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Time To Bloom - 12/08/2021

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Black top folding card blank - landscape ( 8 1/4 x 5 3/4")

White cardstock (8 x 5 1/2")

White cardstock (7 3/4 x 5 1/4")

Stamps from Lamination From The Heart Stamp Collection

Versafine Ink Pad: Onyx Black

Gossip Watercolour Pens Essential set: 34 (green), 50 (purple), 86 (blue)

Water spray bottle

Paint brush

Sequins: Amethyst

Heat gun

Eureka 101

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue


How To Guide - Step 1

Apply the Gossip Watercolour pens directly to the solid stamp, from the Lamination From The Heart Stamp Collection. 

Spritz with water and stamp in the bottom left hand corner of the white cardstock (7 3/4 x 5 1/4"). You can use the coordinating, detailed stamp as a guide, for placement of your stamped image. 

Spritz the stamped image with water and allow the ink to "bleed" out naturally. 

You can reink, stamp, and spray, as many times as you want, until you are happy with the effect. 

How To Guide - Step 2

Repeat the previous step, stamping the image off the top right hand corner of your artwork. 

Ideally, allow your artwork to dry naturally, as you will get a more vibrant watercolour effect. You can speed it up with a heat gun, but all the ink must be dry before moving on to the next stage.  


How To Guide - Step 3

Ink up the coordinating, detailed stamp, with the Onyx Black Versafine but DO NOT ink up the frame part of the stamp...just the area needed to stamp over the image, in the top right hand corner of your artwork. 

Line it up and stamp over your coloured image.  

How To Guide - Step 4

Ink up the complete stamp with the Versafine.

Line it up, and stamp over the image, in the bottom left hand corner of your artwork.   

How To Guide - Step 5

Ink up the sentiment, from the same set, with the Versafine. 

Stamp it across the left hand side of your artwork. 

Set to one side. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Use the blue Gossip Watercolour pen, and a paintbrush, to paint around the edges of the white cardstock

(8 x 5 1/2"). This will create a coordinating, coloured mat, for your artwork to layer on to. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Glue your artwork on to your dried, inked cardstock. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Glue this on top of your black, landscape card blank. 

How To Guide - Step 9

To finish off your card, add sequins where required.