Hi crafters! I’m back from my Easter break that I spent at home with my parents (they live about one hour by plane away) and I created this card for my Make The Day Special Stamp Store post the day I got back. I was still woozy from my travel sickness pills (I don’t get sick, I need them to stay calm on the plane 😉 ), but I think it turned out ok 😉
I started out by die cutting a bunch of flowers from bright card stocks choosing intense and vibrant colors. I played a bit with the alignment and different colors and settled for the large orange flower to be front and center. It’s amazing how long it took me to decide if the green flower should go in the back or front, but that may have been due to me still being totally drugged.
I added silver dots with a silver pen I got from my parents for Christmas. It’s one of those pens where you have to push down on the nib to get the ink flowing in the first place, and gives perfectly round dots every time. I just sprinkled a few of them onto the flower and on the card base to create some accents.
For some additional highlights, I used double sided adhesive tape and some Stick It sheets (if you don’t have double sided adhesive tape, you can just cut a strip from the Stick It sheet).
I first put down the strip across the card and poured some Elizabeth Craft Microfine Glitter in Antique Silver on it. You need to gently rub the glitter into the adhesive to make it stay there permanently and guess what – you can use one of your ten always-present-tools for that: your finger 😉
For the sentiment – that took a while to figure out. I won’t bore you with a description of my failures. Suffice to say: the good reviews for the Stick It sheets didn’t exaggerate in the slightest. I was absolutely unable to die cut my other adhesive sheets with my word die so I could just put the adhesive on the card. It just didn’t cut, even with a shim. The Stick It sheet worked like magic. I peeled off one side, stuck it onto the card, rubbed it to make it stay, and then peeled off the other side. Once more my glitter came out and – voilà!
I hope you enjoyed the card and have a great weekend! Cheers!