Especially for You Lily of the Valley Card

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This project shows how to make the soft chic moss and white tones on the lily of the valley sentiment 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 white embossing is enhanced by adding the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin Colour Cloud over the top.

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Here the Sue Wilson peonies and the fronds dies are used to cover the knot of the Creative Expressions off white satin ribbon.

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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Frames & Tags ~ Maggie Die : CED4315

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Petite Peony Cluster Die : CED1451

Creative Expressions Spring Shades Collection by John Lockwood Paper Pad : JLPP002

Creative Expressions Spring Trail Background Stamp : UMS706

Creative Expressions Everyday Sentiment Clear Stamp Set : CEC752

Creative Expressions Lily Lattice Pre Cut Stamp : UMS701

Creative Expressions Stamping Mat : CESTAMPMAT

Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin Colour Cloud ~ Chic Moss : CSPMCCMOSS

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Delicate Fronds Die : CED1426

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Creative Expressions Adhesive Eraser : CEADERASER

Creative Expressions Pearl Corners Set 2 : SASCW2

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

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

Cosmic Shimmer True White Embossing Powder : CSDEPWHHITE

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon ~ CESROFFWHT

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE &

Cosmic Shimmer Silver Lustre PVA Glue : CSGSILVER

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to this useful card using the delicate white stamped images with die cuts and the Cosmic Shimmer chic moss colour cloud. The products needed are the Sue Wilson frames & tags ~ Maggie die, the finishing touches petite peony cluster die & delicate fronds die. The Creative Expressions spring shades collection by John Lockwood paper pad is teamed up with the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin colour cloud ~ chic moss. The new and very useful Creative Expressions stamping mat helps to create a lovely stamped image when using the Creative Expressions Creative Expressions spring trail background stamp , the everyday sentiment clear stamp set and the lily lattice pre cut stamp set.

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Step 2. Take a sheet of the Foundations coconut card and lay in a landscape position on the Creative Expressions stamping mat. Ink up the Creative Expressions Creative Expressions spring trail background stamp with the Prefect Medium ink pad & then stamp in the top right hand corner of the card. Make sure you leave a small border around the edge of the stamped image to create a nice feature to the finished card. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer true white embossing powder over the ink and then heat set the image using a heat tool.

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Step 3. Repeat the process under the just stamped image again leaving a small border around the edges. The bottom edge will have a larger border left over but this will be trimmed off later.

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Step 4. Lay the card on a score board or just use a ruler and measure at the 8 inch point from the left hand side and score a line downwards. This will give you a 8 “ card shape and also the stamped detail will wrap itself around the spine of the card for a lovely feature to the finished card.

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Step 5. Crease down the scored line to create a left hand side flap to the card and burnish the line carefully with a bone folder making sure you go gently as you have the embossed image on the edge of the card.

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Step 6. Place the card in a guillotine and trim a small amount off the bottom edge so that the design has a lovely spacing all around the edge of the stamped image.

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Step 7. Here is the basic shape of the card you are left with.

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Step 8. Take a sheet from the Creative Expressions spring shades collection by John Lockwood paper pad ( please be mindful I have change the colour of the paper in step 12 !!! ) and place it in the inner back panel of the card. Snip a mark where the paper needs to be cut making sure it leaves a small white border all around the edge. Now trim the excess paper away.

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Step 9. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin colour cloud ~ chic moss onto a Creative Expressions smoothie and dab the ink onto the edges of the cut paper panel.

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Step 10. Swipe the Cosmic Shimmer chic moss colour cloud inked smoothie over the side panel with the white embossed spring trail design on it. Using the smoothie on the foundation card will ensure a lovely smooth chic moss inked finish to the card.

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Step 11. Here you can see the 2 greens don`t tone perfectly as I was using the wrong colour cloud tone, so I’ve chosen a different colour as I wanted to chic moss to blend with the lily of the valley theme.

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Step 12. The beige sprig design has now been cut to go in the back of the card and the paper has been edged with the chic moss colour cloud.

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Step 13. Place the 2 outer dies from the Sue Wilson frames & tags ~ Maggie die set and secure the die in place with some low tack tape on a piece of Foundations coconut card. Run the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur machine to cut the piece and the emboss the card for added detail.

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Step 14. Stamp and emboss one of the sentiments from the Creative Expressions everyday sentiment clear stamp set using some Perfect Medium ink and then the Cosmic Shimmer true white embossing powder over the ink before heat setting the powder. I`ve used the `Especially for You` sentiment. Then use the circle from the Sue Wilson frames & tags ~ Maggie die set to cut out the sentiment. It makes this die set perfect as it cuts out the sentiments with the inner die.

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Step 15. Use the Cosmic Shimmer colour cloud ~ chic moss inked smoothie to add the same tone of colour to the sentiment piece.

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Step 16. Use the Creative Expressions adhesive eraser to remove the sticky excess that the low tack tape sometimes leaves by gently rubbing it across the sticky area.

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Step 17. Stamp and emboss the Creative Expressions everyday lily lattice pre cut stamp set using the Perfect Medium ink and then place some Cosmic Shimmer true white embossing powder over the ink before heat setting the powder. 2 of the lattice circles will be needed for this project. Once they are embossed cut out around the edge of the design using a small pair of scissors as this will aid with the circle shape.

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Step 18. Use some of the Cosmic Shimmer chic moss colour cloud on a dry water brush to add the colour to the leaves in the design. This will be very subtle but it will bring in the colours nicely through out the project.

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Step 19. Place the solid lily of the valley stamp from the Creative Expressions lily of the valley everyday sentiment clear stamp plate curving it so it will fit in the solid circle that has been cut from the Maggie die in the coconut card. 2 circles will be needed and use the chic moss colour cloud to add ink onto a smoothie before stamping on the prepared stamp. 2 of the lilies will fit perfectly on the circle if the stamp has been curved correctly. Repeat this on a 2nd circle of card.

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Step 20. Add some foam tape to the reverse of the lily lattice circles and add them onto the beige paper backing. Here you can see there is a slight lap over but this will be covered with the Maggie die later on. It`s more important to leave a small border at the top and bottom of the circles.

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Step 21. Add some more of the foam tape on the smaller stamped circles and add them in the centre of the lily lattice circles.

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Step 22. Add a line of foam tape down just the centre of the Maggie die cut piece and then add an additional foam pad on just the centre pad as the centre is where the lowest point of the card pieces and it will even out the levels.

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Step 23. Place the Maggie die piece in the middle of the lily lattice panels.

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Step 24. Straighten a piece of the Creative Expressions finishing touches off white satin ribbon. Here I have used a cheap pair of hair straighteners which are prefect for this job. My Daughter even calls them my ribbon straighteners now. Make a double bow with tails in this ribbon.

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Step 25. Add finishing touches such as adding 3 peonies & some fronds from the Sue Wilson dies to cover the knot of the bow. Use the C/E pearl corners on the chic moss panel & then add some faux pearls to the edge of the paper backing using the Cosmic Shimmer silver lustre PVA glue. This completes the project.

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Step 26. Here is a close up of the embossed die cut and the lovely lily themed stamps by John Lockwood.

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Step 27. The peonies and the frond in the coconut card just add detail to the side of the card and helps to blend in the white embossing and soft tones throughout.

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