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Card making 5: Stamping and Colouring

teacher avatar Skye Creates, Editor, artist, writer, crafter

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8 Lessons (1h 12m)
    • 1. Course outline

    • 2. Getting started

    • 3. Stamping the design

    • 4. Colouring with ink pads

    • 5. Colouring with pencils

    • 6. Colouring with water colours

    • 7. Colouring with markers

    • 8. Project: putting it all together

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The next in my card making series. This one looks at firstly printing images for your cards using rubber or acrylic stamps and ink pads, and then at colouring them with various media from ink pad, pencils to water colours.

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Skye Creates

Editor, artist, writer, crafter


I live in a small town in rural New Zealand and work as a freelance editor, writer and digital photo restorer from home.

My passion is arts and crafts and I have taught on Skillshare under the name 'Skye Creates' since 2018. In June 2021 I decided to rebrand myself as 'One Crafty Zebra' and focus on my YouTube channel so that I can reach a broader audience and write craft books instead of video courses.

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1. Course outline: We'll start the course by having a unique thing. And then we'll get something. Then I'll show you how to start coloring with ink pads. Then we'll have a look at coloring with pencil. Then we'll move on to coloring was watercolors. In will have a look at coloring with markers. Before finally putting it altogether in our project. 2. Getting started: Before we get started with our stamping, let's first have a look at the different kinds of stamps available. Firstly, the good old-fashioned would mounted rubber stamp. These are very good, that good-quality. They last a long time. And actually out of all of them, I prefer the rubber stamp. They come in a variety of types and styles. And that's just up to your preferences of what you prefer. Oh, you'll notice that some of them have a printed pattern on the front with all beautiful colors on it. Of course, this doesn't mean that when you stamp with it, it's going to print color. This is only a guide for you on how to color it in. Once you're finished stamping, all you're going to get when you finish the stamp is the outline. Also available are non mounted rubber stamps. This one is on a wooden block, but I actually purchased it as a plane rubber sheet, which I then attached double sided sticky tape two, and then apply it to my woodblock and use it almost like a clean stamp. But it's still essentially a rubber stamp. Here we go out and this is a clingy stem by Penny Black. These ones are like the acrylic stamps which will have a look at in a moment. It comes with a peel off backing so that you can then apply it to a acrylic block and then use it like an ordinary stamp. That's one kind. We've got another set of cling stamps. And again, you just peel off applied to a block, uses it and remove it and put it back. And now we'll have a look at acrylic stamps. All cling stamps use the same principle of having a static key clinging back to them. You peel off the backing and apply to an acrylic block. And here we are. We use stamp this like that. And then applying backing back again. You're keeping them on the plastic sheeting just helps maintain that static cling adhesive property of them. They come in a variety of ranges. The variety of price ranges, of variety of brands. And it's just up to you what you wish to purchase and what your preferences are. So you can get cheap ones like this at the local dollar store. There. Find these ones work fine. That or give the based quality. Sir, I tend to avoid the Dollar Store clean stamps that had always work quite so well as you are. You'll big brand stamps. Again, like the rubber stamps, This one's got a little color backing on it. It doesn't mean it's going to print in color. It's just a guideline hearing. Oh, we've got some other cling stamps. These ones are just made with a different type of acrylic and that's why they're orange. But that's the basic principle. The next thing we need before we get started with our stamping is our ground. Basically the piece of paper or card that we're gonna use to stamp on. Over here. I've got ordinary photocopy paper, printer paper. You can use this, but I advise against it. It's a bit thin for what you want to do with stamping. And when you start adding layers of color and inks, it can walk and wrinkle and such like so. I don't really, you don't, you can use it in a pencil for practicing, but for good results, don't use printer paper. Here we are. We've got ordinary cod stock. This is about a hundred, two hundred GSM. Great results. This one's got a slight texture through the surface. I will reuse the fact where it's list textured just for a final result. Here we all have got an artist's sketch pad. This is what I tend to use the most off again, it's a much heavier piece of paper