The Flower Challenge #47 – Add Sparkle

I am entering this card in The Flower Challenge #47. It’s tricky to photograph sparkle so scroll down to the close up photos to get a better idea.


  • Rachel Vass Design – Magnolia Background digital stamp
  • AltenewDoodled Dots cover die
  • Copic Markers – RV10, RV63, V05, RV66, E55, E53, E57, G05
  • Green Foil


  • Wink of Stella clear sparkle
  • Diamantes in three shades of purple


  • Die cut green cardstock with cover die.
  • The green cardstock was a bit bright so I toned it down by using a Clarity Stencil Brush to lightly apply Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn over the top.
  • Adhere die cut to card base.


  • I tried various alcohol marker techniques but decided on simple colouring using four shades of purple. Instead of applying all the colours to each petal to add shading I simply coloured each petal of the magnolia a different shade.
  • I then cut the coloured image out with my Scan n Cut machine but you could just as easily fussy cut it.
  • I used glue dots to adhere the magnolias to the prepared cardbase.


  • I printed the digital sentiment out onto cardstock using my B & W Laser printer. This means I can apply foil to the sentiment as the foil will stick to the black toner of the printed sentiment.
  • I simply ran it through my Mini Minc machine and it turned out perfectly.
  • I cut the sentiment out, keeping a small border to match the border around the magnolias and adhered it to the cardbase with adhesive backed craft foam.


  • To add the sparkle I adhered diamante embellishments in shades of purple and Wink of Stella glitter brush to the outer most petals of each flower.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip

3 thoughts on “The Flower Challenge #47 – Add Sparkle

  1. Your dotty background in green is perfect for your gorgeous flower done in four different purple hues, Pip! I love the words and shine of the sediment, too! Thank you for adding schparkle to The Flower Challenge! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell GD


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