When I watch any video by Jennifer McGuire, I'm usually enabled to need some of what she uses. I've been pretty strong lately, but I did cave and get the dies she used here. Then I needed to justify that purchase, so I CASEd her second card. It had to be done. Here is my version:
The tulips came out more like candy corn, but I think that's because I colored all of one color first, then went to the second color. If I'd done one flower at a time, I think the ink would have been wetter and blended better. Wait, I meant to do that. There, that's better.
I did not cover the whole thing in Glossy Accents like she did, though I did cover it all with Wink of Stella. I was going to emboss a heart for the center, but instead I found a piece of SU brushed silver card stock next to my paper cutter, so I punched it out with my MS heart punch and just glued it on instead. I am so lazy. I did cover the heart with Glossy Accents. Hey, I needed to wait for something to dry.
Here is my attempt to show you the shiny on this card:
And I have to tell you: If Jennifer hadn't shown us that those green squares are really overlapping leaves, I never would have figured it out on my own. I just didn't see it.
I'm really into the die-cut inlays these days, and I'd intended to nestle this baby into a white layer - even had it all cut out, but then I decided it looked better on a colored base, so I used some Shallows card stock.
All in all, I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. Next, I think I need to play with the tulip parts die I also got along with this one, so you'll see this again very soon. :)
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Products used: Silver card stock from SU, Martha Stewart Heart Confetti punch, and the following: