This weeks challenge at The Cuttlebug Spot was BLING!
And it is also the Spring Blog Hop Challenge! You will find the info at The Cuttlebug Spot but also at Practical Scrappers...check them out! There are a TON of prizes to be won!
I have got to say that I don't consider myself a "bling" girl...though I do own most of the colors by Stickles! ;o)
With that said I got an order in from Joann.com and bought myself some new product and got to use them on this project! Lots of fun to work with new stuff!
Cuttlebug Highlight~ Journaling Card, Herringbone and Argyle
This photo shows how I put together the card...the Journaling Card folder is approx a standard size card so I thought it would be fun to use it as is. Then by looking at it some more I realized if I adhered the top to another embossed piece then that could serve as the inside of the card and that worked great!
The image was a RAK from someone on the Cricut MB so I don't know where it came from. But it is awful cute!
I colored with my Prisma pencils and instead of blending with mineral spirits, I blended using the white pencil color. Worked really well!
I embossed on white cardstock with the Argyle folder for the inner circle.
A little bummed that I couldn't seem to get a good photo to show my "bling". But you can see a bit...
I used my new Distressed Stickles Rock Candy to cover the entire stamped image. I bought this product after watching this Tim Holtz video on youtube.com
Ok so the video is really for Crackle paint which I did get but haven't used yet...okay anywho...more about the Rock Candy Stickles...if you do use it you will see the first time that when you use the product it looks completely clear and I wondered why on earth I had wasted my money! Well it turns out that it has to dry to see. And what do you see? A very clear and almost vintage type of sparkle. Its not glittery or shimmery exactly, it really does have its own look and I think it is perfect to use on top of stamped images. I will have to get creative and see what else I can use it with.
And he is my male version. Embossed with the Herringbone folder.
Both cards (or the embossed circles) were dusted with my new Perfect Pearls. I own Pearl Ex but not Perfect Pearls. Both products are very similar but I did like that Perfect Pearls could be set with water! Unfortunelty the shimmer from that did not photograph though you can see some color from it.
Terribly fuzzy photo but you can see the texture better with the embossing, bad pic but I added it in...
Last little details is the shimmery fiber I had in my stash and this is my first project using a stapler! My husband bought me some crappy NO staple stapler which doesn't really work and I finally remembered to buy an actual stapler! LOL!