Caring Thoughts Card


This workshop shows how to make this reveal card using Sue Wilson dies along with the Just Rite vintage labels 8&9 stamp plate..



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Caring Thoughts Card


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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Spellbinders All in One Tool : WIZTOOL

Sue Wilson Beverley Hills Californian Collection Dies : CED1105

Sue Wilson Gemini Collection Phoenix Die : CED4401

JustRite Vintage Labels 8 & 9 : JRCR02107

Sue Wilson Large Rambling Blossom Embossing Folder : EF-026

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMAT

   Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue

Cosmic Shimmer Dusky Pink PVA Pearl Glue : CSGDUS

   Coconut  Foundations A4 Card : 40980 &

Foundations A4 Rich Plum Card : 41021

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

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad , Seedless Preserves DPSEED,

Tattered Rose : DPTATTROSE & Pumice StoneDPPUMICE

Tim Holtz Marker Pen ~ Dusty Concord : DMDUSTY

 Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

Clear and Resist Ink Pad  : CRPAD

Chalk Vintage Seam Ribbon : SEAMBIND or use white vintage ribbon

Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Embossing Powder : CSDEPGOLD

Creative Expressions Cameo Embellishment :SETDAZZ

Creative Expressions Dazzler :DAZPINK

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. Select the Sue Wilson Gemini collection phoenix die and the large rambling blossom A4 embossing folder. You will also need the Sue Wilson Beverley Hills Californian collection die & the JustRite vintage labels 8 & 9 stamps.


Step 2. Take the 3 elements of the Sue Wilson Gemini collection phoenix die & plan which way round you want the pattern to be using these 3 dies.


Step 3. Cut a piece of rich plum card to 8” x 8” & find the centre of the card.


Step 4. Place the centre of the die on the centre point just made on the card. Secure it down using some low tack tape. Once embossed repeat this process on all 4 edges of the square card.


Step 5. With this step you are looking for a just embossed look to the finished panel so run the die through the Grand Calibur machine using the base plate, the card & die and then with the cut edge of the die facing into the tan mat and then cover the whole piece with the pink embossing plate.


Step 6 Take another piece of rich plum card & just emboss the largest outer solid Beverley hills die onto the card. Make sure you only pass this through once as you are not looking to cut through the card.


Step 7. Use outer embossed marking left in the card to cut freehand around the edge to make a small matting area for the die shape that will be cut later on.


Step 8. On the 8” panel draw a faint line from corner to corner on the diagonal. Turn the card & repeat the process. Now you`ll have a line that crosses over in the centre. Please make sure the lines aren`t to heavy as you`ll need to rub these out later on.


Step 9. Take the Creative Expressions piercing ruler & cut a straight line starting 1¾” in from the tip of the corner. Also finish 1¾” in from the other end. When cutting through this line please make sure you use a craft mat & also make sure you just cut the once to make sure you have a crisp cut line left on the card.


Step 10. Use your score board to go back in and score down each side of the just cut lines. Doing this will allow the embossed feature to be seen when the card is folded back on itself.


Step 11. Lay a piece of coconut A4 card on the corner tip of ones of the flaps. Leave a 1 mm gap from the embossed line & draw a faint line across the base of the card. Repeat this process so that you use all 4 corners of the white card.


Step 12. Cut the white card pieces out. Place the group of flowers stamp from the JustRite vintage labels 8&9 stamp set onto an acrylic block & begin to stamp at random using the Tim Holtz tattered rose distress ink pad.


Step 13. Distress the edges of the triangles using the Tim Holtz pumice stone distress ink pad on a piece of cut`n`dry foam pad.


Step 14. Take the dusty concord distress marker pen & squiggle the ink onto an acrylic block and pick up the ink using a water brush. Start to shade and add depth to some of the flowers. Go back in a give some of the flowers a 2nd coat just on the edge of the flower to give even more depth. Repeat this on all 4 triangle panels.


Step 15. Once the 4 pieces are dry use some double sided tape or Cosmic Shimmer dries clear PVA glue.


Step 16. Gently ease the card backwards to breakdown the fibres in the card. Roll the card back and forth to achieve this.


Step 17. Once you have all 4 panels worked you can either use a brad to hold the tips of the card down or if the design is going to be dressed up then use a stapler and then cover this area.


Step 18. To use the latter staple option then stamp & emboss 8 of the flower swags in bright gold embossing powder.


Step 19. Take a piece of the coconut card & stamp the flower oval design on it using the same clear and resist ink pad & the bright gold embossing powder. Heat set the embossing powder.


Step 20. Add the Sue Wilson Beverley Hills Californian collection die outer die around the stamped image, this will be the same one you used to cut the rich plum card out of.


Step 21. Once the piece has been cut & embossed through the Grand Calibur machine then take the tattered rose distress ink pad & with the card still in the die, go in and distress the outer frame area. This will colour the whole of the white area left in between the stamped image & the edge of the die shape.


Step 22. Use the small frame stamp & use the gold embossing powder to emboss the piece. The use the seedless preserves ink pad on a piece of cut`n`dry foam to distress the edges of the cut out frame. Take the cluster of flowers stamp & ink it up using the tattered rose ink & stamp in the blank middle panel. Stamp & Emboss in gold the `Caring Thoughts ` stamp. Mount this onto a piece of the rich plum card using foam pads for dimension.


Step 23. Here is how the centre will look with the tattered rose flower image. It`s very delicate and it just fills the plain white spacing on the panel.


Step 24. Layer each die shape and the sentiment panel using foam pads so it really lifts the centre panel. Using these measurements allows this die shape to sit nicely in the middle of the open folded back card.


Step 25. Take the large rambling blossom A4 embossing folder & emboss a piece of coconut card in it. Use take the tattered rose ink pad and with the pad completely flat swipe it across the embossed side of the of the card as this will give you the wonderful soft colour to the flowers.


Step 26. Add some foam tape on the points of the card, and then add another pad but this time leave the backing on the foam to see if it`s needed when adding to the base card.


Step 27. Make a base card by joining 2 piece so of white card together or by trimming down a folded piece of A3 card. The finished size is 8¼” x 8¼”. Attach a cut down piece of the embossed flower panel behind the folded back plum piece & attach it to the base card using foam tape or Cosmic Shimmer glue if you prefer.


Step 28 Make a bow using the chalk vintage ribbon & attach a cameo setting with a dazzler set inside it.


Step 29. Cut out 4 of the flower sprigs and colour with dusty concord in the centre & then use the tattered rose ink to colour in the leaves and any white areas left when trimming the piece out.


Step 30 Attach the flowers over the staples on the corners.


Step 31 It`s optional but you can decoupage another of the flower heads & place it over the flower on the sprig .


Step 32. Finish the card by adding 3 small PVA dots in the dusky pink Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue.


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