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Glittery Dogwoods

>> Friday, April 19, 2013

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! Spring is finally here with all the pollen covering everything! All the blooming flowers are so pretty but that pollen makes everything look like it's covered in powdered egg yolk! Sneezing has become the national salute.

So for my card, there's no yellow, lol. I'm just pretending it all washed away and was replaced by glitter. I love these dogwoods and looking out my back door I can see the dogwoods blooming among the rest of trees in the woods. I stamped the dogwoods randomly, then masked them. Here's a little masking tip: Stamp your image several times on copy paper. Put a little respositionable tape on the backs then hold them up to the light, line them up and stick them on top of each other. Now cut out. This way you have 3 masks and only have to cut once. So after I masked them, I sponged on blue and green inks over the background. I didn't color the flowers at all but instead used some pinkish stickles in the centers and clear stickles for the rest of the bloom.
The sentiment was stamped in black on top of the dogwoods I stamped using the same ink for the background. I did stamp it off once before hand so it wouldn't be so bright. I added some black enamel accents to the centers and dotted the edge of the sentiment flag as well. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and all that glitter glue took fa-eh-va to dry! Don't be tempted to use a heat tool...I promise, it will not end well. I did finally use my hair dryer on the COOL setting. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
paper: white
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaliedacolor Caribbean Sea
accessories: stickles, Ranger black enamel accents, black Permapaque marker, fishtail banner die


Pam said...

Julie, this is really beautiful and I enjoyed your blurb as much as your creation. I see you are an impatient person when it comes to things drying on your creations, too! Love the bling and enamel accents.

Janett said...

So pretty Julie, love all the sparkle. I with you on the pollen it's crazy this year.

Karin said...

This card is amazing! What a cool technique...Love the colored background behind the glittery flowers!

Jennifer E. said...

Love these colors and the hint of sparkle! This is one of those cards I'd like to see in person. It's beautiful!

Shelia said...

love the background on this, it really makes those sparkly flowers stand out!!

Sue said...

So Pretty Julie!! I love your background and all the glitter on the flowers!

Casmiles said...

I love this card - it's beautiful. The fact that you didn't color the flowers if really neat. And the background colors are perfect.

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