This workshop shows how to make this triple easel card using the Sue Wilson Noble ornate pierced & the classic adorned dies along with the JustRite clear stamps and the Mason jar die set.
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 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. The focal point of the flowers are creating 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.
Step 27. Place the mason jar stamp from the JustRite peonies clear stamp set ~ mason jar stamp onto an acrylic block and ink it up using some black versamark ink if you are using the Graphmaster pens as you will need a pigment ink.
Step 28. Stamp the whole `Thankful for` mason jar out twice and then use the required sentiment and stamp that in the 2nd jar leaving one just blank. Fill the paper up with some of the peony flowers.
Step 29. Add the mason jar die over the stamped jar, the rectangle label over the sentiment panel. Cut the prepared pieces out using the Grand Calibur die cutting machine.
Step 30. Once the jars are cut add the string bow die over that section and cut that out, this is done separately to make sure the bow die doesn`t touch the label die. Then continue to cut the stamped peonies out.
Step 31. Stamp some of the small peonies out and cut those out one at a time and also use the smaller peony dies on the co-ordinating flowers to use as the decoupage layer.
Step 32. Here are all the die cut pieces that are required.
3 whole peonies,
2 or 3 decoupage peony layers,
1 mason jar,
1 stamped sentiment label,
6 small peonies although only 5 are shown here !!!!
Step 33. Use the No.68 Graphmaster pen to shade around the edges of the mason jar.
Step 34. Use some glossy accents to add around the coloured areas of the die cut leaving the label size middle free as this will be covered over shortly.
Step 35. Use some Tim Holtz peeled paint ink pad on the Creative Expressions smoothie and add the ink directly onto the petals and stems of the cut peonies.
Step 36. Dab the Creative Expressions smoothie directly onto the Tim Holtz Victorian velvet ink pad and then ink the petals of the cut peonies. Make sure you leave a small area with less ink on to add depth to the flower. Remember you can use the tip of the smoothie to get into the fine areas of the flower. Use the No.8 Graphmaster pen add detail to the edges of the petals as this will give a lovely depth to the flower.
Step 37. Attach 2 small peonies which have been curved over on the flower heads so they will act as the stopper on the first small easel panel on the inside of the 1st easel card. Attach a small white bow to the stem of the flower and then add a small pearl over the knot of the bow.
Step 38. This is how the stopper will look with the panels behind.
Step 39. Add the dried mason jar on the bottom of the 2nd panel and then add a distressed sentiment onto the mason jar.
Step 40. Take one of the peonies and cut into the top of the stem to allow this to be hooked behind the mason jar. Curve the flowers and leaves up or under to add depth to the flowers. Add the flower with the stem behind the mason jar and with silicone glue on the lower petals of the flower so it sticks to the easel panel.
Step 41. Continue and add another peony on the right hand side of the jar.
Step 42. Add a third peony in the centre and then add some of the small peonies at the top so they are glued onto the next peony remembering where any exposed glue will lay behind.
Step 43. Add a single peony to the front of the first easel panel.
Step 44. Add the decoupage peony heads onto the flowers to build the design.
Step 45. Here is the finished mason jar that will be seen nicely front different angles of the room.
Step 46. By placing the mason jar down the bottom of the card you can see the peonies do not fall higher than the fold of the easel card which is important when closing the card.
Step 47. Here is how the card will look when it`s completely closed. The embossed panels shine through and you might like to add a ribbon around the card when it is sent along with assembling instructions.
Step 48. The front easel card can be left down if you want the peony mason jar to be seen more.
Step 49. This just gives you lots of options when showcasing the card. All simple elements, die cutting and bit of shading with inks on the flowers.
Step. 50 The piercing shows up so well on the edges of the noble dies which is perfect for added detail.
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