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Stampin' Up! Crystal Effects Pansies!

Hey there! It's Tuesday but it feels like a Monday, doesn't it?

Just a few more days before the new Stampin' Up! catalog kicks in. If you want to receive a new catalog from me but haven't ordered from me before, just contact me by email: [email protected]. Include your email and snail mail address. I will send you a Paypal invoice for the Priority Postage ($5.60). You don't have to have a Paypal account to pay from a Paypal invoice) After I receive payment I will put your catalog in the mail and you will have it within 2-3 business days, and I will also include a coupon for $6 off your first order!

While playing with ideas for custom embellishments I created this fun card:

Watercolor Wonder Designer Paper, Midnight Muse and Coastal Cabana cardstock all punched with the Pansy and Petite Petals Punches. Gumball Green leaves cut with the Secret Garden framelit (I'm really going to miss that die set, but I received the new Flower Fair Framelits while on the cruise so they will help me feel better! lol!)

The greeting is from Loving Thoughts,(which is retiring and sold out in clear-mount but still available in wood-mount)


After punching the flowers I adhered them to glue dot packaging strips with the glue dots still attached. The flowers would then be ready to attach after the Crystal Effects dried.


I covered each flower with a thin layer (or sometimes not so thin!) of Crystal Effects, then added pearls for my centers. I allowed them to lay flat overnight to dry completely before transferring to my project.


A background with Off the Grid (retired & sold out) and greeting from Delightful Dozen (also retired & sold out).

That's all for now. To order the Watercolor Wonder Designer Paper, Secret Garden Framelits, Loving Thoughts in wood-mount, and Midnight Muse ink before they are  gone on June 1st click HERE to shop in my Online Store or click on any of the images below in the supply list.


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Carol Payne

I'm so sorry you've had such a frustrating experience with both Crystal Effects and the Ranger brand. My Crystal Effects does dry in the tip regardless of how well the cap is closed too. A couple of things you can try:

1. When you insert the needle into the tip, try "swirling" it around to break open the gummier crystal effects.

2. If the first trick doesn't work, I open the cap and poke through the tip from the back end. That usually works.

Hope you have better success with your second bottle of Crystal Effects. Keep me posted!!!


Absolute GORGEOUS card, Carol! LOVE the glossy pansies. Such beautiful colors/coloring and what nice dimension and shine. Like your sketch, too. For some unknown reason, after my first use of a new bottle of SU Crystal Effects, it clogged up and would NOT come out. I tried inserting a needle in it and then a toothpick (a little thicker than the needle) to clear the tip but it will NOT come out. I then gave it too hard a squeeze and the tip burst open and the gloss "plopped" out onto my finished card which ruined it! Arrgghh. I called SU customer service and they sent me a replacement bottle. I could not believe it got clogged after the first use, too. The tip topper fit tightly so I can't figure out why it clogged ... twice?! I think I must be jinxed because the same thing sans the "plop" (hee) happened with my Ranger Glossy Accents, too. Go figure? Any info/tips?

Carol Carriveau

Your card is a real WOW!!!!!! Love Crystal Effects for so many really wonderful reasons! Love that you used the Off the Grid for what appears to be the inside of your card. Really wonderful!

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