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Begin Anywhere - 08/16/2023

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Black card blank 8 x 5 1/2"

Black card

White card 

Paperchain Ruby Blooms 5 x 7" Painted Mounts

Paperchain Ruby Blooms 12 x 12" Paper Collection

Paperchain Ruby Blooms Stamp Collection

Diamond Stitching Die Collection

Retro Stamp Collection

SBM Hybrid Ink Pad: Midnight

Versafine ink Pad: Smokey Grey

Distress Ink/Oxide Ink Pad: Black Soot

Paint brush

SBM Magnetic glass mat

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue

Die Cutting machine


How To Guide - Step 1

Remove this sheet from the Ruby Blooms 12 x 12" Paper Collection and trim to 7 3/4 x 5 1/4".

How To Guide - Step 2

Turn the remaining paper to the other side and incorporating the beautiful floral print, tear a panel 7 3/4" in length and as wide as you want. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Adhere your torn floral panel down the left side of the striped paper, as shown.

How To Guide - Step 4

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

How To Guide - Step 5

Remove this gorgeous painted mount from the pack. Place the Diamond Stitching nesting die (second size down), over the area of the printed image you want to use, then run it through your machine.  

How To Guide - Step 6

Use the largest die to cut a "mat" for your painted mount, from black cardstock. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Water down a little Black Soot Distress ink and use a paint brush to splatter your floral artwork. I like lots of splats but the choice is yours!! 

How To Guide - Step 8

Ink up one of the stamps from the Retro set, with Smokey Grey Versafine and randomly stamp on to your floral mount. Use first and second generation stamping for a dimensional effect.

First and second generation stamping is when you re-stamp 2 or 3 times WITHOUT re-inking the stamp, giving you a delicate, watermark image. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Stamp the sentiment, from the Ruby Blooms stamp set, in Midnight, across the printed banner. 

How To Guide - Step 10

Adhere your printed mount on to the black, frame "mat". 

How To Guide - Step 11

To finish, adhere this to your card, allowing a slight overhang on the right hand edge of your card.