Friday, January 29, 2016

bling it on!

this fortnight at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ it's time to "bling on the holidays" so we're making cards that feature jewels, gems, beads, sequins, pearls, glitter, stickles or, if you're *me* very possibly ALL of the above, lol; but for ordinary cardmakers who are NOT part magpie, pretty much anything sparkly will work! 

patterned paper: elle's studio, echo park; journal card: elle's studio; glitter thickers, white glitter paper and pearl brad: american crafts; bling frame: mambi; felt snowflake: michaels; adhesives: elmer's glue tape runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

as you know, i've never really met the sparkly embellishment i didn't love, so i've used a few different ones here: i've got a (smallish) rhinestone frame that i cut apart to use like photo corners; i've got a pearl brad; i've got a glitter snowflake (you can't really tell from the pic, but it's glittery, honest!) and my very very all-time favorite thickers, which are not just candy-striped, but also GLITTER ENCRUSTED!!! i'm not sure there's as much bling in one place anywhere outside the las vegas city limits! :)

i used the current retro sketch (#199) for my layout:

over at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ there's a lovely blingy card by stephanie; why not hop over and see it whilst planning your own bid for bling-based supremacy? ♥


  1. I am with you on never having met a sparkle I didn't like! Love those pinky hues and that bold striped sentiment.

  2. This word game that I play sometimes never accepts the word "bling" as a real word. Clearly, they have not associated with crafters and should visit hear to get a pictorial example of the real deal.

  3. No see, I would never have known what to do with that fun patterned Elle's Studio paper…and you rocked it and the sketch too! And those Thickers look amazing on your fun and festive card.

  4. Love love love love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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