Friday, March 17, 2017

bling on the holidays

this fortnight we've got one of my favorite challenges at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥: the kind that involves gems, jewels, beads, pearls, glitter, stickles or any similar items. in short, for "BLING ON THE HOLIDAYS" we want to see cards with a little (or a lot, lol!) of sparkle and shine! here's what i made:

patterned paper: prima; sentiment sticker: echo park; faceted star gems: tim holtz/ideaology; sticky back rhinestones: recollections; glossy blue cardstock: paper source; ink: colorbox; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, gluedots

i know, i know, this is really quiiiiiiite restrained in the laurniverse, isn't it? beacuse of course my first instinct was to pile on gems swirls and glitter diecuts and really go crazy! but then i found this little scrap of ancient prima paper with the dangly beads and snowflakes on it, and i thought how cool it would be to bling it up. and despite my efforts to add lots and lots... it turned out that the design was prettiest and most dramatic when i picked out just a few of the baubles, with some small faceted stars and tiny clear gems. go figure! could it be that i'm learning restraint in my middle aged years? naaaaaaaah! don't worry, i'm bound to make up for such understatement next week! :)

meanwhile stephanie has a gorgeous sparkly card that's bound to inspire you, so why not hop over to ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and check it out right now, darlings?


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