The challenge theme here this month is
and I have quite a sparkly hydrangea for you. When I started designing my card (in my head) and using Jennifer McGuire’s technique of distress ink lifting, my card looked quite different from what you see here.
I started by white embossing the hydrangea on a piece of 5×6 white cardstock and then using victorian velvet distress ink saturated the card. With a small brush and water, I took some of the color away on the flower and leaves. Then added some peeled paint ink to the leaves and a bit to the flower and took some of that color away. Lastly, WOS was added and between that and the shiny embossing it was good – but the background was way too dark for me. Out went the original idea. Fussy cut the flower, made a watercolor wash background, die cut that piece, put it all together and added sequins. Decided to leave it alone and add a sentiment inside when I need the card.
There is still time to enter this month’s challenge and win a prize from this month’s sponsor, Simon Says Stamp – so hope to see a sparkly, shiny, glittery card from you here.