Hi friends! I have a shimmery, glittery flower to share with you today. Classy Cards 'n Such just got some new Stickles colors in the store, and I grabbed some as soon as I saw them. Stickles are colored glitters suspended in bottles of glue, so you just squirt it out onto your project and let it dry.
For my card today, I started by pulling out the new Blueprints #4 die set (MFT) and I played around with the different dies. I settled on this layout, and cut out some watercolor paper with the largest rectangle die (there are three small rectangles in this set). I temporarily glued three of the watercolor paper rectangles down onto my table, inked up the Old Tea Rose stamp (Flourishes) with permanent gray ink, and stamped it onto the rectangles.
After waiting a few minutes to make sure the ink was dry, I pulled out some Distress Markers and my Water Brush and colored in the rose. I used the Spun Sugar Distress Marker and the Victorian Velvet Distress Marker for the rose petals and Peeled Paint Distress Marker and Shabby Shutters Distress Marker on the stem and leaves. I set these three pieces aside to dry completely while I assembled the rest of the card.
The A2 card base is a dark green cardstock folded in half. I pulled out the Love Letters paper pad and found this lovely pale pink paper that matched my Tea Rose nicely. I cut this paper with the largest die in the Blueprints #4 set and adhered it to my dark green card base. The same Love Letters paper pad had a darker rose pink paper in there, so I cut that out with the long rectangle die from the Blueprints #4 set. I cut out the small scallop border (also from Blueprints #4) twice with dark green cardstock and then adhered it behind the dark rose rectangle.
When the watercolor rose was completely dry, I sponged all three pieces with Antique Linen distress ink. Then I pulled out the Stickles and had some fun! I used Pink Taffeta Stickles on the flower and Mercury Glass Stickles on the stem and leaves. I just squirted out a little bit and then used my finger to dab it around here and there. I didn't want to completely cover up the image; I just wanted a nice hint of glitter and shimmer.
Once these pieces dried, I glued them down onto the dark rose piece and then glued that down on my card. The lower right corner seemed a bit empty, so I stamped the butterfly from the Old Tea Rose set (Flourishes) onto watercolor paper. I colored it with the same Distress Markers as the flower - Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet - and let it dry. I carefully cut it out with scissors and then dabbed some Pink Taffeta Stickles on the butterfly wings before affixing it to the card.
How pretty are those Stickles? I love em! I also love these new Blueprints die sets - they make card layouts so easy! Give them a try - I know you'll have fun with them! Be sure to use this code, Holly-10, to save 10% off your order when you go shopping at Classy Cards 'n Such. :-)
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew #44 - Things with Wings
Anything Goes #100 - In the Garden
Sparkle 'n Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Glitter, etc.
Lady Anne - Must Have Wings
Craft Your Passion #179 - Glitter and Gloss