Thinking of You Flourish
- Cardstock: white; pink
- Teal satin ribbon
- White paper blossom (Prima)
- Teal small adhesive gems
- Stamps (Hero Arts): Old French Writing; Heart Winged Butterfly; Sparkle Clear Simple Messages
- Pink Taffy Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)
- Ink pads: Toffee VersaFine pigment (Tsukineko); Pool Adirondack Brights dye (Ranger)
- Bliss 6”x6” Template (The Crafter’s Workshop)
- Acetate sheet or non-stick craft sheet
- Sponge dauber
- Nestabilities Labels 4 die (Spellbinders) and compatible die-cutting system
- Punches: Marvy Corner Rounder (Uchida); Cornice Edger (Martha Stewart Crafts)
- Detail scissors
- Dimensional adhesive dots
- 1. Make top-fold white card base; round corners. Stamp Toffee writing repeatedly across card front until covered, re-inking stamp with each impression.
- 2. Place card on craft sheet, with template centered on top. Shake Glimmer Mist bottle horizontally until all sediment is mixed in; if nozzle gets clogged, remove and run under warm water for a few seconds.
- 3. Keeping bottle 6” to 8” from surface, spray even coat of Glimmer Mist across template. Carefully lift template and dab away excess with paper towel; see “More” tips at end of article. Let dry completely.
- 4. Spray Glimmer Mist on craft sheet. Ink butterfly stamp in Glimmer Mist and stamp onto white cardstock; let dry. Cut out butterfly with detail scissors.
- 5. Cut 3”x5-1/2” pink cardstock strip; punch bottom edge using Cornice Edger. Adhere strip across bottom of card. Tie ribbon into bow around top of strip.
- 6. Die cut 1-1/2”x2” Labels 4 shape from white cardstock. Stamp teal sentiment; sponge edges of sentiment and paper blossom teal.
- 7. Adhere flower to center of butterfly; add three gems to center. Adhere to card with dimensional adhesive dots. Add gem “trail” behind butterfly. Adhere sentiment to card, over ribbon, with dimensional adhesive dots.
- 1. Keep plenty of white cardstock, embellishments and chipboard shapes on hand, you can dye them to match any project using Glimmer Mist. It even works on acrylic and metal! Create two projects at once! After you mist the stencil, carefully lift the stencil straight up and place misted side up on craft sheet. Place a second sheet of cardstock on top and rub gently to absorb leftover mist. You’ll have the reverse image for another project, and no waste!
by Suzanne Czosek