Crystal Glazed Floral Card with Koren Wiskman

Hello everyone. Koren here with yet another card using the Neat & Tangled Grateful Heart Stamp Set. Have I told you how much I love this set? I just can't get enough.

I started with a piece of heavyweight white cardstock cut to 3 1/2 inches by 4 3/4 inches. I then used an old embossing folder from my stash, which is just a dotted background. I'm sure you can find something similar, but this one in particular, doesn't seem to be available anymore. I ran the piece of white cardstock through my die cutting machine in the embossing sandwich to create this subtle background for our flowers to live on.

After creating a low key background I figured I would make super shiny flowers for my focal images. I stamped the two smallest images of flowers from the Grateful Heart stamp set in a light gray hybrid ink. I used my stamp positioning tool to stamp them and once they were stamped, I left the stamp in the same place in the positioner to come back later and stamp it once more in the exact same spot. I knew that I wanted to cover up these lines with gold embossing powder so I stamped it just once and enough so that I could see to color them in. I used a hybrid ink so that I could use water-based markers to color them. I used one blue and one green marker. I used a blender pen to blend out the color from the shadows. These images were colored three times letting one layer dry completely before adding another.

Once the images were completely dry and cut out using their coordinating dies, I put them back in my stamp positioning tool and stamped directly on top of the colored images using clear sticky embossing ink. Make sure you let your coloring dry completely before doing this or you will get embossing powder everywhere you don't want it. A heat tool on a low setting can help dry your images faster. I heat embossed them with gold embossing powder twice. I stamped and heat embossed them twice to get a very thick gold edge. I was inspired to create this card from an image I saw on Pinterest of a beautiful glass rose trimmed with gold.

To make them super shiny I coated them with crystal glaze to make them appear porcelain or glass similar to my inspiration photo. I let them dry overnight before adhering them to the white card panel.  I used liquid adhesive to adhere to the largest of the three images directly to the white embossed card panel. Then I used foam tape to pop up the two smaller images.

I stamped the "thank you" sentiment from the same Grateful Heart stamp set in sticky embossing ink and I heat embossed it using white embossing powder. I cut it down into a strip using my paper trimmer. It was added to the card panel using foam tape.

The entire card panel was added to a piece of white craft foam using tear tape adhesive. I then stuck it to a light gray card base in size A2 scored in atop folding portrait orientation.

To give the card even more flair I added some Sophisticated enamel dots also by Neat & Tangled. These self-adhesive enamel dots make it easy to add a little something extra to your projects.

I hope that I've inspired you to create something today using Neat & Tangled products. Thank you for spending your time with me.



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