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Try three alternative card techniques to add more fun into your everyday designs

What you need...
  • Dies: Pink and Main, Happy, You Can Fly
  • Stamps: Pink and Main, Happy for You, You Can Fly, Magical Unicorns Stamp Set
  • Card, coloured
  • Ink-pads: black, pink
  • Dual Speed Heat Tool
  • Embossing Ink-Pad
  • Embossing Powders, Platinum Embossing Sparkles, Fireworks
  • Self-adhesive A4 sheets
  • Glossy accents
  • Glitter glue
  1. 1 Splatter the front with ink that has been watered down using a paintbrush. Leave to dry, then stamp a solid butterfly onto white. Use a heat tool before stamping the butterfly detail.

    2 Press the butterfly detail stamp onto the solid butterfly using an embossing ink-pad. Cover with embossing powder, remove any excess and use a heat tool to melt the powder.

    3 Trim the stamped and embossed butterfly using the die. Die-cut ‘happy’ from white card, then cover with embossing ink. Lay on the ink- pad and press down.

    4 Sprinkle with Platinum embossing powder, tip off any excess and heat to melt the powder. Repeat twice more to ensure a lovely smooth finish to the die-cut word.

  2. Shine With Metallics - Create your own faux metal embellishments by covering die-cuts with an embossing ink-pad, then sprinkle on metallic embossing powder and heat. Repeat twice more and you will have the most smooth-looking motif

  3. All That Glitters - If you want to add sparkle, then create your very own glittered embellishments! Simply cover card with self-adhesive sheets, die-cut the shape, then peel back the layer of backing paper and cover with sparkly glitter!

  4. Layer a Rainbow - It's amazing how different a word or flower looks when you have die-cut several and glued them together, directly on top of each other. They will really stand out on your projects!

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