Good Morning! Have you jumped into the wax seal game for your cardmaking yet? I haven’t as I have an aversion to two things when it comes to card making. The first is glitter and the second is fire (or a flame) being anywhere near my craft room. I leave the glitter to people like Jenn Shurkus. She works wonders with it. While growing up my father would always refer to me as “Grace”. It wasn’t because I had any, but rather because I completely lacked it.
I would be the one who would walk into a glass patio door, the one who could trip over my own shadow. Dad had a way with words. So avoiding these two things is a personal choice for me. Don’t get me wrong, I always find a way to add bling to my cards. However, an open flame near my paper crafting room…..that was a strong pass.
I would longingly admire the beautiful seals created by cardmakers. But I knew better!
So when Spellbinders came out with the new Sealed Cord & Faux Sell Sentiments I had to have them. Today I am sharing a short tutorial with you and NOTHING catches fire 😉 So let’s get started! I will also be using the Flower Stems Press Plate & Die set from the Pressed Posies collection.
If you love to make floral cards, the Pressed Posies collection will be right up your alley! The press plates give such detail and BONUS – you can hot foil with the plates! So let’s make a card!
I first cut an A2 top folding card base from a turquoise card stock I had. Then I used Gina K Designs Master Layout 2 Dies to cut some panels. used the rectangle dies from this set to cut the black panel and the white panel. I usI then used the smaller rectangles to cut a gold panel and a white panel. Then with a Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, I embossed the large white rectangle with my Platinum 6 and glued it to the black panel. I ink-blended some Distress Oxide ink around the smaller white rectangle and glued it on the gold panel.
Now it’s time for the press plates! First I used the BetterPress system I inked up a few of the flowers from the Flower Stems Press Plate and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I used the Better Press A2 Cotton Card Panels Porcelain. I loosely colored one of the flowers with alcohol markers that worked with the turquoise base.
I then grabbed the Sealed Cord & Faux Sell Sentiments. I inked the cord with Delicata Gloden Glitz Ink and ran through the Platinum 6. I used the Better black ink for the sentiment seal. I cut the sentiment with the circle die that is included. I used the Delicata Gloden Glitz Ink with the Faux Cord as well. There is not a die for the cord but it is easy to fussy cut and that is what I did.
Now to finish assembling the card. Here’s a TIP! I wanted the flower to stretch across the small inked rectangle. It wasn’t quite long enough. So my TIP is to cut the flower in half. Exactly the length I would need.
So I glued the inked/gold small panel to the embossed panel. Then I glued the Faux Cord down. The flower parts were glued on top of the cord. The sentiment circle was popped up with foam tape after I ran the edges of the circle through my Delicata Golden Glitz Ink pad. The entire focal panel was glued to the embossed panel. Finally, I added a few clear enamel dots and called it a day.
No fires for me and I LOVE the Flower Stems Press Plate.
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