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Celebrate! - 05/10/2023

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White card blank 6 1/2" square

Black card 5 3/4" square

Black/white card for sentiment

White card

Imala Modern Script Embossing Folder

Imala With The Boys Stamp Collection

Creative Watercolours 6 x 6" Paper Pad 

SBM Hybrid Ink Pad: Midnight

Paint brush

Premium Dye Ink Pad: Limeade, Tiffany

Distress Ink/Oxide Ink Pad: Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber, Tattered Rose

WOW heat tool

Gilding Wax: Gold

Imala white gel pen

Eureka 101 Watercolour Tablet

SBM Magnetic glass mat

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue

Foam pads

Die Cutting machine


How To Guide - Step 1

Ensuring the embossed script is on the bottom, ink up the top side of the folder with the Black Soot Ink/Oxide and spritz with a little water. 

How To Guide - Step 2

Trim this decorative sheet, from the Creative Watercolour paper pack, to 5 1/2" square. Place inside the inked folder and run it through your embossing machine. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Gently rub the Black Soot ink pad over random embossed areas of the paper. 

Give it a quick blast with your heat tool, to dry the ink. 

How To Guide - Step 4

Use the pad of your finger to lightly apply Gold Gilding Wax to random, embossed elements of your design. It is always best to start off lightly and then add more wax if needed, as it is very difficult to remove it!! Buff the wax with a soft, dry cloth to enhance the shine. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Adhere your background on to the black card, cut to 5 3/4" square. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Adhere this on to the front of your white card blank, then set to one side. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Use the Midnight hybrid to ink up this stamp, from Imala With The Boys.  

Using your Premium dye inks, Distress Oxides/Inks, a paint brush and a little water, paint your stamped image. I used the Tattered Rose, both on its own and mixed with Vintage Photo, to make my skin tones. 

Once the ink is dry, fussy cut. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Use the Imala white gel pen to add accents and highlights, to your 3D element. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Adhere to the left of your prepped card, with foam pads and set aside. 

How To Guide - Step 10

Use Midnight to ink the sentiment stamp. Stamp on to white card and cut to size. 

Adhere on to black card and cut to size, to create a mat. 

How To Guide - Step 11

To complete your card, adhere the sentiment, with foam pads, to the bottom right of your artwork.