Monday, June 25, 2012

F4A122 & SSIC145 ~ Bling It Up

Sometimes the simplest of ideas goes completely, utterly out of control. That is exactly what happened to me over the weekend as I decided to try out some new Distress Paint. As sometimes happens, I couldn't just settle on plan A. I had to jump head long into plan B. After cutting and gluing two cardboard die cuts together, painting them and watching them crackle up, I had a bright idea! I decided that some added bling would be JUST the ticket. And so I ran to my embellishment stash faster than you can say glitter. And glitter I did! After adding spray adhesive, I blinged it up with coarse crystal glitter. But oh, how my heart longed to do even more! So I sprayed yet again and added fine crystal glitter! And there, where shortly before a double layer of fleur de lis shaped cardboard had been was the most beautiful sight I had ever beheld! (OK, MAYBE I sniffed just a LITTLE too much spray adhesive during this undertaking...) lol... 

This card will go to a lovely couple getting married in a few days.  One half of the happy couple loves the New Orleans Saints.  (Henceforth the fleur de lis and color scheme...)  After said fleur de lis dried, I added it to the card stock base with dimensional foam. I paper pierced the edge of the white focal panel with my Stampin' Up paper piercer and template! And then I stamped my sentiment (Our Daily Bread Designs' Dreams set) on white CS, cut and embossed it with a die from Spellbinders Ribbon Banners set and added a few tiny paper pierced accents. The banner was placed on top with dimensional foam.  I added a couple of tiny baker's twine bows for interest. To keep with the Saints theme, I chose a white card stock base and then layered black card stock under a lovely gold card stock. Very regal!

So here she is...



And a close up of some of the details...



This one will go to a couple of challenges this week as well...

Splitcoaststampers - Free For All - Paper Piercing - F4A122
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Flags or Banners - SSIC145

Thanks as always for stopping by! Blessings...

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Dreams
Paper - Colorbok, American Crafts; card board
Ink - Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies - Sizzix - Fleur De Lis; Spellbinders - Ribbon Banners
Misc. - Ranger Distress Paint - Picket Fence; Glitter - Coarse Crystal & Fine Crystal Glitter; Spray Adhesive; Baker's Twine; Paper Piercer & Template - Stampin' Up

1 comment:

Tam said...

The glitter fairy tapped you on the head. LOL Nice card.