Sue Wilson Lattice Window Fronds Wild Rose Card

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This workshop shows how to make this delicate wild rose and lattice frame card.

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The wild roses are coloured with milled lavender and then glossy accents has been used to add a lovely sheen to the flowers.

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The delicate fronds have a couple of peonies added to the centre of the cluster and a thin Creative Expressions satin ribbon has been used to add a double bow under the flowers.


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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Dies : CED5508

Sue Wilson Striplet Collection Lattice Window Die : CED1615

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Wild Rose Die : CED1439

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Petite Peony Cluster Die : CED1451

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Delicate Fronds Die : CED1426

Cosmic Shimmer Marshmallow Mica Flakes : CSMFMARSH

Tim Holtz Milled Lavender Distress Ink Pad : DPMILLDLAVENDER

Creative Expressions Smoothies Mini`s 4 per pack : CESMOOTHMINI or

Standard 2 per pack : CESMOOTH

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon : CESROFFWHT

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  & Silicone Glue

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980 & Vintage Gold Card : VINTGOLDCARD

 Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make a simple yet striking card using the Sue Wilson lattice window die and the wild rose die as the main focus. For the project you will need the Sue Wilson noble double pierced rectangle dies, the lattice window striplet die, along with the wild rose, petite peony cluster die & delicate fronds finishing touches dies. Cosmic Shimmer marshmallow mica flakes, Tim Holtz milled lavender distress ink pad and the Creative Expressions smoothies mini`s are used to create the soft pastel tones in the project and different colours ways can be achieved by using the various different Creative Expressions / Cosmic Shimmer products in the vast range.

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Step 2. Place the Sue Wilson lattice window striplet die onto some Foundations coconut card securing the dies in place with some low tack tape so the 2 dies do not move whilst they are being cut. These dies can cut into each other through the pressure of the machine so using the tape is very important.

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Step 3. Place the card and die through the Grand Calibur using the junior plates and with the dies faced in a portrait position on the left hand side of the cutting plates.

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Step 4. This will make sure the die cuts through the foundations card in just one pass which is amazing as it`s an intricate die.

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Step 5. Now use the embossing plate and tan mat over the die on the base plate to emboss the panel.

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Step 6. Repeat the process and cut 2 more die panels out so you have the 3 sets of frames needed for the project. The inner lattice panels can be set aside for another project.

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Step 7. Place a piece of self adhesive sheet over a piece of white card and then secure just the outer solid frame die onto the prepared card.

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Step 8. Cut a solid shape and also place the Sue Wilson Finishing Touches rose die & the small petite peony cluster dies onto some white card and pass all the die shapes through the Grand Calibur machine so you fill the cutting mat up. Continue to cut 2 more solid pieces along with more of the roses & peonies.

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Step 9. Make sure you have 6 roses and also cut about 6 of the Sue Wilson delicate fronds die shapes out as well as the solid peony flowers.

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Step 10. Remove the carrier sheet off the solid frame card and place some of the Cosmic Shimmer marshmallow mica flakes over the sticky piece. Make sure you have the frames in a box lid or something to catch the mica flakes in.

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Step 11. Be sure to press the mica flakes firmly into the sticky sheet and rub away any excess flakes.

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Step 12. Repeat the process on the other 2 frames and then lay the white outer frames over the mica flakes to see how the design is building. Here is a useful photo to show how the card size is determined by laying the pierced rectangle die over the 3 mica flakes cut shapes.

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Step 13. Cut a white card panel using the 2nd from largest pierced rectangle die shape out and then a vintage gold frame using the largest pierced die. Once they are cut and embossed then make up a base card by joining 2 pieces of white card together and cut so it`s just a bit bigger than the vintage gold panel.

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Step 14. Take the small white pierced card and add some of the Tim Holtz milled lavender onto a mini smoothie and just ink around the edges of the panel for a soft completely blended feel to the piece.

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Step 15. Use some double sided foam tape to add the vintage gold panel onto the base card and then repeat the same when applying the just inked panel onto the gold card. Add 2 strips of the foam tape onto each of the frame panels and then lay them into position so they are evenly spaced out.

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Step 16. Add the top and bottom panel first onto the inked panel. Now ink the inner card panel to carry the milled lavender feel to the card before adding the final panel onto the card. By adding the top and bottom frame first it will give you a more even spacing when adding the final middle panel.

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Step 17. Add the frames over the mica flakes using a 3d glue for added dimension.

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Step 18. Complete this on all 3 of the frames for a lovely raised feel to the piece.

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Step 19. Lay the 3 cut roses and the delicate fronds onto the card base to get an idea of how you want the end result of the flowers and foliage to look.

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Step 20. The open peonies and lattice sections on the top of the photo won`t be needed in this project so just place them in you craft box of bits.

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Step 21. Use the ends of a pair of decoupage snips or a pokey tool to curve the heads of the roses as this will add dimension to the finished look.

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Step 22. Leave the flowers and fronds in place and just lift each flower one at a time when using some 3d glue to fix the flowers onto the mica flakes.

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Step 23. Continue to do this with the fronds and cut pieces off the fronds to curve them around the sides of the card. Use some of the Tim Holtz milled lavender to ink up the 3 rose heads and add them onto the white roses.

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Step 24. Place the small peony die shapes onto an embossing mat or the reverse of a cut`n`dry piece of foam and use the all in one tool to emboss each petal.

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Step 25. Turn the flower over and emboss the centre of the flower to raise the outer petals up nicely.

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Step 26. Add the flowers onto the corners of the card and also add some of the rose leaves or fronds around the peony flowers.

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Step 27. Add some of the glossy accents to enhance the rose heads.

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Step 28. Push the edges of the rose heads up so the glossy accents doesn`t fall off the edge of the roses.

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Step 29. You can also add a small scrap of card under the flower to allow the excess liquid to fall onto. You may wish to place the glossy accents onto the rose heads before they are glued onto the white roses and just add the flowers back on once the glossy accents is dry.

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Step 30. Add a small amount of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue to the centres of the peony flowers for a lovely soft feel to the card.

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Step 31. Here is the finished look of the project.

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Step 32. The glossy accents give a nice texture to the finished project and mirror the colours in the mica flakes.


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Step 33. Place 2 peonies in the centre of the fronds spray as this will cover up the centre of the stems.

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Step 34. Here is the small peony corner of flowers with pearl centres in the flowers.

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 Happy Crafting x


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