Hope you have a Blooming Great Day


This workshop shows how versatile Sue Wilson`s new dies are, the Granada die has been used to make the base shape of the card. It’s very easy as the workshop will show you how.



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Vase Die Cut Card


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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Sue Wilson Granada Spanish Collection Background Die : CED1207

Stamps to Die For …. Floral Cartouche Pre Cut Stamp : UMS553

Floral Spray Set of 2 Stamps : UMS114

Scrollwork Vase Stamp : UMS119

         Cosmic Shimmer Spring Green : CSGSPRING, Teal Sky : CSGTEA &                            Purple Violet : CSGPUR PVA Glue &  Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

        Tim Holtz Dusty Concord :DPDUSTYCONC  & Shaded Lilac  : DPLILAC                      Distress Ink Pad

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Markers : Fired Brick : DMFIRED , Dusty Concord :  DMDUSTY, Crushed Olive : DMOLIVE  & Peeled Paint : DMPEEL

Olive Two Tone Ribbon  :   KN16

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

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

Foundations A4 Coconut Card : 40980, 40109 ,  Mauve Card 41018

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

 Clear and Resist Ink Pad  : CRPAD

Water Brush : WBF

Cosmic Shimmer Viola Black Aurora Embossing Powder : CSEPVIOBLK


Step by Step Instructions

1 Select the Creative Expressions singles floral cartouche pre cut stamp, the vase stamp along with the Granada die and a selection of Tim Holtz distress ink markers.


2 Ink the floral cartouche stamp up using the clear & resist ink pad. When stamping the image make sure there is enough space left in between the 2 stamps as they will both be cut out later.


3 Stamp the image out onto a piece of A4 coconut card & add some Cosmic Shimmer black viola embossing powder over the ink. Heat set the powder & repeat the process on a 2nd image.


4 Use the outer die from the Sue Wilson Granada die set & secure in place with a piece of low tack tape. Use the embossed edge of the image as a guide as to where the die needs to lay.

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5 Cut both of the stamp pieces out using the Grand Calibur die machine one at a time & go back in and emboss the die shapes using the pink Embossing plate & the tan mat.

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6 Take a piece of mauve card & fold it in half. Align the folded edge just the other side of the one of the cut edges of the Granada die. Secure in place with some low tack tape.

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7 Cut the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur. This card is 220 gsm so will easily go through the die cutting machine.

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8 If any of the detailed pieces haven`t cut then just turn the die & card and cut the piece again. This is cut easily on the 2nd pass. Now emboss the card using the pink plate & tan mat.


9 Once the piece is cut just open it up to reveal the base card shape.

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10 Take the 2 full stamped panels & distress the edges of the card using the Tim Holtz dusty concord distress ink on a piece of cut`n`dry foam.

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11 Add the dusty concord, peeled paint, crushed olive & some fired brick distress ink markers onto a palette which has been made by placing a piece of white card inside the cello bag from the stamp. This will allow the exact colour of the ink to be seen when water colouring the image.

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12 Pick up the purple ink using the water brush or use the distress marker directly on the image for a deeper tone to the piece. Go in and build the colours up until you are happy with the colours used. Experiment and if you don`t like it just cut & emboss another piece of card and start again.


13 Leaving some of the petals light means you can add the fired brick for a nice tone to the flower.

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14 Use a yellow ink or crushed olive distress pen to colour the centre of the flower in.

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15 Once all the flowers have been coloured in then use some shaded lilac on a piece of cut`n`dry foam to distress random areas of the card. Also use some of the dusty concord to colour in the rest of the white card stock.

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16 Depending on the look you are after then use either a pearl card or a matt watercolour type card. The inks will look differently on each surface & you can decide which you would rather use.

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17 Now open up the folded mauve card & make sure the embossed area is shown on the inside of the card. Fold the card shut with the embossed area inside the card.

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18 Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to the outside of the folded card all around the edges of the piece. Attach one of the worked panels onto the glue & matching up the die cut areas.


19 Now add some more glue to the back folded panel & on the white lip of the reverse of the die cut shape.

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20 Attach the 2nd worked panel over the card & press firmly down over the folded area so the 2 pieces of card sticks firmly together.

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21 This will give you the base card but with a full die cut front rather than a folded seam.


22 Use some of the Cosmic Shimmer PVA glues to add colour & dimension to the card. Select the teal sky, spring green & purple violet PVA glue & add the glues over the small embossed dots on the card design.

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23 The embossed dots are tiny so just add small amounts of glue over each dot to create the faux pearl. Set aside the card to dry once all the colour have been added.

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24 Stamp & emboss the vase along with the floral stamp again using the viola black embossing powder. Using the same colour palette to colour in the flowers as this will tone everything together.

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25 Attach the cut out vase & bunch of flowers to the card using 3d glue or foam pads for added dimension. Cut & emboss the `Hope you have a Blooming Great Day` sentiment out & attach to the top & bottom of the card.


26 Add an olive green shimmer ribbon to the top of the vase to complete the project.


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2 Responses to Hope you have a Blooming Great Day

  1. Paperjunkie says:

    Hello Suzanne – Trying to catch up with life after being away so much this past month. I love the stamp that goes with this die – it’s gone on my list – just fab.. More or less have my craft room back together again but sadly no time for crafting – too much going on, but will save up all these lovely projects for a big fest when I can. Hope you are well and happy. love Susan X

  2. Suzanne says:

    Thanks for the kind words, pleased you are back and I`m sure you`ll be crafting real soon ( I have missed you ) Take care ~ Suzanne x

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