This workshop shows how to make a delicate vellum stamped panel which is sat on the sparkle weave design made easy using the new Sue Wilson classic weave die.
The ruffle roses sit nicely on the corner of the vellum panel and the stamp is cut out perfectly using the Sue Wilson St Barts die.
Here is a close up of the vellum roses which adorn the corners of the weave panel.
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Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL
Spellbinders All in One Tool : WIZTOOL
Sue Wilson Weaving Collection Classic : CED5301
Foundations Vellum :40024
Tim Holtz Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink Pad : DPPISTAC
Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG
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
Creative Expressions Dazzler Setting Set 3 : SETDAZZ3
Creative Expressions Clear Sparkle Embellishment :SPARKCLEAR
Creative Expressions Silky Crush Aqua Ribbon : UK1-5-04
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make a sparkled woven design with a vellum sentiment panel. For this you`ll need the Sue Wilson Caribbean Island collection ~ St Barts die, the Sue Wilson weaving collection classic die, Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Collection ~ Complete Petals, the Creative Expressions cross stitch pinpoint embossing folder, the Sue Wilson Greek Island collection corners, borders & tags die set along with the Sue Wilson Scandinavian collection, corner, border & tags die set. The new Tim Holtz Cracked Pistachio distress ink pad works perfectly with the Creative Expressions aqua silky ribbon.
Step 2. Take a piece of the Foundations coconut A4 card and place a piece of the self adhesive sticky sheet over the top and leave the upside with the backing on. Place the Sue Wilson weaving collection classic die over the adhesive sheet and use some low tack tape to secure the die firmly down.
Step 3. Run the die shape through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine (or any other thin die machine), but DO NOT emboss this piece as it will crack the self adhesive backing sheet.
Step 4. Now this bit is optional and it just depends on the finished look you require. You may want to remove all the backing and add the micro beads to achieve the classic woven look ….
… or if not just remove the alternate rows of the self adhesive backing leaving the top (or left hand side in this photo)edge still intact.
Step 5. Tip the Creative Expressions micro beads over the sticky sheet.
Step 6. Press the micro beads firmly onto the sheet to just make sure you have a complete coverage of the sticky sheet.
Step 7. Cut another weave die piece again using the adhesive sheet and cut off 4 off the strips and apply the micro beads to these 4 strips.
Step 8. Remove the other backing on the micro bead panel and tip some distress glitter rock candy over the sticky and press the glitter down firmly.
Step 9. Add some of the distress glitter rock candy on the other 5 strips of the weave pieces. Cut up the end to make these single weave strips.
Step 10. Lift up the micro bead lengths on the weave panel.
Step 11. Place a rock candy weave under the weave & lay down the micro beads weave.
Step 12. Lift up the rock candy lengths & lay down a micro bead weave.
Step 13. Repeat the process nudging the weave up firmly to the weaves above to give a nice firm look to the weave pattern as it grows
Step 14. Continue until you have worked the whole weave. Remember for a different pattern just have the micro beads on one weave panel and have your weave lengths in the rock candy and you`ll achieve a more woven finish.
Step 15. Turn the panel over and place strips of double sided tape across the back of the weave pattern.
Step 16. To cut the silky crush ribbon fold the ribbon in half and fold it over and over again till you end up with it in a tight folded piece. Just make sure the sides are all even to ensure an even cut.
Step 17 . Cut the ribbon down the centre. It`s best to work with a pair of long bladed scissors for a neat cut.
Step 18. Once cut you`ll be left with an evenly cut piece of ribbon which is half the width, this is ideal for the pleating and also for making the roses as the raw edge will have tape on it.
Step 19. Add a line of double side tape along the 2 left and right hand sides of the weave panel on the top side.
Step 20. Pleat the aqua ribbon onto the tape adding some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue in the folds of the ribbon to make sure it is secured in place. Remove the other tape backing….
Step 21. … and repeat the process again down the other side.
Step 22. Cut & emboss 2 of the borders from the Sue Wilson Scandinavian collection, corner, border & tags die set. Apply some of the Tim Holtz cracked pistachio ink on the edges of the border using some cut`n`dry foam or use the new Creative Expressions smoothies.
