Sue Wilson Spanish Collection Background Box ~ Part 2


This workshop shows how versatile Sue Wilson`s new dies are. The Spanish Collection die has been used to make this useful large gift box. Why not try a making white version & use texture pastes on the flap areas.



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Sue Wilson Spanish Collection Background Box ~ Part 2


Sue Wilson Spanish Collection Background Box ~ Part 1


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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Sue Wilson Spanish Collection Background Die : CED1201

Sue Wilson Quilted Flowers A4 Embossing Folder : EF-017

Grime Boss : GB30 & Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

Foundations A4 Milk : 40109

Aqua Silky Crush Ribbon : UK1-5-04

 Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Cosmic Shimmer Golden Meadow Blaze  : CSEPGOLMEA

& Blue Watercress Blaze : CSEPBLUWA Embossing Powder

Creative Expressions Cameo Setting : SETDAZZ Embellishment

Clear Sparkle Embellishment  : SPARKCLEAR &

Cosmic Shimmer Patina Gilding Wax  : CSGWPAT

Tim Holtz Crushed Olive : DPOLIVE  &

Peacock Feathers Distress : DPPEACOCK Ink Pad

 Clear and Resist Ink Pad  : CRPAD


Step by Step Instructions

1 Continuing on from part 1 ~ Now the crushed olive edges have been laid down go in with some peacock feathers or blue tone distress ink & add ink at random over the embossed design. Leave solid clear areas so the next colour will be seen clearly.



2 Go back in with crushed olive ink on a piece of cut`n`dry foam & overlap some of the crushed olive as this will give you another colour once they mix together. Ink the reverse top sides ONLY of the panel with the crushed olive ink as they will be seen.


3 As the filigree pattern is close to the edge of the design then trim a little more card off the side tab. Do this on both sets of tabbed panels. This will make sure it`s not seen once the pieces are joined together.


4 Add a small amount of Cosmic Shimmer glue along the thin tab edge, this is on the right side of the card. It`s worth noting to leave the 4 inside walls of the panels with no ink on as this will help show the filigree design up rather than a mass of colour.


5 Lay the panel with no side tabs and just the filigree panel & embossed top over the glued tab. Repeat this process & make up the 2nd pair of panels up so you have 2 sets the same. Make sure the panels fall in the same place so it will make up the box correctly later.


6 Add glue to another of the side tabs & join the 2 sets of panels together. Always make sure the scored lines marry up as you are working as this is key to a nice crisp finish to the project.


7 Leave the panels to dry so the glue is set firmly before starting this next step. This won`t need long if using the Cosmic Shimmer glue. Fold the panels as if the card is a gatefold card so that the end open in the centre of the front of the card. Add glue to the tab.


8 Press the filigree panel onto the tab to create a closed finish to the box side areas.


9 Just in case there is any over spill of glue on the tab it is worth adding a ruler under the tab before pressing down as this will save the card getting stuck together as you press the panels together. It will also give a nice firm surface to push on.


10 Open the box shape up so that you have the cube shape of the box. Add some glue to the overlap of the corner edges. Use small pegs to hold the card in place. This is important to help keep the shape of the box as the glue & card could move whilst setting.


11 Cut a panel of cream card to cover the base & once the corners are set add some Cosmic Shimmer glue around the base edges.


12 Place the base over the glue and press down in place. This is easily done from pressing from the inside of the box.


13 Now you have a solid structure to the box & the basic shape is all in place.


14 It is optional if you wish to cover the inside base tabs up, this will strengthen the box too. Here a matching embossed panel has been coloured using the same distress inks. Just glue the panel to the inside of the box.


15 To add a design closure to the box a Creative Expressions cameo is being used, but I wanted to blend the metal to the project colours so Cosmic Shimmer golden meadow blaze & blue watercress blaze embossing powder will be used to emboss over the metal.


16 Take the cameo & press it face down into a clear resist ink or Perfect Medium ink pad.


17 Sprinkle on some of the blue watercress embossing powder over different areas of the cameo. Remember once it`s on you don`t want to remove it as it will take away the ink underneath so sprinkle sparingly.


18 Now go ahead & add the golden meadow blaze embossing powder over the rest of the cameo & tap off the excess as it won`t stick to the already applied powder.


19 Heat set the embossing powder using a heat tool. Use a pokey tool so you hold the cameo whilst heating, this way you won`t be tempted to touch the hot molten piece. Set aside to cool & here you have a 2 tone cameo.


20 Take a Creative Expressions sparkle embellishment & add some of the patina gilding wax onto the piece to tone the embellishment to match the ribbon.


21 Now lift all the top flaps of the box upwards. Depending on the card weight you may wish to add an additional panel of card behind the embossed panel as this will help to take the weight of the cameo. Fold the embossed panels down.


22 Glue the solid base area of the cameo to the edge of one of the embossed flaps & add the patina embellishment to the centre.


23 Lay the box on its side & over a craft mat. Punch 2 holes through the plain top panel & thread some crinkled aqua ribbon through the holes.


24 Make a loop with ribbon leaving enough length to make a bow with the ends.

24                       5025 Tie the ends off into a bow to complete the box. The cameo is a real feature point of the box & acts as a nice weight to keep the flap closed when a gift is added. Use tissue paper to wrap a gift & add before the bow is tied together.



26 This die is perfect for adding detail to the box, Happy Crafting and exploring your own ideas & colour ways.



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One Response to Sue Wilson Spanish Collection Background Box ~ Part 2

  1. Paperjunkie says:

    Many thanks for part 2 Suzanne – just love this project – gorgeous colours, fab techniques and as always the usual wonderfully clear instructions! X

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