I found a cool new technique on SCS a few days ago. Well, it's new to me anyway. It's called Distressed Glue and is a lot of fun. You can use it on small pieces or make really interesting backgrounds.
My youngest niece is very much a girlie girl, and her favorite color is pink. So, for her birthday card I used Pretty in Pink and Rich Razzleberry to make a background using the technique. I wasn't that thrilled with it when I was done, so I used the Floral Frames Framelit dies and the Daydream Medallions stamp set to turn it into a flower. The leaves are from the Autumn Accents die in the Holiday Mini catalog and were colored with Old Olive using the same technique.
After creating the background, I stamped the Medallions in Rich Razzleberry and used the framelits to create the flower by simply layering three pieces and holding it together with a Clear Rhinestone brad. The leaves were adhered with glue dots.
The flower still looked a little blah on its own, so I jazzed it up a bit with some Victoria Crochet trim looped behind the piece. The sentiment is from Int The Stars (retired) and is stamped in Rich Razzleberry. There you go, easy!
Stamps: Daydream Medallions, In The Stars (retired)
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Ruch Razzleberry
Misc.: Floral Frames, Framelits, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Big Shot, Victoria Crochet Trim, Scotch Quick Dry Glue, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Mini Glue Dots, Sponge Dauber