Another product I can't get enough of is sparkles. Who doesn't love a little bling on anything and everything? Close to my Heart makes lots of different sparkles in many different colors and I buy them all. I find the sparkles can fix any dull layout or card. Sparkle does it everytime.
For this card, I used For Always again. There is a reason you'll see a lot of cards this week using this paper packet but I'll tell you about that later. Cut ruby cardstock 5 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches. Cut white daisy cardstock 5 3/8 by 4 1/8 inches and pattern paper 5 1/4 by 4 inches. Distress all. Cut a piece of black pattern paper 2 1/2 by 4 inches. Use a 1 1/4 inch circle punch to cut out three half circles, just for a different look. Distress all with black ink. Attach black cut out paper to the pattern paper and then attach to the white paper and black paper in order.
Use the Art Philosophy cartridge, cut out four flowers from the "banner 2" key hitting the shift key too using white daisy cardstock. Cut them at two inches. Stamp the flower from the Girls Rock stamp set in ruby ink on two flowers and archival black ink on the other two. Glue down one of each flower as shown then pop up the second one by using 3-d foam tape.
Stamp the "I love you" stamp from the Salutation Seals stamp set in ruby ink onto some scrap white daisy cardstock. Use your circle punch again to cut out the "I love you" image. Attach those with 3-d foam tape just outside of one of your cut out circles. Now, it's time to use those sparkles. Add them to decorate the half cut out circles to make them really stand out. So easy and don't you love that our sparkles have adhesive already on them? Instead of using your fingers to left them off the carrier sheet, use a piercing tool instead. Did the tool under the sparkles, lift and place. Now cut an 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inch card base, fold it and attach the card front and you're done.
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