First I colored the vase with Koh-i-Noor pencils in oranges and yellows and OMS (this pic shows before blending). For autumn, I decided to go bolder than clear glass and opted for amber. :) (That scallop cut out you see has nothing to do with this card if you're wondering, just stamping on a scrap piece of CS!)
Then I added a little Hazy Grey Fun Flock with my Quickie Glue Pen to the little puffs, and covered the vase with Crystal Lacquer. I just bought this and I LOVE the extra applicator tip that comes with it (as opposed to straight out of the bottle with my old Crystal Effects), you can be SO precise in your placement of it! Using my finger, I rubbed the edges of my mat with silver Metallic Rub-On Paste(this looks really sharp on your mats when paired with all these Basic Grey papers...) And how about that Large Flourish Punch?? After punching out two and blinging them up with amber colored Self Adhesive Rhinestones, then adhering the punches with Mono Multi over my mat at the corners (I found the Quickie Glue Pen wasn't strong enough to hold them), I was able to slide the mat under the punched out negative area.
This next pic shows how you can insert a mat with the flourish "facing out" or "facing in". Doesn't that look sharp?
This card also uses SU! Gray taffeta ribbon and and one of my favorite prints from the Basic Grey Ambrosia pack. Be sure to check out the rest of the design teams awesome sneak peek samples (Jessica, Carolyn, Gina K, Kurtis, and Erika) and don't forget to leave a comment here today, it's the last day to enter for a chance to win my newest set! Winner of the set and my sneak peek of it revealed tomorrow!!!
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