Step 23. Add a thin strip of foam tape down the centre of the back of the border before adding some of the Comic Shimmer dries clear glue as this will give the added strength of hold needed over the micro beads. Attach the borders to the top and bottom of the weave. Allow the glue to set firmly.
Step 24. Stamp the Creative Expressions cabbage rose frame stamp using some clear and resist ink onto a piece of the foundations A4 vellum & then tip over the Cosmic Shimmer true white embossing powder onto the ink before heat setting it with a heat tool.
Step 25. Secure the outer solid die from the Sue Wilson Caribbean Island collection St Barts die set over the vellum with some low tack tape. Add some self adhesive sticky sheet over a piece of white card (big enough to fit the stamped shape on).
Step 26. Remove the backing from the sticky sheet & stick the vellum / die piece down onto the sticky card.
Step 27. Run the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur machine to reveal the exquisite edging to the stamped piece .
Step 28. Now the glue is dry snip the border so it has a nice curve finish to mirror the other end of the border.
Step 29. Cut another border and trim that down the centre to give you 2 side pieces to slip under the ruffled ribbon. Secure in place using some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.
Step 30. Add some red line tape (strong) to the bottom raw edge of the ribbon. Roll and ruffle the ribbon up to make 2 lovely ruffle roses. Cut a small length of ribbon and again cut it in half before making it into a smaller ruffle rose.
Step 31. Add the ruffle roses to the centre of the rose area on the vellum topper.
Step 32. Place the Sue Wilson finishing touches complete petals dies cut face up on the Grand Calibur base board.
Step 33. Add some 2 layers of vellum over the dies and then add the cut plate before you cut & emboss the piece through the Grand Calibur machine.
Step 34. Use a small pair of scissors and curve the flower petals over the closed blades. Place the curved flower onto the reverse side of a piece of cut`n`dry foam & use an embossing tool in a circular motion in the centre of the flower to bring the petals upwards.
Step 35. Add the smaller vellum petals in the centre of the larger flowers using some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue. Once it`s dry use the Adirondack gold paint dabber to colour the tips of the vellum with some gold.
Step 36. Attach the vellum rose / rose ruffles topper onto the bottom left hand side of the weave panel using foam tape for extra dimension.
Step 37. Emboss a piece of foundations teal card using the Creative Expressions cross stitch pinpoint embossing folder & trim so it leaves a border around the worked weave topper. This was 7 ½” deep x 7 7/8” wide.
Step 38. Cut a piece of white card slightly bigger than the teal embossed panel and use some of the cracked pistachio ink to distress the edges of the white card.
Step 39. Add a bow made from the full width of the aqua crushed silky bow & place a Creative Expressions dazzler setting to cover the knot of the bow. Add a sparkle dazzler in the dazzler setting to complete the look.
Step 40. Arrange the vellum prepared flowers in the corner of the weave panel. Make a cluster on 3 corners leaving the bow corner free of flowers.
Step 41. . Add some Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue to the centres of the vellum flowers & sprinkle some distress glitter rock candy over the glue. Tip off the excess onto a piece of paper and then return the leftovers back into the pot.
Step 42. Attach the pinpoint teal card to the white card mat using foam tape & then add to a base card.
Step 43. Add 5 small PVA dots to the same 3 corners as the flowers have been added and again sprinkle them with the distress glitter rock candy.
Step 44. Stamp & emboss the `Thank You ` sentiment in Cosmic Shimmer bright gold embossing powder before cutting the sentiment out using the oval ivy die from the Sue Wilson Greek Island collection corners, borders & tags die set.
Step 45. Leave the die in place and use the cracked pistachio distress ink on a piece of cut`n`dry foam to colour the inner oval on the sentiment as this will lift the wording from the card.
Step 46. Here is a close up of the ruffle ribbon roses which sit perfectly on the vellum stamped background.
Step 47. The vellum flowers just add some elegance to the corner of the weave panel.
Step 48. The project is finished off nicely with the silky crushed ribbon bow & dazzler setting.
So a few key items like the Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink helped to pull in the colours for this project and the vellum flowers and topper give that soft delicate flow on the sparkle of the weaved back panel.
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