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Birb's Cottage - 02/23/2022

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

White card (7 3/4 x 5 1/4")

White card A4

Stamps from Thirsty Brush UnLtd Birbs Cottage Creative Stamps

Stamps from Thirsty Brush UnLtd Bert And Ernie Creative Stamps

Thirsty Brush UnLtd Rainbow Stencil

Versafine Ink Pad: Onyx Black

Watercolour paints

Paint brush

Izink Shiny Sprays: Vert D'Eau, Bleu Clair

Water spray bottle

Izink Pigment: Avalanche

Black pen

White gel pen

Eureka 101

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue

Foam pads



How To Guide - Step 1

Spray the Izink sprays on to a glass or craft mat and spritz with water. 

Pick up the ink on to the white cardstock (7 3/4 x 5 1/4") and leave to dry naturally, or with a heat gun. 

How To Guide - Step 2

Place the cloud element of the Rainbow stencil where required, and wih a wet paper towel, lift up the ink,  until you achieve a cloud effect. Repeat as and where required. 

Dry off your artwork, then place the cloud stencil back in place and use a black pen to draw in the clouds, and "movement" lines, as required. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Ink up each of the element stamps, from the Birbs Cottage, and Bert And Ernie Creative Stamp sets, with the Onyx Black Versafine. 

Stamp on to the A4 white card. 

Once the ink is dry, cut them out. 

How To Guide - Step 4

Use your watercolour paints, to colour in your die cut elements. 


How To Guide - Step 5

Once all the paint is dry, use a black fineline and a white gel pen, to add accents, and highlights, to your elements. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Adhere your house and tree elements in place, on your background, as required, using wet glue and/or foam pads. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Ink up the different squares stamps, from the Birbs Cottage set, with the Versafine, and stamp randomly around your artwork. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Use a black pen to draw around the outside edges of your elements, to make them "pop" from the background. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Once the Versafine is dry, use the Izink Avalanche Pigment to colour within the stamped boxes. This will make them "pop" from the page. 

How To Guide - Step 10

Once your artwork is dry, adhere it to the front of the black, top folding card blank. 

How To Guide - Step 11

Adhere your coloured in Birbs where required, with foam pads. 

How To Guide - Step 12

To finish, use a white gel pen to draw a decorative, wiggly frame around your black card blank.