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Bonus card from issue 181 of Papercraft Essentials

31st October 2019


Bonus card from issue 181 of Papercraft Essentials

We can’t wait for issue 181 of Papercraft Essentials to hit the shelves next week. If you’re looking for something to keep you going until then, check out this bonus card…

In case you missed it, issue 181 goes on sale and this month we’re giving you the very stylish Geometric craft kit – a 15-piece stamp set plus 3D embossing folder!

PE-181-EF PE-181-stamps

The magazine is filled with inspiring ideas to try out with your kit. Nicky Gilburt loved the products so much she made an extra card just for us! Find out how to recreate her masculine make below.


*With love*

You’ll need

Geometric embossing folder & stamp set

white 5”-square card blank

white, teal & navy cardstock

gold mirror card

circle die

VersaMark inkpad

Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad

Jersey Cream Prism dye inkpad

Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers & Chipped Sapphire Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink

white & clear embossing powder

3D foam pads

water spritzer

ink-blending tool

heat tool

manual die-cutting machine

Step by step

1 Emboss white and gold cardstock in the folder. Trim the white panel to 4”-square and the gold panel to 2¼”-square.

2 Press the Distress Oxide inkpads onto a glass mat and spritz with water. Lightly press the embossed white square into the colours separately and dry before adding a new colour.

3 Blend Distress Oxide Ink from light to dark across scrap cardstock. Ensure smooth blends between colours and allow to dry completely. Stamp hares using Onyx Black ink and clear heat-emboss, then cut out leaving a narrow border.

4 Rub the Jersey Cream inkpad over the remaining piece of embossed white cardstock and trim a banner. Layer over navy cardstock and arrange across the panel with the gold square and three hares.

5 Cut a larger square for layering and rub the Jersey Cream inkpad round the edge. Cover the card front with teal cardstock and add the layered panels.

6 Stamp and white heat-emboss a sentiment, then die-cut into a small circle. Add to the card front using 3D foam pads.

Top tip

Experiment with dragging the embossed cardstock across wet ink to create an arty background. For neater effects, rub the inkpad directly over the embossed cardstock to highlight the embossing


To find out more about what’s inside issue 181, click here or search Papercraft Essentials on Facebook or Instagram.

Don’t forget to pick up your copy from the 7th November online, at large supermarkets or from WHSmith.

Happy papercrafting!



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