Sue Wilson Gemini Die ~ Delphinus Icicle Card ~ Part 2

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This workshop shows the completion of how to make this

Sue Wilson Gemini Die ~ Delphinus Icicle Card

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With lovely embossed textures on vellum and card and with the added glitter jewels and raised flowers in vellum it gives a wonderful soft felt to the finished project.


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Sue Wilson Gemini Die ~ Delphinus Icicle Complete Card


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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Spellbinders All in One Tool : WIZTOOL

Sue Wilson Caribbean Island Collection ~ St Barts Die : CED5205

Sue Wilson Gemini Dies ~ Delphinus : CED4408

Creative Expressions Stamps to Die For …… Floral Filigree : UMS600

Sue Wilson Large Climbing Vines Embossing Folder : EF-025

Coconut  Foundations A4 Card : 40980 

Foundations Vellum :40024

Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Distress Ink Pad : DPDUSTYCONC

Two Tone Purple / Green Ribbon : KN07

JustRite Floral Fan : JRCR02092

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Clear and Resist Ink Pad  : CRPAD & True White Embossing Powder : CSEPWHITE

  Self Adhesive Sticky Sheet  : ADHA4

Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels ~ Iced Snow : CSGJICSNOW

   Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA Glue : CSPEAWHGLU

Heavy Weight Acetate

Step by Step Instructions 

for Part 2 of the Project ~ the workshop is the complete project in full so you can print it off

Step 1. Take a piece of the Foundations vellum & swipe it with an anti static bag. Ink up the Creative Expressions stamps to die for … floral filigree stamp using the ink & resist ink pad. Stamp the image onto the vellum & then add the true white Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder over the ink.

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Step 2. Tip away the excess embossing powder back onto a scrap of paper and then back into the embossing powder pot. Heat set the piece using a heat tool. Make sure you keep the heat tool moving as you are heating over a delicate vellum but the embossing powder will quickly turn so no problems at all for great results.

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Step 3. Place the outer solid frame from the Sue Wilson Caribbean Island collection ~ St Barts die over the embossed edge of the just stamped image & secure in place with some low tack tape. Cut the stamped shape out by placing it through the Grand Calibur machine.

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Step 4. To enhance the vellum and give it a solid base then take a piece of card just a bit bigger than the solid Sue Wilson Caribbean Island collection ~ St Barts die. Cut a piece of the self adhesive paper & remove the backing off one side of the adhesive paper & place it down on the back of the white card. Cut the solid die shape with the cut side into the white card & the adhesive sheet behind the white card ~ pass it through the Grand Calibur to cut the solid shape out.


Step 5. Remove the backing from the adhesive and add the vellum stamped panel onto the sticky area leaving a very small edge all around the edge. Add some of the distress dry glitter rock candy glitter over the sticky edge as this will just add some detail to the excess card that would normally be exposed.

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Step 6. Cut 2 of the Sue Wilson Caribbean Island collection ~ St Barts die outer side edge die and the next size in die to make a fancy cut intricate shape in the foundations coconut card.

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Step 7. Add one of the die shapes behind the vellum panel using foam tape and in a portrait position.

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Step 8. Take the 2nd die shape & cut 2 of the same ends that are showing behind the vellum shape above rather than the longer side shape ~ these will measure 1.5inches in from each end of the die shape.


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Step 9. Use some more of the foam tape to attach the 2 sides of die shapes to the reverse of the vellum panel. This just makes a lovely frame that now fits the different shape of the stamped image.


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Step 10. The card can be used with just the card edging and it could have another border cut and stuck behind if you want to strengthen the bottom of the card.

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Step 11. Alternatively cut 2 pieces of acetate so it fits on the inside of the card and so it finishes just on the edge of the border bottom. Stick a strip of self adhesive sheet to the bottom front of the depth of the border size ( this is important as the glitter jewels will stick onto to this side), in this case the adhesive is 2 inches. Use some red line tape along the top edge of the acetate & attach it to the inside of the front & back panels of the card.

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Step 12. Remove the backing from the front of the backing sheet.

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Step 13. and press the intricate detail of the border bottom of the card down onto the sticky sheet. This will make sure none of the glitter jewels will stick under the border.

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Step 14. Add the Cosmic Shimmer glitter jewels ~ iced snow over the border base & press onto the sticky acetate.

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Step 15. Also add a sticky strip on some acetate behind the top border and add the glitter jewels over the sticky areas.

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Step 16. If like me the sticky sheet was added after the 2 borders were stuck together then add a thin strip of card over the area where the line of tape has been placed as this will cover that area.

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Step 17 . Ink up the flowers on the Floral filigree stamp & press some vellum over the image.

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Step 18. Repeat this so you get 10 flowers on a small piece of vellum. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer true white embossing powder and heat set the powder.

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Step 19. Cut 5 of the flowers out as a full flower and 5 of the smaller inner flowers. Use a small pair of scissors and curve the flower petals over the closed blades. This will give shape to the flower but it will help to keep the whole embossed line on the flower and it will also keep the vellum with a lovely smooth finish. If you used the embossing tool to achieve the dimension you with make the vellum have a white appearance.

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Step 20. Place the curved flower onto the reverse of a cut`n`dry foam & use an embossing tool in a circular motion in the centre of the flower to bring the petals upwards. Also push the centre of the smaller flower downwards before adding to the larger flower with some 3d gel glue or Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.

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Step 21. Add a double bow using the Cosmic Shimmer 2 tone ribbon to the corner of the vellum panel and add one of the flowers to cover the knot of the bow.

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Step 22. Stamp the `Love You` stamp from a JustRite stamp plate or use another sentiment before cutting the piece out using the inner die from the St Barts die set. Leave the die in place & add some Tim Holtz dusty concord distress ink on a piece of cut`n`dry foam and distress the sentiment as this will leave a white edge to the piece. Add 3 descending faux pearls either side of the sentiment using the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue.

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Step 23. Add the prepared flowers over the flowers on the vellum panel.

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Step 24. Add a small amount of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue to the centres of the vellum flowers.

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Step 25. Also repeat the process of the PVA pearls by adding them onto the centre of the border panel flowers to finish the design off nicely.

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Step 26. Here is a close up of the glitter jewelled area and the pearls too.

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Step 27 Here is the completed project , Something a bit different with the Sue Wilson border dies.

This makes a new card design and makes for a useful card shape as it showcases the vellum stamped image.

Try some of the other Sue Wilson`s border dies along with a different stamp from the Creative Expressions stamps to die for ………….range

for a different look.


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