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White DL card blank (8 1/4 x 4")

Black card (8 x 3 3/4")

White card (7 3/4 x 3 1/2")

Tomorrow Stamp Collection 

Your Only Limit Is You Stamp Collection

Every New Day Stamp Collection

Versafine Ink Pad: Onyx Black

Izink Pigment Ink Pad Vintage Collection: dark blue, dark green

Watercolour paint palette

Paint brush

Paper towel

HIMI Oil Pencils: 5115 pale purple, 5068 white

Eureka 101

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue




How To Guide - Step 1

Ink up this stamp, from Tomorrow Stamp Collection, with the Onyx Black Versafine.

Stamp in the centre of the white card (7 3/4 x 3 1/2").  

How To Guide - Step 2

Using your watercolour paints, paint in the water, intensifying the colour where the lines are. They are there to help you with light and shade. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Paint the sky and use your paint brush and a paper towel, to "lift" out colour, to create the effect of a sun. Drag some of the paint across the sun, to create the effect of passing wispy clouds. 

How To Guide - Step 4

Ink up this reflections stamp, with the dark blue Izink Pigment ink pad, and stamp in place, under your swans.

If you are unsure where to stamp it, the images on the packaging will help you. However, this is a very "loose" design, so there is no right or wrong place to stamp it. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Reink the reflections stamp, and stamp it below the other, thus extending your artwork off the bottom edge of the card. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Ink up this grasses stamp, from Your Only Limit Is You Stamp Collection, with the Onyx Black Versafine and stamp coming down from the top left corner. Reink and stamp where required, until you are happy with the design. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Ink up this stamp, from the same set, in the dark green Izink Pigment, and stamp at varying heights, along the bottom. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Ink up the same stamp in the dark blue Izink Pigment, and stamp in amongst the green grasses. This adds depth and dimension to your artwork. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Ink up the sentiment stamp from the Tomorrow Stamp Collection, with the Versafine, and stamp where required. 

How To Guide - Step 10

Ink up this birds stamp, from the Every New Day Stamp Collection, with the Versafine, and stamp them flying in from the right hand edge of the card. 

How To Guide - Step 11

Once your artwork is dry, adhere it on to the black card. 

How To Guide - Step 12

Adhere this on to your white, DL card blank. 

How To Guide - Step 13

Finally, use your HIMI oil pencils to add shadow to your stamped swans. 

Tip: I use the white pencil to blend out any harsh edges, and if needed, to tone down the vibrancy of colour.