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Crafty Friend (card created by Paul) - 01/16/2024

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IMALA Fractured Florals A5 Stamp 

·       A5 White Card Blank

·       White Cardstock

·       Black Cardstock

·       Watercolour Paints /paint brush

·       Versafine Smokey Gray Ink Pad

·       Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad

·       Anti Static Bag

·       Izink 3D Transparent Embossing Powder

·       Heat tool

·       Washi Tape Typewriter Sentiment Tabs

·       Glue

·       Paper Trimmer

·       Eureka 101

How To Guide - Step 1

Stamp your flower in the Smoky Grey Versafine, on to a piece of white card cut to 4 3/4 x 6 3/4". 

How To Guide - Step 2

Loosely watercolour your image by adding clean water in areas you would like to see colour and leaving white spaces. If you are unsure, a good rule of thumb is to go where petals meet or overlap. Start with light washes of colour, allowing it to travel with the applied water and returning with a heavier wash, pouncing into areas you would like to see darker or deeper. Add some splats!! 

How To Guide - Step 3

Once dry, anti-static your artwork, apply the Cracked image and stamp in the black Versafine. Apply the embossing powder (the one i use is interference powder, so sparkles in multiple colours when moved in the light) and heat set with your heat tool. 


How To Guide - Step 4

Using the dies as a guide, cut ONE drop from the typewriter washi roll. Lift up the backing sheet along one end of the tape and adhere across the top of an A4 sheet of white card. Slowly peel away the backing, as you use your hand to smooth the washi tape down on to the card. Once the backing has been fully removed, you can burnish the washi to ensure there are no air bubbles or creases. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Line up the first die and run it through your machine. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Line up the second die and run it through your machine. 

Pop out all the sentiments, pick out the one you are using for this project and keep the rest in a tub for future projects. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Finally construct your card by adding a 5 1/4 x 7 1/4" black card mat between your artwork and the card blank. Adhere your chosen washi tape sentiment to finish.