Teal Sue Wilson String Flower Card

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This workshop shows how to make this dimensional card using the Sue Wilson the shadow boxes collection ~ stitched lattice frames as the main back drop.

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The resin flowers and the Sue Wilson string flowers give a lovely soft feel to the project.

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Just a close up of the flowers covering the knot of the aqua crushed silky box.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

 Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Collection ~ String Flowers Die : CED1440

Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Tag Die : CED8202

Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection Wellington Die : CED8205

Sue Wilson Shadow Boxes Collection ~ Stitched Lattice Frame : CED9303

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Collection ~ Olive Branch Die : CED1460

& Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Collection ~ Delicate Fronds Die CED1426

Craft Consortium Always & Forever Resin Flowers ~ Duck Egg : AFRFLR006

Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink Pad : DPPEACOCK

Creative Expressions Aqua Crushed Silky Ribbon : UK1-5-04

Tim Holtz Cracked Pistachio Ink Pad : DPPISTAC

Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer New Gold Mica Powder : CSPMMPNEW

Cosmic Shimmer Dusting Brushes : CSBRU

Creative Expressions Smoothie : CESMOOTH

Foundations Coconut Card 40980

& Vintage Gold Card : VINTGOLDCARD

 Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Decadent Teal PVA Glue : CSPMGTEAL

Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Mister Decadent Teal : CSPMMTEAL

Adhesive Eraser : CEADERASER

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

Spellbinders Junior Plate Full Set : WIZGC-011

Creative Expressions Silky Crush Aqua Ribbon : UK1-5-04

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE ,

& Silicone Glue

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop shows you how to make the delicate string flower card using the Sue Wilson finishing touches collection ~ string flower dies and the shadow boxes collection ~ stitched lattice frames as the main focus of the card. Also needed are the Sue Wilson olive branch dies, the delicate fronds dies, the New Zealand collection ~ tag and Wellington dies. The Craft Consortium always & forever duck egg resin flowers are used along with the Creative Expressions aqua silky crush ribbon, the Tim Holtz cracked pistachio distress spray stain and the Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer decadent teal mister for a lovely blend of colour tones.

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Step 2. Take a sheet of the Foundations coconut card and spritz it lightly with the Tim Holtz cracked pistachio distress spray stain. Now work quickly with the next step as you need the stain to still be wet when adding the mica, you could spritz it with water again but it works well using the 1st method of the neat spray application. Make a larger piece of card if you want to use it as one of the stitched frame panels.

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Step 3. Then add some of the Phill Martin cosmic shimmer new gold mica powder onto a Cosmic Shimmer dusting brushes and tap gentle over the wet cracked pistachio distress spray stain card. Dry the card naturally or use a heat tool to speed up the process to show the wonderful shimmer left on the card.

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Step 4. Once the card is dry add the small Sue Wilson string single loop dies onto the pistachio card using some low tack tape. Add the 2 different size larger string loop dies onto a off cut of the vintage gold card. Cut and then emboss the dies through the Grand Calibur machine.

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Step 5. Repeat the process until you have 3 larger string flowers and 5 of the slightly smaller string flowers in the vintage gold. You will also need 3 of the inner centre die cuts and 5 of the slightly smaller inner centres in the pistachio card.

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Step 6. Hold the string flower on one petal and gently pull the outer petal downwards and this will start to raise the 2nd and 3rd string petal upwards.

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Step 7. Continue to ease those 2nd and 3rd string loops upwards to complete the petal shaping and then work around all the other petals. This makes for a quick flower and it`s so lovely and delicate too.

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Step 8. Add a dot of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue in the centre of the flower before adding the pistachio curved up flower.

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Step 9. Use the point of a pair of decoupage scissors or the Spellbinders tool in one to press the centre of the flower onto the glue and this will help it to stick firmly and quickly into place. Repeat this process on all the other string flowers.

