Hello, my friends. Even when I was a child, my family was recycling and reusing things, so it is just a continuation for me to do it today when it's the 'in thing' to be 'green'.
The background on my card is actually a piece of junk mail. I used pool and purple twilight paint dabbers to color over the entire surface. When that was dry, I lightly brushed on some gesso. I found this trash to treasure technique here.
The flower, which is colored with markers, was in my stash already cut out. I thought it would look nice with the background, but I was really stuck on how to finish off the card.
I finally decided to use a ribbon punch (SU) to add some extra color (cool caribbean, sponged with turquoise, & elegant eggplant, sponged with elegant eggplant).
The sentiment is stamped with black pigment ink and clear embossed.
For a bit of sparkle, I rubbed diamond stickles on both the flower center and the card stock strips.