This workshop shows how to create a 3D sparkle decoration using the Spellbinders Heirloom 2011 Ornaments die along with the new Stamps to Die For…… floral bauble stamp. They are designed to work alongside the heirloom die.
Here is a close up of the glittered jewel section & the alternate section has been covered using the Creative Expressions micro beads. The inner 3d bauble is stamped on parchment.
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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL
& Mini Floret Stamp : UMS522
Spellbinder Heirloom 2011 Ornaments Die : WIZS4-334
Heat Tool : BLUEHEAT
Pink & Brown Reversible Ribbon : BM993
Square Dazzler : DAZASSSQUARE
Perfect Medium : PERPADCL
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels : CSGJICECRY
Clear Micro Beads : MICROBEAD
Self Adhesive Film : ADHA4
Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG
Grime Boss : GB30
Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3
Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT
Pegs & String of Faux Pearls
Wonder Tape WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available
Step by Step Instructions
1 To save colouring each bauble section the die shapes will be cut out of the 2 sheets of Heartfelt Creations vintage floret paper. Select 2 sheets of pink design paper or colours of your choice.
2 Place the 2 sheets of paper together & secure the largest & the 2nd largest heirloom 2011 ornaments die onto the paper using low tack tape.
3 Trim around the die removing the excess paper so that the piece can fit through the die cutting machine. Make sure the outer die has an even distance around the inner die.
4 Place the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur machine to cut the piece out & then go ahead & emboss the shape using the tan mat & pink embossing plate.
5 Once the bauble has been cut & embossed it will look like this. The outer frame & the left over smaller bauble which can be used later to stamp onto or in the case of this workshop parchment has been used. So retain the inner baubles for another project.
6 When the dies are removed from the paper be sure to keep the low tack tape in place so that the same distance is achieved on the next 2 cut out bauble shapes.
7 Alternatively attach a piece of self adhesive sheet onto a single layer of paper (make sure you leave the top layer over the film) & then attach the 2 heirloom dies over the top. Cut out 6 bauble shapes in total. DO NOT emboss this piece.
8 Embossing the film will crack the film backing, so be aware of this. Remove the film backing & sprinkle over the Cosmic Shimmer glitter jewels & press them into the film.
9 Repeat the process so you have 3 glitter jewels shapes & then use Creative Expressions micro beads on the other 3 bauble pieces.
10 Press the glitter jewels & the micro beads firmly into the film & wipe away any excess pieces. Here are the finished 6 shapes.
11 Swipe a piece of parchment or thick vellum with an anti static bag before stamping the small mini floret stamp with Perfect Medium. Stamp the parchment & then emboss with the Cosmic Shimmer aurora sparkle embossing powder. Repeat the process until you have 6 images & then cut then out using the 3rd largest heirloom 2011 die.
12 Take the prepared large baubles & fold the shapes exactly in half making sure the glitter jewels or micro beads are facing inwards.
13 Repeat the process on the stamped parchment / vellum pieces this time making sure the embossed area is facing on the inside.
14 Using the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue and add the glue down one side of the folded bauble. This is an ideal glue to ensure a firm finish.
15 Now add the 2nd bauble & this time make sure it`s the opposite decorated one – in this case it`s now the glittered jewel piece. Press the left hand side of the bauble onto the glue so it completely matches up with the die shape.
16 Fold the right hand side back & add another amount of glue to the folded plain edge of the bauble. Keep creasing the folded edge so it keeps the piece neat and tidy.
17 Add another folded micro bead bauble to the glue. Place pegs on both ends of the bauble & now you have all 3 folded baubles in place.
18 Now to make the 2nd set of 3 folded baubles. Remember to carry on the design so this time start with the glittered jewels, then the micro beads & finish with the glittered jewels.
19 Add pegs & leave to set to this 2nd group of folded bauble pieces to dry. The C/Shimmer glue will stick quickly but adding the pegs will make sure the pointed ends will stick together. Once dry add some more glue to the same left hand side of the bauble that you have always been working on & stick the other group of 3 on top.
20 Repeat the process with the parchment stamped baubles. Open the dried baubles so half and half are laid downwards & the 2 not glued ends lay on the top.
21 Do the same with the beaded large bauble pieces so the 2 end face upwards again. Lay the parchment bauble in the inner section of the bauble.
22 Add a line of the Cosmic Shimmer glue down the centre channel of the baubles & on the reverse side of a Creative Expression dazzler (turned to a diamond shape).
23 Add either a thin ribbon or in this case a string of small pearls. Start from the dazzler & work upwards.
24 The pegs are positioned so they help keep the inner bauble flat. Add some silicone glue to the dazzler so it takes up some of the gap caused by the faux pearls.
25 Once the pearls have stuck to the inside of the bauble then add a layer of glue to the left hand side of the bauble. Allow the glue to go off slightly before…..
26 Before you stick the remaining plain edge onto the glue. Add a peg to make sure the pearl is captured in the centre channel.
27 Now go ahead and stick the final parchment panels down.
28 Fold the pearl (or ribbon if used) so it makes a loop. Lay a piece of the pink & brown reversible ribbon behind the pearls & then make a bow to secure the loop in place.
29 Add another bow to decorate the bauble.
30 Ease all the bauble sections into place to complete the project. When the decoration is added to your festive display just watch the light catch the glittered jewels, the micro beads & the sparkle on the embossed vellum.
31 The Cosmic Shimmer glittered jewel section.
32 A close up of the vellum centre & the finished piece. Why not try traditional colours too ~ Happy Crafting.