This project will show you how to make the Wedgewood inspired shaker swirl card using the Sue Wilson Tags & Frames Madeleine Die and the Delicate Garden Frame Die.
The delicate design of the die along with the co-ordinating Stamps to die for… Hibiscus swirl stamp works hand in hand for a soft feel to the project.
The flowers are created from the Sue Wilson delicate garden frame die set and they are used to make the vellum flower in the bottom shaker section along with the 5 vellum flower embellishments on the top of the project.
The card closes neatly together and you could add more layers if a longer brad is used.
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Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200
Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL
Cosmic Shimmer Pure White Embossing Powder : CSDEPWHHITE
Foundations Baby Blue Card : 41012 &
Foundations Pearl Icicle Card : PC001
Heat Emboss Acetate : HEATEMBOS ~ or Standard Acetate
Foundations Vellum : 40024
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,
Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU or
Creative Expressions Self Adhesive 8mm Pearl : SAP8WHITE
& Silicone Glue
Ranger Rock Candy Distress Glitter : DGROCK
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make a lovely delicate swirl shaker card using the Sue Wilson tags & frames collection Madeleine die set, the delicate garden frame die set and the coordinating stamps to die for… hibiscus swirl stamp. The small flowers in the shaker element are cut out from the flower die in the delicate frame set.
Step 2. Take the stamps to die for… hibiscus swirl stamp and place it on an acrylic block. Ink the stamp with some Perfect Medium.
Step 3. Stamp the image onto a piece of Foundations baby blue card.
Step 4. Sprinkle the Cosmic Shimmer true white embossing powder over the clear ink.
Step 5. Gently tap off the excess powder onto a folded scrap piece of paper and place it back into the embossing powder pot.
Step 6. Now heat set the image using a heat tool. You will need 3 stamped images, 2 for die cutting and 1 for decoupaging.
Step 7. Secure the solid outer die from the Sue Wilson Madeleine die set and the inner small circle over the stamped image using low tack tape. Repeat the process with the 2nd frame.
Step 8. Run the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur using the cutting plates.
Step 9. Now cut a piece of Foundations pearl icicle card using the 2 largest dies from the same Madeleine die set and then use the intricate circle die and inner die. Use the low tack tape to make sure the dies all stay in place.
PLEASE make sure at this point the circle is in the same position as it was when cut in the blue frame so that all the apertures will be lined up later on.
Step 10. This is the die having been cut twice through the Grand Calibur. It`s amazing considering the detail in the die.
Step 11. Before taking the die out of the card, run the Spellbinders tool in one over the die to release all of the detailed pieces. Repeat the process and cut another 2 icicle card frames again making sure the circle in the middle is correct.
Step 12. Fold a width of vellum in 4 and place the small flower die from the Sue Wilson delicate garden frame over the top and secure it in place with some low tack tape. Also cut the largest circle from the Madeleine set in acetate and the solid outer die in the baby blue Foundations card. Run these prepared pieces through the Grand Calibur to cut and then emboss the shapes. Cut a 2nd acetate circle afterwards.
Step 13. So now you should have 2 white stamped on blue card frames with a very small hole, ( 1 not shown here white stamped blue card uncut), 3 detailed icicle frames with the larger circle cut out centre, a plain blue die shape and lots of small vellum flowers.
Step 14. Swipe an anti static bag over the small circle acetate.
Step 15. Stick the acetate down over the aperture on the back of the plain blue frame. Run 1 or 2 layers of foam tape around the circle making sure it doesn`t go over the inner circle. The layers will depend on the depth of the foam tape used !!!
A Tip ~ I like to remove the backing from the foam so the added contents don`t jump about if you removed the backing afterwards.
Step 16. Add the vellum flowers into the prepared circle. Retain 5 large vellum flowers.
Step 17. Now add the 2nd acetate disc over the top to seal the flowers inside. Add foam tape / pads to the rest of the frame making sure they are the same depth of the inner shaker circle.
Step 18. Take the solid blue frame and add the small inner circle die in the centre of the frame using low tack tape. Use the white embossed frame (as a guide) over the top to make sure the circle is in the correct place before cutting the blue frame out.
Step 19. Remove the backing of the foam pads and add the just cut blue frame over the top.
Step 20. Here you can see why the lining of the inner circle die is important as it`s just off here !!!
Step 21. Cut a small piece of the icicle pearl card to cover the lined detail on 2 of the ends of the icicle frames. Use the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to add the card to the back of the frames. This will allow a hole to be added to make the swing movement in the finished piece.
Step 22. Add the covered over area of the icicle frame onto the base shaker frame and pierce a hole through the 2 pieces when you know they are lined up correctly together.
Step 23. Take the bottom blue frame (just pierced) and add the other pierced icicle frame underneath and have the just pierced frame over the top as a guide to place the pokey tool through the frames.
Step 24. Now you will have all 4 of the frames with a hole through in the same position ready for the swirl / swivel part of the workshop. Keep the shaker blue frame at the bottom and alternate the frames upwards.
Step 25. Place a good size brad (lengthwise) through the holes and open the ends out and flatten them onto the frame back of the shaker blue frame.
Step 26. Turn the card over and fan the 4 frames out to reveal the basic shape / idea of the card.
Step 27. Close the frames together to show the different apertures and the base shaker section.
Step 28. Place a Creative Expressions organza white rose onto the brad only. PLEASE make sure no glue spills over the head of the brad as this will stop the swivel motion of the card.
Step 29. Decoupage 2 flowers together and cut 2 single flowers from the retained stamped image to embellish the card. Add 2 dots of 3D glue to the solid rim of the icicle frame.
Step 30. Check that no glue has gone through the frame and onto the back of the frame as again you will need free movement of the frames throughout.
Step 31. Place the larger flower piece over the glue and add another dot of the 3D glue on the centre side of the flower before adding the 2nd single flower over the top.
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. Add a drop of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue in the centre of the flowers …..
Step 33. ……..sprinkle some of the rock candy distress glitter over the glue dots for a lovely sparkle finish.
Step 34. Add a single cut out flower onto the reverse card to cover up the legs of the brad.
Step 35. Place the vellum flowers onto the blue flowers or on the solid frame making sure no glue transfers through the frame.
Step 36. These flowers compliment the flowers in the base shaker aperture.
Step 37. The project is nice and compact when it`s in it`s closed form.
Step 38. Then just swivel out the frame and enjoy the detail seen in the die shapes and stamped images.
Step 39. The decoupaged flowers and the organza rose finishes of the piece of perfectly.
Step 40. The frames can also be fanned out in this manner for a different feel.
Step 41. Here is the reverse of the project showing the shaker from both sides.
Step 42. You may want to change the colour scheme so why not use the stamped frames with a memento ink pad and colour the flowers in with the Graphmaster pens.
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