Lace Acetate Mothers Day Card


This workshop shows how to make this bevelled acetate card so that it covers the dimensional fan underneath it. Lace effect side borders along with real lace go to make a useful card for Mothers Day


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Lace Acetate Mothers Day Card


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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Spellbinders All in One Tool : WIZTOOL

 Sue Wilson Scandinavian Collection , Corner ,Border & Tags Die :  CED4202

JustRite Floral Fan Elements : JRCR02092

JustRite Vintage Fan Die : JB-02088

 Sue Wilson Scandinavian Collection , Corner ,Border & Tags Die :  CED4202

Sue Wilson Magical Butterfly Finishing Touches Die Set : CED1415

Sue Wilson Beverley Hills Californian Collection Dies : CED1105

Heat Emboss Acetate : HEATEMBOS

Foundations Rich Plum A4 Card Stock : 41021 

Coconut  Foundations A4 Card : 40980 

Foundations Vellum :40024

Cosmic Shimmer Blue Maroon Embossing Powder : CSEPBLUEMAR  

True White Embossing Powder : CSEPWHITE

Guipure Teardrop Lace : LACETEARCREAM

   Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue

      Adirondack Gold dabber : DABGOLD

    Clear and Resist Ink Pad  : CRPAD

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


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make an stamped curved acetate front to cover the raised fan feature. For this you will need the JustRite floral fan elements stamp , the JustRite vintage fan die, the Sue Wilson Scandinavian collection ~ corner, border & tags die, the Sue Wilson magical butterfly finishing touches die set and the Sue Wilson Beverley Hills Californian collection die set.


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Step 2. Cut & emboss 2 borders using the border die from the Sue Wilson Scandinavian collection, corner, border & tags die in the coconut card. Also needed is one of the half butterfly designs and one whole butterfly from the Sue Wilson magical butterfly die set but use a folded piece of the foundations vellum.

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Step 3. Having placed the dies down either side of the cut A4 plate it has meant the pieces have cut 1st time through this intricate design. Now emboss the pieces using the die cutting machine recommended sandwich. In the Grand Calibur case it`s the base plate, the die, the card, the tan mat and then the pink embossing plate.

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Step 4. As the vellum was passed through the die cutting machine in 2 layers then ease the 2 pieces apart to reveal a dimensional look to the butterfly. Try leaving the body part still joined or you can be glue if they come apart from each other.

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Step 5. Take your Spellbinders `All in One Tool` and remove the excess little pieces from the die. Remember to do this in between each cutting of the border. If it`s not done then you will find you don`t get an even cut on the die cut piece of card as the small pieces in the die stop the full pressure being applied when cutting the card.

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Step 6. Swipe a piece of vellum with an anti static bag and then ink up the JustRite fan stamp using the clear and resist ink pad. Once it`s been stamped onto the vellum then cover the ink with some Cosmic Shimmer true white embossing powder. Repeat the process until you have 5 fan shapes. Set aside until later.

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Step 7. Here the border stripes have been laid over some acetate            ( which has the tissue paper backing behind the acetate so you can see the look. Rich plum card will be used behind the borders and acetate later on.

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Step 8. Stamp the decorative sentiment block using the clear & resist ink pad & place the Cosmic Shimmer blue maroon embossing powder over the top of the ink. Heat set the embossing powder. Use black archival ink to stamp the `Thanks MUM ` sentiment into the small blank circle piece in the centre of the embossed piece. Cut around the outline of the design.

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Step 9. Take your piece of rich plum card measuring 8¼” x 7¾”. Cut the acetate to 8¾” x 8”. Now fold a piece of A3 card in half and cut the piece to 8¾” x 8¼”. Alternatively as I have done in the project : join 2 pieces of A4 card together and trim off the excess card to make the finished size of 8¾” x 8¼”.

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Step 10. As I couldn`t find my small acrylic block I have added the small flower stamp from the JustRite floral fan elements stamp set and placed it to the base of the mold`n`pour pot.

