This project will show you how to make the Wedgewood inspired card using the Creative Expressions Lisa Horton NEW stamps along with the Sue Wilson Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Dies and the Delicate Garden Frame Die.
The butterflies have been decoupaged with the edges of the wings curved to give added dimension. Also a little of the baby blue card is left around the edge of the butterfly to mirror the patches from the stamp.
The Sue Wilson delicate garden frame makes a useful die to be split and made into corner die shapes.
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Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200
Sue Wilson Frames & Tags ~ Maggie Die : CED4315
Adirondack Snow Cap Ink Pad : ADPIGSNOW
Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL
Cosmic Shimmer Pure White Embossing Powder : CSDEPWHHITE
Foundations Pearl Icicle Card : PC001
Foundations Vellum : 40024 or Snow Fibre Paper
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,
Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU or
Creative Expressions Self Adhesive 8mm Pearl : SAP8WHITE
& Silicone Glue
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this delicate Wedgewood inspired card using the new Creative Expressions Lisa Horton stamps. For the project you will need the following stamps ~ the Creative Expressions Lisa Horton rustic birds stamp set, the butterfly splash and the summer meadow set. The dies used are the Sue Wilson frames & tags ~ Maggie die, the delicate garden frame die set along with the Noble double pierced rectangle die set. The sentiment has been created using the Creative Expressions John Lockwood lily of the valley everyday sentiment stamp set. The Cosmic Shimmer true white embossing powder over clear ink and the Adirondack snow cap ink pad are used for the Wedgewood inspired stamping effects.
Step 2. Get ready a sheet of the Foundations baby blue A4 card, the new Foundations pearl icicle card, Foundations vellum or snow fibre paper if you still have some and 2 sheets of the Foundations coconut card for the base card.
Step 3. Select 3 of the Creative Expressions summer meadows clear stamps and place them in a row along the bottom of an acrylic block. Think of the height needed and where you want the tallest image to fall on the card.
Step 4. Ink the stamps up using the clear and resist ink pad or a Perfect Medium ink. Stamp the flowers towards the bottom of a piece of Foundations baby blue card. Leave enough space for the dotty large stamp to be added later on.
Step 5. Tip the Cosmic Shimmer true white embossing powder over the clear ink before tapping the excess off the card and onto a scrap piece of paper. Then return the excess powder back into the embossing powder pot.
Step 6. Make sure any stray specks of embossing powder are removed before the image is heat set.
Step 7. Heat set the image using a heat tool. It`s optional if you want to stamp more images before heat setting the design but this way just makes sure you don`t smudge the design as you are working. Go ahead and stamp 2 more flowers next to the other flowers and still using the same base line.
Step 8. Use the corner dotty stamp from the Creative Expressions rustic birds stamp set to add detail to the corner of the card shape. This will create a frame to the card and add extra detail to the finished results. Turn the stamp and place another stamped image in the left hand top corner of the card before repeating the process of adding true white embossing powder and heat setting the images. Also use the long dotty stamp to add along the bottom of the flowers as this will complete the framed finish the project needs.
Step 9. I`ve added one of the small flowers from the Creative Expressions rustic birds stamp set onto the lid of an empty embossing powder pot and have then inked it up with some of the Adirondack snow cap ink. This will stamp very faint but as the ink dries the image will pop out more. So just go in and stamp in between the embossed flowers.
Step 10. Stamp the sitting down bird using the clear ink pad and the add the true white embossing powder over the top. Here it is perched on the top of the thistle plant.
Step 11. Continue to build the fern like flowers behind the embossed images until you are happy with the finished design.
Step 12. Remember the ink won`t be seen straight away so don`t over stamp the ferns as more can be added later if needs be.
Step 13. Place the Sue Wilson frames & tags delicate garden frame die set onto a piece of foundations vellum or some snow fibre paper if you still have some and secure the die in place using some low tack tape. I have added the die in the centre of the paper so I can use the paper as a mat later on and it will save me starting another sheet of the paper. Cut the paper through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine. It may need 2 or 3 passes depending on the paper used.
Step 14. Now go ahead and emboss the panel through the die cutting machine using the base plate and the tan mat and pink embossing plate sandwich.
