Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A bit of a bling...

Now I will admit I struggle with bling (ok, I struggle with just about every embellishment known to crafting) so when it comes to making girly, bling laden, cards for girly, bling laden friends, I leave it til the very last moment and then try and fling something together that doesn't make me cringe.
You may want to avert your eyes, as tonight's offering is one of "those".
The image is by Victoria Case at SCACD and has been coloured in with Promarkers and then cut out and mounted on some foam pads. The stripey BP was cut out with a Nestie scallop circle and then I stamped and embossed the Stampin' Up sentiment. I inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress ink, then had a random moment, and covered the entire circle in versamark and clear embossing powder, so it is actually really glossy and shiny. The bling flourish came ready to peel off and stick down, and I just added a couple more to my shiny circle to finish it off. Still quite a CAS card, but with a "nod" to blingness.
I would like to enter into the following challenges:
I Love Promarkers - Sparkly Bling
Fab N Funky - What'eva
The Outlawz - Monday Greetings Challenge Anything Goes


  1. I love your girly/bling card! :) Your post did make me smile Claire, well done for playing outside your comfort zone!

    Gorgeous card.

    Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,



  2. Well you have done a great job with blinging this one up Claire. Hugs, Claire x

  3. love that card, very well done claire :)

  4. LOL Loving the bling, fantastic card i love itWe still have a freebie on our blog,it is available until 6pm Tonight! (Thursday 2nd june)
    Hugs Adam

  5. Claire! You Aced it....pun intended....and very nice it is, too! Know what you mean about the bling...I never feel I get the balance right, lol.
    And thank you soooo much for the beautiful card I received, yesterday.....and tartan is one of my very fave things...yay!
    Love the ickle stamped images, too....haven't seen those before...very cute.
    Will be back on PCP soon!

  6. Very nice Claire, love the blingy swirl too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  7. I struggle with glitter and bling too, hate the stuff, lol. You've done a lovely job. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  8. Great card and love the colours you have used. Many thanks for joining in with Fab'n'Funky's "What'eva" challenge this week.