For today's Try a New Technique, Judy asked us to try glittery embossing. I sure wish there was a way to photograph this so you could see I used nine different colors of stickles.
Anyway, I embossed with the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday folder and had at it with the stickles! I couldn't really get complete coverage, so I added some chalk to help define the embossed areas. Next I added the buttons :) I didn't have a true red button, so I colored one with R35 refiller.
Then I started punching five point flowers out of scrap Dps. I cut them down to one or two petals per paper and started going in a circle. (I had a blank white die cut circle to start and used glue dots to adhere the petals). Then I added a larger scalloped circle to the back when I was done.
I like the flower :) and I know what you are going to say...but I don't think there is a 12 step program for punching...yet (wink) Thanks for taking a peek!
Date: Monday, November 26, 2012 GMT Views: 803
Registered: April 6, 2009 Location: Weyers Cave, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley Posts: 14023
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 @ 12:15 PM
You got real creative today with the rainbow colors using them on the flowers' petals and the stickles and then the buttons! This is definitely a "HAPPY" Birthday Card! : ) Sure to make the recipient smile too, Kathleen~
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Registered: May 31, 2009 Location: East Tennessee enjoying the mountain views Posts: 32552
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 @ 12:23 PM
so fun and creative Kathleen, with 9 different colors of stickles I bit this sparkles from space on google maps, lol....It really does look like you had fun today, love the buttons and the rainbow colors... Your rainbow flower is amazing, love it my dear...The whole card makes me smile, and smiling is a "great" thing
This is so bright and cheerful! I love the rainbow effect you achieved with the flower petals, buttons and embossing. I bet this bg is really pretty with all the colors but the photo doesn't show it off. Cameras just don't like bling! A very pretty card Kathleen.
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Mon, Nov 26, 2012 @ 12:52 PM
WOW..I'm impressed with all the variety of stickles colors you used, all the buttons in a rainbow of colors that you have, and that your hand didn't fall off punching all those petals! If that isn't a cheery birthday card I don't know what is! Love that the buttons are of different sizes and shapes..really cute!
Registered: June 14, 2009 Location: Fort Worth, Texas Posts: 8607
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 @ 2:15 PM
Ah, yes, Kathleen, I see that we both used the same ef. I used navy cs so my silver ep showed up. I was afraid to start messing with Stickles, but you did great with your many colors of Stickles, rainbow of buttons and that gorgeous flower. Thanks for describing how you made the flower. I want to try that.
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Mon, Nov 26, 2012 @ 4:23 PM
Kathleen your card is so colorful and cheerful. Love how you used those way cool buttons. Wonderful fun card! TFS :0)
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