-The branch was stamped on the panel and then I stamped a second image, colored with a Prismacolor pencil, cut it out and glued to the panel. The first stamping was to get the tiny branches to small to cut on the panel.
-The leaves are actually a pointed petal flower punch that I cut apart. Once cut I used a corsage pin and tacky glue to attach to the card in the same manner as I did with the pearls described below.
-The flowers were punched out, the centered colored with a cotton swab and craft ink. I placed the flowers on a folded paper towel and with a metal ball stylus I made circular motions until the petals raised and then glued them to the card.
-The pearls are attached with Diamond Glaze (any lacquer product will work). To make the process fast and easy I squeeze a drop of lacquer onto a waxed paper (I repurpose the paper that stickers and labels are purchased on), touch the end of a large corsage pin to the lacquer then to the back of the gem which picks it up, position it on the image and press down with a finger, there is a little time to slide the gem into position if needed before it sticks tight.
-The center panel is attached with foam tape.
Tools: EK Success flower punches, Nestabilities, cutting scissors, corsage pin, metal ball stylus and paper towel, paper stumps, cotton swab
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 GMT Views: 2323