If you look closely at the photo below, Ellen added Crystal Effects to her fussy-cut flowers. You can see the glossy look even better if you click on the photo. What a nice effect this added to the flowers from the "Pleasant Poppies Stamp":
And here is a close-up of the braided technique. I am definitely going to have to try this technique. It intrigues me!
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
- Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
- Inks: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango
- Stamps: Pleasant Poppies
- Tools: Crystal Effects, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals
She also has the directions as to how she created the popped-up stamens. It's hard to see in the photo's but the stamens are bumpy and look 3Dish. Here is how she describes how she accomplished that: "I realized that I made the stamens of the poppies shiney and raised by taking a drop of crystal effects and mixing it with a drop of black ink (classic ink not staz-on). Then I used a pin dipped in the colored goo and dropped tiny dabs on the stamens and let them dry".
Thanks Ellen, your card technique is on my to-do list!