Thursday, October 27

Bling It On~

Holy craftiness Batman, have I got something special to share with you today! It's the end of the month which means it's time for another My Favorite Things guest designer contest. The theme this month is "Bling it on!". The wheels in my head started turning. There are so many awesome forms of bling out there, where would I begin??? My biggest challenge was not to go overboard. :)

 I decided to go with MFT Wednesday Stamp Club #43. 

  The long skinny panel was made for à la modes! I inked up Time to Celebrate and colored her in with my Copics. I paper pieced the bottom layers of the cake and slathered on the Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I only wish you could get the full affect of the sparkly goodness from the picture! I had a hard time deciding on the pattern paper but, in the end I went with My Minds Eye (shocker, I know! ;) ). My Janome and I are not speaking again so I couldn't stitch like I wanted to. Next best thing was to paper pierce around the edges. I added the Faux Crochet Border strip under the SU! Organdy ribbon (even it has a blingy quality!). Lastly I put silver Making Memories brads in the corners and added the final touch, Flourish BLING!!! 

What card would be complete without some BLING on the inside too? I kept the inner design pretty basic. Now that I look at it I think it could make a nice, simple card front. :) Check out the Faux Crochet Die-namics, I double it up to give it a matted look. I will definitely be doing it again! The sentiment is mounted on a scallop circle (Spellbinders) and circled with BLING, which is layered on top of the smallest Decorative Doily Duo Die-namic. That does it for me. Thanks so much for stopping by. If you get a chance hop over to the Gallery at Splitcoast Stampers to see the rest of the cards for this contest. There is some major eye candy.


Teresa Arsenault said...

Fabulous b-day cards, Steph. Love the bling, the stitching and the border.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Darling card & love the paper piercing. I haven't tried sewing on cards yet (my machine & I don't see eye to eye...LOL) but I may give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

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