Sue Wilson Delicate Filigree Buckle Card

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This workshop shows how to make this delicate parcel effect card.

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The pierced die panels add a lovely touch to the soft embossed snowflake snow fibre paper & the ivory vintage ribbon bow lays nicely over the cross section of the Sue Wilson delicate filigree buckle lengths.

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Here is a close up of the rock candy stamped sentiment tag.


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Sue Wilson Delicate Filigree Buckle Card


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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Dies : CED5508

Sue Wilson Delicate Filigree Buckle Die : CED1454

Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Zoe Die : CED4310

Creative Expressions Snowflake Lattice Embossing Folder : EF-020

Creative Expressions Amazing Sentiments Stamps :CEC702

JustRite Floral Fan Elements Stamp Plate : JRCR02092

Distress Ink Pad ~ Tattered Rose : DPTATTROSE

Distress Marker : Tattered Rose : DMTAT

Creative Expressions Mini Smoothies : CESMOOTHMINI

Archival Black Ink Pad :  ARCHBLKSM

Snow Fibre Paper : FIBRE SNOW

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

Spellbinders Junior Plate Full Set : WIZGC-011

Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4

& Tim Holtz Distress Glitter ~ Clear Rock Candy : DGROCK

Coconut Card40980, Blush Card409BLUSH  

& Antique Silver Card : VINTSILVERCARD

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Scotch Removeable Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Slideshow Rose Thin Ribbon : CESRSSROSE

Ranger Stickles ~ Frosted Lace : STKFRLACE

Creative Expressions Ivory Vintage Ribbon : VRIVO

Creative Expressions Dazzler Pink Collection 18mm : DAZPINK

Stick Pins Products :

Creative Expressions Pearl Topped Stick Pins ~ White : CEPINWHT

Creative Expressions Faceted Teardrop Beads ~ Midnight : CEPBEADMID

White Pearls : CEPPEARLWHT & Bead Spacers : CEPSPACERS

Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make a present style card using the STUNNING Sue Wilson delicate filigree buckle die. For the project you will need the following : Sue Wilson noble double pierced rectangle dies, the Sue Wilson delicate filigree buckle die and the Creative Expressions snowflake lattice embossing folder. The Creative Expressions amazing sentiments stamps and the Sue Wilson frames & tags Zoe die are used along with the distress ink pad ~ tattered rose to create the tag design to complete the parcel look to the project.

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Step 2. Take the Sue Wilson frames & tags Zoe die and also the Sue Wilson frames & tags Grace die has been placed onto a piece of foundations coconut card and cut and embossed through the Grand Calibur machine.

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Step 3. These dies show how the 2 different die sets work together to achieve a different look. Only the Sue Wilson frames & tags Zoe die will be used in the finished project but I just wanted to show the lovely finish the dies gave together.

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Step 4. Cut and emboss 2 of the Sue Wilson delicate filigree buckle die shapes. Three will be needed in the end, so cut another one to add to the set.

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Step 5. In between each cut make sure you use the Spellbinders all in one tool to remove the excess small pieces left behind in the die as this would impair the next cut. Doing this has meant that this die piece cut and embossed using just 1 pass of each to get this delicate buckle piece.

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Step 6. Now emboss a piece of snow fibre paper using the snowflake lattice embossing folder and the Spellbinders raspberry adapter plate.

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Step 7. Here you can see the wonderful texture of the snow fibre paper and the snowflake lattice pattern.

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Step 8. Cut a large rectangle panel using the Sue Wilson noble double pierced rectangle dies in the vintage silver card & the 2nd largest rectangle in the foundations blush card.

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Step 9. Trim the snowflake lattice snow fibre paper so it mats nicely onto the blush just cut card leaving the pierced edging showing . Now trim a piece of coconut card to fit underneath the silver card as the base card shape. It`s optional if you want to make it a single layer card front or make a tab to create it into a folded card base.

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Step 10. Lay some blush card under the delicate filigree inner strip and cut lengths of the card to fit under this inner strip. This allows the outer edges to show up nicely and saves cutting a fussy edge.

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Step 11. Join the 2 buckles together by interlocking the smaller end of the die cut through the larger buckle.

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Step 12. Here I have turned the buckle over and added a piece of cellotape to hold the 2 pieces together.

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Step 13. Cut the large buckle end off the die cut piece as it`s not needed.

