Strictly Vellum Card


This workshop shows how to make a different background for the vellum dancers to sit on using the Sue Wilson Providence die.


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Strictly Vellum Card


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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Spellbinders All in One Tool : WIZTOOL

Sue Wilson Floral Brocade Embossing Folder :EFPP-001

Sue Wilson French Connection ~ Provence Die : CED2105

Creative Expressions Stamps to Die for … Rose Bouquet : UMS569

Creative Expressions Quick Step Singles Stamp : UMS185

Thank You Stamp from the Bijou Bag Singles Stamp : UMS075

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMAT2

Tim Holtz Distress Dusty Concord Ink Pad : DPDUSTYCONC

& Distress Markers : DMDUSTY

Cosmic Shimmer Purple Violet Pearl PVA Glue : CSGPUR

   Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue

Foundations Rich Plum Card : 41021

    Coconut  Foundations A4 Card : 40980 Foundations Vellum : 40024

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

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

Dusky Pink Wrinkled Edge Ribbon : NK-5-19

Clear and Resist Ink Pad  : CRPAD

Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Embossing Powder : CSDEPGOLD

2 Tone Purple / Green Ribbon :KN07


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. Select the Creative Expressions Sue Wilson French Connection ~ Provence Die and the butterfly die is optional depending on the stamps used for the project. Also needed is the Creative Expressions quick step singles stamp.


Step 2. Cut & emboss 3 pieces of coconut card using the inner frame & next size up solid frame dies.

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Step 3. Attach the Rose Bouquet from the Creative Expressions Stamps to Die for range onto an acrylic block. Ink the stamp using the clear & resist ink pad & once stamped then add the bright gold Cosmic Shimmer detailed embossing powder over the top.

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Step 4. Heat set the embossing powder & then add the relevant die over the image and secure in place using some low tack tape. Cut & emboss the piece through the Grand Calibur machine.

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Step 5. Take 2 of the cut out frames and lay them side by side so the side edges just touch & that the curved piece of the frame overlaps. Secure the pieces together with a piece of tape on the reverse or use some dries clear Cosmic Shimmer glue.

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Step 6 Take some of the shaded lilac distress ink pad on a piece of cut`n`dry foam & distress the edges of the framed piece.

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Step 7. Repeat the process with the rose bouquet panel as there is a wider border in between the stamped image & the die cut edge, using the border just allows a lovely depth of colour so it`s worth inking it up.



Step 8. Cut another white panel using the largest solid border frame & again emboss the piece to bring out the outline. Distress the edges & then take the main section of roses on the rose bouquet stamp & just hold it in your hand. Press the stamp into the dusty concord distress ink pad & stamp at random over distress edges.



Step 9. Take a piece of card & trim so you have two 1cm widths of card. Roll the length up to create your very own pad to give dimension to the reverse of a panel. This is a handy trick when you want extra height on a project.

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Step 10. Use the Cosmic Shimmer glue to attach the rolls of card to the reverse of the rose bouquet panel. Add a line of the glue to either edge of the same panel.



Step 11. Now add the rose bouquet panel onto the stamped edged larger panel. As the centre is raised up add some weights to hold down the side edges of the panel. This will give a lovely curve to the piece.

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Step 12. Once the glue is set take a single hole punch (or use a pokey tool to make a hole working from the front backwards for a neater effect) on the solid side edge of the piece. Make sure the hole goes through all of the layers and that there is a cutting mat underneath !!!

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Step 13. This part is great if you only have a small amount of ribbon as you can use up the off cut pieces. Poke the ribbon through the front hole in the panel. Do this on both holes using a single piece of ribbon on each hole.

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Step 14. Secure the end of the ribbon on the reverse of the framed piece and set aside the panel until later.

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Step 15. Stamp the quick step image onto a piece of the foundations vellum using the archival ink pad.

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Step 16. Then add some Cosmic Shimmer clear embossing powder over the top.

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Step 17. Heat set the embossing powder. It works well if you heat from the reverse when using vellum, it`s worth a try as you get a smoother embossed look.

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Step 18. Add some of the spun sugar distress maker to the skin areas of the dancers & add some dusty concord distress marker to the edges of the dress. Colour in the whole of the top of the dress & the bracelets.

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Step 19. Take the Tim Holtz water brush ( but with very little water on the brush & pull out the colour to achieve a soft feel to the piece. Don`t overload the vellum with water as it will warp it.

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Step 20. Either set the piece a side to allow it to dry or lightly use the heat tool from behind to dry the ink. Be careful not to heat up the embossed line again.

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Step 21. Add the dancers onto another piece of vellum using some self adhesive sheet in between another layer of vellum. Cut around the outside of the dancers.

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Step 22. Now add some of the dusty concord marker to the roses & shade to add depth.

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Step 23. Either use a piercing tool to add a border around the base card or use 2 embossed lines for added detail. This card has been made by joining 2 pieces of rich plum foundations card together. Emboss a piece of white card or vellum using the brocade pinpoint embossing folder and wrap the worked topper ribbon ends around the back of the pinpoint panel.

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Step 24. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer purple violet pearl PVA glue to make some faux peals on the corners of the card. Be careful as the glue is being added over a raised area and can run if not careful.

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Step 25. Add a `Thank You` sentiment from the bijou bag stamp set. The sentiment was embossed in gold to match the rose bouquet image. Now add some small roses made using the rose bouquet stamp.

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Step 26. Here is the finished card. Lots of softness but with the richness of the purple card & colours in the dress for a different look.

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