Just Beacuse …. Flower Workshop


This workshop will show how to build and tone some plain card using 2 different stamps. Then how to make the 3d flower to embellish the organza bow.



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Shopping List

Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Sue Wilson Classic Rose Finishing Touches Die : CED1407

Sue Wilson Granada Spanish Collection Die :  CED1207

JustRite Baroque Frame Background Stamp :JRCL02012

Stamps to Die For …. Garden Frame Pre Cut Stamp :UMS152

Phill Martin Sentimentally Yours ~ Fanciful Flourish Frame Collection : SYFFFC

Spellbinders Tool `n` One : WIZTOOL

     Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

Sheer / Ombre Brown & Turquoise Ribbon : AE33

        Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs DPTWIGS & Evergreen bough :DPEVERGREEN Distress Ink Pad

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Markers ~ Brushed Corduroy :DMBRUSH

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

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

                 Foundations A4 Coconut Card : 40980 ~ Spearmint Card :41010                         Sky Blue Card :40081   Ginger Card : 41024

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

 Clear and Resist Ink Pad  : CRPAD

Water Brush : WBF

Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder : CSEPCLEAR ~ Bright Gold : CSEPBRGOLD

Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS


Step by Step Instructions

1 Select the Sue Wilson Granada & classic rose die from Sue`s die collection along with the garden frame from the Creative Expressions singles stamp range. Also the JustRite baroque frame & the Phill Martin `Sentimentally Yours` fanciful flourish frame sentiment is needed.


2 Ink the JustRite baroque frame stamp up using the gathered twigs distress ink pad. Make sure all the surface is covered as it`s a distress ink so sometimes areas will be lighter than others.

223 Add a piece of coconut card over the top of the stamp & make sure you don`t move the card as you`ll get a shadow effect. Press over the card , here the back of a calculator has been used to press the ink into the card.

334 Now cut around the edge of the stamped image & distress the edges using some evergreen bough on a blending tool or a inking brush.

445 Select the garden frame from the Creative Expressions singles collection. Open a pot of Cosmic Shimmer clear embossing powder so it`s to hand along with a sheet of copy paper to allow the excess powder to fall onto once applied.

556 Ink areas of the stamp using the gathered twigs ink pad. Leave a few spaces clear ready for the next step.


7 Now go into the spaces using the evergreen bough distress ink. Try not to tap too much on the brown ink area as this could contaminate the ink pad.


8 Stamp the image onto a piece of coconut card before adding the Cosmic Shimmer clear embossing powder over the top of the distress ink. Heat set the embossing powder & cut the image out leaving a small white edge around the piece.


9 Take the ink pads & just swipe each pad (or just the 1 pad that was used over another colour). Do this onto a piece of copy paper to remove the top layer of ink from the pad & in turn if any ink did get left on the pad it will now be removed.


10 Add some of the evergreen bough distress ink to 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.


11 Pick up some of the evergreen bough ink on a fairly dry water brush & colour in the swirls & curves on the baroque frame piece. Once the ink is dry go back in & colour some more of the swirls to give some depth to the colouring and to the overall finished panel. Stamp another garden frame using just the twisted twigs in & distress using the small ink. Cut the frame out ready to be layered onto mats made using the spearmint & ginger card foundations card.

111112 Cut a piece of the foundations A4 spearmint card to 8¼” x 6½” & take the garden frame stamp and ink up just a corner of the stamp using the evergreen bough ink. Hold the stamp in your hand & press the inked piece onto the edges of the spearmint card.


1213 Repeat this all over the edges of the of the card to build the design up. Ink & go back into the areas that don`t get covered & fill in the spaces. Try not to over stamp as if this is done to much it will muddle up the end result. Now distress the edges of the piece using the gathered twigs ink on a blending tool.


14 Use the brushed corduroy distress marker to colour in the `Just Because` sentiment from the Phill Martin Sentimentally Yours range of stamps.


15 Or depending on the size of the stamping area just ink one of the words up so you can add the sentiment one on top of another to fill the square shape of the garden frame that is used in this project.


16 Mat the spearmint card onto a mat of sky blue card & then onto some coconut card. Then make another slightly larger mat using the ginger card before using the sky blue card as the base panel. Wrap a piece of the organza ribbon around the spearmint card before it is added to the layers.


17 Attach the layers of card to the base card using foam tape for added dimension. Do the same with the toppers. Here you can see the sentiment has been used directly onto the centre square of the frame & the flowers have been colours in using the evergreen bough ink. Make a double bow using the organza ribbon& add it to the side of the card.


18 Cut & emboss the classic rose middle & smallest size flowers using the outer die at the same time to cut the flower out.


19 Make sure you use low tack tape to secure the dies in place & so they don`t move whilst being cut.


20 If you haven`t got one of these tools yet then they are a must, a `Spellbinders all in one tool`. Just roll it over the flat surface of the die & card & watch all the little pieces fall out.


21 Then you`ll be left with all those intricate pieces out of your die. There is a pokey tool if there is still a few areas that need to be removed. If you are like me you`ll be cleaning all those dies you have in your stash & have left with the card still in !!!!


22 Take the smaller of the flowers & either spritz with a small amount of water on the card to break down the fibres or just fold it in half and repeat this going around the petals.


23 Cut another small flower and repeat the step as this will make the centre of the flower.


24 Grab the 2 worked & ruffled flowers and either glue 3 of the scalloped edges together with the other flower or use a tape pen. Go back in and ruffle the flower.


25 Add a blob of silicone glue to the centre of the largest flower & then place the ruffled flower over the top.


26 Cut 6 of the little stamped flowers out & colour them in using the evergreen bough ink. Make sure the edges of the flowers have been distressed so there are no white edges to the flower. Place the flower in the palm of your hand & roll a ball tool around the centre to curve the flowers up.


27 Add the flowers over the coloured flowers on the sentiment panel. As they are curved they will allow the underneath flowers to be seen and this will lift the design.


28 Take the other 2 flowers & add them to either side of the centre of the flowers to pull in the detail of the card. Now apply a small amount of glossy accents to the flowers heads. Be careful not to overload the flowers as they are curved & the liquid will run towards the centres of the flowers.


29 You could even add more dimension to the card by stamping the sentiment onto a piece of coconut card using a perfect medium pen to ink the sentiment & then cover in bright gold embossing powder. Heat set the powder before cutting the sentiment out using the centre Granada die. Mat it onto a piece of spearmint card & add across the centre of the layered square frames.


30 Here is the finished project. It`s very rewarding starting off with blank pieces of card, a few stamps and some inks , and then ending up with a card full of dimension & different tones.


31 Just a close up of the flowers , ribbon & the sentiment panel ~ Happy Crafting.

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