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Just Because - 10/12/2022

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Black top folding card blank 8 1/4 x 5 3/4"

White card 7 3/4 x 5 1/4"

White card 7 1/2 x 5"

Black card 4 x 4"

Rose Branch Layering Stencils And Die Collection

Dot Frame Stamp Collection

Kind Friends Die Collection

Create Together Club Beautiful Notes Stamp Collection 

Versafine Ink Pad: Onyx Black

Izink Pigment Classic Ink pad Collection: Yellow, dark green

Blending tool/brush

Sequins: Down The Bay

Gem pick up and pokey tool

Eureka 101

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue

Foam pads

Die Cutting machine


How To Guide - Step 1

Place stencil 1, from the Rose Branch Collection, on to the white card (7 1/2 x 5"). 

Ink through the 4 corner hearts, as this will help you line up each stencil.

Using your blending tool, apply the Izink yellow Pigment lightly, through the stencil. 

How To Guide - Step 2

Place stencil 2 in place and reapply the yellow Izink, but this time with more pressure, to achieve a deeper tone. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Line up stencil 3 and blend lightly, with the dark green Pigment ink. 

How To Guide - Step 4

Place stencil 4 in position and apply the same ink, with more pressure. 

Remove the stencil and dry the ink, as Pigment ink is slow drying and you don't want it to smudge!

How To Guide - Step 5

Secure the coordinating die in place, with low tack tape and run it through your die cutting machine, ensuring you do NOT throw away the "waste" Rose aperture, as you will be using this as a stencil. .

Set you 3D Rose element to one side. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Place the Rose die cut aperture over the white card (7 3/4 x 5 1/4"). 

Use your blending tool to lightly apply the same green Pigment ink, within the aperture, fading out the colour as you move inwards. 

Dry the ink with your heat tool. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Ink up one of the frames stamps, from the Dot Frame Collection, with the Onyx Black Versafine. 

Stamp on to your stencilled background. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Ink up the brickwork stamp, from the Beautiful Notes Collection, with the Versafine and, holding it in your hand, stamp it randomly around your artwork. The idea is to create a distressed look rather than a crisp, clean image. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Repeat the previous step, this time using the texured dots stamp, from the same set. 

How To Guide - Step 10

Once dry, adhere your artwork on to your black, top folding card blank. 

How To Guide - Step 11

Adhere your 3D Rose element, with foam pads, on to your background, allowing the stencilled Rose to be visible, thus creating the effect of a dropped shadow. 

Set your card aside. 

How To Guide - Step 12

Die cut the Just Because, from the Kind Friends Die Collection, TWICE, out of the 4 x 4" black card.

Adhere one on top of the other, then adhere on to your card.  

How To Guide - Step 13

Finally, add sequins on, around and under your artwork.