This project is will show you how to make this simple dimensional card using the Creative Expressions Lisa Horton NEW stamps along with the Sue Wilson Shadow Box Collection ~ Stitched Lattice Frame and the some inks and Glossy Accents.
The butterflies have been stamped directly onto some coconut card and others onto the same card and cut out before the glossy accents is added and then they are placed onto a die shape panel.
A Craft Consortium `thank you `heart is added onto some Creative Expressions jute twine and then a Craft Consortium duck egg resin flower covers the knot of perfectly.
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Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200
Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Blending Ink ~ Frosted Mink : CSPMCCFRMINK
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink Pad : DPVINTAGEPHO
Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL
or Vintage Old Gold card if you still have some left !!!
Foundations Antique Gold Card : PC009
Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG
Creative Expressions Stamping Mat : CESTAMPMAT
Creative Expressions Adhesive Eraser : CEADERASER
Craft Consortium Resin Duck Egg Flowers : AFRFLR006
Creative Expressions Jute Twine : CETWINEJUTE
Craft Consortium Heart Charm ~ Thank You : AFMCHRM008
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this layered card using the Creative Expressions Lisa Horton butterfly splash stamps as the main focus. For the project you will need the following stamps ~ the Creative Expressions Lisa Horton butterfly splash stamps which are framed using the Sue Wilson shadow collection ~ stitched lattice frame die set. The Cosmic Shimmer colour cloud blending ink ~ frosted mink and the Tim Holtz vintage photo ink pad add colour to the card and the glossy accents is used to lift the butterflies off the card.
Step 2. Take a sheet of the Foundations coconut A4 card, and secure the smallest solid frame die from the Sue Wilson shadow collection ~ stitched lattice frame die set onto the card. Add a faint pencil mark on the inside corner points of the die.
Step 3. Remove the die to reveal the basic shape. This will help you to know where the boundaries fall when stamping the butterflies onto the card.
Step 4. Place the 1st Creative Expressions Lisa Horton butterfly splash stamp onto an acrylic block. Ink the stamp using the Tim Holtz vintage photo ink pad and stamp the butterfly at random over the card making sure you keep those boundaries in mind.
Step 5. Change the stamp and continue adding the butterflies over the card. Make sure you stamp over the edges so it fills the card up nicely and doesn`t leave lots of white spaces.
Step 6. Place the Sue Wilson shadow collection ~ stitched lattice frame die set back onto the worked piece making sure you use the pencil marks as a reference. Secure the die in place with some low tack tape.
Step 7. Run the card through the Grand Calibur to cut and then change the plates and emboss the panel.
Step 8. Use a rubber to remove the pencil marks and then the adhesive rubber to remove any sticky marks made from the low tack tape. This has to be the best gadget ever as it has removed marks when I know I would have normally messed a project up with a glue mark. Love it.
Step 9. Turn the die piece back over and secure the card back into the frame securing the die with some low tack tape on the inside only. This will just stop the card moving when inking the frame up. Please ignore the patterned card as it was a trial idea but I didn`t want to waste the card when it didn`t go to plan !!!!
Step 10. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer colour cloud blending ink ~ frosted mink onto a Creative Expressions smoothie and the distress the edges of the card which is still in the solid frame die.
Step 11. Remove the die to reveal a lovely white stitched effect border.
Step 12. Now cut the 2nd size up stitched frame in the Foundations old gold vintage card or in the Foundations bright gold card and then the largest stitched die in the Foundations coconut card.
Step 13. The 3 panels will look perfect set on a base card of the Foundations antique gold card. So take 2 sheets of the card and cut one piece to 21cms wide in a landscape position and then score 3½ cms in from the edge with the card.
Step 14. Fold the flap over and secure the 2nd sheet of card underneath to join the 2 pieces of card together.
Step 15. Working on the reverse of the front flap, score an outer line down the half fold line on a score board and then another line on the DL line making sure you don`t score right the way down into the corner.
Step 16. Turn the card and score the same markings around each edge of the card and so the inner line joins up with each other.
Step 17. Turn the card back over and trim away the excess underneath card which will be the back of the card. This just allows the card being made larger than an A5 base card and the excess can be used to mat a topper or cut some die cut shapes from at another project.
Step 18. Mat the coconut stitched panel and the lighter gold stitched panel onto the base card using foam tape for extra dimension.
Step 19. Add an outer line of glossy accents around the edge of a butterfly, as this will act as a barrier.
Step 20. Now flood the area of the butterfly making sure no air bubbles sit in the liquid. If you do get any, remove them by pushing them off the image with the bottle nozzle or prick them with a pin.
Step 21. Repeat the process on the different shape butterflies. If you get an overflow on a thin stamped area such as the bottom of the butterfly body ……..
Step 22. …… then take a pokey tool and remove the excess liquid before it sets.
Step 23. Repeat the process on all of the butterflies.
Step 24. This will give you a wonderful feel to the piece once the butterflies are dry. Please don`t be tempted to touch the glossy accents to see if it`s dry as you could end up with finger prints in the glossy accents !!!!
Step 25. Stamp 3 or 4 of the dotty butterflies onto the coconut card and then once they are cut out leaving a white border, distress the edges using the Cosmic Shimmer colour cloud blending ink ~ frosted mink.
Step 26. Add some glossy accents to the butterflies and set a side to dry. It`s best to use a non stick mat rather than a kitchen towel as in photo (it was just the closest thing to hand when I was making the project up !!!)
Step 27. Cut a piece of grey mount board to the exact same size of the worked butterfly panel. The glossy accents will make the card warp so it`s best to have a solid base to level the butterfly panel off onto.
Step 28. Add some double sided tape to the reverse of the butterfly panel and then stick the butterfly worked piece onto the grey board for strength.
Step 29. Add this panel to the base card and other stitched layers of card.
Step 30. Attach a dried shaped butterfly onto one of the butterflies to add detail to the card.
Step 31. Now cut a gold panel using the curved cornered Sue Wilson New Zealand Wellington die. Attach it to the top corner of the card using foam tape for added dimension.
Step 32. Add 2 of the glossy accent butterflies onto the gold die shape to highlight the detail of the butterflies.
Step 33. Take one of the Craft Consortium `thank you` heart shape charms and attach it to a piece of the Creative Expressions natural jute twine by looping the twine through the hole and back through the loop of fix the twine onto the charm.
Step 34. Finish the charm off in a bow.
Step 35. Make a 2nd double bow in the jute twine.
Step 36. Attach both of the bows onto the corner of the card using some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear PVA glue or some 3d clear glue.
Step 37. Add a Craft Consortium duck egg resin flower over the knots of the jute twine bows to finish of the bows and to make a lovely feature to the project.
Step 38. Here is the completed project. Simple in design but the stitched dies really give the detail to the piece.
Step 39. Here is the 3d glossy accent butterfly feature on the gold die shape.
Step 40. The dimension comes in the form of the 3d butterflies, the stitched panels and from the glossy accents too.
Step 41. Just a stand up view of the finished piece.
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