Sunday, May 15, 2011

Flower Bling

Challenge #7 at Use It Tuesday is to add bling. I have had a lot of ideas but every time I think it’s a great idea, turns out it is a stamp I have already used.

I don’t believe I have ever used this stamp from a SU set called Flower Garden. It was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on white cardstock, then cut and embossed with a Nestie oval die. Before removing the die I sponged Tumbled Glass Distress Ink around the image. Next I colored the image using cheap metallic ink pens with a watebrush to have shimmer. The next layer was also white, cut with a Nestie scalloped oval die, and also sponged with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

For the next layer, the Acrylic Distress Technique was used. The cardstock was white, it was run through the Cuttlebug with a Scrollwork embossing folder. I used an Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in Pearl,  sanded the raised areas, sponged  Dusty Concord Distress Ink all around the frame, spritzed some water on a paper towel and wiped. The Pearl paint also has a shimmer to it. The base card is close to the Tumbled Glass color. After the card was assembled I added some yellow gems to the flower centers and clear ones to every other scallop.

I picked these little gems up at the Dollar Tree a while ago, they were with the fingernail stuff. I can’t imagine adding them to my fingernails, I almost went blind adding them to this card.

In the picture above, you can see some of the shimmer on the embossed part, but the shimmer on the flowers doesn’t show ,so here is a close-up of the shimmery flowers and the bling.

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Happy Stamping!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I love this! Great bling in the flowers! And yay for using another uninked stamp!! You go girl! You still have to play when you run out of stamps, you know! ;)

    Thanks so much for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!


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