This workshop shows how versatile Sue Wilson`s new dies are. The Granada die has been used to cut the top section of this oval egg shape & the plain centre panel is perfect for adding the sentiment.
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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL
Sue Wilson Dies : Lattice Bow : CED1404
UMount Easter Barrow Stamp Plate : UMEASBAR
Spellbinders Grand Oval Dies : WIZLF-110
Cosmic Shimmer Spring Green PVA Glue : CSGSPRING
Cosmic Shimmer Crackle Finish Glaze :CSGLAZCRACK
Ombre / Brown Ribbon : AE33
Self Adhesive Sticky Sheet : ADHA4
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels Icilcles :CSGJICICLE
Creative Expressions Clear Sparkle : SPARKCLEAR
Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3
Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET
Step by Step Instructions
1 Place the 2 smallest grand oval dies onto a piece of foundations card and cut & emboss the pieces out.. Here a dark blue card has been used but it will be covered in the matt chalk paints later on so a lighter card can be used.
2 Place the smaller oval just a bit higher than the lower oval as this will give more of a pointed tip & an egg like shape. Just add a little bit of adhesion from a tape runner to tack it in place.
3 Take the filigree cutting section from the Granada die & tape it into position leaving a small gap at the top of the oval tip.
4 Run the die & card through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine to cut & then change the mats to emboss the piece. This double layer of 220gsm card had just 2 passes through the machine & it cut out perfectly.
5 Make sure any stray die cut pieces are removed from the card & place the card egg onto the ink blending mat. Select the shades of Cosmic Shimmer matt chalks. Here Pink Dusk, Heather, Mulled Wine & Heritage Green are being used.
6 Place a small amount of the paint onto the blending mat. A non stick craft mat could also be used but remember with both mats to use a grime boss to remove the paint before it dries onto the surface.
7 Take a small piece of cut`n`dry foam & dab the paint onto foam. Then dab the pad back onto the blending mat to destitute the ink over the pad. Load to pad until you have a nice coverage of ink on there.
8 Dab the green paint over different sections of the egg & then repeat the process. Load the mulled wine paint & add over the other areas of the egg. Use a heat tool to dry the paint before adding some of the lighter coloured paint to build the design.
9 Add small amount of paint over the clear sparkle embellishment, once it`s dry add some of the clear gloss or the crackle finish glaze would be perfect. You will find that it will have an effect on the paint but it`s just used to dull and tone the embellishment.
10 The egg can either be left with a matt finish or add some of the Cosmic Shimmer clear gloss finish glaze for a shiny look. This will give you more uses with the matt product or use the crackle glaze.
11 Open the cap of the glaze and add splashes of it over the matt chalk egg.
12 Take a flat paint brush & swipe the vanish across the egg. Keep the lines of the brush going in the same direction for a smooth gloss result or follow the crackle instructions.
13 Once all the egg has been covered, remove the piece from the mat & place up on the glaze bottle itself or something raised. This will make sure the card doesn`t stick to the mat & the filigree areas won`t become puddled.
14 Use a sentiment or print the words `Happy Easter` onto a piece of white card. Use some low tack tape to position the smallest die frame over the words. Cut & emboss the sentiment & then ink the piece with it still in the die.
15 This will create a white border around the edge of the sentiment. Go in & use the peeled paint distress ink to just colour the edges of the sentiment.
16 Add some double side foam to the full length of the sentiment & place it in the blank space in the centre of the filigree area of the egg.
17 Add a piece of self adhesive film to the top section of a piece of white card (this will save unseen wastage). Cut the 2nd smallest grand oval in white card & remove the backing and add the iced snow glitter jewels over the sticky.
18 Add some foam pads to solid sections on the reverse of the egg. Remove the sticky backs of the pads. Cut a mat of card to go under the egg.
19 As the piece will be attached to the iced snow jewels then add a squiggle of glue to make sure the egg will stick. This technique helps with the depth, holding it firmly.
20 Stick the panel behind the egg so it shows through the filigree pattern. Make a lattice bow or use some ribbon to make the bow. Make a mat larger than the egg & add the egg in to this.
21 Select 2 pieces of the aqua patterned Teresa Collins paper. The lattice or filigree bow and Sue`s die instructions can be found on the Creative Expressions website. A complete link to dies and workshop videos.
22 Cut the larger panel to 6½ ” x 8″ & mat onto a piece of light card. Cut the smaller panel to 6″ x 7½”
23 Add the egg onto the base panels using foam tape for dimension. Stamp the bunny image out & colour her in to tone with your project.
24 Add some faux pearls to the corner of your card using the spring green PVA glue.
25 Here is the completed Easter card which will appeal to all ages. Alternatively use the Cosmic Shimmer shimmer paints to achieve a lovely sparkly effect to the egg.
26 Add a ruffle of ribbon across the centre of the egg as this will tone in all the colours used.
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