Pretty chipboard flowers

Yesterday I posted a layout that had a story with it, which most of mine do, but this brought tears to my eyes and I couldn't continue with much else.  So I am sharing how I made my glittery chipboard flowers today. They are super easy.  Probably nothing new.  All the same, we all have our own little techniques so I'm sharing mine.

Here are the supplies you will need:


Sorry for the bad lighting in that photo.  I used some artificial light and then realized I had the brightness on the wrong setting on my camera.  Oops.  The chipboard flowers are from Scenic Route.  Miss being able to buy that chipboard!!!



I spread the Helmar glue all over the flower and then spread evenly with my finger.  It may not be necessary to do this but I love the feel of sticky glue on my fingers!


The glitter I used is Sugar Coating from Doodlebug Designs.  Love this stuff!  It lasts forever and it really does look like sugar.  Check out my flower now.  Don't you want to take a bite out of it?  No?  

To help seal in the glitter and also add a different look to the flower I coated it with Glossy Accents.  This was a new thing for me as I've never tried it before.  I hoped it was going to turn out as wonderful as my vision!

And it did! This is the flower completely coated and waiting to dry:

And here it is all dry.  I love touching these flowers! They are so smooth and the glitter looks amazing beneath the Glossy Accents.  On the two smaller flowers I added the pearls from Kaisercraft before the Glossy Accents dried.  They are stuck for good now and added such a sweet touch.  Also, using the Glossy... I won't have stray little glitter flecks dropping off my layout. Nice!

To see the layout I used these in, check out yesterday's post.  I hope to make more chipboard embellies like this.  Every layout needs a little touch of glitter, don't you think?

hugs,
Melissa