than the printer paper. And it provides a very good result when you stamping on it. Last one is watercolour paper. If you're going to actually color in your stamping with watercolor, mean definitely use watercolor paper. This is much more stiff and it can absorb the moisture in the paints without wrinkling and falling apart. When you come to stamping your design. There's a huge variety of stamp pads that you can use. Size doesn't matter. You don't need to get the largest stamp pads available. These are the larger they are, the more expensive they can be. And if you're just starting out, you don't want to spend that much money. So you can't actually buy a small stamp pad and apply the ink to your pad this way. When it comes to stamping the design, you're usually only going to be stamping using a standard color such as black or brown. And then in the choice of your ink, it depends on what you're going to do with the design. So if you're going to be coloring it in with stamp pads such as like these, which we'll look at a bit later, then. Water-based or water, non-water resistant ink is fine. But if you're going to be using watercolor to color your stamped design with, then you'd be wanting something that is water resistant, such as this momentum type or the stays on. Or if you're stamping your design onto acetate. And then going to be coloring in the design with markers, alcohol markers. Then you'd need something that can actually stick to the acetate. So it depends on what your job is, what kind of ink you choose. So just be aware of that. And if you're going to be using a watercolor, you might want to check and do a taste design first. Put a little bit of the marking on you, but other coloring on to see if it works. And they regard lastly, your last piece of equipment which is very necessary, is your cleaning supplies. There are many products on the market, specifically made for cleaning stamps, both rubber and acrylic stamps. But you can really save yourself some money and just by ordinary baby wipes, just make sure that they are alcohol free. Water-based ones as these tend to be gentler on your stamps that don't eat away at the rubber like the alcohol-based type. And Vincent paper towel as well. And we'll go into how to use those in the next section. 3. Stamping the design: Let's get started stamping. I'm going to start by preparing my ground. Over here. You'll see I've got a selection of supplies and I'll go through what they are for the time being. I've got some scrap paper just to clean stamp practice on et cetera. Scrap paper. Voice comes in handy. I've gotta magazine here. No magazine in particular. What this is really handy for is for having a surface to prison. If you stamp straight onto a hard surface, they might be places where the stamp doesn't actually make contact with the paper. Having an magazine underneath your paper allows this stamp to sink in to this paper and make a really good impression and print. So I'm going to start off by laying my magazine down. And then I'm going to start with putting my ground. Now you can always stamp directly onto your card, but I prefer to stamp onto sheets of paper. First four sheets of card, and then cut out the design to fit the card that I'm working on. So I'm starting off with just regular sketch paper. It's a four, it's 110 GSM, which is slightly heavier than printer paper. And I'm putting that on pressing material. Ok, let's start out with our first design. I've selected a rubber stamp mounted on a woodblock and a TM halts distress ink ink pad. Stop. As you can see, the size is actually smaller than my stamp. But we're not going to do this the old-fashioned way of stamping down and then just pressing down and State, turn you've stamp upside down or at least the rubber stamp out towards you. And then turn the ink pad upside down and apply your ink this way. Tapped down Roberts a little bit, swipe it. Really GO right over that way. You can see where you reply the ink and places where it might not have ink. Up here looks a little bit like it needs a little bit more, so we'll just touch on a little bit more that way. And that way you can know that you're getting good coverage. I'll put that back. And while the ink is damp, I'm gonna turn it over and apply it onto my paper. And then firmly press down and actually kind of roll over a bit with you. Arm so that you could really good pressure all over and then release gently. And there we go. That's our very first design. And as you can see, I'm making several prints on the same paper. And then I can just color them all in together and cut them up and use them on cards that Malaysia later on. Okay. Now it's very important to look after your stamps if you want to keep them in good condition for a long time. So always clean your stamp off. Do you use it? And like I said in my earlier tutorial, just a baby wipe is the perfect means to do this. And just rapid-fire that ankle come off. This is very good to clean them so that you don't have a buildup of ink over months and years, which will then dollar design. Because I've had