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

White card (8 x 5 1/2")

Copier paper (A4)

Stamps from Craft Stash Stamp Collection

Stamps from Celebrate And Create Lamination Stamp Collection

Dies from Crimped Stitching Nesting Dies Collection

Versafine Ink Pad: Onyx Black

Distress Oxide: Villainous Potion, Salvaged Patina, Hickory Smoke

Black pen

Blending brush

Paint brush

Eureka 101

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue

Low tack tape

Die Cutting machine

How To Guide - Step 1

Place the Crimped Square nesting die, that measures approx 4 x 4", on to the copier paper, and run through your die cutting machine. This will be your "mask". 

How To Guide - Step 2

Place the die cut square on to the centre of the white cardstock. You can hold your mask in place using low tack tape, if required. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Blend the Distress Oxides randomly over the card, using your blending brushes/tools.  

How To Guide - Step 4

Use your paint brush to splatter water droplets over your inked background. 

Wait a few seconds, for the ink to lift, then mop up the excess water with a paper towel. 

Dry off your background thoroughly, before proceeding to the next step. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Ink up the detailed ship stamp, from the Celebrate And Create Lamination Stamp Collection, with the Onyx Black Versafine, and stamp randomly on to your inked background.

Repeat this step muliple times, ensuring some of your images are stamped off the edges of the card. Ensure your images are stamped at different angles, as the effect you're looking for is one of randomness. 

Dry the ink thoroughly. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Carefully remove your "mask". 

How To Guide - Step 7

Ink up this sentiment stamp, from the Craft Stash Stamp Collection, with the Versafine. 

Stamp in the centre of the masked off panel. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Use a black pen to draw a decorative, wiggly frame, around both your background, and the white sentiment panel. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Adhere your finished artwork on to the front of your black, top folding card blank.