One of the reasons I wanted to get this blog up this month was to enter the Glitz Designs Monthly Challenge for the Pink, Neutral, Silver, Gold theme. This is pretty scary because I have never photographed anything for posting on the internet before. Also, I have never entered a challenge before. But I need to get my feet wet sometime, right?
So here is the card I am entering:
The rules stated that you needed to use at least 50% Glitz product on the card, which I did. The pink panels are from the Glitz Love You Madly 6 X 6 Paper Pad and the neutral and silver panel is from the Glitz Sunshine in My Soul 6 X 6 Paper Pad. Both of these were part of a lovely prize I won from Glitz. THANK YOU, Glitz!!
This card measures 4-1/2" x 5-1/4". I wanted to make this a shabby chic kind of card so I pulled out my doilies and my pretty papers. Instead of only inking the edges of the panels, I decided to gild the edges by rubbing them against my glue pad (after distressing them) and coating the edges with gold embossing powder. After zapping them with my heat gun, I distressed them a bit more and then inked the edges with a Distress Ink Pad in Walnut Stain color. Next I mounted the panels on an ivory piece of cardstock from my stash.
I had been itching to use these amazing glass flowers I had picked up in a thrift store and thought this would be the place. I calculated how long I wanted my doily cone to be and cut about an inch off an edge of a 4" round ivory doily (thank you, Corrie!!) and rolled it up. I attached the free edge to the main body with Glue Dots and then gilded the side that would show by the same method as I used for the panels.
Next I chose the glass flowers I wanted and cut their stems to length. I put a Glue Dot inside the cone to secure the flowers initially and then arranged my leaves made from some strips of lovely ribbon that I won from May Arts. THANK YOU, May Arts!! I secured everything inside the cone with Tombow Mono Multi-purpose Liquid Glue, which I bought because it is so highly recommended by many crafters! It really is good. I use it when I need a liquid glue that will really hold. Then I adhered my cone of flowers to the card front with more Glue Dots.
I don't know if you can see my flowers and leaves any better in this angled shot. But you can enlarge the images by clicking on them and then right click then click again on "View Image".....at least that works for me on my computer. I hope you can see the details on these because I am just crazy about these flowers!
I finished off the card with a shimmery gold bow of Offray metallic gold 1/4" ribbon, which I buy at Wal-Mart. I am really happy with how this card turned out. Hope you like it, too.
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