Wishing You The Happiest Of Birthdays

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This workshop shows how to make this multi layered textured card using different Creative Expressions embossing folders and the new Sue Wilson lattice St Kitts die.

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The different Cosmic Shimmer products pull in colour for a soft finish to the project.

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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Sue Wilson Caribbean Island Collection ~ St Kitts Die : CED5204

Creative Expressions 5¾” 7½” Floral Stripes Embossing Folder : EF-033

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Pearl Corners ~ White Design 2 : SASCW2

Creative Expressions Textured Scored Lines Embossing Folder : EF-031

Creative Expressions Amazing Sentiments Stamps :CEC702

  Creative Expressions Smoothies CESMOOTH  

 Coconut  Foundations A4 Card : 40980 

Vintage Silver Card : VINTSILVERCARD

  Self Adhesive Sticky Sheet  : ADHA4

Creative Expressions Micro Beads : MICROBEAD

Cosmic Shimmer Myrtle Green Mica Flakes : CSMFMYRT

Creative Expressions White Organza Rose : RR001

Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Chic Moss Gilding Wax : CSPMGWMOSS

Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Chic Moss Mister : CSPMMMOSS

Clear and Resist Ink Pad  : CRPAD & Silver Shine Embossing Powder : CSEPSILMET

Creative Expressions Silky Crush Aqua Ribbon : UK1-5-04

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make a soft textured card using the Sue Wilson Caribbean Island collection ~ St Kitts die, the Creative Expressions floral stripes embossing folder, the Creative Expressions textured scored lines embossing folder and the Creative Expressions amazing sentiments stamps. The colours are brought together by using the Cosmic Shimmer myrtle green mica flakes, the Phill Martin cosmic shimmer chic moss gilding wax and the chic moss mister . To finish off the workshop a bow is made using the Creative Expressions crushed silk aqua ribbon with an organza rose to cover the knot of the bow and completing the finished look.

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Step 2. Use a sheet of coconut card and mist it using a pearl mister for a lovely shimmer or use a shimmer card to cut a panel using the Creative Expressions floral stripes embossing folder & textured scored lines embossing folder.

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Step 3. Also cut a frame using the 3 largest dies from the Sue Wilson Caribbean Island collection ~ St Kitts die set. Also cut a solid smaller die frame to add the sentiment on later on.

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Step 4. Trim where the edge of the striped embossed area finishes on the 2 sides and bottom of the striped panel. Lay the panel with the scored lines panel underneath it.

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Step 5. Use a pair of scissors or snips the mark where the card needs to be cut so you get a border the same distance all around the edge of the striped panel. Trim the excess off at the mark.

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Step 6. Select the Cosmic Shimmer myrtle green mica flakes, the Phill Martin cosmic shimmer chic moss gilding wax and the chic moss mister to add soft tones of green to the project.

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Step 7. Add a small amount of the chic moss gilding wax onto your finger (or you can use a small piece of cut`n`dry foam) but I find it works best applying it on your finger as it has a warmth there. Apply the wax over alternate embossed stripes or gild all the embossed areas.

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Step 8. Cut a base card from a folded piece of A3 card & trim it to fit with a small border all around the outside of the scored lines embossing folder. Remember to allow for a silver mount on the scored lines card. Alternatively join 2 piece of A4 card together to make a larger base and trim to size.

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Step 9. Attached the mounted scored lines card onto the base card using foam tape for added dimension. Now cut a piece of white card with a 4mm border all around the outside of the gilded striped card.

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Step 10. Add a 6mm width of red line tape or strong double sided tape around the outside edge of the white card.

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Step 11. Remove the backing from the red line tape and add some of the Cosmic Shimmer myrtle green mica flakes over the tape. Then just to tie the colours together and to add an extra shimmer, spritz some of the Phill Martin cosmic shimmer chic moss mister over the flakes.

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Step 12. This just lifts the flakes and helps to tone the different products together. Use some kitchen roll to dab the mist onto the flakes and allow it to dry before mounting the striped embossed panel onto the piece using foam tape. Now mount this onto the scored lines base card.

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Step 13. Add some of the sticky self adhesive sheet onto a piece of white card and leave the backing on the card. Add the Sue Wilson St Kitts die outer die over the piece before cutting it out through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine.

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Step 14. Remove the adhesive backing and place the die shape in a small lid before adding the Creative Expressions clear micro beads over the sticky.

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Step 15. Add some silicone glue or use foam tape with some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue over the foam to give an added adhesion over the embossed areas.

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Step 16. Now add some more silicone glue if you want dimension in between the mirco bead panel or use Cosmic Shimmer glue if you want the panel to be stuck straight onto the beads. Here the inner label die shape has been placed without sticking it down to see what the finished look will be like.

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Step 17 . Use the clear and resist ink pad to stamp the `Wishing you the Happiest of Birthdays` sentiment onto the inner frame shape and then add some of the Cosmic Shimmer silver shine embossing powder over the ink before heat seating it with a heat tool.

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Step 18. Add the sentiment to the centre of the die shape & micro beads using some silicone glue or some foam tape & Cosmic Shimmer glue on the tape.

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Step 19. Make a double bow using the Creative Expressions silky crushed ribbon. I have pulled the slightly smaller pieces of ribbon that fall under the outer loop of ribbon up to the top of the bow as these will give a lovely full effect to the bow.

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Step 20. Add the organza rose to cover the knot of the bow.

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Step 21. Add the Creative Expressions finishing touches pearl corners on each of the corners of the scored line embossing panel to complete the project off nicely.

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Step 22. Here is a closer photo of the sentiment which is set on the different textures from the embossing folders and the micro beads.

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Step 23. Why not try out different colours way using the wonderful array of Cosmic Shimmer products / colours.

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Happy Crafting

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