Make a Fun Flower Card – Part 4

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Expert crafter Christina Crawford demonstrates how to use a sponge to add flair to your fun flower card.

    Christina Crawford

    With over 12 years of stamping and craft experience, I've learned that one thing is for certain...there is always something new to create and share. As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I've been recognized as one of the top demonstrators of the year each of my 11 years with the company. This is attributed to my wonderful customers and exciting and talented stamping team. I also give thanks to the stamping industry's fresh art designs and products. Stamping is great for those with little time (you can create something beautiful in minutes!), for those with tight budgets (making cards saves money over buying cards), and for those of all ages. I've enjoyed demonstrating many stamping techniques to thousands of people in workshops, stamp camps, and at several conventions. It is always my desire to show something fun and new. I love to tell new stampers that I am a former tax accountant. Everyone has a level of creativity, some more than others. With stamps, anyone can create gorgeous and simple projects! I am a great model of "if I can do this, so can you." Enjoy and Have Fun!

    Christina Crawford: The next step is to just do a little sponging, and this is an optional step, but one that is very popular, and a lot of people like it. It will just take that white card stock, and instead of it looking so stark, Ill just put some color on top of it.

    So, I have a sponge here, and I am dabbing it onto my regal rose inkpad, and I'll be brushing the color very generously over all of the edges of the white card stock I just stamped on. Now, its time to put some tape on that. Just like the inkpad, the markers dry fairly quick as well, so, you dont have to worry about smudging that, and then youll have a beautifully layered, almost card, but it would be a cute, little card or a tag right there. There's one more thing I would like to do just to embellish that, and thats to put some glitter on it.

    Sometimes, the stampers were stamping, or having fun, and you take a look at the project, and it needs one more thing, and its usually glitter. So, I am using the two-way glue pen to put glitter on. So, the next step would be to take that top off, use some scrap paper, and just make sure that your two-way glue is ready to go. It will be blue, but it will dry clear. I am going to put that blue glue right over each petal of the flower. The next step is to use a powder pall tray or some kind of a tray, and put your little image that you are stamping, right on top of it. What I have done is I've taken my glitter, and I've put it into a shaker container, its just easy for me. Now, you want to shake on some glitter, again, you can be pretty liberal because you are going to tap off the excess, and because you put that into a tray, you can reuse that at another time.