This workshop shows how to make a easel card with the measurements created to fit Sue Wilson`s striplet dies.
Here is a close up of the faux verdigris effect Creative Expression vintage button embellishments complete with gold flowers made out of the flower from the striplet die.
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Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL
Spellbinders All in One Tool : WIZTOOL
JustRite Vintage Labels 8 & 9 : JRCR02107
Foundations Teal A4 Card : 40985
Creative Expressions Black 3 Pearl Pins :PINBLACK
Self Adhesive Sticky Sheet : ADHA4
& Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels ~ Iced Snow : CSGJICSNOW
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue
Creative Expressions Vintage Black Buttons : VINTBUTBLK
Champagne Wrinkled Ribbon : NK-5-02
Adirondack Gold dabber : DABGOLD
Comic Shimmer Graceful Mint : CSPMMPGRACEMINT
Clear and Resist Ink Pad : CRPAD &
Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold : CSEPBRGOLD
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make a lovely filigree effect easel card. For it you`ll need the Sue Wilson frame & tag die collection, the dainty rectangular frame die , the striplet floral meadow die , the Creative Expressions Stamps to Die for ….. Delicate deco square stamp, along with the JustRite vintage labels 8 & 9 stamps & foundations teal A4 card.
Step 2. Take a piece of the Foundations teal A4 card and secure the striplet floral meadow die with the cut side of the die facing down into the bottom left hand corner of the card using some low tack tape. Leave just 3 to 4mm edge from the die to the edge of the card.
Step 3. Place the card with the card & the die facing downwards into the cutting plate of the Grand Calibur machine. Place the base plate over the card & then run it through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine. Just always remember to have the die cutting edge facing into the cutting mat and that way it doesn`t matter it the cutting mat is on the top or bottom when passing it through the Grand Calibur machine.
Step 4. Take the die out of the card, carefully removing the low take tape and then remove all the small pieces from the die & the card too. Place the die back onto the card using the same technique but this time on the bottom right hand corner of the card leaving the same gaps. Run the piece through the Grand Calibur.
Step 5. Cut and this time emboss 2 separate panels using the floral meadow die.
Step 6. Place the card onto a score board & score a line just above the die cut panels so it scores across the card.
Step 7. Fold the card across the crease. There will be a shortfall of card using these striplet dies as they are deeper than a standard A5 easel card shape. But the next step will add the extra card needed to cover the gap.
Step 8. Take another piece of A4 teal card & lay it from the scored centre line & falling over the die cut panels. Use some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue & add to the shorter inside flap of the card. Close the card flap back down onto the teal A4 card.
Step 9. Place the card into a guillotine or use a pair of scissors to remove the excess card along the bottom edge of the card. ( Just under the die cut panels )
Step 10. There are 2 options for this easel card. You may wish to cut a straight line along the edge of the die cut panels but just up to the centre fold of the card. Then this centre panel can be folded down the middle to have a small easel card set with the die cut panels either side. Make sure you DO NOT cut through the back layer of the easel card.
Step 11. Or as in this project measure half way from what will be the top & bottom of the card. This measurement on my card is 3 ~ 1/8”.
Step 12. Score down this measurement being careful as you score over the die cut areas.
Step 13. Gently fold back the card & burnish the score line in place with a bone folder. Again be careful with the die cut areas.
Step 14. Take the single die cut panels & add a piece of self adhesive sheet on the back of the panel. Leave the outer backing on this piece & so that just the sticky is on the die cut area of the card.
Step 15. Tip the Cosmic Shimmer iced snow glitter jewels over the sticky.
Step 16. Press the iced snow firmly into the adhesive sheet. This will just make sure that the adhesive sheet is fully covered. Repeat this process on the on the 2nd panel.
Step 17 . Trim around the edge of each die cut panel leaving just a very fine edge. Add some foam tape the reverse of these panels.
Step 18. Add the panels either side of the inside base of the card.
Step 19. Take an off cut of the teal card & trim it so it fits in the centre panel of the card. Make sure it`s cut the full depth of the card not just the folded area of the easel card. My panel measured 6~1/8” x 4”.
Step 20. Now to move on to the topper for the centre panel. For this you`ll need the Sue Wilson frame & tag die collection ~ dainty rectangular frame & the Creative Expressions stamps to die for ….. delicate deco square stamp.
Step 21. Swipe a piece of teal card with an anti static bag. Here I have placed the large square stamp actually onto the acetate packaging of the die. Ink the stamp using the clear & resist ink pad.
Step 22. Press the stamp onto the teal card & release it to reveal the watermark image.
Step 23. Add some of the Comic Shimmer graceful mint mica powder over the card & swipe the powder around the inked area using a soft brush.
Step 24. Tap the excess mica off the card & place it back into it`s pot. Use a soft cloth to wipe away the fine excess / mica hue which is left on the card. This will leave a crisp soft effect on the card. This gives a nice shimmer effect when a thicker heat set embossed line isn`t wanted .
Here is the completed project which will be continued next week.
Something different and another project using the Sue Wilson striplet die collection.
It shows how to make the faux verdigris effect button & also on the back panel on the easel section of the card.
A Very Merry Christmas Everyone
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