This workshop shows how to create a focal point using the Heartfelt Creations vintage floret backing paper pad & the Spellbinder gold labels 4 dies.
The new Spellbinder GOLD die has a debossed area which can be coloured to give a letterpress coloured area to the piece. In this project the Tim Holtz distress markers have been used to pick out the pink & blues in backing papers.
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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL
Spellbinders Gold Labels Four Die : WIZS5-159
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSPEAWHGLU
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Vintage Photo : DPVINTAGEPHO
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink Pad : DPCLEAR
Grime Boss : GB30
Perfect Medium Ink Pad : PERPADCL
Cosmic Shimmer Gold Embossing Powder : CSDEPGOLD
Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3
Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT
Piercing Ruler : RULER
Cut Rite Wax Paper : WAXPAPER
Craft Knife & Wonder Tape WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available
Step by Step Instructions
1 Take a sheet of 12” x 12” paper from the Heartfelt Creations vintage floret paper pad, use the paper with the French door feature in the corner of the paper. Select the new Creative Expressions delicate frame `Singles` stamp along with the other items featured.
2 Place the paper on a craft mat & cut a line down the centre of the French doors. Make sure it`s a single cut line only.
3 Then lay the piercing ruler horizontally & cut along the top & bottom edge of the door. This will be on the blue area only.
4 Take the ruler and lay it on the side edges of the blue doors & score from the top to the bottom of the door. This will create a hinge effect to open the doors later.
5 Crease the embossed lines so that the doors lay open. Here another sheet of vintage floret paper has been selected to compliment the colours in the first sheet. The flower design will show through the doors when they are open.
6 Add some vintage photo distress ink to a piece of cut`n`dry foam & gently ink the edges of the open door. This will take away the pale core of the card.
7 This is an optional idea when using your stamp and this works well with the new Creative Expressions `Singles` stamp plate for this project. Remove the backing from the pre mounted stamp.
8 Now only do this is you are confident. Cut the stamp plate down the centre of the design so none of the raised stamped image is cut off. Make sure it is a single cut and none of the plain area of stamp is removed.
9 Now the stamp can be placed on an acrylic block in a different pattern such as this to make a larger square stamp.
10 Once the stamp has been used and as it was only cut in the one place it can easily be put back on the acrylic block in its original format. Looking at a stamp in this way will open up different uses for the one stamp and also make you use a stamp more often, you`ll start seeing lots of different ideas.
11 For this project the stamp is used in an extended form to feature behind the largest die. You could just ink up half of the stamp when it was in the original form but often ink is transferred to the card so this technique helps with that issue.
12 Select a piece of light backing paper that tones with the others designs. Cut it just a bit bigger than largest gold labels 4 die once it has the singles stamp placed behind it.
13 Stamp the each half of the delicate frame on the top & bottom of the paper using the Prefect Medium ink pad & emboss using the Cosmic Shimmer gold embossing powder. Distress the edge using the vintage photo ink pad.
14 Select the 2nd largest gold labels 4 die to fit over the door frame piece & the largest gold die will be used on a square of the pink / blue flower paper.
15 Lay the die in place but don`t secure it in to the paper yet. Cut the flower paper so it measures the width of the Grand Calibur cut plate. The die will be use in the centre of this to get more out of a sheet of paper.
16 Take the distress markers and colour in at random over the raised debossed areas. Once completed use some low tack tape to secure the die around the frame. MAKE SURE NOT to move the die as it will smudge the ink. Repeat the process with the largest die but use with vintage photo ink.
17 As there are 2 pieces to put through the GC allow the excess of the 2nd sheet of paper hang over the die cutting platform as long as the die cutting edges are facing into the mat area it`s ok.
18 Once cut change the cut mat for the tan rubber mat and the pink embossing mat. Run this sandwich through the G/Calibur machine.
19 So now you have a delicate cut door frame with the pink and blues highlighted in the debossed areas of the die piece. It`s a light effect but it picks up the pink from the other design paper. Cut the base card to size & distress the edges with the vintage photo ink pad.
20 Take the previously made embossed panel & place it over the paper panel or wait until the next step is completed with the ribbon. This is the piece with the die cut shape cut out but as you can see it will be cover over using the embossed panel. It`s an great and easy way to save on precious papers!!!
21 Cut a strip of the pink ditty flower paper from the design paper pad. Make sure it`s the length of the back panel. Add a length of wonder tape down the inner edge of the paper. Start to pleat and ruffle the ribbon onto the tape.
22 Continue along the length of the card until it`s completed. Add a piece of pink card to the embossed panel to pick out the colours in the paper & add the backing panel to a piece of blue card. Add 2 rows of foam tape along all the edges except for the edge that falls on the ribbon.
23 Add 3d glue to that edge before flipping the topper onto the paper & ribbon.
24 Attach the largest blue die panel to the embossed piece using foam tape for added dimension. Now add the door frame piece using 3d glue on the outer edges & not under the door frame area.
25 Make a bow out of the same pink wrinkled ribbon before adding one of the Creative Expressions cameo embellishments to cover the ribbons knot area.
26 Stamp a sentiment & mount onto a scrap of backing paper to co-ordinate the design.
27 Here is a close up of the French door area of the design paper which makes a wonderful feature to the new Spellbinder gold dies.
28 Using the distress markers just helps age & it also adds a small amount of colour the edge of the die cut / embossed area. Don`t just use ink pads to letterpress think about using the distress markers !!!