This workshop shows how to make a pretty card using the baroque dress stamp from the `Singles` range @Creative Expressions. Often using one image can feel daunting but building up the design with different textures will frame the image.
The dazzler setting complete with a pink dazzler compliments the design perfectly and draws out the green shimmer of the dress outline. This has been done using black archival ink under the mallow flame (pink) embossing powder.
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Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL
Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles Die: WIZS5-161
Organza Roses : RR001
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad : Pumice Stone : DPPUMICE
Distress Marker : Tattered Rose : DMTAT
Black Archival Ink Pad : ARCHBLKSM
3 Pearl Hat Pins : PINWHITE
Wrinkled Ribbon : NK02
Couture Creations Lovingly Baroque Embossing Folder : EFC0723025
Pink Dazzler : DAZPINK
Creative Expressions Dazzler Setting :SETDAZZ
Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET
Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE
Grime Boss : GB30
Wonder Tape WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available
Step by Step Instructions
1 Select the Teresa Collins paper pad along with the baroque dress stamp. Decide on the colour tones you wish for the project. Here the champagne ribbon & organza roses have been selected. The lovingly baroque embossing folder will compliment the design too.
2 Take a piece of script paper from the Teresa Collins paper pad & cut it to 6½” x 6½” or leave the piece whole & trim after embossing the paper. Swipe the pumice stone ink pad over the inside of the front cover on the embossing folder.
3 Place the paper inside the folder making sure it`s not moved as the ink will transfer onto the paper. Close the folder ready for the embossing.
4 Place the paper / embossing folder on the G/Calibur base plate. Add the tan mat over the folder & then place the Creative Expressions adapter plate over the top. Run through the GC machine.
5 Once embossed repeat the process with inking the folder & move the paper along & marry up the embossed design. Place the edge of the folder up to the edge of the embossing plate & emboss the piece using the same sandwich.
6 Now the whole piece is embossed go into the design with some more of the pumice stone ink on a piece of cut`n`dry foam. This will add extra dimension to the raised design.
7 To enhance the design even further, add more ink to the tips of the baroque design as this will really add a lovely feel to the piece.
8 Depending on the colour of organza roses you have purchased, if they are the white ones then why not rub the tops into the pumice stone ink pad to distress the organza.
9 Cut the grey baroque backing paper to 7¾” x7¾”. Distress the edges of the paper using the pumice stone ink on a piece of cut`n`dry foam.
10 Mat the backing paper onto a piece of white card & repeat the process with the smaller embossed panel too. Mat the smaller panel onto the base panel using foam tape.
11 Wrap a piece of the champagne ribbon around the top edge of the panels. Leave the ribbon baggy as this will take up the slack when knotted later.
12 This shows how a piece of low tack tape is used so it can be removed later and a permanent fixing used once the ribbon has been worked.
13 Repeat the process & add the 2nd piece of ribbon down the left hand side & tape the baggy piece of ribbon using the low tack tape again.
14 Turn the piece over & tie a piece of the burlap string around the overlapping corner of the ribbon & tie in a secure knot.
15 Slip another piece of the string about an 1½” along & secure the piece off in a knot.
16 Continue along the ribbon so you end up with 3 knots down each side & the main cross over ribbon knot. Leaving the ribbon on a low tack piece of tape means you can adjust the ribbon tension.
17 Use permanent tape to secure the ribbon in place on the reverse. Make sure the knots are evenly spaced out before deciding on the colour roses you want for the design. It`s best to sit them in place before gluing.
18 Lift the ribbon up & drop a small amount of Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue underneath the knot.
19 Now add a small amount of the same glue on top of the knot. This will ensure the roses are stuck down & won`t wobble on the ribbon later on.
20 Take a weight or a heavy book ( be careful no glue gets on the book ) & place it over the 2 roses. Repeat the process until all of the roses are in place. On this card alternate pumice stone & white roses have been used.
21 While the roses are drying, select the dazzler setting and please don`t leave the weights on to long as this will flatten the roses. The setting can be tinted using ink & then embossing powder on the metal.
22 Now glue the dazzler setting on the cross over section of the ribbon. Take the dress stamp & ink it up using the black archival ink pad. Stamp on white pearl card. Quickly add the mallow flame embossing powder before heat setting the piece.
23 Stamp & repeat the process with the same powder and ink but this time on a piece of antique gold card. Secure the radiant rectangle die over the main section of the dress. Don’t worry about the tail of the dress falls outside the die as this will be added again with the white dress.
24 Add the pink dazzler to the dazzler setting using some silicone glue. Add a thin panel of pearl card under the radiant rectangle shape using foam tape. ( 2 ½ ” x 4 ½ ” )
25 Take the pumice stone distress ink on a piece of cut`n`dry foam & distress the edges of the dress leaving one middle section of the dress free of ink.
26 Build the distress ink along the bottom of the dress before adding some of the tattered rose distress marker onto the detail at the top of the dress & down the side & bottom of the dress.
27 Place 2 of the pearl pins behind the dazzler setting to complete the look of the card.
28 Here is the completed card showing the detail of the green effect on the embossing powder. Try making sample cards up using the different embossing powders with either clear ink , white pigment ink or black pigment ink underneath as they will give you so many more colour options with the embossing powders.