This workshop shows how to make a delicate fan card with part 2 of the workshop showing how to make the parchment tied together wrap.
The Wrap with easy access for the card
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Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL
Spellbinders All in One Tool : WIZTOOL
Spellbinders Raspberry Plate : WIZGC-008
JustRite Floral Fan Elements : JRCR02092
JustRite Vintage Fan Die : JB-02088
Couture Creations Tied Together Embossing Folder : EFC0723617
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Marker Pen ~ Broken China : DMBROKEN,
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ~ Broken China : DPBRKNCHINA
Teal Sky Pearl PVA Glue : CSGTEA
Clear and Resist Ink Pad : CRPAD
Creative Expressions Vintage Black Buttons : VINTBUTBLK
Limoges Blue Vintage Ribbon : VRLIM
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1. Select the JustRite vintage fan die set along with the JustRite clear floral fan stamps which go hand in hand in working together. Also the new Couture Creations A4 tied together embossing folder is needed to create the wonderful parchment wrap to encase the fan card inside.
Step 2. This photo just shows how perfectly the clear fan stamps goes inside the vintage fan die.
Step 3. Place the clear fan stamp on an acrylic block & ink it up using the clear & resist ink pad. Stamp the image onto a piece of sky blue foundations A4 card before adding the Cosmic Shimmer Viola Black Aurora embossing powder over the top of the ink. When stamping the fan be sure to leave enough blue card around the edge of the design so that the fans can be die cut afterwards.
Step 4. Once the fans have been heat set then place the die cut side down over the fan & secure it in place using some low tack tape. Cut the die & card through the die cutting machine making sure cut edge of the die faces into the cutting plate.
Step 5. It`s best to work in odd numbers , like in flower arranging so this project uses 5 fan shapes, but you might want to work in 3`s or 7`s. Here just 2 of the fans are going to be cut using the die shape with the embossing on. Cut & emboss 3 more fan shapes using just the plain blue card.
Step 6. Cut 3 of the fan stamped images out around the outline, this is easy to follow & this will mean you can raise the image up onto the fan die shape below. Use a black marker pen to just catch the edges of the card as this will eliminate the blue core of the card & give a neat finish to the piece.
Step 7. Use the small sentiments from the fan stamp sheet to ink & then emboss the sentiment using the clear ink & black embossing powder. Here the `Happy Birthday` & `To a dear friend` sentiment have been used on the 2 flat fan blades.
Step 8. On the other 3 fan blades the solid flower stamp was used with embossing powder, but as you can see it leaves a mass of embossing powder and isn`t very defined. So it`s best to stamp the flower image onto a piece of the sky blue card using the broken china distress ink pad. Cut around the flower & then curve and stick the flower to the fan blade using a 3d glue.
Step 9. It is optional but now is the time to distress the edges of the fans using the same broken china ink pad on a piece of cut`n`dry foam. Gather the fans blades, it`s easier to use the Spellbinders all in one tool through the hole in the fan, this with help position the fans & give you an idea on spacing’s too.
Step 10. Fix a brad through the hole & bend the back of the fixing back on itself to secure the brad in place.
Step 11. Cut some small long pieces of foam tape & place on the side of the fan edges on reverse side of the 2nd, 3rd , 4th & 5th fan shapes.
Step 12. Remove the backings off the foam & begin to stick each blade to each other.
Step 13. Keep flipping the fan from front to back to make sure the blades sit the correct side of the stamped sentiment before sticking the blade down.
Step 14. Continue until you have all 5 of the blades stuck in the correct position.
Step 15. Cut a piece of parchment to 7” x 4¾”. Stamp at random using the same solid single flower head along with the slightly larger stamp with a double head of flowers on it. Stamp using the broken china ink pad.
Step 16. Use a heat tool to gently dry the parchment as excessive heat with warp the parchment. Open the Couture Creations tied together embossing folder up. Line the stamped parchment up so that the edges of the parchment fall on the cross over points on the pattern as this will allow you to place the faux PVA pearls near the edge of the piece giving you a lovely frame to the piece. This larger embossing folder makes it possible to do this technique without any joins to the parchment.
Step 17. Use the Grand Calibur base plate , the tied together embossing folder with the parchment inside followed by the tan mat & the raspberry Spellbinders plate.
TOP TIP ~ Please make sure you never force any plate sandwich through your machine, this combination was used and it created no resistance at all, but your machine may be different. Any worries please look at the Creative Expressions website to see which plate combination is advisable.
Step 18. The panel was embossed easily in one pass and the pattern is just the same in the middle as the outer piece of the folder. So a great embossing folder. Mount the parchment onto some blue card using the sticky thumb tape runner. Mat this onto a base card which has been made again out of the blue card using foam tape.
Step 19. Remove the brad from the fan blades if you are adding a button embellishment . Add a single foam pad to the base of the fan & then add 2 or 3 foam pads high to the top of the fan as this will tip the fan up more giving it added dimension.
Step 20. Add some broken china ink to a non stick craft mat & then spritz a small amount of water over the ink. Scrunch a bow made out the blue Limoges vintage ribbon into the ink & work it around.
Step 21. For extra depth & colour ~ scrunch the just coloured ribbon directly onto the ink pad as this will pick up the creases on the bow. Heat set the ink onto the bow or set aside until the piece has air dried.
Step 22. With the fan added to the tied together parchment on the base card using the foam pads, now attach the dried vintage ribbon to the base of the fan. Add a black vintage button embellishment over the knot of the bow to complete the bow off.
Here is the completed
tied together fan card which will be completed next week with a matching parchment wrap in part 2.
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