Sue Wilson Trellis Floral Frame Card


This project will show you how to make this card by curving the Sue Wilson trellis edger die cut shape around one of the pierced noble die frames. The daisies are coloured in with the Graphmaster pens & distress inks for a shabby finish.


Lots of different layers with the mica flakes being seen under the trellis die shapes.


Stunning detail edges the trellis die and this works so well with the pierced rectangle die panels.


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Sue Wilson Trellis Floral Frame Card


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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

 Sue Wilson Configurations Trellis Edger Die : CED6412

Sue Wilson Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Die Set : CED5508

Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Collection Molly Die CED4321

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Collection Delightful Daisies Die : CED1469

Stamp to die for ……. Delicate Floral Frame : UMS758

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Delicate Fronds Die : CED1426

Cosmic Shimmer Mica Flakes ~ Marshmallow : CSMFMARSH

Spellbinders  Tool in One  : WIZTOOL

Graphmaster Pens : Number 6,12,28,37&42

Self Adhesive Sheet ADHA4

Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder : CSEPCLEAR

Black Archival Ink PadARCHBLKSM

Foundations Pearl Graphite Card : PC006 &  Foundations Coconut Card : 40980,

Kraft Card : KRAFTCARD &Foundations Pearl Silver Shine Card : PC004

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue

American Seam Ribbon ~ Blue White SEAMBLUE

or an off white can be used


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this dimensional card using the trellis die but by curving it as you`ll see later on. The colour scheme can be changed for whatever season you wish but I’ve just gone for fresh colours tones. The main products used are the Sue Wilson configurations trellis edger die, the Noble double pierced rectangle die set, the frames & tags collection Molly die, the delightful daisies die, the delicate fronds die along with the stamp to die for ……. delicate floral frame. The shimmer behind the trellis is created using the Cosmic Shimmer mica flakes ~ marshmallow. Please see full product list for all the other items used in this project.


Step 2. Place the dies from the Sue Wilson configurations trellis edger die set onto a piece of the Foundations pearl icicle card. Separate the dies apart and secure them onto the card using some long strips of the low tack tape as you`ll need to lift the dies up altogether later on and this will help. As you can see a small gap has been left to make a wider panel and in turn this will leave a nice embossed section once the dies are removed from the card. MAKE SURE you leave a 1cm gap down the side of the dies as this will be used as a tab later on.


Step 3. Pass all the prepared die shapes through the Grand Calibur machine twice to cut and then emboss them using the pink plate, tan mat & base plate. Doing the panels separately means you can emboss each panel.


Step 4. Use the Spellbinders tool in one to run over the die and card stock. This will remove most of the small detailed pieces from the die & card.


Step 5. As you can see the small pieces of card are still on the low tack tape but they can be poked through the front using the tool in one pokey tool end as you do want to remove the card with the low tack tape still in place on the dies.


Step 6. So remove the die from the card and poke the pieces out.


Step 7. Snip from the edge of the card to the 1st detailed die cut area. This will leave a small tab end. Do this on the other end, but this time you`ll also have to trim the 1cm tab at the end of the die as the die was cut on a larger piece of card.


Step 8. Place the die cut panel onto a score board and score a line down the edge of where the die finishes.


Step 9. Crease the score lines downwards to reveal the 2 end `V` shapes, trim along the solid line to remove the `V` on both ends of the die strip.


Step 10. Fold the tab downwards to create the tab effect.


Step 11. Continue to do this process so you end up with 3 trellis panels.


Step 12. Here the tab area has been held down to show how it will look once it`s been placed behind a solid piece of card. It means the panel will have dimension created by the card itself.


Step 13. The solid outer die from the Sue Wilson frames & tags collection Molly die set has been turned upright to show how the die will look on the background of the 3 trellis panels. (don`t cut with this die like this it`s just to see if the shape fitted nicely).


Step 14. Select a piece of the Foundations coconut card and place the stamp to die for ……. delicate floral frame stamp on an acrylic block. Ink it up using the black archival ink pad.


Step 15. Stamp onto the card and then add the Cosmic Shimmer clear embossing powder over the ink as quick as you can. Tip the excess powder onto a piece of paper and then heat set the embossing powder.


Step 16. Cut out a solid frame using the Sue Wilson frames & tags collection Molly die on a piece of the pearl icicle card. Set aside for later.


Step 17. Take the Graphmaster number 42 green pen and colour the leaves in the stamped panel.


Step 18. Now take the Graphmaster number 37 yellow pen and colour in centre of the small flowers.


