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Today Is Awesome - 07/04/2023

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Pink card blank 8 1/4 x 5 3/4"

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

Black card

Watercolour HD3D Honeycomb Swirl Embossing Folder

Creative Words A5 Die Collection

Paperchain Mulberry & Gold Damask 12 x 12" Paper Pack

Izink Ink Pad: Metal Gold

Confetti Ink: Goldmine

Distress Ink Pad: Black Soot

Paint brush

SBM Magnetic glass mat

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue

Foam pads

Die Cutting machine


How To Guide - Step 1

We need this beautiful double-sided 12 x 12" paper, from the Mulberry & Gold Paper Collection.

How To Guide - Step 2

Trim a piece from the paper 6 1/2 x 4 1/2", which incorporates both the black and mulberry pattern (see top left).

Pop the remaining paper off-cuts to one side.   

How To Guide - Step 3

Place the trimmed panel inside your Honeycomb Swirl embossing folder and run it through your machine. 

How To Guide - Step 4

Swipe your Black Soot ink pad lightly over the raised, embossed areas. It's easier to start off lightly, then you can gradually build up the itensity of colour, as required. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Dry off the black ink before lightly swiping the Metal Gold Izink over random, embossed areas. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Add water to the Goldmine Confetti ink, then splatter over your artwork. 

Pop to one side to dry or blast with a heat tool, if you're impatient like me!! Note that the pigment/embossing Metal Gold ink is slow drying!!

How To Guide - Step 7

From the same 12 x 12" patterened paper, trim a panel 7 1/4 x 5 1/4, but this time we will be using the other side of the paper. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Mat your dried, embossed artwork on to the trimmed, decorative mat, before popping it to one side. 

How To Guide - Step 9

From your left-over pieces of paper, tear TWO panels, 1 wider than the other, both 5 1/4" in length. 

How To Guide - Step 10

Adhere the torn panels across your artwork, the narrower panel being on top, as seen here. 

How To Guide - Step 11

Adhere your artwork on to the black card, trimmed to 7 1/2 x 5 1/2" and then on to your pink card blank. 

Pop to one side. 

How To Guide - Step 12

Die cut the detailed sentiment, out of the Creative Words Collection, from a piece of black card and the mat layer from the left over Mulberry paper. 

How To Guide - Step 13

Adhere the detailed die cut on top of the paper die cut mat.

How To Guide - Step 14

Adhere your die cut sentiment on top of the vellum panels, to the left of your artwork, to finish.