Welcome to the How to Craft Network

Birthday King (card created by Elaine) - 03/06/2024

Main How to Image


IMALA CheckMate A5 Stamp Set 

Red Pearl card blank 4 1/8 x 5 7/8

Black Card 3 7/8 x 5 5/8 

Grey Pearl card

Red card

White card

SBM Banner punch 

WOW black embossing powder 

WOW embossing ink pad

WOW heat tool

SBM Hybrid Ink Pad: Midnight

Eureka 101 watercolour Tablet

SBM A3 Magnetic glass mat

Paper Trimmer


Double sided tape

Foam Pads


How To Guide - Step 1

Cut a piece of white card measuring 3 5/8 x 5 3/8 

Cut strips of grey pearl card and red card. Apply double sided tape to one edge of the white card.

How To Guide - Step 2

Peel off the double sided tape and weave the red and grey strips to create a chequered look. Trim off the excess so they fit the white panel.

Add glue to the ends of the strips to stick them in place.

How To Guide - Step 3

Mount the black card on to the red card blank.

How To Guide - Step 4

Adhere the chequered card to the card blank.

Stamp one of the chess pieces, with the WOW sticky embossing ink, on to white card wiped over with an anti-static bag. Apply the black embossing powder over the stamped image, decanting the excess powder back into the pot. Get your heat tool good and hot before heat setting the powder. Fussy cut your chess piece. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Secure your 3D chess piece to the front of the card using foam pads. Stamp the sentiment on to white card, using the black ink pad and create a banner using the punch. Create a black banner slightly bigger and adhere together. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Add the sentiment using foam pads and your card is complete.