Step 19. Take the Graphmaster number 28 pink pen and colour in the flower petals on the panel.


Step 20. Use the Graphmaster number 12 red pen to colour in the remaining dots that are on the stamped images as this will pull your eye into the detail more.


Step 21. Take a pair of decoupage snips and go around the outside of the embossed edge of the stamped image. Be careful as you don`t want to cut the embossed lines as it can cause it to crack off. Place the image onto the solid pearl panel that was set aside earlier using foam pads for dimension.

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Step 22. Cut a panel in the pearl icicle card using the similar size Noble double pierced rectangle die. It`s the die shape that measures 13cm by 15.5cms and it`s useful for the width of this trellis die.           


Step 23. The prepared trellis needs to be the right size that when it`s placed over the pierced panel it will curve. So you may have to score the tab 1mm or 2mms further out towards the edge of the tab. You`ll see when you come to fit the trellis over. Failing that just use a solid cut panel and place the trellis panels over.


Step 24. Cut the next size up pierced die again in the pearl icicle card and then the next size up in the kraft card.


Step 25. Take the pink no. 28 Graphmaster pen and use the chisel end to swipe 3 maybe 4 rows deep around the edge of the middle pierced card. No need to do to wide as it won`t be seen under the first panel.


Step 26. Cut a piece of the Creative Expressions sticky sheet so it fits just on the inside of the pierced border of the smallest panel area. Attach the sticky to a piece of white card and select a pot of the Cosmic Shimmer marshmallow mica flakes.


Step 27. Remove the backing off the sticky sheet and with it placed in a plastic container tip the flakes over the sticky.


Step 28. Run your fingers over the mica flakes to burnish them into the sticky and to remove any excess flakes into the container.


Step 29. Return all the unused flakes back into the pot for another project. Here you can see that not many have been used yet you have covered the whole panel.


Step 30. Use some foam tape to add the pink edged panel onto the kraft card panel. Now add the mica flake panel onto the smaller pierced panel using foam tape for added lift.


Step 31. Place each of the trellis panels so they hang over the edge of the mica flake / pierced panel. Place the 2nd trellis in the centre of the card and space the other 2 either side. This is just a visual as you will need to take them off again to add the next step.


Step 32. Add a line of double sided tape down each side on the reverse of the card. Remove the backing from the tape.


Step 33. Press each of the side tabs down on one side only onto the tape.


Step 34. Place another line of double sided tape over the tabs and press firmly down all around them.


Step 35. Repeat the process on the other edge but this time the trellis panels will be brought in closer to the card creating a curve effect. Repeat the process securing the tabs down as the other side tabs were attached and then you`ll be left with this loved bevelled effect on the front of the card.


Step 36. Knot a length of the vintage ribbon in 3 places and this will allow the ribbon to go in and out either side of the stamped panel later on.


Step 37. Attach the ribbon around the back of the kraft card.


Step 38. Join 2 pieces of the pearl icicle card using a tab effect down one edge and stick a 2nd sheet onto the inside of that tab.


Step 39. Turn the card over and place the worked panels onto the card and leaving the same border all around the edge of the kraft card. Mark with a pair of scissors where the card needs to be trimmed off to make the base card. Score a line around the outer edge for added detail if you wish.


Step 40. Add the kraft card on base card using foam tape for dimension.


Step 41. Cut some of the flowers & foliage using the delightful daisies die & the delicate fronds die on some of the icicle card.


Step 42. Use the pink, yellow and green Graphmaster pens to colour in the flowers & leaves. Here I made 1 error with a red dot on the frame but this flower will be used to cover it over. I did use the blender pen but red is a harder colour to remove completely from the card.


Step 43. Continue to add the flowers down the corner of the frame.


Step 44. Wrap 4 loops of the vintage ribbon and here as I didn`t want a bulky knot I’ve tied a thin piece of ribbon around the middle of the folded ribbon.


Step 45. Tie the knot firmly and trim the ends off close to the knot.


Step 46. Ruffle and pull the loops of the ribbon out before trimming one of the loops in half at the end so it makes 2 more straight ends to the ribbon.


Step 47. Add the foliage behind the flowers and the add a few leaves and 3 flower heads to the knot of the bow.


Step 48. Here you can see the dimension the curved trellis gives to the card along with the pierced panels too.


Step 49. So a bit of sparkle from the mica flakes in the background of the trellis and the stamp with co-ordinates with the die shape.


Step. 50 The piercing shows through in between the trellis panels. The border colour of the Graphmaster pen mirrors the flowers for a nice finish to the project.

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