good, please. And then using paper towel, dabbed excess. I'm now going to do the same process, stamping on some watercolor paper for my water coloring in section. Let me use the same stamp again. And this time I'm going to use a permanent ink, water resistant ink for the spot. Again, same process. That's two little As I carry it takes. That's why it's good to do sheets of images because you might not get it perfect the first time. And of course, don't think about if you don't like the design and it doesn't work out, dives right away, just turn it over and use the other side. Because then you can just use the bad side. You will see with sticky tape on us before. Cleaner stamp again. And it's good to kind of clean between different types of. Because, well, now this one probably doesn't come off quite as much because it's a permanent ink to probably find EDL, actually stain your stamp a little bit, but don't worry too much about it. Again, it's just for removing the excess ink. I've got another rubber stamp here, which I'm going to use to show you a slightly different technique of inking, which will give you a multi-colored design. When you print with that, you can do this with acrylic stamps as well. So I'm turning it upside down and I'm gonna take my color stamp. And this is also why the little ones are quite useful. So you don't need a really big stamped. Do this a little one is much easier. And I'm just going to apply the stamp color sort of randomly on the stamp. And a little bit if it good coverage. Right? And lifeform, turning it over and applying it to my paper, pressing down evenly. And there we go. The, the light pink hasn't come out. Two wells, very faint. But you get the general idea. Now we'll have a quick look at cling rubber stamps, the game, the exome rubber stamps, but with a claim backing. So I require and acrylic block to mount them on soil. Stop. Just peel it off and apply it. You don't have to worry about getting it square and the thing because it's easy to see exactly where you're going to place it. That's the beauty of having stamps. I'm gonna use a brown ink. And again, same process, just applying the ink evenly over the stamp. That just looks good. And there we go. And finally, let's have a look at acrylic steps. This is sort of a clean staff. At most. I think pretty much all acrylic stamps are clink stamps. And we're gonna just peel off the backing side as the backing one side is the actual stamp, that's the step there. So this side might be tricky. I haven't used the step four. Pi dot worry about if it stretches a little bit, that's, it'll be alright. And I'm going to apply it to my stamp. I've applied it to my block. And now I'm gonna step. Make my first impression in regard. These are quite clear when you know, seeing where your ink is. I easily see where you've got your ink down on the steps. They regard. I'm going to apply it to my paper, breaks down. If we use it off. And they regard, as with rubber stamps, we need to clean our acrylic stamp before we put it away. So again, I'm just going to get and clean it while it's still on the block. That'll make it a lot easier to get into all the grooves and bits and pieces. So give it a good clean, tattered or for suffered a paper towel. And again, we'll just put it back on the backend that helps maintain the static cling. To stamp. We got. 4. Colouring with ink pads: In this section, we'll have a look at coloring our designs using ink pads and a range of tools. So you'll need impacts in various colors. As far as the tools go. You will need a range of pain pressures. You'll see why I've got a range of really fat ones will have a look into that later. With when you're using ink pads, it's worthwhile having dedicated brushes for colors. So I've got dark blue, light blue, pink, orange, oranges and reds, really browns and blacks, yellows and greens. That way you just don't, you don't muddy your colors when you use them. So paintbrushes, I've also got little ones. These are just useful for tiny details as well. And then the main stay of coloring, but with ink pad is an dopa. This actually fixed on fits on your fingertip, which is really handy. These are the ones that you buy in across through anyway, but you don't have to buy dedicated stamping doorbells. Have a look around. You might be able to find something else like this is just a sponge used in fingernail art that can also work as absorber. Over here, this is a dopa by heartfelt creations. It's their special brand of Uber. You can just lifted up again, they use DOE, unlike with these ones as well. Keep the colors separate so that you don't muddy up your ink pads. So that's these ones are handy for getting into corners, but they're quite expensive and so you don't really need them, they're just available. The other thing that's really handy that I found, and it's relatively inexpensive, is just dumb eye shadow allocators. And you can get those everywhere. And they really useful. I use them a lot. Okay, well, we'll get started on our design. I've cut my designs up into individual pieces to make that