Happy Friday! Easter is about a month away! The card I have for you goes together quickly and is perfect if you love sparkle. I've used the cottage Cutz Spring Tree of Life die which is so sweet and makes a wonderful focal point for a lovely background.
love to play with inks while creating backgrounds. For this card I
used Distress Oxide inks and blended stripes going from green through a
I was happy with my blend, I cut a rectangle for my card front 4 x 5
1/4 inches. I decided my blend would go side to side rather than top to
I made a white A2 side fold card base. I also cut a panel 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches from a
glitter cardstock. I wanted this to be a sparkly border for my blended
items do not adhere well to glitter cardstock. In order for my blended
panel to adhere well to the glitter cardstock I used an old trick. I
took a fairly large rectangle die and made my
glitter panel into a frame. By doing this I can glue my blended panel
to the front of the card, not the glitter. Any rectangular die that is
fairly large will work - you could even use an oval! As an added bonus you
have a nice size scrap of glitter cardstock to use on something else.
I die cut the image and the sentiment from white cardstock and used a shimmer pen to add some glitz. (I
actually used two coats for extra sparkle.) Then I adhered both to the blended
panel. Finally I added some clear glitter enamel dots to the side of
This card really sparkles in person.
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