Sunday, January 16, 2022

5 Super Quick Ways to Embellish Your Cards

 Hello friends!

It's my turn to share a project over Altenew Card Blog.  

Today's post is about adding that special shine to your cards. For me, playing with embellishments is one of my favorite pars of card-designing process.  The Craft-a-Flower Primrose is a fabulous set to create small and intricate flowers.  Thanks to its size, it is easy to arrange the layout.

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Here are 5 super quick ways to embellish your cards.

I started out to create my own floral paper.  I quickly scribbled the Hawaiian Shores Brush Pens and Fine Tip Pens across the  Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.

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1. Add Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray to your paper

I sprayed Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray over the inked color paper. Once the ink dried, I lined up the dies from Craft-a-Flower Primrose . The easiest way to assemble is to arrange the dies in the same orientation for easy identification.01162022-CAF Primrose-Simple Frame Embossing Folder-Hawaiian Seashore Brush and Fine Tips-Dazzling Diamond Glitter Cardstock

2. Use Dazzling Diamond Glitter Cardstock Set.

For the last parts of the assembling the flowers, I die cut the pieces with Dazzling Diamond Glitter Cardstock Set. Instantly, you have gorgeous flowers with shine! Next, I took the cardstock and added a framed textures with Simple Frame 3D Embossing Folder.

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3. Apply Must-have Glitter Gel Pen Set

Noticed the silver dots? I added some subtle silver shine to the white paper. This is a subtle way to add designs and glitter.  The Must-have Glitter Gel Pen Set simply flows and dazzles!

4. Add those Metallic Thread Set

I made a small ball of of thread and tugged it under the flower cluster. The Instant Dimensions Foam Tape secured everything  beautifully.

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5. Don't forget the Make a Statement Sequins

The white sequins are nearly invisible on white cardstock. However, that is the idea of adding sequins as they provide the extra subtle shine and interest.

Here's my first version with this stamp set.Altenew-CAF Primrose Blossom-Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set-Gilded Card Stock 

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9 comments:

conil said...

OOOOH! All those gorgeous shades of blue and glittery bits make for a stunning card. Especially when your add your special Virginia touches, i.e., silvery thread, spatter, embossing and metallic additions to the frame. Beautiful.

Denise Bryant said...

Love these flowers and the frame! so pretty! Nice finishing touch ideas too!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love these little flowers!

Linda BL said...

Both cards are pretty, but today's card is in a class by itself. It is gorgeous. Love all the ways you got the glitter and shine.

Maura said...

so many great details on these cards - For me, those little details make all the difference!!!

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the embossed frame. Great combination with the smaller flowers.

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards and great ways to embellish.

Kathy Raker said...

Beautiful cards, the embossing on first card really adds charm to great floral arrangement. Beautiful bold colors on 2nd card, to brighten the cold winter days.

cardmakinglady said...

love the beautiful flowers!