Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Merry Monday #161 - Sparkle, Bling, & Shine

Hello friends.  Playing along with the challenge over at Merry Monday this week, and it's all about Sparkle, Bling, & Shine!  Had lots of ideas floating around in my head, but what I ended up with is a little bit of understated sparkle, bling, & shine...but I really, really like it!  Take a look:



I am still in love with last years Ornamental Pine stamp set (SU!) and can't seem to get enough of it!  After stamping the pine branch, I softened it up a little by using one of my green gelato's.  Next I stamped the pinecones in Early Espresso ink and then lightly re-stamped them with Versamark and gold embossing powder.  My sentiment is PTI's Sparkle & Shine: Holiday Additions that I also embossed in gold and the die cut which was cut out with gold mirror cardstock.  It's a little hard to see (if you click on the 2nd photo to enlarge, it shows up better), but I also used a pinpoint roller glue pen to add very small dots of glue to the pine branches and then added Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU!).  They are such tiny dots, but add such sparkle to the card!  I finished with a few sequins to add some bling. :0)

   
                                                        
 
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18 comments:

  1. Wow, Marcia, this is so gorgeous.

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  2. Stunning card, Marcia! I LOVE that big pine branch and those pine cones are gorgeous! Lots of sparkle and shine for sure!

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  3. Beautiful! What fabulous gold shine over that greenery :) Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

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  4. This is fab, love the sparkly pine cones. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  5. Sublime Marcia, élégant et chic, biz

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  6. Oh boy, this really fits the Merry Monday theme. Absolutely gorgeous glimmer and shine. Every week you completely inspire me with your cards.

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  7. Gorgeous! Love the sparkly pine cones and shimmery word die cut!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday this week!

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  8. Oh my gosh!!!!! Gorgeous! Love the shimmer on the pine cones and the beautiful word die!

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  9. What a beautiful card Marcia, love the shimmer and shine, thanks for sharing, Jasann

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  10. Saw this card over at Merry Monday so had to pop by and tell you what a stunning card you've made. Love the shimmer.

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  11. This is just gorgeous! Love the sparkly pinecones!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

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  12. Full of glamour and shimmer Marcia.
    Love it and perfect for the MM Challenge x

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  13. Wow - just love the shimmer in the pine cones and the yummy gold embossing, Marcia!!

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  14. What a gorgeous card, Marcia--love it!

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  15. A fabulous card, I love the sparkle on the pine cones.
    Kath x

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  16. How beautiful. Love the shimmer and the gold embossing.

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