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Don't Lose Hope - 08/18/2022

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

White card (8 x 5 1/2")

Reach For The Stars Stamp Collection

Stylized Star stencil

Versafine Ink Pad: Onyx Black

Izink Dye Spray: Butterscotch, Morning Mist

Izink Pigment Vintage Ink Pad Collection: gold green ink pad

Paint brush

Blending tool

Fine line black pen


Stickles: Frosted Lace

Eureka 101

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue

Low tack tape/masking tape


How To Guide - Step 1

Using the Stylized Star stencil as a guide, use the low tack/masking tape, to mask off a panel near the top of the white card (8 x 5 1/2"). 

How To Guide - Step 2

Place the star stencil within the masked off panel, so its near to the top and just off the right hand edge, of the card. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Spray the Izink Butterscotch and Morning Mist within the star, leaving some white spaces.  

How To Guide - Step 4

Use your paint brush to splatter water over the ink. Wait a few seconds, then mop up the excess water and ink, with a paper towel. 

Dry off the sprayed ink. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Lightly blend the Izink Pigment ink around the edges of the masked off panel. 

The Pigment ink is a slow drying ink, so make sure the ink is completely dry, before moving to the next step. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Carefully remove all the low tack/masking tape. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Place the star stencil back in place and use a fine line, black pen, to draw around random areas of the stencil, to accentuate it's shape. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Use your ruler and black pen to draw a line along the top of the inked panel.

Draw a line along the bottom of the inked panel and a second line just below that. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Ink up the decorative circle/sun stamp, from the same collection, with the Onyx Black Versafine.

Stamp it centrally, within your inked star. 

How To Guide - Step 10

Ink up the sentiment stamp with the Versafine and stamp under the inked panel, to the left of your card. 

How To Guide - Step 11

Ink up the textured star stamp with the Versafine and randomly stamp on and around your artwork. 

How To Guide - Step 12

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

How To Guide - Step 13

To finish add your Stickles wherever you want a bit of glitter and sparkle!