Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Bling It On, Baby!

bling birthday start inset

This month the i {heart} papers Design Team’s Challenge was “Blingalicious” – a card (or project) with plenty of bling. Not a problem for me; bling and I have a long history, and I certainly have no shortage of sparkly stuff (thanks to Kate at IHP)!

As a New York City girl, I know that nothing goes better with bling than Basic Black. Add a pop of color, and you’re good to go. Tres chic!


The base of this card is actually PTI white, but I covered the front panel with black and a strip of awesome, lightly textured GCD Venetian Lace paper, and then tied it with some sumptuous Light Fuchsia faux suede ribbon. The birthday greeting is from the adorable and VERY useful Happy Greetings stamp set (which, by the way, comes with its own bling, and is ON SALE right now for really cheap!). I just love the font on this set.

The star is from PTI’s Star Prints set. I stamped it with black, and then colored it with a Copic marker to match the ribbon. The bling, of course, is what makes the card super-special. It’s the ZVA Crystal Symmetrical Flourishes (small). I snipped off a stone left over from a previous project where I had cut apart the other flourish on the sheet, and colored it with the same Copic marker and used it to dot the “i” in birthday. Kate has loads of ZVA Bling in the store, so go check it out!

And go check out the rest of the IHP Design Team to see what they came up with for this Blingalicious Challenge:

And of course, KATE at the IHP Blog!



Cathleen said...

Oh My Gosh! This is fabulous! I love the colors and LOVE the bling!

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Lynn Mercurio said...

This is gorgeous, Carolyn. Stunning color combination!

whoistracy said...

Oh wow, this is so elegant! Love that pop of pink.

Lori said...

Love the clean, simple design and the pop of color.

Deb said...

Carolyn, this is so beautiful and elegant! I love the clean b/w print with that splash of bold pink! So crisp and gorgeous!

Judy Rozema said...

Totally beautiful, Carolyn!