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PE198 – Bonus Make – Nicky Gilburt’s Happy Wishes Card

10th April 2021


PE198 – Bonus Make – Nicky Gilburt’s Happy Wishes Card

Happy wishes

Alcohol ink dabbing technique

You’ll need:

  • Fairy Wishes Foiled Collection
  • white 14.5cm-square card blank
  • white glossy cardstock
  • pink mirror cardstock
  • pink glitter cardstock
  • pink fantasy film
  • Coral, Aqua & Aquamarine Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink
  • Gold Bullion Jane Davenport Squid Ink
  • clear embossing inkpad
  • black glitter embossing powder
  • ink-blending tool & felt applicator
  • heat tool
  • gold & blue star confetti
  • star punches
  • 3D foam pads
  • Your Next Die Simply Happy Birthday Word dies
  • manual die-cutting machine

Step by step:

1 Pop out a fairy and follow the step-by-step guide in the magazine to heat-emboss using black glitter embossing powder. Cut a small piece of fantasy film and adhere behind the wings, trimming any excess.

2 Cut a 12.5cm square of glossy cardstock and prepare felt pads with three colours of alcohol ink. Dab them randomly around the centre of the cardstock, leaving space for a sentiment at the bottom.

3 Once you are satisfied with the pattern, dab a small amount of gold ink over the top to add extra fantasy shine.

4 Add the fairy using 3D foam pads, adhere a die-cut sentiment at the bottom. Arrange confetti and punched stars around the fairy.

5 Layer onto pink mirror card and trim a narrow border, then affix to the card blank.

Nicky’s top tip:

Punches are a great and cheap addition to your craft stash as you can create embellishments to match your design in seconds

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