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Never Give Up - 08/17/2022

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White card blank (7 x 7")

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

White card (6 1/2 x 6 1/2")

Reach For The Stars Stamp Collection

Every New Day Stamp Collection

Craft Academy Shattered Glass stencil

Versafine Ink Pad: Onyx Black

Izink Dye Ink Pad: Aurore, Cerise

Izink Dye Mini Ink Pad Collection: Miel

Paint brush

Black pen

Blending tool

Eureka 101

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue

Masking tape or sheet of copier paper



How To Guide - Step 1

Place the Stylized Hexagon stencil on top of the white card, in your Eureka 101 and hold in place with your bar magnet. 

Decide where you want to stamp your image... more space for the sky or the reflection?


How To Guide - Step 2

Ink the stamp up with the Onyx Black Versafine and stamp in position. You will need to apply a little more pressure where the stamp meets the stencil, to get a crisper image. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Keeping the stencil in situ, you need to mask along the reflection line, with the masking tape or you can cover with a piece of copier paper, held in place with a magnet. 

Blend the Izink Dye inks from the centre outwards, starting with the Cerise, followed by the Miel and finally the Aurore, as shown here. You want the colours to be as vibrant as possible. 

How To Guide - Step 4

Use a paint brush to splatter drops of water over the inked sky. Leave for a few seconds before mopping up the excess water with a paper towel. 

Dry off the ink before moving to the next step. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Apply masking tape along, but ABOVE the reflection line this time, or cover the inked sky with copier paper. 

Using the same colour inks as before, blend them in the same but reflected position, starting with the Cerise in the centre. However, this time the colours should be more muted and loose, especially the Aurore which should fade out to nothing, as seen here. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Carefully remove the masking tape or copier paper and using the same inks, you can fill and blend in any little gaps, that may be along the reflection line, with a paint brush. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Use a black, fine line pen, to draw randomly around the Stylized Hexagon stencil, to accentuate its shape when the stencil is removed. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Blend the Izink Cerise lightly and randomly, through the Shattered Glass stencil, around the outer edges of the white card. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Ink up the sentiment from the Every New Day Stamp Collection, with the Onyx Black Versafine and stamp across the bottom right of your artwork. 

How To Guide - Step 10

Adhere your artwork on to the black card. 

How To Guide - Step 11

Adhere on to the front of your card blank.