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MA­TE­RI­ALS Stamped Pan­els

1.Card­stock: white 110 lb., black, dark gray Papertrey Ink stamp sets: Spruce & Sprigs, Hol­i­day Greens, Win­ter Vil­lage Imagine Ver­saMark wa­ter­mark ink pad Em­boss­ing pow­der: Stam­p­en­dous! PEARLus­tre (jade, emer­ald); Amer­i­can Crafts Zing (green metal­lic, leaf); Sparkle N Sprin­kle Cos­mic (bull­frog); Ranger (gold superfine) Ranger Per­fect Pearls Pig­ment Pow­der: mint, turquoise, for­ever green, per­fect gold Gold twine Black craft foam My Sweet Pe­tu­nia MISTI stamp-po­si­tion­ing tool Ranger em­boss­ing heat tool Inkadinkado Em­boss­ing Magic Bag Dust­ing sheet Scrap pa­per Scor-Pal dou­ble-sided tape

Cut two 41/4 x 51/2-inch pan­els, one from dark gray card­stock and one from black card­stock. Wipe pan­els with em­boss­ing bag to pre­vent stray specks of pow­der from stick­ing.

2.Lay out a por­tion of stamps on stamp-po­si­tion­ing tool in de­sired ar­range­ment; stamp lay­out onto pan­els. Note: To help in de­ter­min­ing place­ment, first stamp im­ages on scrap pa­per be­fore stamp­ing onto card­stock.

3.Com­plete ar­rang­ing stamps on stamp-po­si­tion­ing tool to fill in any gaps around ex­ist­ing stamped im­ages. Stamp re­main­ing im­ages on pan­els.

4.For dark gray panel, ap­ply var­i­ous col­ors of pig­ment pow­der onto stamped im­ages sprin­kling pow­der so there are mul­ti­ple col­ors on each im­age. Wipe with dust­ing sheet to re­move ex­cess pow­der.

5.For black panel, ap­ply var­i­ous col­ors of em­boss­ing pow­der onto stamped im­ages be­gin­ning from out­side im­ages and work­ing to­ward cen­ter so stray em­boss­ing pow­der doesn’t cover more than one im­age. Heat-set pow­der.

Dark Gray Card

1.Form a 41/4 x 51/2-inch card from white card­stock.

2.Re­fer­ring to photo, cut off bot­tom por­tion of stamped dark gray panel at an an­gle. Cut a piece of foam to fit back of panel. Ad­here panel to foam. Set aside.

3.Cut a 41/4 x 2-inch piece of dark gray card­stock. Use wa­ter­mark ink to stamp sen­ti­ment at an an­gle at bot­tom of piece; sprin­kle gold em­boss­ing pow­der over words and heat-set. Ad­here to card front align­ing bot­tom edges.

4.Wrap twine around foam panel; tie a bow and trim ends. Ad­here to card as shown.

Black Card

1.Form a 41/4 x 51/2-inch card from black card­stock. Cut a 41/4 x 51/2-inch panel from black card­stock; ad­here to card.

2.Trim black stamped panel to 4 x 51/4 inches. Cut a piece of foam slightly smaller and ad­here to back of piece. Ad­here to card.

3.Cut a 41/4 x 1-inch strip of black card­stock. Stamp sen­ti­ment onto strip; sprin­kle with de­sired green em­boss­ing pow­der and heat-set. Tie twine around strip into a bow; trim ends.

4.Cut a piece of foam to fit back of sen­ti­ment strip. Ad­here foam to strip; ad­here to card as shown.

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