Enjoy by Julia Watts (made using Sue Wilson's Weaving Dies)

Julia Watts is a demonstrator for Creative Expressions and can regularly be seen on TV sharing her tips and techniques, creating amazing projects.  Craftasmic have been very fortunate that Julia has visited us 3 times for our various Weekend Events and has hosted workshops and demonstrations showcasing Creative Expressions products in her own unique style.

Julia creates beautiful projects which she has kindly given us her permission for us to share these with you!

In this project, Julia has given step by step instructions for creating a card using some of Sue Wilson's brand new dies from her first 2015 release.  Julia also shows you how to use the Weaving Dies to create a stunning background.

Below you will be able to see Julia walk you through this project.  To find out more about Julia's projects we highly recommend you follow Julia at her blog called Inky Finger Zone - where she regularly posts her projects in an effort to continually inspire both seasoned and new card makers with her talents!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start by using Sue Wilson's Striped Weaving Die for the background.  Cut the die twice out of Milk Foundation Card and twice out of Sky Blue Foundation Card. Next, glue the 2 Milk Die Cuts together along one side - Cosmic Shimmer Glue works really well for this.

Separate all of the Sky Blue strips and weave them in and out of the Milk strips. You can see how the weaving dies work on  'Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson - Woven and Framed' on our project page. 

Next, cut the largest 3 dies together from Sue's Noble Classic Adorned Squares Die Set out of Sky Blue Foundation Card. Cut the largest die from Sue's Ornate Pierced Squares Die Set out of Milk Foundation Card. Then glue the Sky Blue Frame to the pierced die cut, seat the Classic Adorned Squares Die back in the centre of the Sky Blue Die Cut and run it through your die cutting machine to remove the centre from the Milk Die Cut (a great tip from Sue Wilson!)

 

 

Using Sky Blue Foundation Card, cut out the Enjoy Die from Sue Wilson's Expressions Collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make a flower using Cream Crochet Ribbon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cut the 2 branch dies from Sue's Blossoming Branch Die Set out of Milk Foundation Card and the flowers from the same die set out of Sky Blue Foundation Card. Shape the flowers using a ball tool and add them to the branches. Finish off by adding a 3mm Cream Pearl to the centre of each one.

Assemble the card, adding an 8mm Cream Pearl to each corner. 

Below is a list of all the main tools and materials used by Julia to make this project.

 

 

Self Adhesive Pearls - Cream 8 mm
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Self Adhesive Pearls - Cream 8 mm
This pack of 25 cream coloured adhesive pearls add a beautiful accent to all projects. They look wonderful used singly or grouped in a pattern.
£0.99 inc VAT
Cosmic Shimmer Glue - 30ml
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Cosmic Shimmer Glue - 30ml
It is perfect for cardmaking, scrapbooking and many other types of crafts. Great for paper and for using with glitter. It also dries strong so ideal for box making.
£2.79 inc VAT
Foundation Card A4 Card Pack - Milk
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Foundation Card A4 Card Pack - Milk
A pack of 25 Milk sheets A4 card stock (220gsm) We look to provide the best colour match possible on the screen image, however colour displays can be different depending on your computer settings and If very close colour matching is of high importance we offer the benefit of a Foundation Card Colour Swatch to allow you confidence when shopping for your card stock with us.
£4.99 inc VAT
Foundation Card A4 Card Pack - Sky Blue
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Foundation Card A4 Card Pack - Sky Blue
A pack of 25 Sky Blue sheets A4 card stock (220gsm) We look to provide the best colour match possible on the screen image, however colour displays can be different depending on your computer settings and If very close colour matching is of high importance we offer the benefit of a Foundation Card Colour Swatch to allow you confidence when shopping for your card stock with us.
£4.99 inc VAT