Here's the supply list (anything in italics is CTMH):
- Stamp sets: Holiday Tags, Distressed Backgrounds
- Ink: Sorbet and Blush (dye ink); Juniper and White Daisy (pigment ink)
- Accessories: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (p. 29), Sponge Daubers, sequins (adhered with Liquid Glass), Dimensional Elements-Framework (or you could use Irresistibles-Frames), white embroidery floss, and a white gel pen
The flowers are white. I used Sponge Daubers to ink them to the desired color, went over the edges a smidgen more for definition, then stamped over top with one of the patterns from Distressed Backgrounds. It's difficult to see in the picture, but the Blush flower has the very fine dotted pattern on it. It makes it look like fabric. I used pigment ink for the houndstooth pattern on the frame because I wanted thicker coverage. The stamp only went 2/3 of the way across the frame, but that was the effect I was after anyway.
I added the sequins and knot of embroidery floss to the flowers while I gave the Juniper pigment ink a chance to dry on the frame before handling it. Once it was dry, I placed the frame on my kraft card base and used a pencil to lightly draw the inner circle. I set the frame aside again and stamped the sentiment from Holiday Tags in White Daisy. Using Liquid Glass, I adhered the frame and flowers onto the card and added three more sequins to the upper right corner of the frame. Really, what did I do without sequins all these years???
The last touch was to draw a border using a white gel pen. I'm partial to the "framed in" look on cards. Most of the time I will cut my center panel to 4x5.25 and mount it onto a 4.25x5.5 card base. This card, however, seemed to need a bit of white around the edges and I didn't want to triple mat...not because it would have looked bad but because it was just plain easier to draw the border.
If you don't have any Dimensional Elements, you can easily create this frame using the Art Philosophy cartridge and Cricut Craft Room. Use the frame on p. 43 cut at 2.5 inches, then center a 1.5 inch circle (p. 21) inside the frame and cut. If you want the thickness of chipboard, cut four of the same shape and glue them together.
I love the light feel of this card. It's springy and airy and cheerful. And, let's face it, all that sequins is enough to make a girl feel like a princess.
Until next time,