Creative Expressions White Lily `You are a Treasured Friend` Card

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This project shows how to make the textured white toned lily card.

It is suitable for many occasions as well as the sympathy cards that might be asked for from time to time.

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The card is created using Foundations vellum, coconut card and snow fibre paper along with embossing folders for added texture to the project,


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White Lily Card


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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

 Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington Die : CED8205

Creative Expressions Stamps to Die For … Lily Corner Stamp : UMS699

to co-ordinate with the Wellington Die Set CED8205

Sue Wilson Noble Classic Adorned Design Die : CED5505

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Petite Peony Cluster Die : CED1451

Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Dainty Rectangular Frame Die : CED4301

Creative Expressions Textures Linen 8″ x 8″ Embossing Folder : EF-030

Creative Expressions 5.75 ” x 7.5 ” Floral Stripes : EF-033

Creative Expressions Amazing Sentiments Stamp Set : CEC702

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Perfect Medium Ink Pad or Clear & Resist Ink Pad : PERPADCL

Cosmic Shimmer True White Embossing Powder : CSDEPWHHITE

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980 , Snow Fibre Paper : FIBPAPER-001 ,

Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4  & Foundations Vellum : 40024

Vintage Ribbon ~ Chalk White or Silver Grey : VRSILV

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE &

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA Glue : CSPEAWHGLU

Creative Expressions Self Adhesive Pearl Strips ~ Double White : SAPSDW


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this delicate and textured card using the following key products. The Sue Wilson New Zealand collection ~ Wellington die, the Creative Expressions stamps to die for … lily corner stamp to co-ordinate with the Wellington die set, the noble classic adorned design die and the finishing touches petite peony cluster die. The frames & tags dainty rectangular frame die is used with the Creative Expressions amazing sentiment stamp set to create the wording panel in the design. Foundations vellum, coconut card have been used along with Creative Expressions embossing folders for added texture.

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Step 2. Take a piece of the foundations vellum and swipe the anti static bag over the vellum. Ink up the Creative Expressions stamps to die for … lily corner stamp that co-ordinates with the Wellington die set with some Perfect Medium or Clear & resist ink. Open the pot of Cosmic Shimmer pure white embossing powder.

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Step 3. Stamp the image onto the vellum and then tip over the Cosmic Shimmer pure white embossing powder.

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Step 4. Repeat the process but this time just stamp the lily area of the stamp onto the vellum before heat setting the embossing powder with a heat tool.

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Step 5. Place the Sue Wilson New Zealand collection ~ Wellington die over the stamped lily image and secure in place with some low tack tape.


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Step 6. As you are only cutting vellum I find it useful to add a piece of 160gsm paper over the image as this will protect the vellum as well as giving the sandwich a thicker amount when it`s passed through the die cutting machine. Now cut and the emboss the piece through the Grand Calibur.

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Step 7. Take the just cut vellum piece and lightly add some of the Perfect Medium over the edges of the vellum.

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Step 8. Once all the sides are completed add some of the Cosmic Shimmer pure white embossing powder over the ink.

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Step 9. Then heat set the embossing powder to reveal a distressed fine border to the lily panel. This will also give the appearance of another layer on the finished card.


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Step 10. Cut the larger lily design and also some smaller sections of the lily.

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Step 11. Add them onto a piece of Creative Expressions self adhesive sheet and place a piece of vellum on the backing of the self adhesive sheet.

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Step 12. Cut out the main lily and all the other small lily buds etc before curving the flowers with a pair of decoupage snips.

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Step 13. Cut and then emboss 2 pieces of coconut card using the 2 outer Sue Wilson Noble classic adorned design dies. Again secure in place with some low tack tape before cutting the shapes out.

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Step 14. Once the die shapes have been embossed turn one of the die shapes into a landscape position and place behind the other die shape as this will give a lovely background to the vellum lily panel.

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Step 15. To save on your card it is often a good idea to place the die cut shapes back over the card which it`s just been cut out of, as it saves on waste when cutting another mat. This card will have some embossed snow fibre paper added over it later on.

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Step 16. Place a piece of snow fibre paper which will need the finishing measurement to 16 ½cm wide x 18cm length into the Creative Expressions 5.75″ x 7.5“ floral stripes embossing folder. It`s always best to have a larger piece of paper and then trim it down. The embossing will need to be moved across and embossed for a 2nd time to get the required width of the paper.

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Step 17. Add the embossed snow fibre panel onto the die cut out piece of coconut card and just have a small white border cut down the left and right hand side of the embossed stripes. Trim the panel straight across the bottom so there is no white border as this will help the panel sit into the finished base card.

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Step 18. I had an embossed textured panel in my craft left over pile. To achieve this swipe a clear ink pad over the flat side of the Creative Expressions textures linen 8″ x 8″ embossing folder. Place a piece of white card in the folder making sure you don`t move it about and then emboss the card. Sprinkle some Cosmic Shimmer lapis pearl embossing powder over the ink before heat setting it with a heat tool. Cut the panel to 20cm x 20cm and then add line of the self adhesive pearls which were split down the centre of the double row strip to make the pearls go further. Lay all the prepared pieces together to start to see how the end design will come together.

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Step 19. Here is a close up of the textured linen embossed panel along with the pearl border. Please note your piece won`t have the pierced rectangle taken out although there is nothing stopping you doing this as the inner area will be covered up and it`s a way of making your card go further.

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Step 20. Make a card base out of 2 folded pieces of the coconut card by joining them with an 8cm folded tab down one side, add the 2nd piece of card onto the tab before trimming the excess card to make a 21cm x 21cm card.

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Step 21. Add all the prepared layers using foam tape on each layer for added dimension. Remember to turn the noble rectangle die panels when sticking it in place.

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Step 22. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue around the shaded dotted area on the reverse of the lily vellum panel and also behind the lily area.

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Step 23. Place the panel onto the noble rectangle die shape and then add the pre cut large lily piece over the vellum topper using some 3d glue.

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Step 24. Now add the smaller lily pieces again using 3d glue. Curving the petals really does help shape and give the depth to the end result so just build up the lily design.

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Step 25. Also add the lily buds for that added lift to the image.

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Step 26. Make a shabby ribbon by wrapping the vintage ribbon twice around your hand and leave the tails of the ribbon so you get a lovely bow once it`s knotted. Place the bow onto the bottom of the lily topper and then cover the bow knot with 3 small peony flowers made from the finishing touches petite peony cluster die. Add a small faux pearl by adding a small drop of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue into the centre of the peony flower.

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Step 27. This is how the design is building up so far and it just needs a sentiment added to it.

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Step 28. Select the Creative Expressions amazing sentiment stamp set and the Sue Wilson frames & tags dainty rectangular frame die. Stamp the `You are a Treasured Friend `image onto a piece of vellum and emboss with the Cosmic Shimmer true white embossing powder. Cut the sentiment out with the smallest frame and then back the vellum onto a scrap piece of coconut card leaving the decorative side edge without any card under it.

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Step 29. Add the sentiment onto the card to finish the project off nicely.

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Step 30. This card could be used for an Easter card, a sympathy card, birthday card or a just because card. Just change the sentiment for whichever card you want at the time. It makes this stamp and die set so very useful as you never know when you will need a sympathy card.

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Step 31.  This image just shows how all the different textures as well as the white, vellum and coconut card just add detail to the design. The dimension also gives a lovely feel too.

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Happy Crafting


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