So.  This started out as a fail; I die cut the words upside down from each other on some Cotton Candy Bazzill (pink) card stock.  I had to die cut again to make the card I had actually PLANNED on making.  LOL!  (see Happy Hello)


But, I saved the pink letters. Cuz that's what we do, right?! 

And, I stamped over them using the Plaid Maker set (the large textured squares) and Coral ink, set 'em aside, and got busy on this project's top panel, stamping a mix of fruits, flowers and greenery with Catherine Pooler Dye inks (I love these water-based dye inks; they have become my go-to colored inks!)


I like using second generation impressions, mixed in with first--it's like having two colors of ink for the price of one and it adds an element of depth! *fist pump* Initially I was going to pop up those skinny li'l letters (insert look of horror), and then it occurred to me that it would be a lot faster and far less tedious to just inset them into the top panel.  *smacks forehead*.  This time, however, I was extra careful that I had BOTH my word dies placed in the right direction before I cut through that purdy stamped panel... 

Goofing up isn't a bad thing; it sometimes leads to an idea you hadn't thought of before. *WINNING*

I can't remember where I picked up these particular HAI Supply rainbow flower sequins, but I've listed some similar shaped ones down below in the supplies--they're an opaque iridescent.  I love all the rainbow iridescent sequins from HAI--if I need to, there's always colors in them that I can cherry pick from to coordinate with my projects.  YASSS!!!


I just love the watercolor look on this rainbow-esque washi tape.  The little cupped flower sequins remind me of blown glass . . . *swoon*

It didn't take much to pull this all together--just a little colored pencil shading on the stamped images!


I put a little puddle of Multi-Medium on scrap paper and grasped the sequins with my tweezers (super easy when they are cupped like these) and swiped them through the glue and plunked 'em onto the card.

Everyone needs a 5MQ like this in their card-makin' aresenal.

Side note:  5MQ stands for five minute (card-makin') quickie.