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Live Life In Full Bloom - 03/05/2024

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White card blank 6 x 8"

Black/white cardstock

Imala Ditsy Florals A5 Stamp

Imala Bicycle Bloom A5 stamp

SBM Hybrid Ink Pad: Midnight

SBM Dye Ink Pad: Limeade, Ocean, Magenta

Blending brush

WOW embossing ink pad

WOW heat tool

WOW white embossing powder

Anti-static bag

Circle Die 3 1/4"


Pick up gem and pokey tool

Eureka 101 Watercolour Tablet

SBM A3 Magnetic glass mat

Paper Trimmer


Die Cutting machine


How To Guide - Step 1

Wipe over a piece of card, measuring 5 x 7 1/2", with your anti-static bag. 

Stamp the floral and foliage elements, from Imala Ditsy Florals, multiple times on to the card, with the WOW sticky embossing ink. Ensure some of the images are stamped off the edges.

Sprinkle the white embossing powder over the stamped images, decanting any excess powder back in the pot. Get your heat tool hot then heat set the powder, moving your heat tool as soon as the powder starts to turn.  

How To Guide - Step 2

Blend your inks to create a vibrant effect. The embossed images will "resist" the ink, hence known as the "resist technique". You can buff over the images to remove any ink still remaining. Splatter water on to your artwork, wait a few seconds then "lift" the ink with a paper towel. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Die cut a circle aperture centre top, of your artwork. 

Save the inked die cut circle for another project!

How To Guide - Step 4

Trim a piece of white card to 7 1/4 x 4 3/4". 

How To Guide - Step 5

Adhere behind your inked background. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Mat on to black card cut to 7 3/4 x 5 1/4" and then on to your white card blank. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Stamp the sentiment from Bicycle Bloom, centre right of the white aperture. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Stamp an assortment of florals and leaves, from Ditsy Florals, on to white card and fussy cut. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Arrange and adhere your 3D elements around the left side of the circle aperture. 

How To Guide - Step 10

To complete your card, add a few sequins on, around and under your 3D floral display.