Friday, March 28, 2014
Elizabeth Craft Designs' Desiner Challenge - Flowers
I cut my base card at 5.5 x 8.5 from Regal Rose, added a layer of Basic Black & then Whisper White covered with Double Sided Adhesive....and that's where the magic happens. Take a piece of Whisper White & a piece of Double Sided Adhesive cut to the same size, remove the backing on the DSA & stick it to the Whisper White. Die cut 4 of each size from the Rose #799 die from Black Velvet Adhesive Sheets. Remove the release sheet & now you have a sticky surface to stick the Rose die cuts to. Now you can cover the entire Whisper White with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, shake off excess & polish the glitter in with your finger.
After you've polished it, the glitter really sparkles & you're ready to color. To color, I used Stampin' Write Markers in Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Peach Parfait, Pink Pirouette & Melon Mambo. This is the first time I have tried using Stampin' Write Markers & I think they worked great but took a little longer to dry than alcohol based markers.
It was hard to capture all the glittery goodness of this card - BUT believe me that it IS very glittery! After I finished coloring the roses, I added a strip of Melon Mambo Scallop Dots Ribbon to the bottom. The sentiment is from the stamp set called Too Kind & it's stamped on a scallop oval from Karen Burniston's Oval Accordion Card die. To get the yellow in the center & keep the edges white, simply put the die back over your die cut & sponge with Daffodil Delight Classic Ink.
Here's a close up of all the beautiful Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. I love this glitter, it is so soft like powdered sugar & it's texture is very smooth once you've applied it to your card stock. I colored around the roses with my markers & let it fade out into the white.
Here's the inside of my card. I added a layer of Basic Black, Whisper White & Melon Mambo Scallop Dots Ribbon. I die cut the Rose stem from Old Olive & the bud from Regal Rose and Black Velvet Adhesive Sheets. I seriously thought about glittering this rose too, but I liked the crisp clean look of just the Black Velvet outline over the Rose.
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Supplies are Stampin' Up! unless noted
Stamps: Too Kind
Paper: Regal Rose, Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White
Black Velvet Adhesive Sheets & Double Sided Adhesive Sheets(Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Ink: Basic Black Classic Ink
Stampin' Write Markers: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Peach Parfait, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo
Dies: Rose #799 & Oval Accordion Card #772 (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Accessories: Melon Mambo Scallop Dots Ribbon
Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter #641, 5 x 12 Double Sided Adhesive (Elizabeth Craft Designs)