This workshop shows how to make a soft effect card using mica on the stamped panel and a crackle panel has been made over the decoupage papers.
The Sue Wilson Noble pierced rectangle die frames the project off nicely set over the Creative Expressions scored lines embossing panel.
Here is a close up of the decoupage paper feathers that embellish the stamped panel off perfectly.
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Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL
Spellbinders All in One Tool : WIZTOOL
Large Feathers Decoupage Papers : CCDECP064 &
Feather Collage Papers : CCDECP065
Cosmic Shimmer Craquelure Glue :CSCRAQ
Cosmic Shimmer Gloss Glue, Seal & Glaze : CSGLOSGLUE
Cosmic Shimmer Matt Glue, Seal & Glaze : CSMATTGLUE
Sanding Block : CO723060
Foundations Vellum :40024
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pad : DPVINTAGEPHO
Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG
Phill Martin Graceful Mint Mica Powder : CSPMMPGRACEMINT
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make up the Creative Expressions scored lines crackled feather card. For this project you`ll need the Sue Wilson Caribbean Island collection ~ St Barts die, the Sue Wilson noble collection ~ pierced rectangle die set, the Creative Expressions textured scored lines embossing folder along with the Creative Expressions cabbage rose frame stamp. The large feathers & feather collage decoupage papers are also used for the main panel & cut up singularly to make a feature embellishment too.
Step 2. Select the Sue Wilson noble collection ~ pierced rectangle die set, and cut out the 2nd largest outer die shape & emboss the die shape too. The smaller die shape can be used it`s up to you on which effect you would prefer.
Step 3. Take a piece of coconut A4 card or some pearl white card & place it in the Creative Expressions textured scored lines embossing folder. Add the Grand Calibur base plate below & the Spellbinder raspberry adapter plate above the embossing folder sandwich before running it through the Grand Calibur machine to emboss the piece.
Step 4. Trim the excess card off the embossed panel so it finishes with just the scored lines of the embossing folder showing. Mount the panel onto a piece of vintage silver card.
Step 5. Now to work the rectangle panel that had been cut before hand. Select the feather collage decoupage papers & cut off a piece of the paper so it fits over the large rectangle panel. You will also need a bottle of the Cosmic Shimmer glue, seal & glaze.
Step 6. Take the rectangle out of the die.
Step 7. Add a small amount of the Cosmic Shimmer matt glue, seal & glaze on card front.
Step 8. Use a flat paint brush to sweep the glue across the whole surface of the card.
Step 9. Lay the feather collage decoupage paper over the glue sweeping the paper down smoothly as you go.
Step 10. Take the sanding block and hold it at an angle & sand downwards over the edge of the card to create the smooth finish to the edge.
Step 11. Bend the card backwards to make sure the card will dry flat.
Step 12. Lay the decoupage panel onto the scored lines embossed panel to see how the design will start to build up.
Step 13. For added strength you can cut a piece of thick grey board (which is often used when packing and sending out card by post or use a piece of 350 gsm card). Cut the card slightly smaller than the feathered panel & stick the card to the back of this panel to strengthen it.
Step 14. Now cut a border using the foundations blush card with the 2nd largest frame die, the intricate inner frame & the next size down solid frame from the Sue Wilson noble collection ~ pierced rectangle die set. Emboss the frame once it`s been cut. Also cut a solid piece of blush card using the largest outer die shape as this will be used as a mat for the finished design.
Step 15. Select the Cosmic Shimmer Craquelure Glue base & top coat bottles.
Step 16. Add a layer of the Cosmic Shimmer Craquelure base coat glue over the feather panel. Keep the brush stokes going in the same direction to make sure a nice crackle will form after the next step is completed.
Step 17 . Once the base coat is tacky then add the Cosmic Shimmer Craquelure top coat glue going in a different direction than the base coat. Once that is dry it will create a fine crackle effect which will give an aged feel to the panel.
Step 18. Add some of the Creative Expressions pearl moon gilding wax to highlight the cracked surface.
Step 19. Here is a close up of the crackle effect over the feather panel.
Step 20. You can use a darker wax or ink on a Creative Expressions smoothie. Once the ink or wax is in the crackle then any unwanted excess can be remove by a cloth with a small amount of Creative Expressions blending solution to remove the ink or wax not in the cracks.
Step 21. Take the Creative Expressions cabbage rose frame stamp & ink it up using the ink & resist ink pad. Select the Phill Martin graceful mint mica powder.
Step 22. Use a soft brush to apply some of the mica over the stamped image.
Step 23. Add the Sue Wilson Caribbean Island collection ~ St Barts die & secure the outer die over the edge of the mica image. Make sure the low tack tape doesn`t go over the mica as this will strip the mica off the image. Please disregard the rectangle die shape as this wasn`t used.
Step 24. Take a section off the large feathers decoupage papers & cut out the small feathers using a pair of decoupage snips.
Step 25. Now you have most of the elements to start compiling the finished card.
Step 26. Mat the scored lines / silver card panel onto a larger base card or single card panel depending if you want the card to open or just be a panel card. Use foam tape for added dimension.
Step 27. Attach the solid blush panel & then the feather panel again using foam tape.
Step 28. Add small amounts of 3d glue or Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to the reverse of the intricate border & add over the feathered panel.
Step 29. Attach the mica stamped panel over the bottom left corner of the frame before arranging the cut feathers in a group using some 3d glue. Cut the centre flower pearl from the pearl corner embellishment pack & add to the centre of the feather arrangement.
Step 30. Stamp the `Thank You` from the JustRite vintage labels 3 & 7 set using clear & resist ink and then emboss it using the Cosmic Shimmer silver shine embossing powder. Heat set the embossing powder. Use a decorative die to cut the sentiment out, here the die from the dainty rectangle tag & frame set was used.
Step 31. Add pearl corners from the Creative Expressions Finishing Touches pearl corners ~ white design set & add the sentiment underneath the frame panel to complete the card.
Step 32. Here is a close up of the decoupage paper feathers with the pearl embellishment in the centre of the feathers. The joy of crafting is often using the craft products in a different way than they are normally used for. Just have fun and experiment as happy accidents often lead to new ways of crafting.
Step 33. Here is a close up of the scored lines embossing folder, it`s a STUNNING folder as it brings a lovely luxury feeling to the card. The pearl corners just enhance the design off nicely.
Step 34. Here is a close up of the crackle effect on the feathered decoupage papers.
Step 35. If you would rather use something other than the decoupage paper for the background panel then why not use the new Cosmic Shimmer crackle paint. It is a single application paint that just crackles once dried. Select a colour from the Cosmic Shimmer crackle paint collection.
Step 36. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer crackle paint onto the rectangle panel.
Step 37. Spread the paint over the card but leave it nice and thick if you want bigger cracks on the card. Then air dry the piece.
Step 38. Here you will see the difference in the crackle effect, the centre had the thicker paint and the finer crackle appears towards the edges as the paint was thinner. So use the crackle panel instead of the decoupage paper panel if you prefer.
I hope you have enjoyed this project and it has given you some ideas on how to use the decoupage papers.
Check out the MDF iPad stand workshop on the Creative Expressions weekly workshop site for more instructions on using the decoupage papers.
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