likely to make things a little easier. And I've also got the original stamp here for reference. Since this one has got it colored in, you don't have to follow the colors exactly. But what is helpful for is to see where the highlights and the darker areas are. So as you can see, the bunny has the little baby Bunnies or lighter highlighted areas, which is where the sun will, the light would be hitting. Again, you didn't have to follow these sort of things exactly. You can color in fully, but if you add some dark and light areas to your coloring, it gives it a bit more of a three-dimensional look to it, a bit more depth. And again, you can see on her dress it's lighter at the bottom. There's a little bit of dark areas here met. So keeping that in mind, if you Create some dark and highlighted areas in your coloring in that we'll just give it a bit what Dave's. Okay, so I'm going to put that aside and I'm going to start by just creating a better than background area. So I'm going to use a brush and I'm going to use, I think for now, I'm just going to apply a color to the brush. And then I'm just going to dab that. Using the brush like this is really useful for sunsets. Skylines. That way you can blend colors together and that's quite good for blending different colors together. What my threshold for birthed. Okay. I'm not going to just choose some colors for the dress. I think does my two colors that I'm going to use for the sleeves and dress and the I think I'm gonna go with just a gray. This time. I think I'll use my doorbell for gain with doing this kind of work. It's much a case of laces, more lists. You just want to hint at the color than actually color it in. So I'm just going to turn to just show you this shadows of the bunnies. Me leave. So I've kind of just fold the darker area underneath here where the shadow from the bunny would pay and lead it sort of just go but fade away from the body of the beanie. Okay, so that's the aprender. I'm now going to look at the trace. And I'm going to start with the lighter color first. And it's a little bit in there that I want to get to, but I'm going to leave that for a moment. So I'm gonna get my darker color. And I'll use the same door it does. And I'll just use the other side of the door. And they use that toolbox. Now what I'm gonna do is I'm going to use one of my I shutter replicates is just to get in that little bit of coolness as well. Okay, I'm gonna do a little bit of pink just in pink color and bunnies. And I think I'm going to make the rocking chair in a dark green rather than a rather than in the blue that's indicated. And there we go. That is coloring in with stamp pads. 5. Colouring with pencils: Now we'll have a look at coloring with pencils. But before we get started, I just wanted to note that not all pencils are created equal. I'll just put that aside for a moment and I'm going to build up a piece of scrap paper here. Over here, we have your regular pencils that you can buy. Most Dollar Stores, stationery shops, et cetera. They're fine. There's not anything terribly wrong with them, but they tend to be very hard. And the color is really not very vibrant. Tends to be very pale. And that's very hard. You have to press really hard to get any kind of color distribution. I always find it very disappointing. Alternatively, over here I have a colours by Crito color. This is an art pencil. And these get much more satisfying results. They're softer. And as you can see, give a phenomenally darker impression. Over here I've got another op tensile. This is pencils do wind. In England. These are even softer and produce an even richer color. So while you can use your colors from the ordinary stationary shop or dollar store, local craft shop. They do give rather disappointing results. And I tend not to use them. So in this course, I won't be using these pencils at all. So I would definitely recommend that you invest in a state of art pencils. These deal be able, you'll find at an art supply shops and they provide much more satisfying results. So this time I'm going to start with the, I'm going to actually make it trace pink. And if you've got a nice palate or selection of pencils, then try using two different shades of the same color. So I've got two pinks here. I'm going to use the darker pink for the darker areas and then the lighter pink for the others. Now, in school, we were taught to color in like that, which is fine, but it does give you a very flat appearance. So I find that actually preferred color in, with circles in a circular pattern. And this gives you a much more Gives you more texture, more dips. So the coloring in especially you when you doing contours and rounded things. I mean, if you had a circle and then you cover it in flat, it comes out well the flat, you have a circle with color in with a rounded pattern. You can actually give it a much more defined shape. And also adding in highlights and the darker areas. So that's the way we were taught in school. And this is a more artistic way of coloring. And so I go back to my picture. And I'm going to start