Be A Badass Card Video Tutorial by Jeni

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Hello, I have a quick video card tutorial to share with you today.  The video is up on YouTube and you can watch it by clicking here.  All the products I used are listed in the supply list below and linked to the shop.  By clicking on any green word you will be taken to that product in the shop. Free shipping is back for 2019. We offer free shipping on all UK orders over £50 up to 500g and all European orders over £60 up to 500g.  You can see the shipping charge at the checkout so you know how much you will be charged. Anyway, let’s get onto the card.

Picket Fence Studios are a new brand that we are stocking that have such great clear stamps in a unique style and they also have the Life Changing Blender Brushes.  These brushes are so soft and are so easy to use to blend inks so nice and seamless backgrounds.  This is the first time I’ve used these brushes in the video and I love how easy they are.


Stamping & Colouring

I drew pencil marks to mark out a square on my card and laid out my stamps in the stamp platform. Stamping the lady in CPD Midnight ink onto Bristol card – I could use my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers.  The colours used are 69 Blush, 74 Light Beige and 76 Mid Beige for her skin.  84 Deep Violet, 803 English Lavender and the blender pen for her hair and 303 Shadow Mauve, 36 Light Blue and 31 Cobalt Blue for her shirt.

The darker marker is where I thought the shadows would be and I blended out the colour with the lighter markers. I haven’t coloured many people and found it difficult to figure out where the shading on the face should be. Therefore, I will definitely be practising more skin tone colouring. I kept thinking of Mrs Slocombe from Are You Being Served when I was colouring this image – so I went with purple hair?  Have you seen this series? Who’s your favourite character?

Making An Aperture

Using the paper trimmer to cut along the three pencil marks I made, and scissors, I fussy cut around the lady. For a nice pop of vibrant colour behind the window I used Orange Twist and Tiki Torch with the Life Changing Blending Brushes.  Using one brush and wiping off any ink between colours.  Swiping the brush lightly over the ink pad a few times to pick up the ink. (CPD inks are made from foam so you need to be careful not to break or rip the foam), then went to the card.  This brush was so easy to use and quick to add a lot of colour.


Finishing The Card

I added one layer of foam tape on the back and adhered the yellow/orange card behind the window then mounted this onto a card base.  I hope you enjoyed the video tutorial. If you read this post first, visit the video here on YouTube.



Picket Fence Studios #GirlBoss Louise Stamp Set

Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers


69 Blush

76 Mid Beige

74 Light Beige

84 Deep Violet

803 English Lavender

303 Shadow Mauve

36 Light Blue

31 Cobalt Blue

CPD Life Of The Party Ink – Tiki Torch

CP Mini Life Of The Party Mini Ink Collection

CPD Foundation Ink – Orange Twist

CP Mini Foundation Mini Ink Collection

CPD Neutral Ink – Midnight

CP Mini Ink – Midnight

Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Blending Brushes

Strathmore Bristol Smooth Card

CPD Premium White Prescored Cardbase

Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

Lawn Fawn Acrylic Block

Tombox Xtreme Tape Runner

3M Scotch Foam Tape

Avery Elle Storage Pockets

Fiskars A4 Paper Trimmer



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