This week the theme is "Sprinkle Some Sparkle" for Florrie's weekly ATC challenge on Craft Swap Forum. To make my ATC I decided I wanted to use some new stamps I bought recently - the Elusive Images "Big Flowers" Themeplate. I started by applying some ink with a sponge to a plain white ATC size piece of card with Yellow, Orange and Red inks from a Petal Point ink pad until I had a nice effect for my background. Once that was done I chose one of my "big flowers" and inked it up with more of the red ink and stamped round the edges to create a border. Also with the same red ink I stamped the word "Bloom" onto the ATC using a stamp from the Flora Bella themeplate which is also by Elusive Images.
Next I chose another flower from the Big Flowers themeplate and stamped it onto some white card again using the red ink, but this time embossing the image with clear embossing powder. I then cut out my flower and coloured it using Sakura Glaze pens, once again choosing yellow, orange and red. I applied the orange to the center of the flower and also in the inner parts of the petals. While the orange glaze was still wet I added the red glaze from the outer edges of the petals in towards the middle, letting the red and orange bleed together. With that done I sprinked on some clear holographic ultra fine glitter then left things to dry. Finally I coloured the stamen parts of the flower with the yellow glaze and again sprinked on glitter while the glaze was still wet. Again I left this to dry, then mounted my flower on some foam pads and stuck it onto the ATC.