This A2 size card features the Flourish Thinlits dies and Brusho Crystals from Stampin' Up!.
I sprinkled Brusho Crystals onto watercolor paper and then used a spritzer bottle to spray water on the crystals. Add more crystals and more water until you are happy with your background piece. Let it dry thoroughly before proceeding.
I cut the shapes using various dies in the Flourish Thinlets, and a banner from the Bunch of Banner Framelits, from Mango Melody paper. I stamped the sentiment from the Birthday Banners stamp set using Poppy Parade ink, and glued all to the background piece.
The background piece was then glued to a Mango Melody mat, and then onto a Poppy Parade card base.
To brighten the colors a bit I spritzed the whole card front with a mix of Vegas Gold shimmer paint mixed with rubbing alcohol.