Here is a 7x7 card made at our workshops recently.
This card is a sample made using the Sentimentally Yours 'Baroque Stamp Collection', Sue Wilson Pacific Ocean Die 'Bora Bora' and Distress Inks with Embossing Folders.
The colour we have used on the main sample card is peeled paint, but as always we have included other samples made with different colours.
Stage 1 - cut out all the die cuts shapes needed for the card. Here we have used 'Bora Bora' for the main centre piece, Perfect Peony Complete Petals and Delicate Fronds.
Stage 2 - cut out the layers needed for the card. For the embossed layer we used a piece of card larger than needed and trimmed it down after to make sure it was the correct size. We did this as we used the Gemini Machine to ensure we got a really deep embossed finish, as we wanted to ink over the pattern. If we had cut the layer the correct size to start with, sometimes it can shrink when put through an embossing machine.
Stage 3 - we inked all the layers and die cut shapes using distress inks and smoothies. Remember, you only need to colour the bits you will actually see; so don't colour all the card and save time! It's worth practising with the distress inks first to gauge how much colour you want to add. You can always add more, but you cannot take away!
Stage 4 - we used a 'Speedball Brayer' to apply the distress inks over the embossing folder pattern. Load up the brayer with a good amount of ink and then lightly roll over the raised embossed pattern. You will need to apply the ink a few times and in different directions to get an even coverage.
Stage 5 - stamp your chosen Sentiment; here we have used 'Baroque Mini Sentiments'. Then shape your flowers, assemble all the layers and add some bling!
Here is the list of what we used with links to the www:
- 7x7 Card Blank
- Sentimentally Yours 'Mini Baroque Inspirational Sentiments'
- Sentimentally Yours 'Mini Baroque Everyday Sentiments'
- Sue Wilson Die - Pacific Ocean 'Bora Bora'
- Sue Wilson Die - 'Perfect Peony Complete Petals'
- Sue Wilson Die - Delicate Fronds
- Distress Inks - Peeled Paint
- Creative Expressions Foundation Card - Bright White
- Creative Expressions - A4 Embossing Folder 'Fine Finials'
- Creative Expressions - Smoothies
- Creative Expressions - Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue
- Creative Expressions - Glitter Jewels 'Crystal Chips'
- Shape It Tool
The Full Card
Different Colour Samples
Remember -We are more than happy for you to replicate our cards in your own style :-)
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