Friday, February 28, 2014

Shabby Glitter Flowers

Hi, it's Holly posting today!  I've got a fun, shabby-chic, vintage, distressed card to share with y'all.

I've been playing with the new stencils in the store, and let me tell you, they are SO much fun!  For my card today, I pulled out the Textured Mesh stencil and some Silk Glimmer Mist and started spraying. I laid the Textured Mesh stencil down over some vanilla cardstock and then lightly sprayed over it with the Silk Glimmer Mist.

If you spray too much, you get a puddle of glimmer mist that runs together underneath the stencil. It actually took me three tries to develop my light handedness for this.  So don't get frustrated if your first few tries look messy. Keep on trying!

While the Glimmer Mist was drying, I cut out the Zinnia Bouquet from white cardstock. I colored the stems and leaves with green Copic markers, and the flower petals with a pink/mauve Copic marker. I then cut out the Zinnia Bouquet Background pieces from 6" x 6" Double Sided Adhesive Scor-Tape sheets. I carefully removed the liner from each Zinnia background piece and matched them up with the flower heads from the Copic-colored bouquet.   After all three background pieces were adhered, I covered the flowers with Carnation glitter. I used the Glitter Roll Technique from Technique Junkies to ensure the glitter was adhered very well, and then I brushed off the excess.

After the Glimmer Mist was dry on my stenciled piece, I sponged some Kraft ink around the edges and then used a distress tool to rough up all the edges.  I also used the distress tool on the green layer.  I adhered the stenciled piece to the green layer and then adhered it to a Kraft card base.  

I carefully peeled the liner from the back of the double-sided adhesive flowers and pressed the flowers down onto my stenciled background.  I added some glue to the leaves and stems and pressed those down into place. 

Lastly, I tied some Chalk White Seam Binding into a bow and glued that down onto my flower bouquet.

Your card is so pretty and glittery! Thanks Holly!

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1 comment:

Debbie said...

I really love the background and the flowers! Everything just falls in place together. Great card!