Blessings Tutorial - Natalie Elphinstone

June 12, 2021

Blessings Tutorial - Natalie Elphinstone

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Card Size: 4 x 6” Mint Green


Uniquely Creative Products Used:

UC1842 Teacup Builder Stamp Set, UC1987 Teacup Builder Die, UCMM1747 Trellis Stencil, Teacup Builder Laser Cut, UCE1727 Gold Rhinestones, UCE1772 Uniqolour Markers, UCE1831 Watercolour Paper, UCE1804 Foam Mounts Circles


Other Products Used:

Acrylic Paint, Texture Paste, White Cardstock, Versamark Ink, Gold Glitter Embossing Powder, Cotton Thread



1. Trim a piece of white cardstock just slightly smaller than your green card base. A mixed-media heavy duty white cardstock would probably be even better for this, as it’s designed to withstand a lot of mediums without warping. To overcame this use lots of adhesive at the end when attaching it to your base card.

2. Dollop on a few drops of acrylic paint and then smoosh them around a bit with a palette knife. We’re not aiming for perfection here, just a bit of blending of the colours, and a lot of texture.

3. When the paint is dried, place the trellis stencil over the top, and scrape some texture paste through it. Don’t completely cover all the coloured paint, keep texture paste centred across the middle section only.

4. Stamp and colour a variety of the flowers and leaves from the teacup builder stamp set, using Uniquely Creative watercolour card and uniqolor markers for all the images. When they are dry use the matching die set to cut them out. 

5. Make a little arrangement of the flowers and leaves in the centre of the card, and adhere them in place. Before sticking them down Natalie made a little jumble of cotton thread loops and glued them in place first. It’s a simple step that doesn’t distract from the main images, but just adds another little detail and texture. 

6. Choose the blessing lasercut word. Cover in versamark ink, dip in gold glitter embossing powder before heat-setting it. Back it with some plain white card – gluing it down and then cutting around it. Use foam tape to adhere it over the top of the flower arrangement in the centre of the card, and finish off by adding a sprinkle of gold rhinestones.


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