This workshop shows how to make a bow with a micro bead panel set down the centre and also a letterpress technique is used with the `Delightful Daisies` M-Bossabilities folder to create the centre focal panel on the project.
Here is a close up of the wrinkled ribbon with the micro bead panel down the centre. This technique would look nice using other colours in the wrinkled ribbon range.
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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL
Spellbinder Adapter Plate : WIZGC-003
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSPEAWHGLU
& Bronze Pearl Glue : CSGBRO
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink Pad : DPCLEAR
Grime Boss : GB30
Sepia Archival Ink Pad : ARCHSEPIA
Cosmic Shimmer Gold Embossing Powder : CSDEPGOLD
Sentiment Stamp – JustRite Vintage Filigree Fancies Stamps : JRAG-04020
Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3
Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT
White Wrinkled Ribbon – NK01
A4 Metallic Vintage Gold Card : 40984
Micro Beads : MICROBEAD
Self Adhesive Film : ADHA4
Wonder Tape WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available
Step by Step Instructions
1 Before the workshop starts here is a useful tip for other uses with the grime boss wipes. Take one of the sheets & give your Grand Calibur a good wipe all over, often sticky bits of masking tape or inky fingers mark the machine & they are easily removed with the wipe.
2 Now take the base plate & lay the 3d delightful daises folder open onto the mat (make sure the smooth panel is towards the bottom). Select the pumice stone ink pad for the next step.
3 Lay the pumice stone ink pad flat and swipe the pad across the embossing folder. If any ink gets on the debossed area then use a piece of tissue & remove the ink.
4 Place a piece of white coconut card over the inked area being careful not to move the card.
5 Close the embossing folder over the card & place the raspberry adapter spacer mat over the folder. Again it`s important not to move the folder. Pass through the Grand Calibur machine.
6 Here is the piece once it has been embossed. This letterpress technique highlights the embossed area so well.
7 Now dry the ink with a heat tool so the embossing powder doesn`t stick to wet ink later.
8 Trim the embossed piece so that the small border edge is left to frame the panel.
9 Take a grime boss sheet and clean away the remaining ink so it is ready for next time it`s used.
10 Don`t worry if the hinge comes off on the folder as this is part of the design when using different techniques.
11 Line the hinges back together & they will snap back into place.
12 Take the distress embossing ink pad & swipe it over the 3d flower, butterfly & the label area.
13 Tip the Cosmic Shimmer gold embossing powder over the panel & tip the excess onto a scrap sheet of paper.
15 Heat set the gold embossing powder. It`s optional whether more pumice stone ink is
added to the embossed areas.
16 Now for the ribbon. Take a length of wrinkled edge ribbon & place 2 cut lengths of self adhesive film down the centre. Make sure the wrinkled edge is left free of film.
17 Remove the backing of the film & get the jar of micro beads ready with a small container to tip the excess beads into.
18 Press the ribbon into the micro beads & press the beads into the film.
19 Now make a bow as you normally would. If you struggle with bows then make to loops like bunnies ears & the place one over the other & back under to make the knot.
20 Once the bow is made then cut the ends off at an angle to finish the piece. The film with the micro beads on might come away from the ribbon but this can add to the effect. If it`s not wanted then add some glue to hold the ends in place.
21 This bow will be covered with a butterfly over the knot but if the bow is a standalone feature then take a length of ribbon & add a piece of tape down the centre & fold to make the ribbon smaller in width. Add another strip of tape & add the micro beads over the top.
22 Wrap the prepared ribbon around the centre of the bow to complete the look. Add to your project as a focal point.
23 Back to the project!!! Add some vintage photo distress ink onto a piece of cut`n`dry foam & distress the edges of the worked panel. Use whichever colours suit the project you are making.
24 Select the birthday blessing stamp & mount onto an acrylic block. As the stamp is already pre cut you might find there is a lot of rubber around the edge, this just helps to keep a solid base to the sentiment, so gently tap on the in to avoid inking the edges.
25 Use the sepia archival ink to stamp the sentiment.
26 Emboss & cut out another 3d flower & butterfly & add gold embossing powder to the pieces.
27 Cut into the flower petals & then curve the petals downwards to add dimension to flower. Also do the same with the small butterfly.
28 Cut a white sheet of card to act as the back panel to the piece & stamp the roses using the sepia ink. Stamp once & then again for a faded rose image.
29 Mat the panel onto a sheet of white & then add some faux pearls using the bronze Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue.
30 Mat the 3d panel onto some gold card before adding the rose panel. Add the sentiment to the panel before adding the bow. Embellish with the gold butterfly & flower.
31 Now the project is completed.
32 Here is a close up of the micro bead bow.