I started by cutting three strips of manila card. I then applied up to three colours of Distress Ink, tapping each one onto the surface of the stamp. I followed Kaz's instructions and misted the stamp with water before stamping onto the card. this gives a nice water colour effect.
I continued to follow Kaz's instructions and placed a piece of paper over the image and ironed with a hot iron, melting away the embossing powder and creating the batik effect. I repeated this with a couple more stamped images using different colour ways. I then trimmed and mounted the images on black card. This really made the colours seem even more vibrant. Once again taking inspiration from Kaz, I stitched around each panel before adhering the three panels onto a background of corrugated card, which I had covered with Tissue Paper and dry brushed with Fresco Paint in Concrete.
I finished the edges with Black Soot and Walnut Stain Distress ink. I couldn't resist adding the sentiment, as I think these three friends are certainly sticking together ! So, there we have it. Many thanks to Craft Stamper Magazine and Kaz Hall for providing me with the inspiration for this project. Below is a list of the supplies I've used which Kim stocks in the wonderful eclectic Paperie shop. Why not sign up for Kim's newsletter so that you can get first hand information about all the latest products and exciting new developments. Happy Crafting ! x