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Step by Step – Create You Own Background

October 4, 2018

How to create your own background using Template and Inks
– Jowilna Nolte (Design Team)

Have you ever wanted to make a card but didn’t quite have the right coloured cardstock?

Jowilna will show you how to not only create a gorgeous watercolored image,
but create your own unique background using one of your templates from your stash.

Papers: Peachy – P2623 Aura
KC Products: CS337 Clear Stamp | Collectables | IT026 Damask Mini Designer Template 
Other:Black VersaFine Clair | Clear Embossing Powder | Orange Inks
White Versamagic Ink | watercolour Paint | Sharpie Markers | Shimmer Pen | Smooth White Cardstock

Step by Step Instructions
[step 1]
Ink a piece of white cardstock with the direct to paper method using Memento Luxe Orange ink pad.

[step 2]
Ink over the dark orange ink on the white cardstock using a lighter shade of orange VersaMagic ink pad.
Make sure you blend the lighter shade nicely over the darker orange for a softer peachy look.

[step 3]
Use the Damask Template and white VersaMagic ink and blend through the template
using a finger dauber to add a design to the inked background.
Trim your background d to fit onto your card front once the ink has dried.

[step 4]
Emboss 2 large flowers onto white cardstock using the Clear stamp.
Stamp the flowers in black VersaFine Clair ink and sprinkle with clear embossing powder.
Use a heat gun to set the embossing powder.
The embossed flowers make colouring in a lot easier as the embossed lines will keep the colour inside the lines.
Use a combination of metallic and plain watercolour paint to add colour to the flowers.
On the smaller flower I used Sharpie markers to add a darker shade of colour.

[step 5]
Trim one of the flowers smaller.
Use a shimmer pen to add shine to your coloured flowers and leave to dry.

[step 6]
Adhere the trimmed down coloured background to your card and
stamp the sentiment in the top left-hand corner.

[step 7]
Trim a scalloped edge from the AURA paper and ink the edges.

[step 8]
Adhere the AURA strip flush with the top edge of your card using 6mm double sided tape.
Trim off any overlapping pieces of the strip on the side and ink the edges again to finish it off nicely.
Adhere a small butterfly from the collectables pack on the right side of the strip.

[step 9]
Use double sided tape and foam tape to adhere the flowers to the card.
Trim some of the overlapping pieces off.  
Add finishing touches with rhinestones and sequins.


Download a set of full step by step instructions HERE.

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