Step 15. Remove the low tack tape and that will usually mean the inner section will fall out. Retain this and cut some of the small flowers out of this off cut. Whilst the paper is still in the die use the Spellbinders tool in one to run over the back of the die as this will allow most of the small intricate pieces to fall out of the paper.
Step 16. Now you will have the intricate frame and the large off cut which will become a mat behind the baby blue card later on. Find the half way point on each side of the frame ~ the `O` and cut on the curve of the `O` to remove each corner from the frame. Repeat until you have all 4 corners separated.
Step 17. Place the corners on the edge of the worked white embossed areas to see how the design is building up. Doing it this way will allow some freedom with the stamping so you can tailor the project to your style.
Step 18. Lay the Sue Wilson Noble double pierced rectangle die set over the corners to see which die will fit over the design. Here the 3rd largest die is used to cut out the white embossed panel. Make sure the die is secured in place using some low tack tape and cut and then emboss the card through the Grand Calibur machine.
Step 19. Now use the 2nd largest double pierced rectangle die to cut out the vellum or snow fibre paper. Again cut and then emboss the die piece out.
Step 20. Go ahead and cut and emboss the largest double pierced rectangle panel out in the Foundations pearl icicle card to complete the 3 pierced frames for the project.
Step 21. Once the pierced frame was complete I felt the design needed another bit of detail so I used the lily of valley clear stamp from the Creative Expressions John Lockwood lily of the valley everyday sentiment stamp set. I stamped the image with the clear ink and then topped with the Cosmic Shimmer true white embossing powder to add the solid sprig of flower in the side of the design. Heat set the embossing powder.
Step 22. Stamp with clear ink onto the baby blue card and use the true white embossing powder to emboss the `Happy Birthday` sentiment from the Creative Expressions John Lockwood lily of the valley everyday sentiment stamp set. Heat set the image with a heat tool.
Step 23. Use the inner circle from the Sue Wilson frames & tags ~ Maggie die to cut the sentiment out and secure in place with some low tack tape.
Step 24. Cut the die shape out in the Grand Calibur machine or alternatively trim freehand close to the embossed edge all around the circle. Then cut a white piece of card using the circle die as this will give you a very small mat to place the circle sentiment onto.
Step 25. To make a larger base card place the largest pearl pierced panel onto an A4 sheet of coconut card in a PROTRAIT position. Make sure you have a nice border all around the edge of the pierced panel and draw a score line down the required line to create a base card from the 2 pieces of coconut card. Crease and fold the tab over and add the 2nd piece of coconut card behind the tab using some double sided tape.
Step 26. Use a pair of scissors or a pencil to mark where the card base needs to be trimmed off to make the correct shape. Trim away the excess card from down the side edge……
Step 27. ….. to complete the base card shape using the 2 A4 sheets of card.
Step 28. Layer each of the pierced rectangle panels onto the base card using foam tape for added dimension. Lay the delicate corners onto the card before fixing them down.
Step 29. Use some 3d glue or Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue behind the small flower areas on the corners and attach the corners so they just fall off the edge of the blue corners of the card.
Step 30. Attach the mounted sentiment circle onto the corner of the card so it just overlaps the pierced panels as this will allow more of the flowers to be seen on the design.
Step 31. Cut & emboss some of the paper or vellum out using the smaller flower die that comes with the Sue Wilson delicate garden frame.
Step 32. Place the cut out flowers onto the reverse of the cut`n`dry foam pad or use the stamping mat to roll the Spellbinders ball tool around the inside of the flowers as this will bring the petals up creating a lovely shape to the flower.
Step 33. Add a drop of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue in the centre of the flowers and allow the glue to set before adding the flowers to the project.
Step 34. Stamp and emboss 2 of the butterflies twice onto the baby blue card before cutting them out and also curving the butterfly wings.
Step 35. Add the butterflies to the top corner of the design and also the small pearl flowers onto the corresponding flowers on the corner frames to complete the design off nicely.
Step 36. Adding the 2 layer of butterflies to each butterfly will add a lovely dimension to the finished look.
Step 37. Here is a close up of the delicate corners of the card. The softness of the white embossing works well with the different layers of the card.
Step 38. The sentiment can be changed to suit your needs as there are 6 different sentiments on the lily of the lily stamp plate which all cut out perfectly using the Maggie die.
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