Let It Shine

As the title suggested yes, this is a shiny project. I learnt from Carrisa Wiley how to position small embellishments. She said to work in a diagonal direction coming through from the main focal image, and in a kind of a triangle. As you can see from the card above, I applied her technique. I also varied the size of my rhinestones to maintain balance. For this card, I used the Grateful Heart stamp and die bundle for the sentiment and flower. I first stamped the outline of the flower in Jet Back then the remaining layers in Sea Breeze, Turquoise and Tide Blue.
The leaves and centre of the flower are in Firefly, Forest Glades and Moss. I cut my banner and strips from pattern paper and glitter cardstock. The flower cluster on vellum and the sentiment are heat embossed in silver. It's such a delight to see the flower cluster on vellum giving out that subtle dreamy shine. 

I adhered the flower and glitter banner on foam tape, the rhinestones in Glossy Accents and the rest in liquid glue. The vellum is held in place by the foam tape of the flower. They are tucked behind and overlap one another to create layers. To add a slight shimmer, I used the Wink of Stella clear glitter pen over the white spaces of the flower and leaves. Lastly, I adhered my card front onto an A2 landscape card.

Although this is the first time I'm using the Grateful Heart set, I find the images are effortless to layer, and with the layering guide that comes with it I know just how to position my flower and leaves. The rhinestone, glitter cardstock, silver embossing and Wink of Stella are all competing to catch the light. Let it Shine!

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  1. It s stunning, Teresa!! Those banners and the strip at the bottom really brings everything together effortlessly! Top job!
    Thank you for entering your work to the AECP assignment gallery.

  2. What a gorgeous bloom, & I love your glittery touches. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. x

  3. A lovely bold bloom - I do love your silver elements. Chantell Just Add Ink

  4. Love your subtle mixing of same but different elements Teresa and of course that gorgeous big blue bloom! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

  5. What a gorgeous big and bold bloom and so beautifully coloured too! I love all the little details you’ve added - sparkles and shine that add dimension and balance without taking anything away from your flower. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  6. This is just gorgeous. I LOVE the glitter, the slanted stripes and that wonderful touch of silver embossing. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Time Out.

  7. I love the pops of blue with the contrasting black and white. Gorgeous design!
    Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!


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