doing the same idea of making the darker areas a bit darker and just bringing it out and putting in way the shadows would be so this would be a bit darker. You'll see a favored the color. So that I can then blend my next color in a little bit easier. So you might see that transitions so clearly between one color and the mixed. Who's going to feed at that a little bit, or I'm going to add it now my light pink and just lightly. That's the pink laid down. Now, I think I'll actually another pink to just do the ears. Open. A pinky is about. And again, leaving little bits of white as the three highlights as well, also just adds that extra dimension. Ok, so that's my pink dot. I'm not going to do the check. Maybe I'm gonna do the chair now in a darker in a dog. This one I'll just using one color and I'm just just shop and it's also worth getting a quality sharpener. A little bit darker down here we've exclude. The harder you press, the darker the color. So just vary the pressure of the pencil to vary the color. Ok, so I finished the che, si that I've made this area lot darker to try and express the idea of her chateau hitting the ChEA. I'm going to now do a little bit of coloring too. The apron. I'm going to leave most of it white and I'm just going to add a little bit of areas where they might be shed. I so I'm using the gray just to give it a little bit of a shadow. We, the bunnies uplift caught a bit of whitespace and just used the gray Just to add in a little bit of shadow areas. Again, with the bunnies, I'm going to use two shades of a similar color. So I've got a dark marker and a light ARCA. I'm going to use the dog occur from my darker areas. I've now done my darker areas with the doc Erica, and now I'm going to start doing shading in the light, okay. So I'm just going to lay the lighter, darker, more or less almost on top of the dark areas, but just in a slightly lighter manna in areas around the features in that I might leave almost white just to give it a little bit more of a deeps. Now, I'm going to just show you one last little trick. I'm just adding a little bit of color to the background. This is a trick that I actually learned in primary school when I was a child. And people still use it anymore. But it's very easy. For this. You'll need a pencil sharpener and a pencil. Make sure that you've shopped know is empty. Because you want to actually collect the caliber of the pencil. So I'm gonna just sharpen my pencil. Once have sharpened it, I'm going to tip the sharpening out onto the paper and just get rid of the would part. And then with just a bit of Kleenex tissues, wrap it around your finger, and then just move the shavings into the area where you want to color and then press down and then just gently rub onto the paper and actually get quite dogs, they just paper. And that just gives it a little bit of a, a color background image. And there we go. That's done. 6. Colouring with water colours: And now let's have a look at water colors to color in your design. Firstly, let's have a look at the paints. So we can use watercolor in three different forms. We can use it from palette in hard-pressed cake. Or we can use watercolor in tubes or watercolor pixels. For the purpose of this course, I'm not going to look at tube based water cause simply because I find these are more suited to painting large pictures with not really for the small work that we're going to be doing. So you can definitely use them if you've got water colors, don't worry about going out and getting priest cake. Form. You can definitely use them. I just find that you're going to use such small amounts of them that you'll end up wasting a lot of paint if you use the tubes. So we'll put those aside for now. The other advantage with using pressed cake, watercolors like these, is that they dry quickly. Once you finished using them, they're easy to take with you wherever you going. Easily portable. And there's not a lot of cleanup that you have to worry about with the priest. Then of course we have pencils, watercolour pencils, and these are also great when it comes to brushes. A variety of brushes of whatever brand you prefer is up to you. You really just need very small brushes. Doesn't matter if it's nylon or horsehair. Then there are these type of brushes. These are very useful, very come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Flat one. And what these, how these work is that you actually fill it up with water. And then you don't actually have to keep dipping your paintbrush in water. But we'll have a look at that in a little bit more detail in a moment. Got some water over here, one for cleaning the brush, one for filling leaves, which we'll see in just a moment. And then some paper towel, scrap paper to work with. So we'll go ahead and get started. Okay. So with this one, I'm going to use a variety of my water colors just so that you can get an idea of how I use them. But I would probably use just one type of watercolor for one design. I'm going to start with my watercolor pencil this time. And I'm going to just put a little bit