Monday, February 18, 2013

Glittery Peony

Hi friends!  I'll be honest. I totally squealed when I finished this card. I love this glittery flower!!!

I started by cutting the Lovely Peony Outline from black cardstock and carefully pulling it out of the die. I cut a piece of the 6x6 Doublesided Adhesive Sheet just big enough to fit the Lovely Peony Background and adhered one side of it to some white cardstock. I left the adhesive paper backing on the other side and placed the Lovely Peony Background die onto it and cut it out.

Now with my sticky adhesive background flower and my black outline flower, I worked very slowly and carefully. I peeled the backing off the top of my adhesive flower and laid down the black outline flower onto the adhesive, matching up the edges very carefully. Once my black outline was in place, I pressed it down to seal the two flower die cuts together.

Next, I pulled out my Chantilly glitter and poured it over my adhesive flower and used the Glitter Roll technique from Technique Junkies to set the glitter. This Chantilly glitter is gorgeous! It's got a gold/yellow undertone with pinks and roses and and a hint of brown in it. You can see the gorgeous colors in the close-up picture. The areas that were not covered up with the black outline were the sticky part of the background flower and the glitter sticks beautifully to this adhesive sheet.

I set aside my glittery flower and put together my card by cutting some papers from the Printery Collection (Prima) and glued them to some vanilla cardstock.  I bought the Prima paper from Classy Cards 'n Such, but they are sold out now.  I wrapped some Black Cluny lace around the the middle of the two papers and glued them down on the back of the vanilla cardstock. I then adhered the papers to a black card base. The glittery flower was affixed to the card with some Joy Foam Pads (small).

I absolutely love the way the glittery flower turned out! Now I want to try this with all the different colors of glitter that I have! I could also use different colors of cardstock for the outline instead of the black that I used here. Wouldn't this be gorgeous with some deep red glitter and a pale pink outline? What about a sunny yellow glittery flower with a chocolate brown outline? I could also see a beautiful blue glitter with a white outline and a purple glitter with a pale blue outline. See, the possibilities are endless!!! :-)

I know you want to buy these dies and some glitter so you can try this out for yourself, so feel free to use this code, Holly-10, when you shop at Classy Cards 'n Such.  You'll find tons of gorgeous dies and papers and glitters as well as many other supplies that you need for your own beautiful creations.  

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion #150 - All that Glitters
Crafty Cardmakers #85 - Blooming Images (Flowers)
Love to Create #53 - All that Glitters


Debi said...

Beautiful Holly! First time I wished I had a cricut to make the open image.

C. M. Taylor said...

Go girl! It turned out Spectacular!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

A beautiful card! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!


Wendy L said...

I dont blame you for feeling like that it is a stunning card, thanks for playing at Love to Create. xxx

Josephine said...

That flower is fabulous! Great card too.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Zenita Smith said...

Beautiful flower and your card is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.

Michelle said...

This card is so elegant. Lovely.
Thanks for joining us at CYP.
xxx Michelle

Marie said...

A really wonderful card. Love your glittery flower too. :)
Thanks for playing with my Blooming challenge over at Crafty Card Makers this time.
Love n hugs

Elaine said...

Lovely flower thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers

Dina said...

very nice thanks for joining us at sf=c

Mian said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the design and that flower is awesome.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Love to Create Design Team Member

Kaylee Snyder said...

This is stunning! I love the black background and the big bold flower. It's beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at CYP. Hope to see you again.