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Step 14. With all the base layers added together using foam tape the lay the buckle across the width of the card leaving a much wider length to the right hand side of the card and then trim off the left hand side of the card which works out to be 3 notches of the lace design.

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Step 15. Cut or use the already cut 3rd buckle piece and then use the excess card from the off cut of the buckle to make the upright piece to the crossover section of the faux ribbon effect. Trim the small buckle piece from the card.

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Step 16. Cut the downward length of the just cut piece and then measure the excess small piece of card needed to fill in the gap to complete the finished lacy effect.

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Step 17. Add some self adhesive sheet to the blush thin strips of card and remove the backing of the sticky sheet.

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Step 18. Then stick the card to the centre of the delicate filigree strips.

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Step 19. With the pieces in a clear craft box, tip the distress rock candy glitter over the sticky area which falls in the gaps of the indicate die.

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Step 20. Repeat the process on all of the cut and measured pieces if the faux ribbon.

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Step 21. Now add some foam tape the reverse of the just glittered pieces.

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Step 22. Then piece the strips back onto the card making sure you lay them in place with the sticky backing still on. Once in the correct place remove the backing and stick the strips back in place.


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Step 23. Make a double bow using the Creative Expressions blush satin ribbon and add it onto the centre of the buckle crossover.

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Step 24. Loop lengths of the ivory vintage ribbon so you have 3 loops of the ribbon and a tail either end of the ribbon.

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Step 25. Pinch the ribbon in the centre of the loop.

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Step 26. Lift up the bottom of the ribbon and place under the just pinched ribbon. This allows the ribbon to be handled less and will give you a lovely neat finish to the bow.

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Step 27. Tie a knot the ribbon.

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Step 28. Now ease each loop away from each other as this will help to neaten the finished loops in the bow.

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Step 29. Trim through the bottom loop to make 2 more single tails to the bow and repeat this on the other side of the bow. Set aside the bow until after the next step.

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Step 30. Loop an excess piece of the thin ribbon through the Zoe frames and tags piece that was made earlier on.

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Step 31. Tuck and glue the folded ribbon under the crossover buckle. Now add the vintage ribbon bow over the buckle using 3d glue .

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Step 32. Place 2 decorative pins which you can see how these were made in the daisy pin bag workshop on the Creative Expressions weekly workshop blog. Click for the post

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Step 33. Place the pins behind the buckle and secure in place with some 3d glue under the buckle. Now add an 18mm dazzler over the knot of the bow.

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Step 34. Either use a retained oval from the Zoe frames and tag die or cut another one out.

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Step 35. Remove any excess sticky from the low tack tape using a putty or plain white rubber.

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Step 36. Place the oval die back over the card & use the new small smoothies to pick up some of the tattered rose distress ink and then ink around just the edge of the die leaving the centre clear.

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Step 37. This will achieve a lovely soft feel to the oval inner tag shape.

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Step 38. Ink up a `Your a treasured Friend` sentiment stamp from the Creative Expressions amazing sentiments stamp set using the black archival ink pad and stamp it onto the just inked oval.

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Step 39. Place the small flower die from the floral fan elements stamp plate onto a small acrylic block. Stamp around the edge of the oval again using some black archival ink.

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Step 40. Add some of the tattered rose distress ink from the distress marker pen and colour the flowers of the stamped edge in.

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Step 41. Cut an oval of self adhesive sheet and apply it over a dried colour sentiment piece.

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Step 42. Remove the backing and then add some of the distress rock candy over the sheet for a soft sparkle feel to the sentiment.

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Step 43. Add the oval onto the card using some foam tape underneath and then pass the tag over the sentiment and secure it to the card using some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue so it is flat onto the snow fibre paper. Use some glue under the foam tape so you can move the sentiment if needed before it dries.

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Step 44. Use the frosted lace stickles on the centre of the snowflake lattice sections as these work better than the Cosmic Shimmer glue as they can spread on the embossed textured paper.

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Step 45. This will complete the finished project.

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Step 46. Here is a close up of the vintage ribbon bow along with the decorative pins and the dazzler embellishment.

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Step 47. The rock candy gives a wonderful shimmer to the sentiment tag …….

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Step 48. …… and compliments the delicate filigree buckle strips perfectly.

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Step 49. The frosted lace stickles add a lovely finish to the card along with the pierced edging on the blush & silver card.

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  Happy Crafting


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