of pink. The areas and then I want for the pink. And I'm just going to leave the pink as it is. Not going to worry too much about blending that in just yet, just because it's such a small, small areas. Then I'm going to look at engineering, the Brown of the bunnies. So here I'm going to just lay the color down. In the dark areas. We the dark shadow areas and that would be but this is we're blending in will come in quite nicely. And of course, I'm working on my watercolor paper now. And I'm going to take one of my precious and I'm gonna just dip it in the water exists and in very carefully just brush it over the surface and blend the colors together. And then you see there's quite a bit of whitespace here, but by blending the paint can bring it across and fill that whitespace. And it's not even. I'm going to do the same technique. Must the chair, again, putting in the dark areas, quickly claimed that that's mother's trader. Just my brush. Okay. Now, I'm going to work on April. And this time I'm going to use some of the paints here. And let's do eight print in a yellow. So I'm just going to keep my brush. And just since I'm using such a little bit like probably don't need the panel. I can just walk straight from the dish. Is going a little bit the yellow yellow down. Okay. So using from the pan, it's pretty straightforward. I'm now going to do her dress and I'm going to now do the same process with the blue for that space there. I'm going to use the brush method this time because it's a tiny space. And I want it to be relatively accurate to get that filleds. I don't want to make too much of a mess on that one. I might just put in a little bit detailing here as well. Alright. I'm gonna finish the trace using one of the keys. To use one of these. I'll just put that aside for a moment and bring up my would take the mean, squeezing quite firmly, push it into the water and release. And it'll suck the water into the chamber. So that's a bit of a fiddly process might be worth moving ones picked out of the way first. Maybe go. As you can see, there's water in you don't need a lot of water, so I'm not going to fill fill it to the top. That would be more than enough water to lost. So I'm gonna put that way. Once I've now wiped off the excess water, I'm good to go bring back my paint. Now. My brush has already got the water loaded, so I don't need to keep dipping the brush into the water. And I can just use it straight from the pen. This way, the brush is always moist. And I can just apply the paint almost as if this is like a pen or a marker and just the ink paint that way. Okay, there we go. I think I might just add a little bit of a ground, so I'm just going to rinse that off. So when it come to watching that washing it, signed processes using an ordinary brush, just rinse it off. And then it's good to go. I'm just going to add a little bit of a shadow area under the rocking chair. The other use for the pain, of course, is you can use it for blending the pencil. So we'll put that one aside for a moment and say S1. So let us do hit dressed, lay down coloring. And now using the pin brush, I can just blend the colors together. And using it this way means I don't have to keep dumping the brush in water on. I'll leave it there. And when you finished using your brush pen, it's easy enough just to remove the water by squeezing and it'll just come out that way. 7. Colouring with markers: Lastly, let's have a look at markers. There are many different types of markers on the market, and it's up to you what you prefer to use. These are Copic markers that we've taught you. Sort of felt-tip, pen, brush, fine liners. There's just heaps of them available. I generally don't use markers to color in stamp designs myself. I find the colors does tend to be a bit too dark. But that's just up to you. One thing though, when you're using markers, it's very important to get the paper right for the market. I've got a watercolour paper here. I've got a laminated Matt, laminated paper. So that means it's got a slight, very thin plasticky coating to it. And I've got my ordinary PY post-doc here, which I did all the other ones on. So it depends on really the market that you're using and the type of paper that you're using. So a lot of these markers you'll find out double ended. So it got a brush tip on one end and Dr. Peyton pin nib on the other end. So just Mike on that on the top here. Use that. It smears a little, but I use it here. That's me as a lot. So for this type of marker, using an ordinary paper stock is probably paper or card stock is about the best. So it's always good to taste. First. I'll just try. Now with the Copic marker, these over a solvent or solvent based markers. Again, I've got a wide chisel end and pointy end. So little bit appear. That's not too bad day. So you go. So again, it's a toss up. So with these ones, you're looking at maybe the watercolor paper or your general cod stock, but still not the laminated type. Laminated type of paper. You'd probably want to use a permanent marker, one of those like Sharpies or permanent marker