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Perfectly Imperfect - 08/14/2023

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

A4 Teal Premium Cardstock Collection: Teal texture card 6 3/4 x 4 3/4"

Black card 7 x 5"

Yellow card 7 x 5"

White card

Thirsty Brush UnLtd Scribble It Embossing Folder

Thirsty Brush UnLtd Perfectly Imperfect Stamp and Die Set

Thirsty Brush UnLtd Mixed Up Hearts Die Set

Thirsty Brush UnLtd Life In Full Colour A4 Vellum Pack

SBM Hybrid Ink Pad: Midnight

Gossip alcohol pens

Confetti Ink: Goldmine

Water spray bottle

Black pen

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

Cut a piece of black card to about 7 x 5", place inside the Scribble It embossing folder and run it through your machine. Trim to 6 1/2 x 4 1/2". 

Spray water in your Confetti Goldmine ink tub, to activate the paint. Using the pad of your finger and a light touch, apply the paint to the raised, embossed areas of your background. 

How To Guide - Step 2

Once dry, mat on to the teal textured card, pre-cut to 6 3/4 x 4 3/4". 

How To Guide - Step 3

Remove the bokeh effect vellum, from the Life In Full Colour Vellum Pack and trim to fit the front of your card blank. 

Adhere your embossed background, on to the vellum panel. 

How To Guide - Step 4

Adhere this on to your black card blank and pop to one side. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Die cut this heart, from the Mixed Up Hearts Die Collection, out of yellow cardstock. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Adhere on to your card, towards the top right corner, as seen here, before popping the card to one side. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Stamp these elements on to a piece of white card, with the hybrid Midnight ink and die cut. Use your Gossip alcohol pens to colour them in, placing a sheet of copy paper underneath. This protects your work surface from the alcohol ink that bleeds through the card. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Using a combination of wet glue and foam pads, adhere your 3D elements to the bottom left of your embossed background. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Stamp this sentiment in the Midnight ink, on to a piece of white card, before trimming around it to create a banner. 

Use a black pen to edge the card, which will make it "pop" from the page. 

How To Guide - Step 10

Use foam pads to adhere your sentiment banner across the bottom right of your artwork. 

How To Guide - Step 11

Use your black pen to add accents to your artwork, as required. I added accents in her hair, on the die cut heart and on the floral petals. 

How To Guide - Step 12

To complete your project, use your Imala white gel pen to add highlights...I added a few to her hair.