Geometric Floral

Use Your SCRAPS Challenge

Tuesday Morning Sketches #557

Mixed Media Challenge

Except for the card base and the vellum, this is completely from scraps left on my desk from recent projects. What is new is the opal blaze and the gems along with the small strips of washi tape used for the flowers.

I had the frames and hadn’t decided what to do with them but like the idea of putting them together in some fashion. I played around a bit and glued the 3 bigger ones first and added the strip of glitter card stock through so it looked like ribbon threaded. Then I did the same with the smaller ones using another tiny strip of glitter paper. My new opal blaze pots arrived after I had done this and I had the idea of adding of it around the edges. The shine is amazing. Then I cut a piece of vellum for the CAS Mix up challenge and dry embossed it with the diamond pattern after which I added some of the other opal blaze with my finger. I had some white squares on my desk to which I added a strip of washi tape and then using a GKD die set I cut out the flowers and added them as shown. The sentiment was stamped from the Enchanted Forest GKD set using Stazon ink onto another white Yupo paper square and when dry I cut it and threaded it into the frame. The iridescence on this card is surprising and it shows well in the photo too. The opal blaze changes colour as the card is moved. A friend told me about the challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it fits that one perfectly so I have entered it there as well.

31 thoughts on “Geometric Floral

  1. Don’t you just LOVE the Opal Blaze polish! It’s amazing. I love how much it shows up on your wonderful card, too. How you layered the frames, so they look like they are threaded together, is wonderful. Great job on this and I certainly wouldn’t have known it wasn’t sparkly ribbon if you hadn’t said something.

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    1. It was Golda who put me onto this product. She used it recently for her own designs. What is nice about it is that it photographs well. You can actually see the sparkle. Thanks for the heads up on the other challenge.

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    1. They are quite different and give great results. When you move the treated item the colour changes – its like two in one pot.

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    1. I quite like this product and shall probably invest in one or two more colours now that I’ve tried it out. Very easy to use and it shows up well in a photo. Thanks for liking my card.

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  2. The embossed vellum with the opal blaze is amazing, Johanna! It’s always fun when those left over bits come together to make a fabulous design! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  3. Your card is really beautiful with all the shine and bright colours. Unfortunately, CAS challenges require open space on the design. We would love you to join us with a CAS card in the future.

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    1. Thanks for commenting. I did think that it may not work for your challenge but uploaded it anyway. Fortunately I also worked on another design that does fit.

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