Hello hello! Grace here.
I hope this finds you safe, well and HAPPY!
I’m very happy today. As you’re reading this, I’ll have just landed in England. Sunday lunchtime. We land at 11am, and our arrivals COVID test is at noon. So by now we’ll be in the car with Mum and/or Dave, heading home! Christmas time. LOVELY.
This week we’re lucky to have the wonderful Jane Telford in the bloggy bubble. We’re certainly blessed with the best at Clarity! I’ll hand you right over…
How To Use The Layout Plates With Other Image Plates
I love combining plates to create different designs. Here is a way of using the layout plates but changing all the images you are given on the plate.
This is where we are headed!
Using these 2 lovely plates…
There are 3 Layout Plates in the collection, designed by the lovely Linda Williams.
Linda Williams’ Cool Yule Easy Layout A5 Square Groovi Plate(GRO-LW-42030-03)
Linda’s Children – Autumn Girl With Geese A5 Square Groovi Plate (GRO-LW-41560-03)
Groovi Plate Mate for A5 SQ Grids (GRO-CO-41706-08)
A4 Basic Straight Grid Piercing Plate (GRO-GG-40528-17)
2 Pieces of Plain Parchment (GRO-AC-40024-XX)
1mm Embossing Tool (PER-TO-70011-XX)
4.5mm Embossing Tool (PER-TO-70015-XX)
Single Needle Tool (PER-TO-70028-XX)
2 Needle Bold Tool (PER-TO-70279-XX)
Blending Pen (Currently out of stock)
Dorso Oil (PER-CO-70066-XX)
Ringlock Scissors (PER-TO-70041-XX)
Perga Colours Exclusive (PER-CO-70060-XX)
4 Silver Brads (PER-AC-70275-XX)
Toffee Apple Designer Paper (ACC-CA-30850-88)
7×7 Card Blank (ACC-CA-30619-77)
Step 1. Put the snowman layout plate in the plate mate and attach a piece of plain parchment over it.
Step 2. Emboss the outline of the layout only. Put to one side.
Step 3. Attach the second piece of parchment to the plate mate and create a border using the pattern shown here.
Step 4. Working from the front of the parchment, line the frame up on the straight basic grid and perforate holes in the design and around the outer edge.
Step 5. Snip waste from within the border and around the outer edge. Put to one side.
Step 6. Put the Autumn girl plate in the plate mate. Position the layout design over the plate so the girl and one goose fits in the middle square. Emboss the girl, goose and words as shown.
Step 7. Move the parchment so the rest of the word fits in the oval space, then emboss it.
Step 8. Position the parchment so the leaves and acorn border fit evenly down the outer section. Emboss the pattern.
Now emboss some random leaves in this section and around the girl.
Step 9. Position the layout over the basic grid and emboss the simple pattern.
Step 10. This is what the embossed design should now look like.
Step 11. Using the pencils shown, colour the goose. Use the 4.5mm embossing tool to gently emboss the goose on its wing area and down the centre of the neck. This just gives it shape.
Step 12. Turn the parchment over and add the black eye.
Step 13. Turn the parchment over again and on the reverse add colour to the leaves using pencils. Colour the girl using perga colours.
Step 14. Now working on the front, line up the embossed dots in the two sections and perforate the holes.
Step 15. Perforate the other small sections and around the outer edge using your 2 needle tool.
Step 16. Cut away waste from within the design and then around the outer edge.
Step 17. Cut a piece of designer paper to measure 17cm x17cm. Layer the two pieces of parchment and the paper and attach these with brads.
Step 18. Use double sided tape to attach it to the 7×7 card blank and your project is complete!
It would be great to see what you come up with using the layout plates.
PHWOAR! What a stunning card. Thank you, Jane, for sharing your tricks and tips with us. As usual, everything Jane has used in this step-by-step tutorial is in one place over on the Clarity website, HERE.
Right, I’m off! Christmas is in the air 🙂
Lotsa love, Grace & Jane xo
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