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Love Story - 01/05/2022

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White top folding card blank (8 1/4 x 5 3/4")

Black card (8 x 5 1/2")

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

White card (3 x 2 1/2")

Stamps from Imala Love Story

Stamps from Imala Crackle 

Stamps from Midnight Times/Whisper

Stamps from My Sunshine Lamination Stamp Collection

Versafine Ink Pad: Smoky Grey, Onyx Black

Distress Oxide: Fossilized Amber, Faded Jeans

Paint brush

Masking sheet (or acetate, copier paper) 

Blending brush

Water spray bottle

Black pen

Eureka 101

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue

Foam Pads (optional)



How To Guide - Step 1

Ink up the stamp from the Imala Love Story, with the Onyx Black Versafine. 

Stamp just off the right hand edge of the white cardstock. 

How To Guide - Step 2

Stamp the same image on to your masking sheet, acetate or copier paper, and cut out. 

Place your mask over your stamped image. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Ink up the lampost stamp, from the Midnight Times/Whisper stamp set, with the Smoky Grey Versafine.

Stamp to the left of your stamped couple.  


How To Guide - Step 4

Reink the textured dots area of the same stamp, and stamp around the bottom of the couple's feet. This will "ground" your image, so they do not appear to be "floating". 

How To Guide - Step 5

Carefully peel away, or lift off your mask, to reveal your artwork.

Ensure all the ink is completely dry, before proceeding to the next step.  

How To Guide - Step 6

Apply the Faded Jeans Distress Oxide, on to a craft or glass mat. 

Adding water to the ink, use a paint brush to create a wash around your stamped artwork. 

Tip: Start off with a pale wash, then you can go back in with more colour, to create depth where you want the shadows to be. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Apply the Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide on to your mat.

Add a little water and paint the lanterns, adding a halo around them. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Ink up the Imala Crackle with the Fossilized Amber Oxide.

Spritz with a little water and randomly stamp around your artwork.

Use your blending brush, to add the Oxide, around the edges of the card. This will draw your eye in to the artwork. 

Ensure all the ink is dry before moving on to the next step.  


How To Guide - Step 9

Glue your artwork on to the black cardstock. 

How To Guide - Step 10

Glue this on top of your white, top folding card blank. 

Set this to one side. 

How To Guide - Step 11

Ink up the sentiment stamp, from the My Sunshine Lamination Stamp Collection, with the Onyx Black Versafine. 

Stamp it on to the white card (3 x 2 1/2"). 

Cut it in to strips, and use your black pen to draw a decorative, wiggly frame around each one.  

How To Guide - Step 12

Adhere the sentiment strips where required, using either wet glue or foam pads.