This workshop shows how to make the different layers and textures to complete this
`Some people come into our Lives` card
The embellishments compliment the sentiment perfectly
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Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL
Spellbinders All in One Tool : WIZTOOL
Sue Wilson Caribbean St Kitts Die : CED5204
Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Silver Ribbon : CESRSILVER
Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG
Clear and Resist Ink Pad : CRPAD
Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Ink Pad : DPVICTORIAN
Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Embossing Powder : CSDEPSILV
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue
Cosmic Shimmer Marshmallow Mica Flakes : CSMFMARSH
Creative Expressions Dazzler Setting Set 2 : SETDAZZ2 &
Creative Expressions Pink Dazzler : DAZPINK
Stick Pins Products :
Creative Expressions Faceted Teardrop Beads ~ Blush : CEPBEADBLSH
Also available are spacer beads Bead Spacers : CEPSPACERS
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make up the different layers of this `Some People Come Into Our Lives` card. For this you`ll need the Sue Wilson Noble collection ~ pierced rectangle die set , Caribbean St Kitts die & configurations collection lattice arched adornment die. The Cosmic Shimmer marshmallow mica flakes, the self adhesive sheet and Creative Expressions micro beads will be used to create texture on the card. The Creative Expressions dazzler setting with the pink dazzler and decorative sticks pins also finish off the silver satin bow. The Creative Expressions amazing sentiment completes the card off and says it all perfectly.
Step 2. Secure the Sue Wilson configurations collection lattice arched adornment die onto a piece of coconut card using some low tack tape. Cut the piece through the Grand Calibur machine.
Step 3. Now emboss the die shape using the tan mat and base plate and pink embossing plate. Cut & emboss 3 more shapes. By placing the dies on the card in this matter will mean you can cut more from your card as it saves space.
Step 4. Press the clear & resist ink pad over the embossed / top side of the die piece. You can also use Perfect Medium if you prefer.
Step 5. On a clean sheet of paper tip the Cosmic Shimmer silver shine embossing powder over the top of the inked piece. Tap away the excess and then heat set the piece. Repeat the process on the other 3 pieces.
Step 6. Place your silver corners onto a piece of sticky adhesive sheet (with the backing still on) and cut the sheet to 8 inches x 8 inches.
Step 7. Cut a small piece of paper so it will fit on the inside of the sticky sheet, this will allow the centre to be free of the mica flakes when they are added.
Step 8. So remove the sticky backing and place the paper in the centre. Now sprinkle the mica flakes over the sticky surface.
Step 9. Make sure you have a scrap sheet of paper underneath or better still an upturned A4 lid. Go around the sheet pressing the flakes into the sticky and brushing away any excess flakes that lay in a clump.
Step 10. Tip the excess mica flakes back in the pot. You`ll be surprised at how little flakes were used.
Step 11. Cut a piece of the foundations vellum to 7¼” x 7¼” and place that so it leaves a border the same width all around the edges. Now place the solid large die from the Sue Wilson Noble collection ~ pierced rectangle die set and secure it in place with some low tack tape before cutting it out in the Grand Calibur.
Step 12. Place some sticky adhesive sheet over a piece of vellum & cut the panel out using the same large rectangle die. Play around with the corners and decide if you want the corners to face with the points towards the insides or have them pointing outwards. I preferred them pointing inwards.
Step 13. Remove a small amount of the sticky backing from the die shape and gradually add some of the mica flakes on a ¼” border around the die shape.
Step 14. Once the mica flakes are all in place remove all of the sticky backing and tip the Creative Expressions micro beads over the remaining sticky. This will give a lovely texture the finished panel. Burnish the beads onto the sticky using your fingers to press them into the sheet like you did with the mica flakes.
Step 15. The finished panel which will sit inside the vellum / mica frame later on.
Step 16. Turn the card and mount the mica panel and vellum onto a piece of the foundations blush card and leave a small border all around the edge of the piece. Lay the card onto a piece of vintage silver card leaving a ¾” – 1” either side of what will be the top and bottom of the card. As the card is turned it will be on the right and left of the card and the sides of the card will be flush with the card mica panel.
Step 17 . Place the reverse side of the card on a score board and score from the edge 4 x ½cm score lines. Repeat the process on the other side of the mica topper having already found the starting point 1” away from the mica panel. Also score a 5th line as this will be the crease score line to fold the card and then add another piece of silver card on the tab to make a base card.
Step 18. Add some foam tape on the reverse of the mica panel and add it to the silver base card.
Step 19. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue around the edges of the mica / micro bead panel keeping in the mica flake area.
Step 20. Place the panel into the aperture of the vellum mica panel & use the Spellbinder all in one tool to make sure all of the edges get stuck under the vellum edge.
Step 21. Now add some of the dries clear glue on the reverse of the sliver embossed corners & attach them to the card.
Step 22. Either press the corners down until the glue takes hold or ……
Step 23. …… once all 4 of the corners are in place then place an A4 filled box or some books over the card to press them down and adhere over the different types of products underneath. PLEASE make sure you do not move the corners as you lay them down else they will be stuck firmly on the wonk !!!
Step 24. Stamp the `Some People Come Into our Lives` sentiment from the Creative Expressions amazing sentiments stamp onto a piece of the vellum using the clear & resist ink pad before adding some of the Cosmic Shimmer silver shine embossing powder over the top. Now heat set the embossing powder.
Step 25. This sentiment comes out so well using this embossing powder as the writing is delicate yet the detail is amazing.
Step 26. Add the inner rectangle die from the Sue Wilson Caribbean St Kitts die set securing in place with some low tack tape. Cut the vellum out along with another solid shape in coconut card.
Step 27. If you emboss when doing the solid shape you are left with an embossed outer area on the waste of the card. Cut around the outer edge of the piece so you have a fine pierced area fame.
Step 28. Stick the frame onto a piece of card and trim away the excess from around the frame. Use a small amount of dries clear glue on the rim of the sentiment vellum piece. Stick it onto the solid shape and then distress the edges of both the panels using some Tim Holtz Victorian velvet distress ink on a Creative Expressions smoothie.
Step 29. Mount both layers up with some foam tape before adding to the centre of the micro bead panel. Make sure there is some dries clear glue on the foam tape as it is going over the beads.
Step 30. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dusky pink pearl PVA glue to make some faux pearl dots on the corners of the vellum. Here I have made the dots go smaller as the come into the card.
Step 31. Select some decorative pins that were shown how to make in the
if you don`t have any to hand them make some up freshly to match the design.
Step 32. Make a bow using the thicker silver ribbon from the Creative Expressions satin ribbon range. Add a Creative Expressions dazzler setting with the pink dazzler over the knot of the bow before adding the decorative sticks pins behind the silver satin bow.
Step 33. The embellishments compliment the card and the lovely sentiment.
Here is the finished project and I hope it has given you some ideas on how to use some of the different products from Creative Expressions.
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