This workshop continues on from part 1 of the reverse stamping butterfly workshop. It will focus on how to achieve the sparkle effects on the card & also show the Easter colour version of this project design.
Why not use different inks for an Easter Theme.
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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL
Black Gloss Card or Foundations Black Card : 40071
Clear and Resist Ink Pad : CRPAD
Cosmic Shimmer Arctic Black Aurora Embossing Powder : CSEPARCBLK
Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink : DPPEACOCK
Self Adhesive Sticky Sheet : ADHA4
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels Icilcles :CSGJICICLE
Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3
Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET
Step by Step Instructions
1 Cut out 4 borders using spearmint card. Secure each strip in place with some low tack tape to make sure the die doesn`t move when die cutting the piece. This will save on card too as it won`t move around in the machine.
2 3 Cutting the 4 panels will achieve a lovely frame for the butterfly meadow panel you have already made in part 1. Now select which style of the bow dies you wish to use from the Sue Wilson die collection. Here the 3d Lattice die is used.
6 7 This next step could be done by using the Sue`s other bold bow die or if you don`t have this yet then add the die cuts to a piece of self adhesive sheet. Press firmly in place. Ideally cut around the edges of the shape so you don`t waste the ice snow glitter jewels. Can you tell what I didn`t do !!!
7 8 Tip the iced snow glitter jewels over the bows & press them firmly into the self adhesive sheet. As I didn`t follow my own tip !!! there is some wastage of the icicles but save this & use for some centres of flowers.
9 If you didn`t cut around the bows before adding the icicles then do so now.
9 10 Make the bow up. If you need any instructions on how to make the filigree bow up take a look at Sue`s die instructions which can be found on the Creative Expressions website. There is a complete resource on all the dies and workshop videos too.
11 12 Lay the first border along the bottom edge of the sticky. Make sure you leave an equal space from the 2 sides and the bottom edge. Go in & lay the 2 side pieces & the top edge will fit perfectly along the top space left.
12 13 Cut a another large frame in copy paper. Lay this in the centre of the piece. Now sprinkle the iccicles over the sticky sheet & press it down. This will save you some icicles as it`s going to be covered .
14a Use Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue under the frame borders.
15 Stamp & emboss a `Best Wishes` sentiment from the Crystal Cut singles stamp set. This fits perfectly in the frame die. Leave the card in the die & ink through it.
16 The base card edges have been coloured using a distress ink pad to tone in with the project.
17 Add the butterfly meadows panel to the card using foam tape & some Cosmic Shimmer glue for added adhesion. Now add the full butterfly , bow & sentiment to complete the project.
18 The sparkle of the icicle glitter jewels really works well with the image & detail of the butterfly meadows stamped black image.
19 Why not use the design & change the colour ways to suit the occasion. Here Tim Holtz worn lipstick, moved lawn & mustard seed distress ink pads or distress markers have been used to colour a white border strip. Just use each ink on a piece of cut`n`dry foam & blend away.
20 Please check out Part 1 of the workshop as there will be some more techniques to follow.
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