Sue Wilson Striplet Concertina Card


This workshop shows how to make this delicate concertina card using the Sue Wilson striplet die as the detailed focus.


Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin decadent teal PVA glue has been used to create faux pearls in the centre of the flowers and then covered in rock candy glitter. The Cosmic Shimmer tarnished bronze mica flakes are used behind the die panel for a lovely texture and shine to the piece.


The 3D peony flowers add detail to the end result which can be positioned in many different ways making this style card very useful.


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Sue Wilson Striplet Concertina Card


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Shopping List

Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Spellbinders All in One Tool : WIZTOOL

Sue Wilson Striplet Collection Floral Meadow Die  : CED1605

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Petite Peony Cluster Die CED1451

Sue Wilson Diagonals Collection – Labyrinth Die : CED5602

Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin Decadent Teal PVA Glue : CSPMGTEAL

Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin Decadent Teal Mister : CSPMMTEAL

Cosmic Shimmer Tarnished Bronze Mica Flakes : CSVMBRO

Creative Expressions Self Adhesive Sheet ADHA4

Foundations Pearl Card ~ Antique Copper : PC008

& Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Clear Rock Candy : DGROCK


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this intricate concertina card using one of Sue Wilson`s striplet dies for a detailed finish. You will need the following main products ; the Sue Wilson striplet collection floral meadow die, the diagonals collection labyrinth die and the finishing touches petite peony cluster die. One sheet of the Foundations antique copper card and some off cuts for the small flowers is also used with the flower centres having a faux pearl in the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin decadent teal PVA glue them covered in the rock candy glitter.


Step 2. Take a piece of Foundations antique copper card and lay it in a landscape position. Score at 7cms, 14cms, 21cms, 28cms and trim the excess card away at 28cm point. This is the basic shape for the card and it will be used on a later step.


Step 3. Use some low take tape to secure the solid die and inner striplet die onto a piece of Foundations antique copper card. Pass the prepared pieces through the Grand Calibur and then emboss the piece using the usual pink plate, tan mat & base plate sandwich.


Step 4. Also go ahead and cut more flowers using the finishing touches petite peony cluster die as this project will have 48 flowers in total – 12 will have been cut when the striplet dies are passed through the die cutting machine but 12 more passes of these 3 flower heads are needed.


Step 5. Here is the embossed striplet frame along with the peony flowers.


Step 6. Complete the process until you have 4 of the embossed striplet dies.


Step 7. Place a piece of the self adhesive sheet onto a piece of Foundations coconut card or scrap white card. Cut the piece to 15 ½ cm x 5 ½ cm as this will go behind the striplet frame.


Step 8. Remove the backing off the sticky sheet and with the piece in a plastic tub tip some of the Cosmic Shimmer tarnished bronze mica flakes over the piece.


Step 9. Press the mica flakes into the panel to make sure that all the excess pieces fall back into the pot and that all the other flakes are firmly stuck down.


Step 10. Snip the 2 joining flowers so you are left with single flower heads.


Step 11. It`s a Perfect way to get small flowers cut perfectly and embossed.


Step 12. Use the ball tool attachment on the Spellbinders Tool in One to make a circular motion in the centre of the flower as it will lift the petals up nicely.


Step 13. Add a dot of the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin decadent teal PVA glue to make a faux pearl effect in the centre of the flower.


Step 14. Add the flower into the lid of the Tim Holtz distress glitter clear rock candy and sprinkle it over the glue. Lift each flower up and knock off the excess glitter as you set the flowers aside to dry. Doing it in this manner will mean the glitter does not get contaminated with anything on your work surface and the excess glitter can go back in the pot.


Step 15. Now once the glue is dry you`ll be left with what I describe as a mini dazzler or jelly tot !!!


Step 16. Complete all of the flowers and set them a side to dry. It`s very relaxing doing this process and it is worth it for the end results.


Step 17. Add the thin top edge die from the diagonals collection labyrinth die set along the top of the scored card making sure the cut edge is placed along the top edge of the card. Secure it in place with some low tack tape.


Step 18. Run the piece through the Grand Calibur machine to cut the piece and then move the die along to cut the remaining edge away.


Step 19. Complete this along the bottom edge of the card or you may want a more solid edge as this will make it very delicate. You could cut another strip of border to back over the bottom edge to strengthen it up.


Step 20. Fold back the card on the 1st score line.


Step 21. Then carry on and fold and crease so the card concertinas itself into place.


Step 22. Add small double sided foam pads on the back of each of the small flowers. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue over the pad to allow the pads to stick to the mica flakes.


Step 23. Press the striplet panel firmly onto the mica flake panel and maybe place under a small book until the glue is dry.


Step 24. The mica flakes will sparkle and tone nicely through the striplet die panel.


Step 25. Repeat this on all of the panels.


Step 26. Cut 4 panels of coconut card to 16cm x 6cm so they fit behind the worked panels.


Step 27. Place the card on a non stick mat or place in an old cardboard box to use a spritzing station. Spritz the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin decadent teal mister over the card (fairly low down so it makes the card well covered). Set a side to dry whilst the next few steps are completed.


Step 28. Now add a small dot of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto the centre of the striplet flowers. Pull up the petals of the individual flowers to shape them ……


Step 29. ……. and then place them onto the glue dots. Repeat this on all 4 panels and near the bottom of the piece there is a slight gap so this is where the extra flower is placed.


Step 30. Apply some double sided tape or use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to add the panel onto the teal mat.


Step 31. Complete this on all of the panels as this will enhance the centres of the flowers.


Step 32. Glue or tape the panel onto the first concertina section making sure it is placed towards the top of the card.


Step 33. Continue to stick the panels on each of the sections of the card. I have rotated the panel so they are placed on the 1st and 3rd panel one way and then the other 2nd and 4th panel the other way.


Step 34. Add one larger glue dot in the centre and then a slightly smaller dot, and then an even smaller dot either side at the bottom of the panels using the teal PVA glue & then sprinkle with the rock candy glitter.


Step 35. Concertina the card back and forth to create the finished look.


Step 36. This card can be placed it many ways so why not have the 2 middle sections pointing outwards for a different look.


Step 37. Or revert the point to have it facing backwards.


Step 38. Just the first panel can be folded to allow the rest of the card to have the panels straight.

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Happy Crafting which ever way you want to have the design x


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