Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Let It Shine

Welcome to a very humid afternoon in Madison!  Today's focus is on ways to add some sparkle and shine to a project. Now that I'm looking at it, you really cannot see the sparkle on this project thanks to my phenomenal photography skills.  Just so you know I'm not making this up, I used the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen and painted all over this finished card and also used a Pen-Touch Gold pen by Sakura in the center and in select smaller areas in the succulent's tips.  I began creating this A2 card by stamping this gorgeous stamp onto some Canson 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper with Versafine Black Onyx Ink.  Once dry, I used my Zig Clean Color Markers in Yellow, Yellow-Green, May Green, and Green to do all of the large areas of these leaves and added water to push the ink around.  I then used some Windsor & Newton Viridian Green, Aureolin Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, and Permanent Rose to color the smaller centers.  I mixed some of the Rose and Ultramarine to paint the larger tips of the succulent.  Once everything was dry I added the sparkle.  To assemble this card, I die cut a Stitched Frame from My Favorite Things in a green cardstock from Hobby Lobby that matched the greens in the succulent and popped it up with some fun foam that I also diecut.  I adhered everything to a periwinkle cardbase (this cardstock also from Hobby Lobby) and stamped the sentiment from Altenew's Label Love - cut it out and tucked it behind the frame.  Thank you very much for reading.
Mega Succulent Stamp Set


  1. This is truly a labor of love! The colors are so rich and beautiful! I am sure the shimmer looks so pretty in person! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  2. Beautiful card. You did a wonderful job coloring this image. Thank you for sharing the details.