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Happy Birthday - 05/15/2023

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Pink card blank 8 x 5 3/4"

Black card 7 1/2 x 5 1/4"

white card 7 1/4 x 5"

White card A4


Francesca Stamp, Die and Stencil Collection

WOW Blooms Stamp and Die Collection

Saying Hello Stamp and Die Collection 

Creative Watercolour 6 x 6" paper pack

SBM Hybrid Ink Pad: Midnight

SBM Premium Dye Ink Pad: Magenta, Indigo, Hedgerow, Tiffany

HIMI Oil Pencils

Water spray bottle

Sequins: Mermaid Lagoon

Pick up gem and pokey tool

Eureka 101 Watercolour Tablet

SBM Magnetic glass mat

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue

Double sided adhesive tape

Foam pads

Die Cutting machine

How To Guide - Step 1

Apply a little of the Magenta and Indigo ink on to your glass mat and spritz with water. 

Smoosh the white card, cut to 7 1/4 x 5", through the ink to create your background. Set to one side to dry. 

How To Guide - Step 2

Cut a piece of white card slightly bigger than the stencils, found in the Francesca Collection.

Place stencil 1 on to the card and use a blending tool to lightly apply the Magenta. Line up stencil 2, over your stencilled design and apply the Magenta with more pressure this time, thus creating a more intense tone. Having lined up stencil 3, apply the Hedgerow and then finish your frame, by blending Tiffany through stencil 4. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Use the corresponging detailed die to cut out the frame. 

How To Guide - Step 4

Adhere your die cut frame, with foam pads, on to your inky background and pop to one side.

How To Guide - Step 5

Tear 2 strips of vellum, one narrower than the other and both longer than the width of your stencilled card. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Adhere the widest vellum panel across the bottom third of your artwork, tucking both ends over the edges and securing on the reverse, with double sided tape.

Place the narrower vellum panel across the first, again securing on the reverse.  

How To Guide - Step 7

Adhere your artwork on to the black card, cut to 7 1/2 x 5 1/4" and then on to the front of your pink card blank. Pop your card to one side. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Ink up our lovely Francesca with the Midnight hybrid ink and stamp her on to a piece of white card. Re-ink and stamp on to a decorative sheet, from the Creative Watercolours paper pack. Choose a design that compliments the colours in your floral frame, as you will be using the gown element only, from this stamped image. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Fussy cut both Francesca and the gown only, from the stamped image on the decorative paper. 

Use your HIMI oil pencils to colour in Francesca's skin and hair, before adhering the paper gown in place.  

How To Guide - Step 10

Use foam pads to adhere Francesca slightly to the left, of your floral frame. 

How To Guide - Step 11

Cut a piece of white card, bigger than the die plate, from the WOW Blooms Collection. 

Ink up stamp 1, from the same set, with the Magenta (florals) and Hedgerow (foliage), spritz with water and stamp on to the card. 

NB: When stamping with these layering stamps, line up the "heart" on each layer and the rest will line up automatically. The heart will not be an element but merely a lining-up tool, to make stamping easier for you.  

Ink up stamp 2 with the Indigo (florals) and Tiffany (foliage), spritz and stamp over the top of the first image. 

Ink stamp 3 with Tiffany, spritz and stamp in place and finally ink up stamp 4, with the Midnight hybrid ink and stamp. 

How To Guide - Step 12

Use the coordinating die plate to cut them all out, in 1 pass!

How To Guide - Step 13

Use both wet glue and foam pads, to adhere your die cut elements around Francesca, as desired. 

How To Guide - Step 14

Stamp the "happy birthday", from the Saying Hello Collection, in Midnight, on to a scrap piece of white card. Use the coordinating die to cut it out. 

How To Guide - Step 15

Adhere your die cut sentiment across your 3D florals. 

How To Guide - Step 16

Add a touch of sparkle by adding sequins on, around and tucked just under, your artwork.