Friday, March 20, 2020

Clean and Simple Shimmery Focal Point

Hello! I created this card to participate in the Pinkfresh Studio March Challenge. I am using a technique I've used on a previous card I've created (Using Negative Die Cuts to Create New Cards) in which I used double sided adhesive and glitter to the recessed areas of the die cut.

I am using the one of the dies in the Pinkfresh Floral Squares die set. I am using colors from the color challenge inspiration. I had to do a bit of die cut surgery to create a colored die cut. You may just cut this die on a white color card stock and color the elements with a marker instead of die cutting the elements on different colored card stocks. For the back panel, I placed a double sided adhesive tape on a blue cardstock. Without removing the release paper on top, I positioned the floral square die on top of the release paper and ran this through the die cut machine. The die only cuts up to the adhesive layer, and it leaves a embossed impression on the card stock layer. Using a craft knife, I carefully removed the release paper on the areas where I will be applying glitter. I poured Elizabeth Craft Designs Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter over this. After I poured off the excess. I burnish the glitter with my finger and wipe off the excess with a Swiffer cloth. I continued to remove the rest of the release paper, adhering the stem and the frame. With the flowers and petals, I wanted glitter on the petals so I did the same technique as I did on the blue background. I adhered the petals first before adhering the flower.

I added yellow flock to the flower center. I applied liquid glue to the center of the flower. I poured the flock to this area. I pressed the flock to the glue, then set it to dry. Do you remember this old embellishment? Do you still have a flock in your stash.

For the card panel, I am using a top folding white A2 note card. I embossed the front of the card using a Li'l Inker Design Quilted Stitched Pattern Die. I spritz Prima Cotton Candy Color Blooms to this embossed area.

For the sentiment, I embossed a sentiment from the Pinkfresh Studio My Favorite Things To Say stamp set. I used the same colored card stock I used for the frame.

I adhered the flower frame and the sentiment to the center of the note card.

Thank you for viewing my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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1 comment:

  1. Love this! The sparkle is the perfect touch! So glad you played along with the Pinkfresh Studio March Challenge!