My original plan was to create a card with a glossy Poppy Parade-coloured flower ... but the Crystal Effects I applied to my coloured image didn't want to dry. It's now a full two days ... the flower is dry and ready to be added to a card!
When I applied Crystal Effects over the centre of the flower, that I'd coloured with a Basic Black marker, the ink bled, giving a soft, cloudy look that I really like! To draw the eye in, I added a cute Kaisercraft Sparklet to the centre. The layers behind the flower have been embossed with my Square Lattice embossing folder, to complement the texture of the flower centre.
Here's the finished card:
Stamps: Flower Fancy, Field Flowers
Card: Basic Black, Whisper White, Poppy Parade
DSP: Basic Black Patterns Designer Series Paper
Ink: Versamark inkpad, Poppy Parade stampin' pad and marker, Basic Black stampin' pad and marker
Other: Black embossing powder, Crystal Effects, Large Oval punch, Bird Builder punch (small heart), Basic Black scallop dots ribbon and taffeta ribbon, Square Lattice embossing folder, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, Fun Flowers die, sponge dauber, mini glue dots, Kaisercraft Sparklet, embossing folder (not SU!)