This part 1 of the workshop will show you how to make this triple easel card using the Sue Wilson Noble ornate pierced design dies, the Noble classic adorned design dies and the Belgian collection ~ tags. Part 2 will focus more on the detail added to the card using the JustRite peonies clear stamp set and the peonies & mason jar die.
Glossy Accents are used to make the life like jar effect with ease and the front easel card can be left flat to allow the mason jar & peonies to be seen more.
The card can be folded flattish which makes it easier to post.
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Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200
Sue Wilson Classic Adorned Design Dies : CED5505
Sue Wilson Belgian Collection ~ Tags :CED9202
JustRite Peonies Clear Stamp Set : JRCR-02198
JustRite Peonies & Mason Jar Die : DIE-02213
Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL
Tim Holtz Mini Victorian Velvet Ink Pad : DPMVICT
& Peeled Paint :DPMPEEL
Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL
Creative Expressions Adhesive Eraser : CEADERASER
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE
& Silicone Glue
Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1. This part 1 of the workshop will show you how to make this triple easel card using the Sue Wilson Noble ornate pierced design dies, the Noble classic adorned design dies and the Belgian collection ~ tags. Part 2 will focus more on the detail added to the card using the JustRite peonies clear stamp set and the peonies & mason jar die.
Step 2. Place a piece of the Foundations pearl icicle card onto a score board or use your normal method to fold the card in half.
Step 3. Place the large solid pierced die from the Sue Wilson Noble ornate pierced design dies onto the card so that the bottom of the die fits onto the open base of the folded card (and the fold of the card is at the top of the card). Secure the die in place with some low tack tape.
Step 4. Here you can see how the top of the die edge should look over the folded card edge. This will give a nice folded edge to the easel mechanism and also mean the card can be cut from an A4 sheet folded card. Trim the excess card off the side of the die so the next die can be prepared. It`s easier to cut the dies singly.
Step 5. On the off cut piece of card place the 2nd largest pierced die from the same set over the top of the folded edge making sure you have a nice area uncut along the top edge. Secure in place with some low tack tape.
Step 6. Run both prepared pieces through the Grand Calibur machine to cut them. The is no need to emboss these panels as they will be covered over later.
Step 7. Cut a solid whole panel with both the dies that the folded shapes were made in. Use the same icicle card and then pass the dies back through using the pink embossing mat, the base plate & the tan mat to emboss them. This will bring out the pierced edging perfectly.
Step 8. Open up the panel and make sure the pierced right side of the panel is on the underneath right hand side of the card. Now score a line half way in between the folded edge on the wrong side of the left hand of the card. This will give you a nice finish later on when the easel sections are all added together.
Step 9. Turn the card over and crease the score lines downwards to make the easel mechanism.
Step 11. Here is a photo of how the folded panels will look when the smaller panel is added over the top of the larger panel.
Step 12. Add some double sided tape to the base areas of both folded easel cards.
Step 13. Remove the backing from the tape and attach the solid cut pierced frame onto the sticky base.
Step 14. This will give you the standard easel shape base card. Although the card may look complicated it really isn`t. Just remember you are making 3 separate different size easel cards and then they will be added altogether later on.
Step 15. For a crisp finish to the project lay the solid panel onto a clean work surface and fold the easel section back and burnish the fold line to give that sharpness the easel card movement will need. This ensures the easel card panel will tuck behind each other rather than lift as the weight isn`t correct.
Step 16. Place some double sided tape on the base of the 2nd size easel card making sure the front area of the card is left untouched. This is the area that will overlap the front of the easel base.
Step 17. Remove the backing from the tape and place the piece onto the larger base making sure the front is set slightly forward as shown in the photo.
Step 18. To make the 3rd easel card take the solid outer die from the Sue Wilson Belgian collection ~ tags set, add the die over a folded piece of the icicle card and make sure the top edge is placed over the folded edge so it isn`t cut. Secure in place with some low tack tape. Run the piece through the die cutting machine to cut the piece out. Crease the front of the folded piece in the same manner as with the other 2 easel cards to make the base shape of the small easel card.
Step 19. Cut a solid die shape using the same die before cut & embossing the solid shape with the next size down intricate die. Also cut the small rectangle die shape at the same time.
Step 20. Assemble this easel card by adding the solid shape to the bottom area of the easel card and then add some foam pads behind the rectangle area of the intricate die shape and add this onto the easel card. Then add the rectangle again using foam pads to finish off this small easel card.
Step 21. Add some double sided tape the base of the small easel card and again remember to not have the tape at the front edge of the card. Overhang the card to complete the 3rd and final section of the easel card.
Step 22. Tuck each easel panel behind each of easel card that are in front of each other. This is just to show how the finished effect will look.
Step 23. When the easel cards are folded flat the card can be flattened down which makes this great for posting.
Step 24. Use the large embossed die from the Noble classic adorned die and place that in the large solid pierced die from the Noble ornate pierced die and the smaller embossed die from this set will nest perfectly in between. Secure the dies in place with some low tack tape. Also prepare the smaller solid frame with the next size down intricate die from the Noble classic adorned design. Once they are all secured in place cut and then emboss the dies through the Grand Calibur machine.
Step 25. Now you will have a wonderful highly embossed panel and the smaller intricate die.
Step 26. Add the embossed panels onto the plain easel sections of the card using foam pads for added dimension to the card.
The complete project will be posted next Friday so please check back for the remaining part of the workshop.
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