Sparkle Bouquet

Hello 🙂  The card I have here is proof that sometimes I act on ideas before my brain kicks in.  I got this brilliant idea, when I saw that the current Power Poppy challenge was Love to Sparkle.  My idea was to print an image on glitter paper!!  I chose the lovely Asters Abuzz, from the Power Poppy digital section, and printed it on a heavy cream colored glitter stock.  It printed pretty good, once I cajoled my printer into taking the paper!!  The not so bright part came when I took out my (not cheap) Copics, and began to color!!! The first couple of strokes of the marker told me that I was in dangerous territory, where the health and welfare of my markers were concerned!!  But, being incredibly cheap, and not wanting to waste even the smallest scrap of paper, I just had to continue…..instead of strokes, I basically dotted the colors on, very very very carefully!!  When I was done with the markers, I added a few highlights with my white gel pen….using strokes, and promptly clogging my pen  🙁

I cut the image out with a die, then had to decide on a layout that didn’t completely overshadow this one and only project.  I played around with a number of colors and prints of papers, when I grabbed the black glitter….in the back of my mind, I was thinking “too much!!”  – but it wasn’t!! It looks really cool 🙂  I used a corner die so the green backing paper would show through, and added a few Nuvo drops to the corner to coordinate with the strip of white ribbon that I wrapped around the center.  This finished the card, leaving it uncluttered, and letting the image and the sparkle shine through.  I wish I could have got a better picture, but this was one of “those” cards that you take about a million pics, and none do justice to how it really looks!!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Power Poppy Power and Spark Challenge – February Love to Sparkle!

Crafty Catz Challenge – #405 ATG with optional Birthdays

Crafting With Friends – #61 ATG

Stamping Sensations – February Anything with Flowers

Dragonfly Dreams – Flowers

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