Just Because…with a little shimmer!

What better way to send someone your love than a homemade card with flowers and shimmer! I love using the Stardust Metallic Cardstocks to add some beautiful shimmer to my card projects.

I started with some Cougar Super Smooth 80# cardstock for my card panel and for some stamping. This cardstock is great for so many things, especially ink blending and stamping! I used some yellow ink on the background, but I did not cover the entire background. I love starting in the middle of the stencil and blending outward, leaving it to fade into the white.

I took the stencil off, and with just the ink that was left on my brush, blended some light yellow over the stenciled background. I like the little bit of extra color this provides and helps it to not be so stark white.

I moved on to stamping my flowers. I chose a set of three purple inks that worked well together – light, medium, and dark – to stamp the different layers of the flowers.

The stamp and die set that I was working with had a base piece to die cut to glue the flowers onto. This also serves as the stems and leaves of the flower (I stamped those leaves, and then realized I wouldn’t need them!) For the base piece, my leaves and stems, I wanted a metallic cardstock. I used the Stardream Fairway cardstock for this piece and it worked beautifully for these flowers.

I love the way these purple flowers pop off of that yellow stenciled background.

I used the Stardream Gold cardstock to cut a mat layer for the stenciled panel to help it stand out (and who am I kidding, I wanted to use more metallic cardstock!)

And of course, one of my favorite things is the precut and prescored card bases – these are amazing! I get the A2 110# card bases, and use them all the time. I used some foam adhesive to adhere the stenciled panel onto the card base.

I also used some foam dots to adhere the flowers onto the green base. I love the dimension this adds to our piece.

Then, I used liquid glue all over the back of the green piece, and used tweezers to help me place the piece down onto the card.

And then, I realized I goofed up! I should have stamped my sentiment down onto the stenciled piece before I put it on the card base and added the flower. I used my mini MISTI to help align the sentiment and make sure I could stamp it again if needed. Luckily, it stamped well and I didn’t ruin my card!

And the last thing is to add some bling! I used some clear confetti sequins to add a little sparkle to the card.

I hope you enjoyed my card project today! This card can be made with so many different color combinations and for so many occasions!

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