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Parisian Streets - 05/01/2024

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Grey card blank 6 x 8

Black/white cardstock

Masking sheet/copy paper

IMALA Parisian streets A5 Stamp

IMALA Forever Yours A5 Stamp 

SBM Hybrid Ink Pad: Midnight

Distress Ink/Oxide Ink Pad: Black Soot, Lost Shadow

Confetti Ink: White Lace

Blending brush

Water spray bottle

Paint brusIMALA white gel pen

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


Foam pads


How To Guide - Step 1

Stamp our dapper man from Forever Yours, on to a masking sheet or copy paper and fussy cut to create a "mask". Place in the bottom right corner of white card measuring 5 x 7". 

How To Guide - Step 2

Ink up the Parisian Streets with the Lost Shadow, spritz with water and stamp over your "mask", going off the left edge of the card. DO NOT MOVE the stamp, card or mask but spritz the stamped image with water, allowing the ink to move. This is known as the "bleeding" technique. Whilst everything is still in-situ, dry off with your heat tool. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Randomly re-ink the stamp with Black Soot and stamp back over your image, thus re-defining detail where the ink has bled. Blast dry with your heat tool. 

How To Guide - Step 4

Splatter with watered down Black Soot and White Lace Confetti ink and remove mask.

How To Guide - Step 5

Stamp our young man back in with Midnight. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Blend around the edges of the card with your Lost Shadow. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Mat on to black cardstock measuring 7 1/4 x 5 1/4" and then on to your grey card blank. Pop to one side. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Wipe over a piece of black card with your anti-static bag before stamping the sentiment with the WOW sticky ink. Sprinkle the white embossing powder over the top, decanting the excess back in the pot. Get your heat tool hot before heat setting the powder. Trim the sentiment to size, with a tapered end and draw around the edges with your white gel pen. Cut another tapered tab smaller than the first and edge with the gel pen. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Adhere the shorter tab flat, coming down the top right corner and the longer tab, with foam pads, slightly overlapping the first.