Sunday, March 2, 2014

Shabby Glitter Flowers

Hi friends!  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 Classy Cards 'n Such 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 3 tries to develop my light-handed-ness 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 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.

Wouldn't it be fun to make this flower with different colors of glitters and Copic markers??  Just imagine all the possibilities!  You can order this flower die as well as other supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  Use this code, Holly-10, to save 10% off your order.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Sparkle 'n Sprinkle - anything goes with glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking
Dream Valley #76 - Vintage
Come and Get it - Flowers Galore
Stamping Boutique #6 - Use Glitter
Left of Center #26 - Die Cuts


Bunny said...

Pretty card, Holly. I love the stenciled background and all the glitter. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny- DT

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful card. Love the soft background with the distressed edges. It really makes the flowers pop. So glad you joined us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

Shona Erlenborn said...

How pretty. Love the techniques you used for the stenciled background and the die cut flowers. Lots of bling from the glitter! Thanks for sharing with us over at the Creative Challenge of Sparkle N Sprinkle.

bumblebee creations said...

very pretty card!! love how you did the glitter!! Thanks for joining our Challenge over at TSB!

Nathalie said...

So pretty card. I love colors and papers. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.

CraftyGirl said...

The flowers are super pretty with all that glitter. I am very glad you joined us this week at TSB. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)


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maureenjscott said...

what a fabulous card! I love the dies and the glitter!! Thank you so much for joining our Die Cuts challenge at Left of Center this fortnight. Be sure to join us for an additional 'Anything Goes' challenge open till 31st March to celebrate our first anniversary! Lots of prizes to be won! Link up here -
Thanks! mo dt coordinator xxx