Creative Expressions Black Lace & Coral Card ~ Part 2


This workshop shows a gift bag using the Creative Expressions singles square stamps in with the base shape made.


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Black Lace & Coral Card Part 2

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Sue Wilson Beverley Hills Die Californian Collection : CED1105

Sue Wilson Granada Die Spanish Collection : CED1207

Creative Expressions Stamps to Die For ….. Delicate Lace Stamp :UMS563

Creative Expressions Singles Stamp Set Crystal Cut Perfume Bottle : UMS095

Creative Expressions Singles Garden Frame Stamp Set : UMS150

Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Garden Lattice Embossing Folder : WIZEG-003

  Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

Coconut Card :40980 Foundations A4 Card

                        Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ~ Tattered Rose : DPTATTROSE

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

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

Black String / Burlap  : SM08

Parchment : 40024

Black Archival Ink Pad : ARCHBLK

Perfect Medium Black Pen : PERPENBLK

Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder : CSEPCLEAR

Sheer & Ruffle Edge Black Ribbon : 350-15-10

Creative Expressions Pink Dazzlers : DAZPINK

Rock Candy Dry Glitter : GLITROCKLG

Creative Expressions Vintage Black Buttons : VINTBUTBLK

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Frosted Film : TH93048

Silver Mirri Card or Silver Shadow Foundations Card : 40602


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. Now part 1 of the workshop is complete, we will continue to build the design and there will be some handy tips along the way.

Swipe a piece of parchment with an anti static bag. Stamp the delicate lace stamp onto a piece of parchment using the black archival ink pad & add clear Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder over the ink. This needs to be done fairly quickly so the permanent ink doesn`t dry out in patches & all the embossing powder sticks. Heat set the embossing powder with a heat tool.


Step 2. Place the 2 outer size die pieces from the Sue Wilson Beverley Hills Californian collection die set. Use some low tack tape to secure them to another piece of parchment paper. Make sure there is the same amount of width in between the 2 dies as this will effect the end result. Cut & emboss the piece out using the Grand Calibur machine. Set aside for later.


Step 3. Cut through the edge of the embossed lace panel but do this in one clean cut as this piece can be used for another project. Now go round the outer edge of the solid black line in the design. This will leave you with a thin lacy border on the waste parchment.


Step 4. Having cut the inner frame out in one go you`ll be left with this embossed lacy border.


Step 5. Here is the single cut through the border . Just simply add a piece of cellotape across the reverse of the cut & then use the largest Beverley Hills die to cut out the border shape. This piece can then be saved for another project or it will make a lovely frame for a scrapbook page.


Step 6. Take the parchment plain piece with the embossed panels in the design, start to work in small sections by drawing a thick solid line using the black prefect medium pen. This is easily done by placing the parchment onto a scrap piece of paper & drawing on the edge & slightly onto the paper. You get a solid , same distance line around the curves of the design.


Step 7. Work your way around the piece adding the clear embossing powder as you go. Once completed you`ll have a lovely detail to the parchment edge which will compliment the black lace panel in the design. Heat set all the powder once the whole area is complete or heat set as you go along.


Step 8. So now you have the 2 parchment black embossed panels, a dazzler setting could be added as it`s a perfect size to fit inside area of the worked piece but for this project the inner die shape will be coloured and glittered before being added to the finished project. Emboss a piece of A4 coconut card using the garden lattice Spellbinders embossing folder or choose from one of the Creative Expressions designs as there are some STUNNING faux pierced effects embossing folders designs just out.


Step 9. Trim the embossed panel to 18.5cms wide by 18cms deep. Mat the panel onto a piece of black card. Either distress the raised embossed areas before or after you have matted the card. It`s just personal preference, but as you are using black card the tattered rose ink won`t show up on the border if it`s done afterwards.


Step 10. Repeat the process using the 2 outer Beverley Hills dies & place them onto a piece of white card stock. Secure using the low tack tape.


