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

White/black cardstock


Summer Tree A6 Embossing Folder

Changing Seasons A6 Painted Mounts

Typewriter Tabs Washi Tape and Die

SBM Hybrid Ink Pad: Midnight

SBM Premium Dye Ink Pad: Hedgerow

Distress Oxide Ink Pad: Lost Shadow

Blending brush

Eureka 101 Watercolour Tablet

SBM A3 Magnetic glass mat

Paper Trimmer

Glue/Double-sided tape

Die Cutting machine



How To Guide - Step 1

Take this painted mount, from the Changing Seasons pack and place inside the Summer Tree embossing folder. The raised, embossed side should be on the bottom and the image should be positioned coming off the right edge of the mount. Run it through your machine. 

How To Guide - Step 2

Blend the Lost Shadow Oxide around the outer edges of the mount before gently swiping your ink pad over the embossed image. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Lightly swipe, or use your blending brush, to randomly blend Hedgerow over some areas of your embossed tree. 

How To Guide - Step 4

Finally, use your blending brush to apply Midnight down the left side of the embossed tree and down the edge of the trunk. Thus, you have created different shades and depth to your embossed image. 

How To Guide - Step 5

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 6

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

How To Guide - Step 7

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 8

Tear a panel of vellum bigger than your sentiment tab, adhering the tab towards the left side of the vellum. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Adhere your vellum tab to the lower right side of your embossed artwork, tucking the end of the vellum over the edge of the card and securing on the reverse, with double-sided tape. 

How To Guide - Step 10

Finally, mat your artwork on to black card cut to 6 x 4 1/4", then white card 6 3/4 x 5" and finally on to your black card blank.