Sue Wilson Blue Parchment Magical Butterflies Card ~ Part 2


This workshop is part 2 of how to make this delicate card using the Creative Expressions garden frame stamp for a lovely border , the STUNNING floral brocade PinPoint embossing folder along with dies from the Sue Wilson new die collection.



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Blue Parchment Magical Butterflies ~ Part 2

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Sue Wilson Beverley Hills Die Californian Collection : CED1105

Creative Expressions Floral Brocade PinPoint Embossing Folder  : EFPP-001

Creative Expressions Singles Garden Frame Stamp Set : UMS150

Limoges Blue Vintage Ribbon : VRLIM

  Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

Sky Blue Foundations A4 Card :40081  & Metallic Vintage Gold Card  : 40984

                        Tim Holtz Distress Ink Marker Pen ~ Tumbled Glass : DMTUMB

Parchment : 40024

Creative Expressions Pearl Spray : PEARLSPRAY

Adirondack Lights Snow Cap Ink Pad: ADPIGSNOW

 Clear and Resist Ink Pad  : CRPAD

Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder : CSEPCLEAR &

Bright Gold : CSEPBRGOLD

Rock Candy Dry Glitter : GLITROCKLG

Creative Expressions Clear Sparkle Embellishment : SPARKCLEAR

Ranger Gold Accent Pen


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. So now you have tied the bow at the end workshop part 1, it`s time to complete the following steps to finish the project.


Step 2. Pull the 2 loops each side of the bow towards the top so the tails of the ribbon fall downwards and this will make the nice shape to the bow. Cut the 2 ends on either side off at an angle to neaten them. Place a sparkle embellishment over the knot of the ribbon to finish the detail off.

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Step 3. Cut a piece of antique gold card to 6” x 5½” & Ink up the garden frame stamp using the clear and resist ink pad or some perfect medium ink. Stamp just a small width of the border stamp , and work around the edge of the card. Turn the card and start to work around the other edges of the card until you get to the last untouched area of card. After you have stamped the piece then add the Cosmic Shimmer gold embossing powder over the ink.


Step 4. There will be a small section of card left, so just ink a small area of the stamp & stamp over the blank area to fill it in.

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Step 5. Once completed and the embossing is all heat set, you`ll have a lovely gold border all around the edge in detailed gold embossing.

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Step 6. One tiny area wasn`t stamped properly with the ink, but if this happens to you don`t worry as the parchment wrap will cover that or if not then a butterfly is great in covering a small mistake !!!

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Step 7. Attach some foam tape to the reverse of the parchment wrap prepared panel & stick in onto the gold embossed panel.


Step 8. Cut the piece of pinpoint parchment to 7 7/8” wide x 8” length. Run a line of gold accent pen around the edge of the embossed parchment before matting with foam tape onto a piece of antique gold card. Then mount onto a base panel of white card of 8¼” x 8½”. Add some 3mm wonder tape around the edge of the pinpoint parchment    ( just above the gold line ) & remove the backing from the tape.

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Step 9. Place the card over a piece of scrap paper & tip the Cosmic Shimmer iced snow glitter jewels over the tape. Work all around the tape and press the jewels in firmly to the tape and knock of any loose excess jewels.

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Step 10. Take the Creative Expressions pearl spray & unwrap the pearls before twisting 3 strands of the pearls back up together.

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Step 11. Cut the wire off so that just a small amount of wire remains with the pearls gathered together. ( Make sure you use some wire clippers or old scissors & not your best scissors !!! )

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Step 12. Place a piece of self adhesive sheet onto a piece of parchment & secure 2 of the filigree magical butterfly dies from the Sue Wilson finishing touches range. Pass the dies through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine a number of times.

TOP TIP it doesn`t matter if it takes 6 or 7 goes as it`s much quicker than cutting a die out !!! ~ just remember the dies will cut better down the side of the cutting mats as there is more pressure on the sides of the die cutting machine . The die will resist the self adhesive sheet but it`s worth the extra runs through the machine. DO NOT emboss the sheet as it will crack the adhesive sheet.

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Step 13. Now you will have the carrier sheet off the self adhesive sheet which will be used to colour blue and will just be a delicate underneath to the sticky top layer.

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Step 14. So colour the carrier sheet using the tumbled glass brush end of the distress marker pen. Leave the sticky butterfly clear & add some dry glitter rock candy over the top of the sticky butterfly.


Step 15. Add the grouped spray of pearls to the top area of the parchment wrap using some silicone glue before adding the blue layer of the butterfly to cover the metal end of the sprig.


Step 16. For the half butterfly curve the edges of the wings using a pair of decoupage snips or small scissors.


Step 17. Add this butterfly to the corner of the card where the small amount of not embossed area is , this will cover the mistake or just add where you want as I’m sure you won`t have the same mistake !!! ~ this was just shown to say it`s easy to cover up small issues. Add another butterfly to the bottom of the wrap if you wish. Stamp and emboss a `Best Wishes ` sentiment using gold embossing powder.


Step 18. Here is a close up of the delicate butterflies set over the different layers of parchment for a lovely soft feel to the project.


Step 19. and a close up of the butterflies.


Step 20. The gold accent pen feature which just gives a lovely feel to the project or you could emboss the piece using gold embossing powder and heat set it. This technique is achieved by inking up the edge of die before embossing it through the Grand Calibur machine , and then you add the gold embossing powder and heat set it.


Step 21. Here is the finished card. The pinpoint embossing folder is just perfect to add that wow factor to the background, here it just adds another texture to the piece.


Happy Crafting ~ Suzanne


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