I'm finally (somewhat) feeling "human" again! As if THAT is ever possible for ME! Ha! Ha!
I wish you could see this card is real life. It's simple, but so beautiful with the sparkly flower and dry embossed design on the strip of Whisper White cardstock, made by using one of the EXCLUSIVE Stampin' Up! texturz plates (item #114512) with the Big Shot (item #113439). I love, love, love these plates! Although, I have to admit, when I first got them and ran them through my Big Shot, I was not a bit impressed by them. The designs barely showed. But, then I learned that if you sprayed your cardstock with rubbing alcohol first and added a layer of the "shim" or extra layer of cardstock when running the plate and cardstock you're embossing, through, (hope this makes sense) the design would show up much better. Yep, that did the trick! It really made a difference in the finished product.
To make the flower, I first cut out a piece from our "Sticky Pages" (item #114300) and ran it through the Big Shot with the Sizzlit Die Birds & Blossoms (item # 113485). I have to admit, it didn't quite cut all the way through. I did have to use my paper snips (item #103579) to complete the cut. But, as you can see it was worth it. Once I did finish cutting the flower, I laid it down on my square piece of Whisper White cardstock and sprinkled the stunning Orchid glitter (from the Fine Cosmo stack Item #118796) on it. The center of the flower was done by putting a piece of the sticky page on Basic Black cardstock and punching it out with my 1/2" circle punch (item #104390). I then sprinkled the Black Chunky glitter on top. I attached it to the center of the flower using a Pop-Up Glue Dot (item #104183). The cardstock color used us Lovely Lilac. The "Many Thanks" is from the Elegant Cheer stamp set (item #114956).
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Below is a closer look of the flower and the dry embossed design.
And, as I get ready to spend the weekend with my family and close friends, here's a thought I would like to share with all of you....
"The best part of life is when your family becomes your friends, and your friends become your family."
--- Danica Whitfield ---
See you all next week! Have a safe and healthy weekend!