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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Let's Craft & Create Challenge #107 - Lots of Bling...

I was so happy when our fabulous leader, Eileen Dobson, at Let's Craft & Create announced that the November challenge would be "Lots of Bling." I love adding bling to my cards, so I decided to use this opportunity to create a blinged up Christmas card.
I decided to use white on white with lots of sparkle.  I started with a white card base and a white mat that I embossed with a border embossing folder. I just received this EF as the free gift with this month's issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft. I used my glitter pen to add some sparkle to the poinsettia centers and the holly berries.

The glittery goodness across the center is a strip of 2" wide glitter tape. It really amps up the sparkle on my card. Then I took a piece of vellum and heat embossed my greeting onto it with some sparkly silver embossing powder. The picture does not do it justice at all!

My poinsettia was such fun to create. I started with a 1" circle of white cardstock as the base on which to attach my "petals." Then I cut 5 large, 5 medium and 10 small holly leaves out of vellum using the Cheery Lynn Holly Leaves die.

Once my leaves were cut, I dipped the points of each leaf into some glue and then into clear glitter to give them a little sparkly dimension.

Finally, I started adhering them all to my 1" circle and then finished my flower with 7 adhesive-backed gems in the center.

Here's an angled look at all the sparkle on my card.

I used the border embossing folder on the inside, along with a narrow strip of my glitter tape and a heat-embossed sentiment.

I really like how this card turned out. I'd like to try it using another color, too. May mat the front panel in red and then make a red poinsettia. Or how about pink?

Now please take a little time to check out the blingy creations the rest of the Design Team has made to inspire you.
Cheryl – that’s me!


Aren't their creations amazing? Now, go. Make something. Remember lots of bling! Then upload it here. There's a prize to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Oh wow, Cheryl, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the white on white with sparkle. That embossed border adds a lot. Your poinsettia is very pretty.

designbydonna said...

Oh, I forgot to say, I think it would be very pretty in pink. If you do that please share.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is breathtaking Cheryl! I LOVE white on white and you have added just the right amount of sparkle . . . and your cleverly created Poinsettia is to die for!! An amazing piece of art! Havel a lovely day! Hazel x

Sue said...

Hi Cheryl, loving your elegant white on white creation. Gorgeous Christmas card, and the silver embossing is perfect with all the white and sparkle. Just beautiful.


Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Cheryl! This card screams elegance! Love the shimmery detail and stunning Poinsettia! Puts me in the holiday mood!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh this is a real stunner Cheryl! Love everything about it ... your fab flower, pretty embossing, the sparkle ... EVERYTHING!!

Hannelie said...

A beautifully elegant white on white Christmas card! The touch of silver is perfect!

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful card - love the white on white. I have to make a "Diamond" (60th) anniversary card and I think white on white with bling might work.