Sue Wilson Delicate Garden Pierced Frame Card – Lantern ~ Part 1


This workshop shows how to make this intricate tri fold card / lantern using the Sue Wilson delicate garden frame die along with the double pierced rectangle dies.


The snow fibre paper allows the lights to shine through.


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The Cosmic Shimmer colour cloud blending ink has been used on a Creative Expressions smoothie to colour the vintage ribbon. The wonderful flower die makes lots of little flower in one pass and these have been clustered on some 3d glue to make a hydrangea effect flower on the knot of the bow.


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Sue Wilson Delicate Garden Pierced Frame Card – Lantern – part 1


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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Collection ~ Delicate Garden Frame Die : CED4307

Sue Wilson Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Dies : CED5508

Snow Fibre Paper : FIBRE SNOW

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Blending Ink ~ Chic Viola : CSPMCCVIOLA

  Creative Expressions Smoothies CESMOOTH 

Vintage Cream Ribbon VRCRE

Foundations Rich Plum Card : 41021

Foundations Vellum : 40024

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  & Silicone Glue

   Ranger Metallic Gold Dabber : DABGOLD


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make a lovely delicate framed card / lantern and it will be done in 2 parts to show how to extend the base to allow the height of a battery powered candle.

For this you`ll need the Sue Wilson frames & tags collection delicate garden frame die and the Noble double pierced rectangle die set. For the back the dies the snow fibre paper is used and the Cosmic Shimmer chic viola colour cloud blending ink and Creative Expressions smoothie are used to colour match the vintage ribbon for the project .


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Step 2. Take the Sue Wilson frames & tags collection delicate garden frame die section and hold it up against the Noble double pierced rectangle die set.

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Step 3. Set the 2 next size up dies from Noble double pierced rectangle die set. The larger die will make the size of the card and then inner die will create a lovely pierced edge frame to add a layer of detail to the card.

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Step 4. When you open the Noble double pierced rectangle die set you will have a lovely large plastic case to recycle, if you carefully you can pull the die on the carrier sheet out through the top opening. Place a sheet of white card or paper into the sleeve to create a very handy watercolour pallet. It`s great for scribbling the distress ink markers or ink pads as you get to see the true colour of the inks on the white. Then just use your grime boss or kitchen roll to wipe away any excess ink and store it ready for next time.

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Step 5. Now take the larger of the 2 selected double pierced rectangle dies & along with the intricate delicate garden frame die and place them on a piece of the Foundations rich plum card and secure the dies in place using some low tack tape. Make sure there is an even amount of distance around the edge of the die. Cut the card so you can turn it in the Grand Calibur machine.

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Step 6. Place the die through the Grand Calibur machine using the standard base plate and cutting plate sandwich. Once it`s cut turn the card and run the die back through the machine so it gets a 2nd passing.

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Step 7. Now use the base plate, die and card and then the tan mat & pink embossing plate and run the sandwich back through the Grand Calibur to emboss the panel.

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Step 8. Now after just 3 passes you`ll have this wonderful cut and embossed piece.

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Step 9. Remove the pierced outer frame and the inner intricate frame carefully from the die making sure you leave the low tack tape still in place.

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Step 10. Use the Spellbinders all in one tool and run the bristle end across the back of the steel die. Do all the open spaces and leave the spaces under the low tack tape.

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Step 11. Holding on to the steel dies, just lift one of the low tack tape pieces at a time and run the Spellbinders tool over the intricate die area to release the pieces of card left in the die.

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Step 12. Then replace the low tack tape back down so that you have the same positioning in the 2 die pieces. This will be ready for the next cut out pieces.

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Step 13. Go ahead and repeat the process until you end up with 3 card panels.

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Step 14. Use the inner die card panel to cut out the multiple flower die and the 2 butterfly dies. Also emboss the die / card for a lovely finish to the pieces. Repeat and cut a 2nd panel of the small dies.

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Step 15. Use the same dies on a doubled up piece of Foundations vellum and again emboss the pieces.

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Step 16. Now you will be left with lots of various size flowers and the butterflies in both rich plum card and the vellum. Set a side for later.

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Step 17 . Lay 2 of the cut panels on a piece of the snow fibre paper which is in a landscape position. Make sure you leave a 1 to 1.5cms width either side of the panel as this will be made into a tab to join the 3rd panel onto the snow fibre paper.

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Step 18. Use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to add the first panel so the top of the panel falls right up on the top of the snow fibre paper and the 1 / 1.5cm tab is left down the left hand side of the paper. Then add the 2nd panel again using the same glue.

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Step 19. Butt the panel right up against the other panel with maybe the slightest of gap in between and I mean just 1mm !!!!

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Step 20. Trim along the long bottom edge of the snow fibre paper to remove the excess paper.

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Step 21. Create another 1 / 1.5cm tab on the right hand side of the card panel. Snip the corners of the paper to complete a tab either side of the 2 panels.

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Step 22. Take the 3rd panel and add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue along the right hand tab before adding the 3rd panel onto the tab. Make sure your tab is no wider than the rich plum card frame.

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Step 23. Lay a piece of the snow fibre paper over the last panel and cut out a piece to cover the inside of the panel. Make sure you don`t go over the crease of the join as this will bulk out the panel.

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Step 24. Before sticking the snow fibre paper panel down crease the just joined panel over on it`s self.

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Step 25. Now glue the panel in place using some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue around the edges of the paper.

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Step 26. Once it`s in place crease the panel back up again.

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Step 27. Add some of the glue to the tab.

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Step 28. Now add the first panel onto the glued tab to close the 3 panels together.

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Step 29. Alternatively cut the tab off the left hand side and add a hole before using a ribbon to join the card opening together. This would help if you are posing the card.

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Step 30. Add some 3d glue or gel to the solid small flowers on the reverse of the delicate garden frame.

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Step 31. Place the panel lightly over the snow fibre paper and use the pokey tool to just gently touch the frame down slightly as you want the frame to stand proud of the frame below.

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Step 32. Add all 3 of the frames to the panel using the same technique.

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Step 33. Now select the largest and next size down flowers and add some of the gold Adirondack dabber around the edges of the flower.

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Step 34. Place the flower on the back of a piece of cut`n`dry foam or in the palm of your hand and use a ball tool to roll in a circular motion around the centre of the flower as this will shape the flower nicely.

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Step 35. Repeat this on the rich plum flowers and also on the larger vellum flowers before adding a small drop of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue to make a faux pearl effect.

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Part 2 will follow next week ~ This will show you have to extend the frame and how to colour the vintage ribbon


Happy Crafting


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