I began by pulling out some Tim Holtz Watercolor paper. I stamped using my new MISTI (my early Mother's day present, yay!) several different flowers and leaves with black archival ink. The MISTI was so handy for this.
I used Winnie & Walter Elsa's Floral stamp set.
I water colored each flower a different color and I used mostly one color and tried to have some shading. I wanted to make 5 cards so I didn't want to spend tons of time on the water coloring.
I embossed with a gold two different sentiments from the Sparkle and Shine Stamp set, also using the MISTI. I could really see the embossing ink and it made it so easy.
I found in my paper stash this amazing 12X12 paper from Wassau. It is a variety pack of Metallic paper and it is just gorgeous. It is also lightweight (65 lb) so it is very easy to use. I love when I find a treasure in the chaos of my room!
I mounted the paper to the gold paper and then onto an Avery Elle card base. I used a different color for each card.
I used the same gold paper to make sequins from the die that matches the Sparkle and Shine set. After attaching them, I added a few drops on the flowers and leaves with glossy accents to look like dew.
I will be giving these cards to graduating Senior high girls at my church. I am so excited for them and the next step in their lives.