Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Celebrate Bling

Sometimes I think I just try to hard to come up with a card for a challenge. This one fell right into place and will be submitted for challenge #7 at Use It Tuesday to add bling. I also used sketch #SC332 from SCS.

Maybe the fact that it has been dumping the rain down made me chose an image from an old SU set called Send A Celebration, that I have never used. After choosing that stamp, I thought of some dp I had in my scrap pile and a card started to develop.

The image was stamped on white cardstock with Versamark, embossed with detail gold embossing powder, cut and embossed with a Nesties rectangle die.  Then I started coloring in the raindrops with a Sakura clear glitter pen, and also ran it around the outside embossed area of the rectangle. Next I painted the flowers with stickles. I had a bottle of Scribbles (iridescent white mist) 3D paint in with my stickles, so I figured what the heck, I painted the envelope. This piece was then set aside to dry, because I know me…..sooner or later I ‘d lay something on it or stick my hand in the wet stickles. I did have to pick it up to get a measurement for the next layer, and very carefully did so, without messing anything up, then put it back out of harms way.

The turquoise layer was just cut to size. Then I started working on my next layer. I chose yellow and a MS Punch Around the Page set called Cherish. The 3 1/4” x 3 1/4” square was too small, so I cut it in half and spread it apart, hoping I had some ribbon in my tons of ribbon stash that would cover the gap. I found some gold ribbon that was perfect, but…..I put it on with the wrong side out, because the back side had more bling than the correct side, and bling is what the challenge is about. Now back to the yellow punched layer….I decided to do what I think is called Faux Stitching, by using a Sky Star Sakura Gelly Roll pen (more bling) and connected all those little holes on the inside that were just begging to be sewn, and skipped some stitches on the outside holes.

The next layer is dp I had in my scrap pile from a DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack, with a ticket punch used on each corner. For the next layer of turquoise I used a corner rounder punch. The base card is the same yellow as the punched layer.

By the time I had all the layers done, my image was dry, but……I had a white background, white umbrella and a painted white envelope, so I grabbed my Twinkling H2O’s for more bling and painted the umbrella and background. After the card was assembled Faux brads were created by punching a piece of scrap yellow with my Crop-A-Dial, gluing in place, then adding stickles. I then decided to add just a little more bling by coloring the rainbows and raindrops on the dp with the Sakura clear glitter pen, and wouldn’t you know it, I stuck my hand in the wet stickles on one of the Faux brads.

It is very hard to get a picture of the glitter & shimmer maybe this close-up will help a little. I believe if you click on the picture you can get a better view.

Thanks for stopping by, and I’d love to hear your comments, they really make my day.

Happy Stamping!

1 comment:

  1. Yay! So glad it fell right into place for you! I LOVE the papers you used for it! Great shimmer, too!

    Thanks again, Judy! You are a rockstar!


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