Saturday, 5 May 2012

Jewelry for your birthday...

Sometimes I know exactly what I want to make, and even if what I end up with doesn't look exactly like what I had in mind, it always has kernels of my original idea.  that is definitely not what happened with this card.  :)

I started with a piece of kraft cardstock and some natural twill ribbon.  I spotted some metal sheets in my sash and decided to try embossing them in my Cuttlebug.  Wat a result1  I love the effect, it reminds me of old fashioned tin ceiling tiles  As such I thought I would age it a bit by sponging on some black Staz-on.

Once this was done i thought I would play with some more ribbon and Glubers.  You can read about my original Gluber flower here.  I chose red, pink and black this time, for no other reason that thats what struck my fancy at the time.  I used various Gluber sizes and added rhinestones to the centre, then kept adding and kept adding!  I'm usually stingy with rhinestones, but this time I felt like splurging. 

Once done I decided the kraft cardstock and twill ribbon I had originally chose wouldn't go with the direction I was heading in.  I chose some black cardstock instead, and instead of adding more ribbon I decided to heat emboss the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock.  I trimmed the end with banner points, and adhered the piece with foam squares.  I of course had to add more rhinestones.  :)

This card turned out so blingy that it almost looks like jewelry!  What do you think?

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
  1. Creative Card Crew - Ribbon 
  2. Catered Crop - B for Bodacious 
  3. Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes 
  4.  Craft your Passion - Lots of texture
  5. Party time Tuesdays - Two or more ribbons
  6. Really Reasonable Ribbon - Mother's Day or Feminine plus ribbon
  7. Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
  8. Simon Says Stamp challenge - Anything birthday goes
  9. The Cuttlebug Spot - Flowers for Mom
  10. Lets Ink it Up - Bling
  11. Speedy Fox Challenge - Use 3 of Something

I used the following supplies:

Cardstock:   Stampin' Up!  Basic Black

Stamps:  Stampin' Up! Petite Pairs.

Ink:  Staz-On Jet Back, Versamark Watermark Ink pad

Metal:  Quick Kuttz Metal Sheets, Stampin' Up!  Silver Embossing Powder.

Other embellishments:  Ribbons from my Stash,Micheals Rhinestone stickers.

Adhesive:  Cosmo Cricket Glubers, Tombo Mono permanent adhesive runner, foam squares.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, scissors, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug embossing folder from Paperlace II set, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Sponge.


SuzanneK said...

I agree it does and it's gorgeous. Thanks for taking part in our Bling Challenge this month at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Winnie and Patty said...

This is just gorgeous! I love all the flowers! Great job with the challenge this week! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy Fox blog challenge this week!

Pat Garvin said...

Well I think it looks fantastic. Awesome flowers!!! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Danie May said...

What a beautiful creation for our Multi Ribbon Challenge. I just love the embossed metal background and all that bling. Thanks so much for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays this week.
Danie - PTT DT

Kerry said...

Stunning flowers and I like the metal embossing too. Thank you for joining in at the Cuttlebug Spot this week.

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card.Your flowers are gorgeous as is the background.The over all effect is stunning.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Cely said...

Great use with multiple ribbons! But my favorite part has got to be all the bling you used! absolutely fabulous! Thanks for playing with us at Party Time Tuesday!

Tammylee said...

Great ribbon flowers! Love the colors too! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox!

Angie said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
Angie x

NancyD said...

Great flowers fellow Canadian! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges this week. NancyD

Susan Hogan said...

A jewel indeed. Lovely! A great project to enter into this months bling challenge at Lets Ink It Up!

Designing with Debbie said...

Pretty card. Gorgeous flowers. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful card. I love your ribbon flowers! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

mixamatoasties said...

That's fab!

Thanks for playing along at Creative Craft Challenges.

Susan x

buglvr2010 said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Wow just amazing. Love the use of the tin. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Fabulous!!! The embossed background is stunning! Thanks for sharing in Let’s Ink It Up’s *Bling* challenge and good luck !


Tammy, LIIU DT at Créations LaDiva :) xx