My third post today… I think everyone is sick of me by now, right? LOL. That’s okay, I’m sick of myself too… Sometimes blogging really just takes up so much time! But, I only do this for your comments 😉 Just kidding.
Starting with a piece of plain white cardstock, I began to stamp out the background. Yep- that ‘patterned paper’ was all me! Even I’m proud of myself that I didn’t make too huge of a booboo out of it.
I distressed the edges with Distress Ink and then with a distressing tool thingy. This green ribbon here I had saved up from… Goodness knows when, but it was when someone gave me an Origins gift set some time back, way back when I didn’t do papercrafting or anything of the sort. You see, I was already drawn to grosgrain ribbon! It was destiny.
Added some sparkle with some stickles! Mmm multicoloured glitter sparkles….
Something new: I received my new Spellbinders Labels 18 (which are wonderful) and embossed it in a lux gold 🙂 And then I wanted to put some gold pearls. And then I ran into a problem, you see, I only have the white/cream ones! D’oh!!! So, being quick-witted and all (ha!)….
Top Tip: Don’t have the right colour pearls or bling? I know, everyone’s heard that you can use Copics to colour them but I live in a cave and don’t use Copics so I did what any other sane person would do, which is to PAINT the pearls! Here, I used my Adirondack Metallic Gold Acrylic Paint dabber and just pounce the dabber onto the pearls, aim a heat gun because I have no patience like that, et voila!!!!!
All right, I’m done being chatty. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Huggles for all and have a great crafty day! xx Stephinka
This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings – Challenge #39 Sparkle & Ribbon
Top Tip Tuesday – Challenge 67 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges – Challenge #91 Anything Goes & Distressing
Simon Says Stamp and Show – Something Old … Something New!
The Kraft Journal – Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet: Anything Goes Challenge
Papertrey Ink – Make It Monday #47: 2011 A la Carte: Make It Monday #39: Multi-stamp Background Building
Crop Stop Challenge Blog – Challenge #52 Go for the Gold!
Word Art Wednesday – Challenge #9
Jelly Park Friends Friday Challenges – Old Year/New Year Challenge
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges – Anything Goes
Also adding this card to an inspiration (non-challenge) blog:
Make It Monday – Anything Goes