Saturday, August 11, 2012

ReVamping my Poppy

OK so I posted this cute card that embraced the bright card of Poppies on Pumpkin Pie paper and highlighted with Real Red. See here:

I did it for a Stamp A Stack class (large quantities of cards in one morning so the cards tend to be more stream lined). This Parks n Rec class was fun!

Coming home I wanted to adjust this card.... When my dear friend Christine came over we assembled stamps, caught up n chatted about the goings-ons of our lives. We recreated this card. Christine is my Bright color girl and she did it while we reviewed swaps from convention.

Sadly this mushroom card doesn't have a who made it sticker on the back so I can't give credit where it is due!! Seeing a simple technique as this, highlighting something with our Crystal Effects adhesive is a fun way to remember and fall back in love with it.

I hope you like the revamped poppy card and imagine the possibility on how you can use this technique!

Howwww do you make it look like this, you may ask... It's simple!!

Outline your image with the fine tip of your Crystal Effects Adhesive. (always store this upright so that the tip stays clear for the next use)

Full in said image with more glue. It will look milky but it doessss dry clear!! The rounder that you make the glue dot the rounder it will dry.

Dry time: allow for a long bit to dry. I'd suggest a few hours... Iike to do a few and let them sit over night. If you touch it before it drys, it will keep any marks that you may have made.

Toodles, for now!


  1. Love the Crystal Effects card. It's all about the bling.

  2. Wow this is a fun and pretty card, love what you did. I love using crystal effects.
    Blessings Doreen

  3. Congratulation! Your project has been chosen for the Blog Finds of the Day on August 14. If you would like to see other projects chosen for blog finds, please visit


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