone stamps as well as with the die shapes. To create the background place the stamps onto an acrylic block & stamp at random using the archival sepia ink pad. Heat set the ink.
12 Apply a line of wonder tape down each edge on the reverse of the stamped panel. Cut the sheer ruffle ribbon in half down the centre of the ribbon.
13 This will give you extra value with the ribbon & you`ll still get the effect. Remove the backing from the tape & pleat the ribbon onto the wonder tape. Repeat this on both edges of the card.
14 Lay the prepared pieces onto the base card to ensure that the elements are giving the desired effect.
15 Apply double sided tape to the flat white surface on the reverse of the stamped / ribbon panel. Also cut a gold panel to fit on the base card & emboss it using the garden lattice folder. Distress the lattice using the vintage photo ink pad. Now add the ribbon ruffle panel to the left hand side of the card.
16 Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to the reverse of the butterfly panel & attach it to the micro bead prepared piece.
17 Add foam tape down right hand side of the topper and just glue to the left hand side as this will be added to the already raised area of the card. Make sure the image is facing in the correct direction.
18 Stamp the Heartfelt Blossom flowers on some white card using the archival sepia ink & emboss with some clear embossing powder. Heat set the emboss powder.
19 Take the Heartfelt Blossom flower dies & look for the curves on the die & marry them up with the same edges on the stamped image. Secure the dies in place with some low tack tape.
20 Cut the flowers out using the GC machine. As the flowers have been embossed then the Cosmic Shimmer drawing inks work well or why not use the distress markers.
21 Here the pale pink – blush drawing ink has been used for the outer petals & the copper ink used for the centre of the flowers. Colour all the flowers in using opposite colours on some of the flowers for added dimension.
22 Once the flowers have dried – a heat gun can be used to quicken the process. Then place a thin layer of the Cosmic Shimmer varnish lacquer for a lovely shiny finish to the flower. This will be flat & not a raised varnish but it gives a wonderful shine.
23 Scrunch some glassine paper up & swipe with the vintage photo ink pad to enhance the creases. Now cut out 7 or 8 leaves using the foliage die. Arrange the flowers onto the flowers onto the side of the butterfly panel & add the foliage behind the flowers.
24 Place some of the metal decorative corners to the right hand corners, tie a bow using the same brown ribbon & add a dazzler to the centre of the bow to complete the project.
25 Here is a close up of the dazzler & the flowers which have been doubled up on the flowers nearest the bow for added dimension.