Wednesday, 24 June 2015
A lighter and softer treatment today for the Lisbon die from the Portuguese collection. I chose the colours first and just let the dies and embossing folder do all the work!
I started by embossing a 15x15cm square of Taupe foundation card and matting this on a 15.5x15.5cm mat of aqua card. I then added mats and layers of the 2 colours to make a 21x21cm card. I then rubbed pearl moon gilding wax over the embossed area and polished it off with a dry wet wipe.
To make the focal element I die cut the 2 largest of the Lisbon die set out of aqua foundation card then I added the filigree section to make the detailed frame. Next I cut a piece of the taupe card using just the largest die in the set then added the filigree section and the next outline die down in the set( counting from the outside this would be die number 4 and number 5) and cut and embossed this. I then cut a piece using the largest die (number 1) in aqua and placing the taupe piece over this I used it as a template to show me where to cut the last 2 dies in the set ( numbers 6 and 7) and i then cut and embossed this.
I know this sounds really complex but if you have the Lisbon set you will be able to make these instructions work! Next I added all the pieces, mounted with from pads, on top of each other finishing with a piece cut with die number 1 in the taupe.
Finally I added a messy bow in antique white, a pearl embellishment, some stick pins and a liberal sprinkling of 3mm and 5mm white stick on pearls.
The design team for Creative Expressions have all been working with the Lisbon die and the stamping team have been working with decoupage pares and MDF tags so click HERE to see what they have come up with!
Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson
Lisbon die set
Scored lines embossing folder
Aqua and Taupe foundation card
3mm and 5mm stick on pearls
Pearl Moon gilding wax