Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bold,Bright & Bring on the Bling Star Christmas Card

I decided to have a play around and try to clear emboss onto patterned paper which is something I’ve never tried before. I adore bright and bold colours because they make me happy just looking at them.so I chose this patterned paper sheet in my DCWV The Blossoms & Butterflies Stack to try out this new technique combined with this scalloped star stamp that I bought from a lovely lady clearing out all her old stamps. Well …she never made it out of the car park to try to sell them at our group day I bought them all, because they were so unusual and she gave me an absolute bargain and threw in some free stamps for my darling daughter. I knew the scallops on the star would soften the strong diamond pattern and make an unusual Christmas Card. So I clear embossed the star onto the patterned paper then used my Stamp It Sponging Block with Vicki Fraser’s  Stampin Up Temping Turquoise Inkpad. I’m definitely getting that Temping Turquoise  Inkpad I just love this colour.Anyway,I sponged it until I covered the square of patterned paper and then rubbed over with a tissue to remove he excess ink to reveal my clear embossing. I think it turned out great.Then to the job of mounting it.I went and bought some new cardstock so it all matched beautifully .  I was passionate about doing some paper piercing and using my new Stampin Up photo corner punch and very pleased with the result of this card inside and out. Those who know me well, know I am currently addicted to glitter and bling. I’m sorry but I just can’t help myself there is glitter and bling everywhere on this card and the dog who forever sits underneath me, but really who doesn’t love glitter and bling!

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Challenges  this card qualifies for:

  1. http://karensdoodleschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/challenge-no-64.html
  2. http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/2011/05/anything-goes.html
  3. http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com/2011/05/challenge-18-color-my-world.html
  4. http://ccmspotlight.blogspot.com/2011/05/spotlight-challenge-yourself.html
  5. http://creativeinspirationspaint.blogspot.com/2011/05/ci-paints-inspired-by-bling.html
  6. http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/2011/05/challenge-63-bling-it-on.html
  7. http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/05/chnc-challenge-21-lets-see-some.html

I really enjoyed making this card, I’m going to give it to my son’s Learning Support teacher for Christmas.I know she will love it.

Trish Munro

12 comments:

June Houck said...

Trish, I love those yummy layers, paper piercing, photo corners, and the bling. Gorgeous!

Dr Sonia S V said...

The corner layering is fantastic. The star is so bright. Do post a photo of your dog too.Mine tends to always hover around my projects and I have to remove his hair from every thing I do!

Hazel said...

Love your choice of papers and that star is stunning - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 21 - hope to see you again soon. x

uksharon said...

Fabulous corner detail - loving the layers and piercing.
Thanks for joining us at CCCC this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Mandy said...

Hi Trish,
Beautiful card,lovely colours and I think the layout and star are fabulous....
Mandy x

Renee said...

What a cute card. Lots of bling!! Thanx for joining us this week at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again, soon.
Renee DT

SiskiyouSue said...

I love your card! Unique, and so colorful!

Michele said...

gorgeous card! thanks for joining the "color my world" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

CardArTart said...

Great job Trishy - love the layers and the peircing and i can just see honey glittering all over lol.

sparklingblackrose said...

What a lovely card :-) Love the colours! Thank you so much for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, hope to see you again soon! Elaine-xxx-
p.s I have candy!

Josephine said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colours and all those layers!

Thanks for joining the Bling it On Challenge at One stitch at a Time.

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous, very sparkly! thanks for playing along with us at Karen's Doodles!