This workshop shows how to make this Sue Wilson Belgian Collection frame card.
The new Cosmic Shimmer peacock green and golden mint pixie powders are used to compliment the aqua theme which is finished off with the Creative Expressions Aqua crushed silky ribbon and the Craft Consortium always & forever resin duck egg flowers.
Use some frosted lace stickles around the edge of the frame for extra texture or use some Cosmic Shimmer glue and some diamond frost over the top.
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Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200
Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder ~ Peacock Green : CSPPPEACOCK &
Golden Mint : CSPPGOLD
Tim Holtz Cracked Pistachio Ink Pad : DPPISTAC
Creative Expressions Smoothie : CESMOOTH
Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL
Spellbinders Junior Plate Full Set : WIZGC-011
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE ,
Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Highlighter : CSGLUEHIGH
& Silicone Glue
Ranger Metallic Gold Dabber : DABGOLD
Optional Frosted Lace Stickles : STKFRLACE
or CS Glue & CS Diamond Frost : Frosty Dawn : CSDFFROSTY
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1.This workshop will show you how to make this free standing frame card using the Sue Wilson Belgian Collection ~ Brussels die & the New Zealand Collection ~ tag die as the main focus. The new Cosmic Shimmer peacock green and golden mint pixie powders are used to compliment the aqua theme which is finished off with the Creative Expressions Aqua crushed silky ribbon and the Craft Consortium always & forever resin duck egg flowers.
Step 2. Place the 2 outer Sue Wilson Belgian Collection ~ Brussels dies onto a piece of Foundations coconut card and secure in place with some low tack tape.
Step 3. Cut and then emboss the piece through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine.
Step 4. Take the Spellbinders Tool in One and run it over the die with the card still in place as this will help to release the intricate pieces in the die. Then remove the die from the card and use the tool to remove the excess card that is left still in the die.
Step 5. Repeat the process until you have 4 of the cut out frames making sure you have the pieces the same so it will ensure the frame sits perfectly when the pieces are glued together.
Step 6. Place Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ tag die onto a piece of coconut card and cut and emboss 4 tags.
Step 7. Use the adhesive eraser to remove any sticky residue made from the low tack tape.
Step 8. Place the centre of the frame on a score board and gently score down the centre of the frame. Repeat this on the other 3 frames.
Step 9. Cut a piece of the Foundations antique gold card so it measures 5 ½ cms wide by ……….
Step 10. ……. 20 ½ cms. Score the card at ½ cm, 5 ½ cms, 10 ½ cms, 15 ½ cms and finishing at 20 ½ cms. Set aside for a later step.
Step 11. Fold the frames on the just scored line, pinching the edges of the frame together for a perfect uniformed finish to the piece. Make sure the embossed finish side is on the inside of the frame.
Step 12. Now crease on the scored line to sharpen the finish of the frame.
Step 13. Repeat on the other 3 frames. All frames need the embossed finish on the inside.
Step 14. With the frame still folded apply some of the Cosmic Shimmer highlighter glue on the intricate areas of the frame.
Step 15. Press another one of the prepared frames on top of the glued frame pressing firmly whilst the glue takes.
Step 16. Now add another layer of glue on the next piece before sticking that on top of the glue.
Step 17. Open up the stuck frames…..
Step 18. ….so you now have the 2 backs of the frames facing the top. Add some more of the glue over the 2 remaining backs of the frames.
Step 19. Before adding the final frame over the glued area, all the while making sure the design marries up with the frame underneath.
Step 20. Fold the frame backwards and press firmly onto the glued frames.
Step 21. Open up the frame to reveal the 4 glued panels as this sets out the finished base shape of the project.
Step 22. Snip a small amount off the centre bottom of the frame so that the frame will now stand freely once it`s opened.
Step 23. Now go back to the antique gold card and crease all the scored lines on the antique gold card.
Step 24. Apply a small amount of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue along the ½ cm tab. Dab your finger over the glue to work it smoothly along the card tab and so it won`t seep out when it`s stuck down.
Step 25. You will have a 5cm square shape ready for the tags to be added onto once it`s placed into the frame.
Step 26. As the tube is the same width on each side just press the tube flat and pass it the frame from right to left.
Step 27. Now open up the tube making sure each side has passed over the small hook in the inner frame design. This will also make sure the tube stays in place. Open the tube up to make the full open shape again and it will also open the frames.
Step 28. Here is an ariel shot of the design.
Step 29. This step could be done prior to placing the tube in the card or it can be taken out to add the gold Adirondack paint dabber on the edges of the tube before placing the tube back in.
Step 30. When making up a workshop, extra design steps will often appear in a workshop as it helps you see how you could use other dies from the Sue Wilson collection and this step is one of those. Just check the tag will fit through the slight gap in the frame and the depth of the tag works perfectly with the height of the inner tube. It`s a factor worth looking out for if using a different die.
Step 31. Add some of the Tim Holtz cracked pistachio ink pad onto a Creative Expressions smoothie and then add the ink to the edges of the New Zealand tags.
Step 32. Place a foam pad on the reverse of the tag and also add some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue over the pad as this will give you a bit of time to get the tag in place correctly.
Step 33. Pass the prepared tag through the frame and make sure it`s central on the gold tube behind.
Step 34. Place the 2nd tag through the next frame before adding some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the tips of the tag and stick the tags edges together. Continue to repeat this process until all 4 tags are on the frame tube.
Step 35. Make a bow using the Creative Expressions aqua crushed silky ribbon and place it on the top crossover section of the frame.
Step 36. Add a blob of silicone glue on the knot of the bow and then place one of the Craft Consortium Always & Forever resin duck egg flowers onto the glue.
Step 37. Place another one of the resin flowers on the back on the ribbon so that the card frame design can be seen from all angles.
Step 38. Add either die cut flowers or as here I am continuing to use the lovely resin flowers and attaching one to each end of the tag. Go ahead and add another on the reverse of the tag to complete the look.
Step 39. Spritz the coconut card with some water. Tip the Cosmic Shimmer pixie powder towards the tip of the bottle before removing the lid whilst it is upright. Gently tap the end of the bottle so the powder lightly lands on the watered card or be more heavy handed and you`ll achieve the effect in the centre of the card as shown here. Cosmic Shimmer peacock green and golden mint pixie powders are added to get this look and the go back in and spritz the powder and watch the powders work together. Allow the card / powders to dry or use a heat tool to dry the piece.
Step 40. Use the small inner circle die from the New Zealand tag die and cut 4 circles from the pixie powder card. Use different areas for a lovely effect to the project.
Step 41. Slip the disc through the frame and place it in the centre of the tag without any glue on the tag. It`s a tight fit and the glue could seep onto the tags.
Step 42. Lift the edge of the circle up and add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the reverse of the pixie powder disc. Repeat the process on the other 3 circles around the frame.
Step 43. Here is the completed project. Simple yet effective and easy when using the frames as all the hard work is done for you.
Step 44. Make a nice box to add the project into, there has been a lovely background die size box made before so check out the weekly workshop site for ideas.
Step 45. Why not add some frosted lace stickles around the edge of the frame or use some Cosmic Shimmer glue and some diamond frost over the top.
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