that dries instantly. Put that aside. Not suggesting. Now one last thing to also be aware of with using solvent type pins. This, although this is a permanent ink that I've used to step the design. If I use my solvent based paint on it, you'll see it will actually dissolve. That dissolves the ink. So that's another reason that you should really taste your pins and your inks and papers before you actually start using them. So give them a good experiment to see what works based. Instead of coloring in yet another picture of the rabbits. This time, I'm going to show you a different way of using markers. There's another way that you can use your markers and that's to actually ink up your stamp. So I've got a stamp and a variety of molecules here, and I'm going to do exactly that. So I'm gonna just apply the marker onto the step. Depending on your more current, might not stick to the rubber very well. So again, it's something that will need a little bit of trial and error. We just apply the stem. That's another way of using your markers. Don't forget to clean your stuff. 8. Project: putting it all together: Let's put it all together now. I've got a picture that I did from the colored pencils part of the course. I'm going to use that in my design. I've got a playing card, some backing paper, some plain paper. Playing cards dock, some basic tools, inks and doers, and some embellishments. And we'll put it all together. To begin with, I'm going to prepare my card. I've got my playing card, and I'm going to add a backing to it. So I'm just going to now cut my paper to fit the card. Market and name ket H smoke. And I will in place using double-sided type of applied my double-sided tape. And now I'm going to just remove the backing and apply it to my cart. So that's my background. I'm now going to place my image. I think I'm going to put it more or less in the center. Cut with scissors before. So I'm just going to straighten the edges. I'm now going to do my image to my background. And I'm going to show you a fool proof technique using glue stick. For this method, you'll need two pieces of scrap paper. To use. The first piece of scrap paper, turning my piece of turning my design upside down and take a ballistic. And I'm going to glue around evenly going over the Egypt's onto the scrap paper. So that every part of the image is covered with glue. And carefully remove picture. As you'll see, it'll leave a nice an image. And you should see the outline of the piece of paper over the intellectually. Now I'm gonna place it onto the card. And then taking the second piece of paper, place it over and then rub. This way. It applies it evenly. And any glue that might squeeze outside of the edges will get picked up by your scrap paper. Carefully peel it off. And there we go. That is the best way of using heuristic because you'll find it's now evenly glued and there's no part of it lifting or coming off. Okay. I'm now going to stamp my sentiment. I've got a congratulations and best wishes stamp, and I've got enough card here so that I can stamp it again if it doesn't come out properly. Okay. I'm going to use the RID and I'm just going to apply it. And there we go. And that's my sentiment done. As you can see, the Incas and come out to, well, just at the bottom here. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to use a similar color pencil and just fix up the printing a little bit by hand. So that's just made it a little bit darker and you wouldn't really be able to tell the difference. Now I am going to try and I'm going to leave quite a bit of space on the outside. Squaring up the ruler to the edge of the paper to get square, square and straight. Now I could put that onto the card as is. But I'm going to push up the edge a bit. Put that slide with some scrap paper underneath. I've got my sentiment, a large piece of scrap paper. And then you take a large paintbrush and my gold gold ink pad and dabbing on the brush. I'm going to depth from the age inwards. I'm dabbing the paintbrush from the outside, but leaving a blank white space around the text. You can do this with a brown ink and it will give your paper and age. Look down a bit. And there we go. I'm going to mount this now using some adhesive force. I had stepped one before, so I could just use the other side. It didn't come out so well the first time, backing off. But right now I shall place don't regard. Decorated with a few bits and pieces. I'm gonna start with some glitter glue. Just to outline each. The picture. Gold. This is liquid pearl. Essentially the same kind of thing. She was more of a so I'm Missy and I kind of make it move much move fatter. So I'm going to dab it. I'm just going to randomly squeeze bits on. Just gives it a kind of a solid look. I have some silk flowers that I'm going to glue in place with a glue dot. Since, especially since this is a silk flowers, ordinary blue is probably not going to stick to it very well. So the ACLU dot does the trick much better. I'm gonna put inside of the flower. I'll put another one up top. And we go. That is our completed COD.