This workshop shows how versatile this `Thank You` stamp can be if you just think outside the box. The `T` for the thank you sentiment has been made into a `E` & then used for an Easter Wishes card.
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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL
Thank You Pre Cut Stamp : UMS109
Emboss A4 Folder Tapestry : EF-012
Distress Ink Pads
Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS
Green & White Grosgrain Ribbon : RG1-5-46
Black Pearl Pins : PINBLACK
Cameo Setting : SETDAZZ
Black Perfect Medium Pen : PERPENBLK
Clear and Resist Ink Pad : CRPAD
Cosmic Shimmer Arctic Black Aurora Embossing Powder : CSEPARCBLK
Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3
Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE
Step by Step Instructions
1 This project is going to use the `Thank You` stamp from the Creative Expressions singles range. Remove the stamp from the packet & select an acrylic block to place it on.
2 The stamp comes already mounted & cut on a piece of UMount foam. It`s been precision cut close to the image so no inky sides on the rubber & you just need to add the stamp to an acrylic block.
3 Once the stamp is on the block add a piece of low tack tape to the over the `hank you` part of the stamp.
4 Use the clear & resist or Perfect Medium ink pad & ink up the stamp.
5 Remove the low tack tape from the stamp. This technique has been shown in case you stamp directly onto the card or alternatively you can stamp the image & cut around the rectangle shape.
6 Add the Cosmic Shimmer arctic black aurora embossing powder over the clear ink & heat set the image using a heat tool.
7 Ink just the lower part of the stamp & emboss this image. This will be used for decoupaging the flowers later. If you didn`t get a full stamped image for your main panel then use it for the flowers so it`s not wasted. You need 1 whole panel embossed & another `T` Embossed.
8 Cut around the `T` leaving the centre piece of cream card in place. Type the words `aster Wishes` onto a piece of the foundations 220sgm card. Monotype Corsiva font size 72 was used in this project. Please see the embossing a printed image workshop here if you don`t want it just printed.
9 Stick the swirly `T` onto a piece of matching cream card using either Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue or a use a tape gun.
10 Take the black Perfect Medium pen & draw in the smaller centre part of the `E` & then the larger bottom of the `E`. Quickly sprinkle over the same black arctic embossing powder & heat set.
11 Now cut around the whole of the `E` leaving a tiny edge of the cream card. Just think you can use this idea to make a `F` for friends, make an `H` for appy Birthday, Also `A,B,C,D,K,L,M,N,P,R,U,W` so many uses !!! so great value in the stamp.
12 A background is used in this project with an embossing folder & there are 2 ways of doing this. Cover the words of the sentiment with a thick piece of card.
13 Add the card & board into the embossing folder. Make sure the thick card is on the underneath of the font so the embossing doesn`t go through the card.
14 Pass through the die cutting machine using the Creative Expressions white embossing plate. Don`t ever force the sandwich through the machine.
15 Alternatively just emboss the cream card through the machine using the tapestry A4 folder & cut out the sentiment as above.
16 Use the crushed olive Tim Holtz distress ink pad on a piece of cut`n`dry foam & distress the embossed areas. This will bring out the raised embossed image & start to draw out the subtle colours for the Easter theme.
17 Add some of the crushed olive ink around the edges of the cut out flower panel, the also on `E` & the `aster Wishes` panel. Use a permanent pen to draw a black edge around the sentiment or use the perfect medium black pen & add embossing powder around the edge & heat set.
18 Go in with the shabby shutters ink on some cut`n`dry foam & distress the edges of the panel once it`s cut to size. This project panel measures 7½” wide x 7″ deep.
19 Attach a piece of the green & white striped grosgrain ribbon along the bottom edge of the panel & secure on the back of the card. Take a wire from a paper flower stem or using string & gather up the ribbon towards the right hand side of the card.
20 Twist the wire around & cut off the excess. This will give a nice gather to the ribbon & will draw the eye to the cameo setting which is now going to be added.
21 Use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to add the cameo over the gathered ribbon. Press down until the glue starts to take & then you will have a firm hold. Also add a drop of glue under the ribbon to the card. Attach a bow before the cameo if you wish for this look.
22 Cut & emboss a piece of sand card using the Sue Wilson Galicia Spanish Collection Die. Distress the edges with the shabby shutters ink.
23 Mat the embossed / ribbon panel onto a piece of green card & then onto a base card made using 2 pieces of sand cardstock.
24 Add the `aster Wishes` sentiment onto the die cut & place toward the right hand side of the top corner of the card. Go in & add the `E` flower panel next to the `aster` word. Use foam tape for both these pieces.
25 Cut out some of the embossed flowers & colour in using the Tim Holtz Distress Markers : Crushed Olive , Shabby Shutters , Mustard Seed & Peeled Paint.
26 Colour in the flat flower image on the panel & curve the edges of the flowers to give them depth. Apply over the flower image & stagger 2 on the centre of the cameo.
27 Add some glossy accents to the yellow flowers to add another dimension to the piece & allow to dry.
28 Here is the design with a bow. Place 2 black pearl pins behind the knot of the bow to complete the project.
29 A close up of the Easter Wishes sentiment.
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