Dancing in White Card


This workshop shows how to make this soft white dances on Kraft card using the Sue Wilson Austrian background die.



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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Spellbinders All in One Tool : WIZTOOL

Creative Expressions Singles Stamp Set ~ Salsa : UMS186

Sue Wilson Austrian Collection Background Die ( Collection 2 ) : CED2201

Sue Wilson Large Rambling Blossom Embossing Folder : EF-026

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMAT

   Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue

   Coconut  Foundations A4 Card : 40980  & Kraft Card : KRAFTCARD

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

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad , Walnut : DPWALNUT   & Pumice StoneDPPUMICE

  Self Adhesive Sticky Sheet  : ADHA4   Micro Beads : MICROBEAD

Chalk Vintage Seam Ribbon : SEAMBIND or use white ribbon

White Organza Rose Embellishment : RR001

Creative Expressions Silver Tulle : CETULLESIV

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

Clear and Resist Ink Pad  : CRPAD

3 Pearl Pin Embellishments : PINWHITE

 True White Embossing Powder : CSEPWHITE

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. Select the Sue Wilson Austrian collection background die and the large rambling blossom A4 embossing folder. You will also need the Creative Expressions salsa singles stamp & some micro beads.


Step 2. Cut & emboss the Sue Wilson Austrian collection background die in the coconut card. Turn the die once if needed to make sure the die has cut straight through the card, as you can see here most of the die pieces have fallen straight out of the die. Just make sure there are no loose pieces on the card as they will imprint on the card when run it back through the die cutting machine.



Step 3. Cut a small border all around the outer edge of the panel to give a lovely feel to the piece. Cut a piece of self adhesive sheet so it fits exactly behind the panel and the edge falls on the slim solid border.


Step 4. Take a piece of cut`n`dry foam & add some of the pumice stone distress ink onto the foam and then just lightly ink over the detailed panel as this will pick up the wonderful embossing .


Step 5. Take the top layer off the self adhesive sheet & place the inked panel over the top making sure you have all the edges covered. You may find it easier to cut the sticky sheet to size afterwards , you decide what`s best for you . Press down on the filigree piece to make sure all the curls are attached to the sticky sheet else the micro beads can stick on top of any such areas.


Step 6 With the panel in a box lid pour the micro beads over the panel & sticky layer. Press the beads into the sticky sheet.


Step 7. Take the oval die from the Austrian set & place it back into the oval opening on the micro bead panel.


Step 8. Secure in place with some low tack tape. Cut the panel & retain the oval for later on in the project.


Step 9. Place a dancing stamp onto your acrylic block & ink it up using the clear & resist ink pad. Now stamp the image onto the Kraft card before adding the true white Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder over the top. Heat set the image using a heat tool.


Step 10. Cut the dancers out around the outer line of the image. Just follow the line out where the stamp doesn`t have a line as this will help create the overall shape to the piece. Use your hands to gently ease and bend the card to curve the piece as this will give dimension without creasing the card up.


Step 11. Open the rambling blossom embossing folder up and take the Tim Holtz pumice stone ink pad up & swipe it across the debossed inside area of the embossing folder. It`s easy to remember as it`s the smoother side where the raised side would go into to get the embossed effect. Add the coconut card into the folder and make sure you don`t move the card around. Place the folder along with the red adapter plate & the base plate through the Grand Calibur machine.


Step 12. Once the card is embossed use a grime boss sheet to remove the distress ink from your embossing folder so it is ready for use next time you want to use it.


Step 13. This is the effect of the ink you will achieve once it`s been passed through the Grand Calibur. A lovely mottled effect aged look.


Step 14. Alternatively take the pumice stone ink pad & with it completely flat swipe it across the debossed side of the of the card as this will give you the wonderful white flower in the background of the card. For this project this technique has been used for the embossed card.


Step 15. Take a piece of Kraft card & score it approximately 2 inches in from the left hand side. Crease the fold & add another piece of Kraft card under the flap of the card to make up the base card. Trim off the excess card in the next step.


Step 16. Cut the base card to 9½” x 8¼” & then use the card so the folded spine falls along the top of the card. Emboss a line around the outer edge of the base card, make a mat of coconut card of 7½” x 8¾” & distress the edges of the card using the walnut stain ink pad. Cut the rambling blossom piece to 7¼ “x 8½” & attach it to the other layers of card using foam tape for dimension.


Step 17. Ease out the sticky mirco bead oval from the detailed frame. Be gentle so you don`t tear the oval.


Step 18. In this instance I removed the sticky micro beads from the sticky sheet backing & added it to the spare oval card that was cut earlier.


Step 19. Add a line of strong tape around the reverse outer edge on the micro bead Austrian panel.


Step 20. Take the vintage seam ribbon & begin to ruffle & lay down the ribbon starting in the middle of the side edge. Continue & curve the ribbon around the corners of the piece.


Step 21. Once you get to the end of the panel (the point at where you started !!!) lift both of the ends upwards & pinch the base of that ruffle onto the panel . This will make sure the ends are neatly tucked away on the back of the panel.


Step 22. Lay the beaded oval on the centre of the oval & cut a piece of Kraft card to mat this panel onto.


Step 23. Add a line of foam tape along each side of the panel as this will help keep the ruffle neatly secured down.


Step 24. Make a small coil of card to add to the centre of the oval as this will give you a raised platform to add the salsa dancers onto.


Step 25. Add some glue to the reverse of the dancers before adding them onto the coil piece.


Step 26. Make a small tulle bow & add it behind a bow made of the vintage seam ribbon. Attach 2 of the 3 pearl pins into the knot of the bow & add an organza rose over the knot which has been dusted with some of the pumice stone ink on a piece of cut`n`dry foam.


Step 27. Take the off cut pieces of card that were not needed earlier. Use these to cut out some of the flowers to make your own embellishments that will tie the project neatly together.


Step 28 Here is the organza bow section which has a lovely soft feel to it.


Step 29. Add the flowers and leaves to the top left hand corner of the dancing topper.


Step 30 Here is the finished card.


Step 31 Lots of softness and different textures to look at too.


Happy Crafting


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