This workshop shows how to make this elegant silver & purple heart card. Suitable for many different occasions & some fun techniques too.
Here is a close up of the filigree heart which has been glazed with some UTEE & set on a bed of ruffled ribbon.
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D-Lites Vines of Passion Die Set : WIZS2-022
JustRite Secret Garden Stamp Plate : JRCL04490
Silver Taffeta Ribbon : HM31
Tim Holtz Distress Stain Dabbers ~ Dusty Concord : DSDUS
& Brushed Pewter : DSPEWT
Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Distress Ink Pad : DPDUSTYCONC
& Distress Marker : DMDUSTY
Cosmic Shimmer Bronze Blush Shimmer Mist : CSMBRON
Comic Shimmer True White Embossing Powder : CSDEPWHHITE &
& Silver Shine Embossing Powder : CSDEPSILV
Clear & Resist Ink Pad : CRPAD
Step by Step Instructions
1 First select the Spellbinder D-Lites vines of passion die, the Just Rite secret garden stamp plate along with the Heartfelt Creations recovery wishes stamp plate. Also select the silver taffeta ribbon & some distress dabbers to create the project.
12 Select the flower from the heartfelt creations stamp plate and the dusty concord & brushed pewter distress stain dabbers. The stains will be used to add colour to the flowers made using the ribbon.
3 Take the secret garden stamp still on the stamp plate or add it to a large acrylic block if you have one. Ink it up using the clear & resist ink pad or a perfect medium ink pad.
5 Either use your hands or a brayer to press over the card or if not use the lid side of the ink pad & press the paper down onto the image. This will give an even impression all over the paper.
6 Tip the true white Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder over the clear ink. Tip the excess powder back into the pot.
7 Use a heat tool to set the embossing powder. Repeat the process on the other end of the card as this will be needed later on.
9 To add shade to the piece then go back in & add more colour to the bottom of the flowers. This will darken the area and give depth to the piece.
11 Alternatively take a distress ink pad & swipe that directly over the embossed piece. This will give a great cover but will leave some white areas as it is harder for the ink to get into the edges of the stamped area.
13 You can also add some of the distress markers around the top areas of the flowers to add depth.
14 Work some of the distress ink to the edges of the card & also make a wider edge on the longer side on one of the pieces of card as this will be used to join the card together.
16 Press the ribbon down on the front of the card to make the first of the ruffles. This 1st step is important to get a nice feel to the piece.
18 Join the 2 piece of card together to create a nice size panel. Either use some Cosmic Shimmer glue or some tape to stick the pieces together.
1819 This technique is to go with the flowers that are going to be made using Sue Wilson STUNNING flower video. Take some of the ribbon & cut it into a circle. Cut slits into the circle & heat set the edges with a heat tool to seal the edges.
20 Also make some of the Sue flowers. Click on her website ~ Particraft.blogspot.com for the tutorial. Here some Cosmic Shimmer has been used to add some of the colour into the project.
22 Pierce a hole through 4 of the flowers & join the petals together using a small brad.
24 Add the heart & filigree heart onto a piece of white card & cut them through a Grand Calibur machine.
25 Cutting a very detailed die in the centre of the die cutting machine will often not cut all of the shape 100% , so turn the shape towards the side of the plate where the most pressure is & pass the die through the machine again.
27 Then run the piece through the Grand Calibur again using the tan mat & pink embossing plate to emboss the heart.
28 Now you`ll have a solid heart along with the filigree heart piece.
29 To emboss the heart place some Cosmic Shimmer clear ultra thick embossing crystals into the melting pot. Add a small amount of silver shine & tropic violet UTEE.
31 Dip the heart into the molten liquid making sure you use a non stick tool. Here an old scoring tool fits nicely in the filigree area. Allow the excess to drip off but try & keep half of the heart with UTEE in the filigree areas for a glazed look. Please on a mat once it`s cooled.
33 Stamp the flower image onto a piece of coconut or white card using the clear & resist ink pad ( or perfect medium ) & then add silver shine embossing powder over the top. Heat set the images before cutting around each set of flowers.
34 Also stamp & emboss the `Instead of a gem` sentiment using the same ink & embossing powder. Trim the piece or cut the sentiment using a Spellbinder die shape.
36 Add the sentiment to the corner of the card. Mount the worked panel onto a piece of silver or platinum card & then add to a white base card. Arrange the flowers to the side of the ruffle ribbon.