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Step 10. Add some of the Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer decadent teal PVA glue to the centres of the flowers to make a faux pearl. These 3 colours will be used in the stitched lattice die panels to co-ordinate with the colour theme of the card.

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Step 11. Attach the Sue Wilson olive branch dies or the delicate fronds dies, the 2 outer New Zealand collection ~ tag dies and the 3 outer Wellington dies onto a piece of coconut card using some low tack tape. Now run the pieces through the Grand Calibur machine to cut and then emboss the pieces. You will need 2 of the tags for the project.

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Step 12. Run the Spellbinders tool in one over the Wellington die to ease the small pieces from the die / card as it will lessen the amount of tiny pieces you have to poke out of the card.

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Step 13. Use the adhesive easer over the low tack tape patches as you can see the faint marks on the edges of the card.

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Step 14. With a few swipes the sticky patches have gone. Such a useful tool I wouldn`t be without now.

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Step 15. Place the die cut pieces into a design so you can see how the project is likely to finish off. I cut a circle in the pistachio / gold card to add to the centre of the tag shapes.

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Step 16. When designing a project, look at what you have cut so far and then build up the back drop to compliment the design. Here I can see the 3 stitched lattice frame dies will work perfectly with Wellington die shape…….

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Step 17. ……. so now to colour some card to cut out in the stitched frames. Spritz some of the Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer decadent teal mister onto a piece of the coconut card stock. Spray from a height to get a soft colouring or …..

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Step 18. …… be more heavy handed, spritz lower down and then use a piece of kitchen roll to wipe the ink over the complete piece of card for a yummy teal card.

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Step 19. This is the way I went as I wanted to co-ordinate the teal PVA faux pearl that is in the centre of the string flower.

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Step 20. Cut the teal card in the largest stitched frame, cut the pistachio / gold card in the 2nd size down stitched frame and finish of with the 3rd size down stitched frame in the vintage gold card. This will make the card panels work in the opposite colour way than the flower heads.

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Step 21. Make a card base by joining 2 pieces of the coconut card and cut to size so you leave a nice thick border all around the outside of the stitched frame panels. Here I have added 2 embossed lines around the edge of the card to add detail to the piece.

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Step 22. Use some Tim Holtz peacock feathers ink on a Creative Expressions smoothie and distress the edges of the pistachio stitched panel.

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Step 23. Add all three stitched panels onto the base card using foam tape. Make sure the foam tape is placed all along the edge of the panel and in the centre to stop dipping in the card and to make sure the coloured panel lays flat as these would have bent up when the wet ink was applied.

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Step 24. Here you can see the foam tape has stopped the panel from curving and it lays nicely on the card base.

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Step 25. Add some of the peacock feather ink on the Wellington die cut piece and the tag ones too. Then add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the more solid areas on the reverse of the piece.

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Step 26. Add the die cut piece onto the vintage gold card and press the 2 edges that overhang onto the pistachio panel to give the die piece a nice curve.

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Step 27. You will need to hold the piece until the glue goes off but it`s worth a few minutes to get the shaping.

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Step 28. Swipe some of the peacock feathers ink over the off cut rectangle from the Wellington die frame and then add the piece over the frame using some foam tape for added dimension.

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Step 29. Now add the tag die shapes over the panel again using foam tape but turn one of the shapes 90 degrees to add extra detail. Add the circle to the centre of the tag so it helps show the flower off nicely.

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Step 30. Attach the larger string flower onto the circle using the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue and then arrange some small sprigs of the fronds die or olive die cut pieces in between each flower petal.

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Step 31. Attach an aqua bow to the corner of the card before adding the 2 larger string flowers over the knot of the box.

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Step 32. Add the smaller string flowers to each corner of the card and then attach 4 duck egg resin flowers to the corners of the Wellington die shape.

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Step 33. Here is the finished project with the dimension from the string flowers along with the different tones from the inked card on the stitched frames.

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