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Trust Your Journey - 06/19/2023

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Kraft card blank 7 x 5"

White card 6 1/2 x 4 1/2" (TWO)

White card (for kite dies)

Watercolour HD3D Love Is In The Air Embossing Folder

Trust Your Journey Stamp and Die Collection

All Surfaces 8 x 8" Royal Blue Paper Pack 

SBM Hybrid Ink Pad: Midnight

SBM Dye Ink Pad: Surfboard

Blending tool

Paint brush

Gossip clear overlay sparkle pen

Eureka 101 Watercolour Tablet

SBM Magnetic glass mat

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue

Foam pads

Die Cutting machine


How To Guide - Step 1

Place one of the white pieces of cardstock, trimmed to 6 1/2 x 4 1/2", inside the embossing folder so the balloon image is captured "flying" in from the side of the card. Run through your machine. 

How To Guide - Step 2

Position the second piece of white card straight, inside the folder and run it through the machine. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Fussy cut the hot air balloon, from this second piece of embossed card and pop to one side. 

How To Guide - Step 4

Using a blending tool, blend the Surfboard around the embossed image, darker along the edges of the image, fading out as you move away. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Splatter water over the ink, wait a few seconds then mop it up with a paper towel. Give it a quick blast with your heat tool. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Ink up the sentiment stamp, from Trust Your Journey, with the Midnight hybrid ink and stamp bottom left of your background. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Take this patterned paper, from the Royal Blue paper pack and trim to 6 3/4 x 4 3/4". 

How To Guide - Step 8

Adhere the inky, embossed background on to the patterned paper. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Adhere to the front of your kraft card blank. 

How To Guide - Step 10

Use foam pads to adhere your cut out, hot air balloon to the right of the background balloon. 

How To Guide - Step 11

Stamp a couple of the kites, with Midnight, on to a piece of white card and use the coordinating dies to cut them out. 

How To Guide - Step 12

Adhere them around the hot air balloon, leaving the tails of the kites to hang loose. 

How To Guide - Step 13

Finally, add a touch of sparkle to the swags and bows, on your 3D hot air balloon.