Friday, October 27, 2006

*I Like Sparkly Things*

Bruce always gets a laugh because I am totally drawn to things that sparkle. Usually, they are expensive things like the diamonds in the window of the jewelry store at the mall! I like bling of all types!

I decided to do a little "bling-ing" on a snowman card today.

The colour combination of Almost Amethyst and Bashful Blue with Whisper White came from Dawn's Blog. I added a little Vintage Violet by punching two 1.25" circles and folding them in half. I stamped the snowman image from Frost on Whisper White and coloured him in with Bashful Blue and Almost Amethyst markers. I added some Pumpkin Pie for his carrot nose and some Rose Red and Almost Artichoke for the holly. The hat is coloured in Close to Cocoa.

To add the Bling-Bling I covered the entire Whisper White piece (after I'd stamped and coloured it) with VersaMark ink, covered it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder and heated it. I then stamped the Print Pattern Background with white craft ink onto the Almost Amethyst card and embossed it with the Iridescent Ice embossing powder as well. I added the silver brads to the Vintage Violet circles for just a little more Bling Bling and to break up the half circles a bit.

I absolutely loved this colour combination when I saw it on Dawn's Blog this morning... it just looked so cold and wintery... perfect for snowmen and snowflakes!

Again, thanks for looking!

**EDIT: gotta tell ya... this card looks better in real life than in a scan.... wonder if a photo would have been better.... there is no big gap of sparkle in real life... sigh....

3 comments:

Cindy Keery said...

Oh wow, sparkley! I love this color combo... very pretty and wintery.

Dawn G said...

Hi nancy :
I just now noticed you have my blog link listed on your blog.. WOWZIE Thank you.. you made my night girlie and I would also like to add yours to mine if thats ok with ya ?? Love your blog .. and I want to list you as one of my blogger friends .. thanks and Bunch and keep up the GREAT blog GF
xox
Dawn

Heather said...

LOVE this card! It looks so frosty!