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White card blank (7 x 7")

Black cardstock (6 1/4 x 6 1/4")

White cardstock (6 x 6")

Stamps from Lamination Celebrate and Create Stamp Collection

Stamps from Soulful Pencil Sketch Elements Stamp Collection

Versafine Ink Pad: Onyx Black

Distress Oxides: Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick, Mowed Lawn

Izink Dye Ink Pad: Emeraude

Black fine line pen

Spray water bottle

Eureka 101

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue

Low tack tape (optional)



How To Guide - Step 1

Tear across a piece of copier paper. The edge will be used to create a skyline on your artwork.

Lay the 6 x 6" cardstock on your desk and use the stamps, from the Celebrate and Create set, to decide where you want your skyline to be. You want your image to "sit" on your skyline, with a gap between the top of your stamp and the top of the cardstock. 

Lay your torn paper in place, and if your prefer, adhere it down with low tack tape. 

How To Guide - Step 2

Using your stamps as a guide, decide where you want your sun to rise, and blend the Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide in this area, the darkest colour being on the skyline, blending outwards. I decided the centre of my sunrise would be behind the building area of the image. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Blend the Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide out from the Worn Lipstick, blending off the right hand edge of the card, and along part of the skyline on the left. The colour should be darker on the skyline, blending out to nothing. 

You can reblend over both colours to get a seamless blend, although your stamped image will cover most of it. 

How To Guide - Step 4

Remove your low tack tape, and copier paper, to reveal your beautiful sunrise. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Ink up the solid stamp with the Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide and Izink Emeraude ink. 

Spritz with water and stamp in place on your skyline. Think about where your skyline is, and the perspective and placement of your image, in relation to the skyline. 

You can reink the stamp as needed, to get more light and shade in the colours. 

Dry off the ink thoroughly, before moving on to the next step. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Ink up the detailed coordinating stamp with the Onyx Black Versafine. 

Line up and stamp over the top of the inked image. If you are unsure where it goes, the images on the packaging will help you. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Ink up a couple of the trees, from the Soulful Pencil Sketch Elements Stamp Collection, with the Versafine. 

Stamp one to the left of the lampost, and the second to the right of the building.

TIP: When stamping the elements be aware of where your skyline is, and the perspective of your overall design. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Ink up two more trees with the Versafine. They can be the same ones as before, or different. 

Stamp one on the right, to the lower right of the other tree, stamping it off the right hand edge of the card. 

Stamp the other to the left, of the left hand tree. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Ink up one last tree, with the Versafine, and stamp to the left your scene. 

How To Guide - Step 10

Ink up the various stones and rocks, from the same stamp set, with the Versafine.

Stamp them on, and around the base of your trees, and lampost.  

How To Guide - Step 11

Use your black fine line pen to "ground" your trees, to the right of your artwork, so they are not "floating". 

How To Guide - Step 12

Ink up the flock of birds stamp, from the same stamp set, with the Versafine. 

Stamp above, and to the right, of the stamped building. 

How To Guide - Step 13

Ink up the sentiment from the Celebrate and Create Stamp Collection, with the Versafine.

Stamp bottom right of your artwork.  

How To Guide - Step 14

Mat your artwork on top of the black cardstock. 

How To Guide - Step 15

To finish, mat your artwork on top of your card blank.