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Beautiful Sunflower - 09/13/2022

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White card blank (7 x 7")

White card

Black card


Sunflower Signature Watercolour 3D Embossing Folder

Every New Day Stamp Collection

Izink Dye Ink Spray: Butterscotch, Coffee, Liquorice

Distress Oxide/Ink ink pad: Unchartered Mariner

Water spray bottle

Paint brush

Anti-static bag

WOW Embossing ink pad

WOW heat tool

WOW white embossing powder

White gel pen

Eureka 101

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue

Double sided tape

Die Cutting machine


How To Guide - Step 1

Ink up the DEBOSSED side of the Sunflower Embossing folder and spritz with water. 

How To Guide - Step 2

Place white card, cut to 7 x 7", inside the embossing folder and run it through your die cutting/embossing machine. 

Mop up any excess ink and dry it with a heat tool. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Spray a little of the Izink Dye Sprays on to your craft mat, add a little water and paint your Sunflower.

I used the wet in wet technique, adding clear water to each petal, then dropping in the ink and allowing it to move. I went back several times, adding more colour to create light and shade. 

How To Guide - Step 4

Once your Sunflower is completely dry, go back in with a white gel pen, adding accents and highlights as required. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Trim your card down to 5 3/4 x 5 3/4". 

How To Guide - Step 6

Tear a strip of vellum slightly wider than your card, wiping it over with an anti-static bag.

Ink up your sentiment stamp, from Every New Day Stamp Collection, with the WOW Embossing ink pad and stamp it to the left of your torn vellum strip.

Apply the white embossing powder over your stamped sentiment, then having got your heat tool hot, heat set the powder. Ensure you move your heat tool as soon as the powder starts to turn, to avoid burning the powder and warping your vellum. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Place the embossed vellum strip across your artwork, tucking the edges over the card and adhering it on the reverse with double sided tape. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Adhere on to black card cut to 6 x 6". 

How To Guide - Step 9

Adhere on to your card blank, to finish.