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Strut Your Stuff - 02/10/2022

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Black top folding card blank (8 1/4 x 5 3/4")

White card (8 x 5 1/2")

Stamp from Imala Strut Your Stuff

Stamp from Imala Destiny

Imala Downtown Stencil

Stamps from Pencil Sketch Elements Stamp Collection

Vellum strip: torn to 8 1/2 x 3"

Circle mask: 2" diameter

Versafine Ink Pad: Onyx Black

Izink Shiny Spray: Jaune Pastel, Orange Pastel

Distress Oxide: Black Soot, Worn Lipstick

Versmark sticky ink pad

Gold embossing powder

Anti static bag

Heat gun

Water spray bottle

Ink blending brush/tool

Eureka 101

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue

Double sided tape



How To Guide - Step 1

Place the Imala Downtown Stencil in position, on the white card, placing a piece of copier paper over any visible card below the stencil.

Spray the Izink Shiny sprays through the stencil, remove the copier paper and stencil, and allow the ink to drip freely down the card. You can spray water on to the ink to encourage more drips, as required. 

Thoroughly dry the ink, before moving on to the next step. 

How To Guide - Step 2

Place the stencil in position, back over your background, and pop the coordinating mask inside. 

Blend the Black Soot Oxide through the mask. 

Dry your artwork.


How To Guide - Step 3

Place your circle mask in position, where you want your sun/moon to be. I took mine off the top, right hand side of my card. 

How To Guide - Step 4

Blend the Worn Lipstick Oxide around the edges of your card, and circle mask. The colour should be darker round the edges, fading out as you move inwards. 

Remove the circle mask. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Lightly blend the Worn Lipstick Oxide over the sun, to take away the starkness of the white card. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Drag the Worn Lipstick Oxide across the sun, as shown here, to resemble wispy clouds floating past.

How To Guide - Step 7

Ink up the 2 different flock of bird stamps, from the Pencil Sketch Elements Stamp Collection, with the Onyx Black Versafine.

Stamp them flying across the sun.  

How To Guide - Step 8

Ink up the stamp from Imala Destiny with the Versafine, and stamp off the right hand bottom edge, of your artwork, as shown here. 

Set to one side to dry. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Wipe over the torn vellum strip with your anti static bag. 

Ink up one of the lady stamps, from Imala Strut Your Stuff, with the Versmark sticky ink, and stamp on to the vellum.

Apply the embossing powder over the sticky ink.

Get your heat gun hot before you heat set the embossing powder. Make sure you move the heat gun as soon as the powder starts to turn, to prevent the vellum from warping. 

How To Guide - Step 10

Lay your vellum strip over your background, fold the top and bottom edges over the card, and secure on the reverse with your double sided tape.