"Spring has Sprung" at The Paper Players, and your challenge this week is to create a "Spring" themed project. As for me, when I think of spring, one of the first things I think of is...flowers! Of course, what is Spring without some bling? I have made sure that my card has bling a-plenty in the form of pearls, rhinestones and glitter! Won't you join us in our challenge this week?
- Pearls! The stem of these flowers, from the "For Everything" stamp set, just cried out for pearls. And who am I to say "no" to these flowers? So I obliged by using strips of Basic Pearls. Because they are adhered together, I just snipped off what I needed from the strip. It was so easy! Of course, I also added a few pearls to the petals and the butterfly, too!
- Rhinestones! The little "butterfly trail" was created by simply adding Basic Rhinestones.
- Glitter! Dazzling Diamonds were added to the sentiment and the butterfly. Baja Breeze Glass Glitter also adorns the butterfly's wings. To add glitter to specific areas such as these, I use a small paintbrush to "paint" the area with Tombow Liquid Glue. Then I liberally sprinkle with glitter and shake of the excess.
I had good intentions of not sponging or distressing this card, but a small smudge made it necessary to spritz it using the Color Spritzer Tool and a Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker. Of course, that in turn, necessitated sponging the edges with Crumb Cake ink. Still, it is a slightly different card from what I usually make. And you know what...sometimes it is fun to do something a little different...to get out of your comfort zone...even if for just one card!
As I have always said, your comments are important to me. I do read and respond to as many as I possibly can. For those of you who have blogs, it is always a pleasure for me to visit and see what you have been creating. And remember, if you have questions about the cards that I create or the techniques that I use, don't hesitate to email me! Until next time...
Stamp Set: For Everything (W 116954, C 120459); Ink: Pretty in Pink (101301), Rose Red (101778), Marina Mist (119668), Perfect Plum (101437), Wild Wasabi (109014), Crumb Cake (121030); Stampin' Write Markers: Crumb Cake (120967), Wild Wasabi (120975), Marina Mist (119679), Early Espresso (119680); Card Stock: Blushing Bride (119796), Whisper White (100730), Marina Mist (119682); Tools: Big Shot (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (117335), Sponge Dauber (102892), Color Spritzer Tool (107066), Tombow Liquid Glue (110755); Glitz and Glam: Basic Pearls (119247), Basic Rhinestones (119246), Dazzling Diamonds (102023), Baja Breeze Glass Glitter (121883)