Step 11. Select the boards to emboss this piece of card only NO CUTTING THIS PIECE . Build the base plate, the dies facing cut edge up into the card, the tan mat & then the pink embossing plate. Run the sandwich through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine so you just get an embossed design.


Step 12. Go in and cut around the outer line which has impressed into the card. This is the outer rim of the die which would never cut this size but it`s perfect to use to get a faux die shape to mat the die shapes up with. This really only works on not to fussy designs as the cut edge is easy to follow & cut out.


Step 13. Swipe the tattered rose ink pad over the faux cut piece as this will pick up all the embossed areas & leaves a nice white border within the design.


Step 14. Cut & emboss a centre panel using the inner die of the Beverley Hills set. Now distress the piece using the tattered rose ink pad. Here it has been applied using a piece of cut`n`dry foam which has green already on it, use the foam as this will give an aged look to the piece. Use some spray mount glue ( if you want the webbed look) or some Cosmic Shimmer flake and glitter glue to attached the rock candy glitter.

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14a Here you can see the effect of the green and coral coming through the intricate centre piece. Add the dazzler over the top.

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Step 15. To make a nice feature wrap a piece of the ruffle edged ribbon around the piece of embossed card & attach to the reverse of the card leaving a little extra piece of ribbon so it will take up the gathering. Tie a piece of burlap or string either end of the card but make sure this is going to be underneath the die shape.

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Step 16. Use some foam tape under the top and bottom areas of the die shape. Depending on the depth of the foam you may wish to use 2 layers of foam. Then use some silicone glue along the centre die shape as this will then settle where needed over the ribbon.


Step 17. Add the other layers and make sure the glue is used in inner areas of the die shapes so it won`t be seem through the parchment or glue under the thick embossed areas on the lace piece. With the parchment this will give a nice loose feel to the layers .


Step 18. Here is a nice shot of the different layers within the design. The cut out areas of the Beverley Hills die really compliments the intricate lace design as well as the soft embossed panel. Just have fun with layering as it really does help to bring a project together. Check out Sue Wilson`s blog for more ideas using the dies as well as lots of photos of her 2nd new release dies. Sue has daily posts and various giveaways along with video demonstrations which is a great source as her work is STUNNING.

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Step 19. Attach the perfume bottle that was made in part 1 to the project & use the black vintage button to add some glue behind & attach the tassel onto the neck of the bottle and use the centre just made panel or a setting piece.


Step 20. Make a base card using white card & just swipe the outer edge with the tattered rose ink pad to bring in the colour to the project. Also add another mat of black & white card. Stamp a Best Wishes sentiment from the singles stamp set & emboss it too. Cut out the small frame using the Granada inner die piece. Add some tattered rose ink to the Best Wishes sentiment & attach this to the die shape using foam tape for added dimension.


Step 21. Cut & emboss 8 small flowers from the garden frame stamp plate. Colour them using the tattered rose ink & then add them to the back of a piece of cut`n`dry foam & press down onto the centre of the flower using a ball tool to curve the flowers & give them some shaping.


Step 22 Add 3 flowers to the top left hand corner & the bottom right hand corner of the card before adding a single flower to the other 2 corners. This will now complete the project.



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2 Responses to Creative Expressions Black Lace & Coral Card ~ Part 2

  1. Paper junkie says:

    Thank you Suzanne for another wonderful workshop – this card has the feel of french lingerie about it! Life a bit upside down again and no time for crafting at the moment. My new craft room looks fab and is pretty well organised now but no chance to get in there! Never mind – I’m sure that come the Autumn I will have the chance to try some lovely projects like these. They are all saved up and waiting for me in a special folder. love Susan X

  2. Suzanne says:

    So thrilled to see you comment ~ I was thinking of you these past few weeks hoping you were ok ?? ~ pleased you have the craft room sorted and some workshops stored for when you are ready ~ take care Suzanne x

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