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It's Your Day - 03/05/2024

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Grey card blank 6 x 8"

Black/white cardstock


Imala The Big Apple A5 Stamp

It's Your Day Lamination

All Surfaces Copper 8 x 8" Paper Pack 

SBM Hybrid Ink Pad: Midnight

Versafine Ink Pad: Smoky Grey

Distress Ink/Oxide Ink Pad: Walnut Stain, Wild Honey

Blending Tool

Paint brush

Water spray bottle

WOW Embossing ink pad

WOW heat tool

WOW white embossing powder

Anti-static bag

Eureka 101 Watercolour Tablet

SBM A3 Magnetic glass mat

Paper Trimmer


Double-sided adhesive tape



How To Guide - Step 1

Cut a piece of white card 5 x 7".

Secure your card inside your Eureka. Stamp your image with the Walnut Stain ink. If necessary, stamp several times as there is a lot of detail in the image. 



How To Guide - Step 2

While everything is still in position, spray the stamped image with water and allow the ink to "bleed". How much you allow the image to "bleed" is personal preference. Mop up any excess water and blast dry with your heat tool, ensuring you do not move anything!!

This is known as the "bleeding" technique. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Re-ink the stamp with the Smoky Grey Versafine and stamp back over the image. This puts the finer details back in to your artwork.  


How To Guide - Step 4

RANDOMLY ink areas of the stamp that may be in shadow, with the Midnight ink and stamp back over your image. This adds depth and dimension to your artwork. 

You can now remove your artwork from your Eureka and dry it off with your heat tool. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Blend the Wild Honey around your stamped artwork.

How To Guide - Step 6

Blend Walnut Stain around the outer edges of the card. This will draw the eye in to the image. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Splatter water onto your artwork and wait a few seconds for the ink to activate. Mop up the excess water with a paper towel before blasting it dry with your heat tool. Pop to one side. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Tear a panel of vellum longer than your card and wide enough to fit the sentiment stamp on.

Wipe over the vellum with your anti-static bag before stamping the sentiment, from the lamination set, with the WOW sticky embossing powder. Shake the white embossing powder over the sticky sentiment, decanting any excess powder back in to it's pot.

Get your heat tool hot then heat set the powder, moving the heat tool as soon as the powder starts to turn. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Lay the embossed vellum down the right side of your artwork. Tuck the ends of the vellum over the top and bottom of the card and secure on the reverse with double-sided tape. 

How To Guide - Step 10

Adhere on to black card measuring 7 1/4 x 5 1/4". 

How To Guide - Step 11

Trim this texture patterned paper, from the Copper All Surfaces paper pack, to 7 3/4 x 5 3/4". 

How To Guide - Step 12

To finish, secure your artwork on to the texture paper and then on to the front of your grey card blank.