Appropriately the theme for this week's Pattie's Creations challenge is Easter. I associate Dogwood blossoms with Easter time because they were always blooming right about that time when I was growing up. So for this Easter challenge, I've chosen the Dogwood Branch digi as the focal point of my card.
Sunny Daze glitter to the flower centers. The sentiment is one I created on my computer and printed on vellum. Since ink on vellum stays wet longer, I covered it with Clear embossing powder and heat set it.
Pearls were added to the corners of the sentiment (which also hides the glue dot on the back) and a bit of twisted ribbon is layered between the main panel and the Lacey Dots border (from Die-Versions). I adhered the ribbon with 1/8" piece of double sided tape. Since it is twisted, bits of the adhesive were left uncovered here and there. A great way to cover up the sticky areas is to cover it with a semi-transparent glitter. I covered it with Cloud Nine velvet glitter, which is a micro fine glitter. It gives it just a hint of sparkle too.
I created the handmade dogwood blossom after viewing this video tutorial. I improvised a bit since I don't own a balloon punch, but I do own several sizes of balloon dies from Lifestyle Crafts :-). (Bet you never would have guessed it was made from a balloon shape.) I painted Twinkling H2Os over each petal and allowed to dry before assembling. The center of the blossom is covered with Art Glitter Gala Glitz (gold) and the leaf is a Spellbinders die (Foliage).
You have two weeks to upload your Easter project to the PCDC Blog. Be sure and visit the rest of the team to see what they've created for you as well.