This week's challenge from Chrissie and Mandi at Less is More, is to add a "bit" of Bling! I can do that! Although, now that I look at my cards, I might have stepped over the edge just a tad!
This first card is a black card base. I stamped the snowflakes with versamark and silver pigment ink then used a clear heat embossing powder. The sentiment is just a shiny silver sticker that I've had in my stash forever. Finally, I added bling to the snowflakes.
One of our granddaughters will be six years old tomorrow (28th) and she is indeed a "little princess"! This is her birthday card. The word Princess and the crown were cut with the Cameo and the sentiment was computer generated. I added a bit of pink bling to the crown. The crown was colored with a silver metallic ink and the Princess was colored with Copics.
This next card was something I was just playing around with. I finally ordered this HUGE medallion from SU. I had no idea it was so big! So, I ended up stamping it off the card. It took me several tries before I finally got a good image. (Okay, I'm a little slow...finally figured out that I should put the stamp face up, ink it up good then lay the card on top of the stamp and rub it with my fingers to get a good clean image!). The sentiment is also from SU. I added a bit of bling and some glitter to the medallion, but the glitter doesn't show up too well.
This next card was almost added to the trash when I realized that I had put the stickers on the back of the card and upside down! But, I saved it by cutting the red card apart and using it as a layer on a white card base. I think I kind of like it better like this.
This last card was an after thought. I had dry embossed this silver (it's really sparkly in real life) panel with a snowflake embossing folder. I cut it to fit the card front, added some bling to the snowflakes, a bit of sparkly ribbon and a tag that the sentiment was stamped in versamark and silver pigment ink then heat embossed with clear detail embossing powder. I punched a couple of snowflakes with a MS punch and the small one is from EK Success.
Don't think I have a favorite this week...can't say that I'm crazy about any of them, but I still need a few more Christmas cards, and these will work!
I finally sat down to scrap today. I haven't completed a scrapbook page in over a month, and I had great difficulty getting started on this one.
These are photos of our newest grandson, Pierce. He's about 7 weeks old now and has really changed quite a bit already.
I used some old papers from my stash for this layout, but I believe they are from MME and Reminisce. The embellies are all stickers that were mounted on white card stock and cut out, then pop dotted on the layout. The yellow mat was cut with the Cameo. The banner with his name on it across the top was cut with a banner die from Lifestyles. The chevron across the bottom was an idea I got from Pinterest and I love how it turned out!. The tag with his birth information was also one of the stickers from Me and My Big Ideas, but it was too big for the space, so I scanned it in, made it smaller and put his birth info on it using PSE9. Then I just had to print, cut, and adhere to the layout. I added a bit of faux stitching with a blue pen. The bread bowl and the afghan in the bottom left photo -- the bread bowl was his great-great grandmother's and the afghan was one that his great grandmother made for his Daddy when he was born.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate all your wonderful comments! Sorry this post is so long...if you've hung in there to the end...bless you! Until next time...
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