greeting cards

Glossy flowers

I don’t like to waste anything, so I needed to find a use for my patchy glitter kiss test piece. I had a search through my box of finished coloured pieces, looking for something that would go well with the shiny purple.

And I found these flowers. I knew they’d been lurking around for a while, but it was only by scrolling back through my Instagram feed that I discovered I’d coloured them over two years earlier using some cheapy supermarket coloured pencils.

The flowers were a little drab so I fussy cut them out and perked them up with a layer of glossy accents. I also used the glossy accents to make some clear embellishments by leaving some drops to dry on my craft sheet.

The glitter kiss test piece needed some work as well. On the white card, it just looked like I hadn’t done a very good job of laying down a coat of glitter (can’t imagine why that would be).  I grabbed some black ink and a blending tool and went over the whole piece, covering up every speck of white, which looked infinitely better.

I found some kraft-coloured patterned paper for the base layer, trimmed that to be slightly narrower than the card base and glued it in place. I die-cut the glitter panel and glued that down flush. The flowers were popped up using some foam tape and a few of the homemade embellishments were scattered around to finish it off.


  • stamps:
    Personal Impressions – tattoo flowers
  • dies:
    Sizzix – scallop circles
  • inks:
    Lawn Fawn – black licorice
  • colour:
    Cosmic Shimmer – glitter kiss – antique rose
    unbranded coloured pencils
  • embellishments:
    Ranger – glossy accents
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    Neenah desert storm 216gsm
    Tim Holtz – paper pad – Kraft-core – shattered
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable – pearly shimmer
  • miscellaneous:
    black foam tape


Online Card Classes – Sparkle & Shine

This card was made in May 2017 as part of the Sparkle & Shine class

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