I've been having such a wonderful time being a part of a team with a bunch of very talented gals on the Sakura Hobby Craft Design Team. Our 6 month assignment is almost up and I'm trying out again - I've got my fingers crossed!
I'm sharing with you today a cute little card I made using a fun technique with Crystal Color Lacquer. This product is very versatile and really fun to play around with!
Here are the products I used for this card:
I used just about all the colors I had from these kits
Gold Flower Stickers from Sparkraft Enterprises
Printed scrapbook paper
Close to My Heart Stamps
Distress Ink - Spun Sugar
Momento Ink - Black
Tim Holtz Rosette Die
This whole process started when I was playing around with my Crystal Color Lacquer. I loved how the colors mixed when I pooled it on my craft sheet, which is a VERY important part of the process - you have to use a craft sheet so the dried lacquer can easily be peeled off! I made the pools with similar colors, mixed a little bit of 3D Crystal Lacquer (which is clear) in with it and gave it a stir with the end of a paintbrush (it's what I had handy). You can see how the Glitter Crystal Color Lacquer sparkles, and who doesn't like a little bling!
Here's the dried "skins" of lacquer. They dried overnight, plus a few more hours. I placed the Gold Flower stickers on them and then cut them out - simple!
Aren't they pretty?
Here's a close up of the flower I created starting with a die cut rosette made with plain white cardstock. I wanted the flower to have dimension, so I used the rosette as a base. I then used pop dots to stack the 3 flowers on top of each other, alternating the 2 large ones so the petals of both would show. I added a little pearl bling for the flower's center.
The card was constructed using 3D Crystal Lacquer as my adhesive - this stuff is awesome and has become my "go-to" glue. I crimped the patterned scrapbook paper with a Fiskar's crimper and the 3D Crystal Lacquer worked really well to glue this to the card, which was simply a piece of yellow bazzill cardstock cut and folded.
For the sentiment, I stamped the background image using Spun Sugar Distress Ink and black ink for the words. I roughed up the edges a little bit with my distressing tool and glued it on the crimped background paper. I used a wooden skewer cut to size and glued it inside one of the folds on the rosette - added a little white bow and I was done.
Till next time...stay creative!
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