Friday, December 9, 2011

Bling Ornament Hanging on Tree

Although this card uses plenty of bling to make it shine, it's a great card for that special someone in your life.  The card stock I used on the front of the card, with the silver border, is from a box of those wedding card sets found at any local craft store.  When you see these sets on clearance, pick them up and use part of the cards in your projects.

Stamps Used: Nova Star Jewel Ornament (H-1097) here and Evergreen Branch (E-188) - here - both from Outlines Rubber Stamp Co.
Paper: Red cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored and folded in half, 2 pieces of white cardstock 3 7/8" x 5 1/8".  One piece will be for the front of the card, the other for the inside.
Inks used: Memento Tuxedo Black and Cottage Ivy
Markers Used: Tombow No. 885 (Red), Tombow 055 (Yellow), Copic FYG2 Fluorescent Dull Yellow Green
Bling: to bling this whole image, you will need 70 crystals in the following sizes - 12 Size 9, 20 Size 12, 12 Size 16, 10 Size 20, 10 Size 30, 5 Size 40, 1 Size 48.  You can see all the crystals (here).
Other: Pop Dots, Scissor, Double Sided Tape, Quickie Glue


1.  Stamp Evergreen Branch with Memento Cottage Ivy at top of white card stock.  

2.  Stamp Nova Star Jewel Ornament image with Memento Tuxedo Black so it looks as if it is hanging off the branch. 

3.  Stamp Nova Star Jewel Ornament two more times.

4.  Cut out the sections of the two images you will be using to layer and pop dot.

5.  Color the front of the card image and the two cut out images as desired.  As you can see, I only colored the edges of the center on the front image in the green since I know that this layer will be covered.  And for the inside pieces, I colored over the areas that I know I will add bling or crystals since those areas will be covered.  

6.  Using double sided tape, adhere the card front to the red card base and the other piece of white paper to the inside of the card - to write your message on.

7.  Adhere pop dots to the two parts you have cut out and then apply them to the card front.  You will end up with 3 layers...the card front, the star as a layer, and then the circle layer. 

8.  Using Quickie Glue or any glue that will dry clear, adhere the crystals where you want them.  For this card, I used crystals on the whole thing.  A mixture of crystals from the USA and some from Brasil.   

9.  Add a holiday phrase at the bottom if you want.  Sign your work on the back and send to someone that will appreciate the work you put into this!!

Here are some other pics using the same stamp in the same idea:

Mixture of Crystals and Viva Decor Pearl Pens - with a Crystal in the phrase.

Totally done with Viva Decor Pearl Pens.

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