Designer's Tip: When using the glitter markers on the Color Me™, make sure not to go over your strokes; the tips of the markers are quite abrasive and will destroy the paper if colored too much. Use only in the small areas and very carefully. Another way to do it instead of strokes is to dab the areas with tiny dots, that way you don't cause friction from the marker tip. I love the look that the acetate gives to the front of the card. It is attached merely with strategically placed Zots™. The touches of sparkle from the bling and the Silver Border Dazzles™ look great too.
- For the Front: Place the card with the fold on the left. Open the card inside facing down on a cutting mat. Slice off all but 1 1/2" of the front flap. Set aside. Use the large clock topper for your card. Cut around the rounded edge of the clock. Draw blue strokes along the edges of all the Roman numerals on the clock. Draw an additional stroke just outside the ones you just drew. Place your card topper on a cutting mat. With a craft knife, carefully cut out the areas between each of the Roman numerals. Color a stroke around each of the digits using the same blue; leave the rest of the clock face white. Color the rest of the smaller gears with Aquamarine, Blue, and Navy glitter markers, using a dot/dab method or single stroke method (as opposed to a scribble). This is to avoid causing too much friction from the marker tip and destroying the paper.
- Glue the left side of the card topper to the narrow front flap of the card, the left edge flush with the fold. Place small Zots on your card topper at the edge of the clock at I, III, and V. Place additional Zots in the center of the clock and in centers of the small gears scattered around the left side. Cut a 6 1/2" x 5" piece of clear acetate. Take the piece and carefully align it with the left and bottom edges of the card. Press down, adhering it to the Zots you've applied. Cut off excess to match the rounded edge of the clock.
- Add 3 strips of Jewel Border Dazzles across the acetate, 1 1/2" from the bottom. Cut out the "Many Thanks" label. Color the edge with Aquamarine. Color the inner area with the Pure Glitter marker, using a dabbing/dot motion. This creates a layer of sparkle over the greeting. Foam tape the greeting over the border Dazzles 1 1/2" from the left edge. Embellish the card front with various sizes of blue Bling, as shown.
- for the inside: Cover the inside with purple/blue stripe paper from the Gypsy Jewels Paper Pack. Cut out the curved label and stamp "You Are One Of A Kind" in the center with black Stazon. Color the edges with blue glitter marker and glue to the card 1 3/4" from the top and 3/4" from the left. Apply a strip of Border Dazzles going from the left side of the greeting to the top of the card apply two additional short strips of Dazzle borders stretching down from the greeting as shown. Cut out the clock and small gears and color in with Blue, Navy Blue, and Aquamarine glitter markers. Glue to the card, overlapping the border Dazzles as shown. Add small and medium blue Bling to the greeting and gear centers as shown.