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Today Is The Best Day - 07/20/2022

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Black top folding card blank (Cut to 7 x 5")

White card (6 3/4 x 4 3/4")

Stamps from Live Your Story Lamination Stamp Collection

Stamps from Dot Frame Stamp Collection

Versafine Ink Pad: Onyx Black 

Izink Dye Spray: Underwater, Butterscotch 

Water spray bottle

Paint brush

Diluted household bleach (optional)

Paper towel

Sequins: Down The Bay

Gem pick up and pokey tool

Heat gun

Eureka 101

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue



How To Guide - Step 1

Spray the Izink Butterscotch on to your craft or glass mat, and add a little water. 

Smoosh the white card in to the ink. You can add more colour, to achieve your desired effect. 

How To Guide - Step 2

Spray the Izink Underwater on to your mat, spritzing with water as before.

Pick up the ink on to the card. You can add more of both sprays, until you are happy with your background. 

Dry off the ink naturally, or with your heat gun. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Ink up the detailed stamp, from Live Your Story Lamination Stamp Collection, with the Onyx Black Versafine. 

Stamp it centrally, on to your inky background. 

Dry off the ink thoroughly, before proceeding to the next step. 

How To Guide - Step 4

Using a paint brush and water, you need to paint the stamped image, with the water, giving the water a few seconds to work. Then "lift" the ink off, with a paper towel. This is referred to as "Faux Bleaching". Repeat this process until you are happy with the result. 

Tip:Instead of water, you can use diluted bleach to "lift" out the ink. This technique gives a more bold and striking effect, whereas the water technique gives a more subtle result. The choice is yours. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Spray the Izink Underwater on to your mat. Add a little water. 

Use a paintbrush to "ground" the Rose, and paint a "Halo" around your image. The Halo can be as subtle, or as bold as you want. In my head I was going for a subtle Halo, but i actually ended up creating a bold, striking one, which is totally out of my comfort zone....but I love the effect!!

Add a few random splats of the Underwater spray, on to your artwork. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Add the Izink Butterscotch spray on to your mat, adding a little water. 

Splatter your artwork, as required. I LOVE splats, so really went for it !!

Allow your artwork to dry thoroughly, or speed it up with a heat gun, if you're impatient...like me! 

How To Guide - Step 7

Ink up the sentiment stamp with the Onyx Black Versafine, and stamp in the bottom left corner, of your artwork. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Ink up the biggest frame stamp, from the Dot Frame Stamp Collection, with the Versafine, and stamp it around your artwork. 

How To Guide - Step 9

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

How To Guide - Step 10

To finish, add sequins on, and around, your artwork.