by Lori Warren
There is nothing better than using your crafting skills to create a gift for someone. That is what I did for this mum, or chrysanthemum, flower project—a gift for my mom. (Get it – a mum for mom?!) Crucial to achieving this fun look, I used Vertigo in Prism and Mboss Embossing Powder in Hologram. I created a 5”x 5” framed Mixed Media piece full of color and texture. See the video slideshow or my instructions below to see how I get some extra dimension with the Vertigo sheet!
Time: 30 minutes
Cut Vertigo into 5” x 5” panel.
Stamp the Mum flower onto the center of Vertigo panel with StazOn Pigment Piano Black.
On the opposite side of the stamped image, color the mum with VersaMagic ink and Fantastix applicators. Simply touch the tips of the Fantastix to the inkpad to pick up the color and use like a marker.
Die-cut the mum with coordinating die.
On white cardstock, sponge VersaMagic ink to add color.
Stamp script stamp with StazOn Pigment.
Add texture to Vertigo panel with Hologram Mboss Embossing Powder. To do this, swipe the front of your Vertigo Panel with VersaMark inkpad. Apply powder sparingly and shake off excess. If you want a more sparse texture, you can always use a dry brush to knock off more before heat setting.
Add black paint splatters.
Add Tear It Tape to the back side of the Vertigo panel.
Adhere tulle between the cardstock and Vertigo panels, then adhere to piece of prepared cardstock.
Embellish with sequins.
Tie a white string around the panel.
Add double sided dimensional tape to the tulle.
Spray the Mum Die cut element with GooseBumps for extra shine.
Once dry, adhere the mum to the panel.
Adhere sticker saying “let life surprise you” sentiment. Add any additional finishing touches and insert into the picture frame.
- Mboss Embossing Powder – Hologram
- Vertigo – Prism
- VersaMagic DewDrop – Eggplant, Purple Hydrangea, Perfect Plumeria, Pink Grapefruit, Tea Leaves, Hint of Pesto, Ocean Depth, Turquoise Gem
- VersaMark Inkpad
- StazOn Pigment Inkpad – Piano Black
- Fantastix – Brush tip
- Sponge Dauber
- GooseBumps Clear Texture Spray
- On Point Glue
- Tear It! Tape
- Hero Arts – Hero Florals Mum Stem stamps and die set, Sequins
- DecoArt Acrylic Paint – Lamp Black
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Small Talk Stickers
- Cardstock – white
- String – white
- Dimensional adhesive
- Die-cut machine
- Heat tool
- Paint brush