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Step 11. Take the heat emboss acetate with the tissue carrier behind the piece & swipe it with the anti static bag.

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Step 12. Ink the stamp with the clear & resist ink. Stamp randomly across the bottom & top edge of the acetate ( leaving the larger width ends for the curved design feature). Make sure you stamp off the page to give it a nice feel to the finished piece. Tip the Cosmic Shimmer blue maroon embossing powder over the clear ink.

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Step 13. Heat set the embossing powder making sure you don`t over heat the acetate , it is a heat emboss acetate but it still can buckle if there is to heat directed in the same place. I find it`s best to keep the heat tool always moving back and forth when using it on vellum and acetate.

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Step 14. As the acetate has been handled a lot, take a cotton rag or some smooth kitchen roll and gently buff the acetate up. This will remove any of the after effects of the anti static bag or any fingers prints.

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Step 15. Add some red line tape down the centre of the borders on the reverse of piece. Alternatively some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue can be used.

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Step 16. Place the borders onto the front right and left hand side of the acetate panel with the embossed pattern falling on the top and bottom edge of the border. Make sure the acetate doesn`t go any further than the solid centre channel. Set a side for later.

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Step 17 . Either cut out the fan shapes using the fan die or as I have done in this project just cut around the white outline of the fan using small scissors. This is so you can use the die to cut solid fan blades to allow border colour to be seen behind the vellum fan.

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Step 18. Cut & emboss 5 rich plum card fans using the fan die. Here are all the elements that have been made throughout this project, the fans , the fan bases , the sentiment & the vellum butterflies and they are now ready to assemble the card.


Step 19. Use a small amount of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue behind the flowers on the top of the fan & in the lower section of the fan. Attach the vellum to the rich plum fan bases.

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Step 20. Add a small (½) cut down foam pad to the right hand edge of the fan blade.

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Step 21. Layer the next fan blade so it covers the foam pad & it tilts the blades at an angle. Repeat this process until you get to the final blade where you don`t need to add any foam pads on the top fan ( just saying in case you add the foam onto all of the blades before starting !! ) Make sure you line the small hole in the bottom of the fan all together and as you work each blade.

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Step 22. Pass a piece of purple ribbon through the hole & cut the ends off into a point.

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Step 23. Tie a bow over the top of the ribbon……

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Step 24. ……. and so it looks balanced pull back the tails of the bow & cellotape then to the reverse of the fan. This is just done in this way so that the bow lays nice a flat at the base of the fan.

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Step 25. Either use an embossing folder to make a patterned background to the design or use a plain piece of coconut card measuring 7¾” x 7¼”. Cut & emboss 2 of the Sue Wilson Beverley Hills Californian collection die shapes. Edge the die shapes with some of the Ranger gold paint dabber. Once dry place one of the dies so it turned upwards in a diamond like shape. Cut the other die shape in half vertically when it`s in the landscape position. Add foam tape to the reverse of the die pieces and move them 1 inch apart in total from the centre of the die shape (so ½” either side of the centre) & stick them down. You will easily see that they marry up with the curve of the die shape below.

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Step 26. Add the fan over the die shape background. Wrap a piece of the guipure lace around the white card & place the stamped sentiment over the top of the lace. Now add a thin line of foam tape down the centre channel of the reverse of the worked acetate piece. Stick the acetate to the edge of the white or embossed card panel. This will give you a curve to the finished look.

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Step 27. Either use the vellum butterflies plain or here I have added some of the gold paint to tie in the gold elements used in the project. Use some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to stick the butterflies in place in the top corner of the card.

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Step 28. Here is a close up of the finished effect of the vellum fans.

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Step 29. There are lots of sentiments on the stamp plate so you can change the sentiment to whatever words you would like to use. This card was just a bit over the top as it`s for a Mothers Day card. Below is the plain background which could just have the plain vellum butterflies added to the finished project.

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Step 30.Below is the plain background which could just have the plain vellum butterflies added to the finished project.



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