Good morning friends. Had some time to "play" last night and made a card that I could use for both this weeks Make it Monday challenge (Adding Glitter with Heat and Stick Embossing Powder) and Merry Monday's (Trees with Bling). I hadn't used Papertrey's "Merry & Bright" die in quite a while and so dug it out to use for these challenges. I love the simple lines of these trees, and "blinging" them up with the glitter really made them stand out! Take a look:
If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you'll be able to see the glitter a lot better! I started with a kraft cardstock base, then added a Cherry Cobbler layer, and then dp from SU!'s Season of Style Designer Pack. I also used scraps of coordinating dp and newsprint for the different layers on the trees before I embossed them. I had to improvise a little with the embossed glitter, as when I opened my container of Heat n Stick embossing powder, it was not powder any longer, but a solid lump! I think it's probably somewhere in the 8 - 10 year old stage and was rock hard! So anyway, I improvised by mixing some clear embossing powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter, and it worked out just fine! :0) I mounted my 3 trees on banners that I embossed with a Cuttlebug large dot folder (to keep the dot theme going!!), and then added a few finishing touches with the ribbon, star tag (PTI "Tiny Tags" stamp & die), twine, and some diamond bling for the tree stars. IRL it really sparkles and I love the way it turned out! :0)
Make sure you check out all the other "blinged" out trees over at Merry Mondays and all the glittery cards over at the Make it Monday site on Nichole's blog. LOTS of fun inspiration on both sites! Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful Wednesday.