Butterfly Hugs Embossed Heart Card

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This workshop shows how to make a `Stand up panel card ` using the Couture Creations butterfly hugs embossing folder as the central feature of the card.

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Here is a close up of embossed panel which has been coloured with the Tim Holtz festive berries distress ink on the back of the embossed side & then the debossed area has the Victorian velvet ink added for a contrast colour & to pick the design up.

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Click Below for a Printable A4 Worksheet

Embossed Red Heart Workshop

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Shopping List

Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Couture Creations Butterfly Hugs Serenity Embossing Folder  : EFC0723150

M-Bossibilities Garden Lattice Embossing Folder : WIZEG-003

 Spellbinders Raspberry Spacer Mat :WIZGC-003

 Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSPEAWHGLU

Cosmic Shimmer PVA Pink Glue CSGDUS

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Coconut White 220 gsm A4 Card Stock : 40980

2 Tone Ribbon ; 148-153

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3

Grime Boss : GB30

Tim Holtz Distress Markers : Victorian Velvet

Tim Holtz Distress Inks Victorian Velvet  :DPVICTORIAN 

& Festive Berries

Creative Expressions Wooden Buttons :BUTTWOOD

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Vintage Seam Ribbon – Basque Red : VRBAS

Wonder Tape  WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available

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Step by Step Instructions

1   Place an A4 sheet of coconut card into the M-Bossiblilites garden lattice embossing folder. Place the folder in between the Grand Calibur base plate & the Spellbinder raspberry plate & run the sandwich through the GC Machine. Repeat on a 2nd sheet of card.

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This base card can be used to create different size cards, place the topper or embossing folder onto the embossed card to see where the 2 side score lines need to be place. Each measurement will need to be equal.

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3 Take one of the embossed sheets & score it at a gatefold position or at 3inches in on both side edges.

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This will create a gatefold base card. Make sure the embossed large area is facing outwards as this will be the main front section of the card.

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5 Take the 2nd embossed sheet & score ¾” in on both edges of the card (no.1 score point) & then move the scored line to the edge of the score board & score at the Half A5 point no.6 (or 4 ¼”). Repeat this process by turning the card around & scoring the other side edge. Trim the card down the 2 just scored lines.

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6 Fold the small tabs upwards; these will be taped later on to the inside of the gatefold flaps. It`s shown here so the design of the card is seen before sticking down.

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7 Take the main large sheet of embossed paper & distress the embossed areas using the Victorian velvet ink on some cut`n`dry foam.

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8 Alternatively if the distress ink pad is not new just swipe it across the embossed area for a sharper colour to the embossed piece.

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9 On both pieces and ends of the side panels make a diagonal cut across the corners
of the small tab area.

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10 Place a line of double sided tape or wonder tape along the tab area. Pick up the main section of card & with the gatefold area pointing towards to bottom of the card….

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11 …. and stick it down onto the double tape. Make sure the edge goes right up to the score line but not over it as it will make the card hard open & close.

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12 Repeat this process on the other side of the card to form the basic shape of the card.

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13 Lay a length of the wonder tape near to the top edge of the side back flat area (the main side area that is seen from the front of the card). Take a strip of the vintage seam ribbon & flip the ribbon so the edge just catches the tip of the tape.

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14 Now flip the ribbon back and start to pleat & rouse the ribbon onto the wonder tape. Starting the ribbon off in this way makes sure the ends won`t fray & it will look very neat from the reverse.

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15 Press the ribbon down firmly onto the tape or add a small amount of clear glue in the folds of the ribbon. As this ribbon is fine then just pressing it down should be enough to hold it in place.

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16 Repeat the process on the other edge of the card.

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17 Make sure the creases in the card are put in place to make sure the card stands up well when it is finished.

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18   Now emboss a piece of the coconut card using the Couture Creations butterfly hugs embossing folder.

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19 Take the reverse side so the debossed area is used & swipe the festive berries distress ink pad over the card on the ink blending mat, make sure it is kept flat at all times.

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20 After the first swipe of red ink it will be slightly patchy, so go over the card again & this will achieve a solid red surface.

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21 Use the grime boss to remove the excess ink from the ink blending mat. Or why not mist the ink with some water & pick up some of the ink on a tag. Metallic inks could be added first for a lovely effect to a tag.

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22 Add some Victorian velvet ink to the cut`n`dry foam & go in and add the ink to the white debossed areas of the piece. This will give a lovely 2 tone effect to the heart panel.

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23 Mat the red heart onto some pink card & cut a piece of white card just slightly bigger than the heart panel. Mount the white panel onto the centre section of the front of the card using foam tape & then add the heart panel turning the image so that each of the 4 corners are exposed.

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24 Add the festive berries ink to the top of the wooden heart button. Once it`s dry then go in and colour the side edge of the button using the Victorian velvet distress ink pen. This again will add 2 tones to the project and help to soften the red throughout the design.

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25 Wrap 2 large loops of the reversible ribbon & tie in a knot to create a larger bow. Add this to the corner of the card & place the wooden button over the knot of the bow. Stamp a sentiment & add to the embellishment area. Add some faux pearl dots to the corner white edges of the topper.

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26 Here is the completed project. It`s a great style of card to make a feature of a topper or as in this project an embossed panel. The card folds to make an 8.25” x 8.25” square card.

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