Thursday, August 15, 2013

Blingin' it up with little actual bling

This is a card I made for a very special young lady who's about to turn Sweet 16.  Can ya' guess her name?

When I saw the challenge at Little Blue Button Stamps is for "Use Bling" I knew I needed to submit this card.  While there is technically only a tiny bit of bling used, I feel like it's glitzy enough to be appropriate for the theme.

The birthday girl's favorite color is blue so I decided to go with every shade of blue I could find.  The background paper was stamped with a combination of stamps from Tim Holtz, Inkadinkadoo, and Hampton Art.  The name was done using an alphabet set from Recollections.

I used the Cricut cartridge Wall Decor & More for the dress form.  (There are a lot of hidden gems on that cart.)  It was cut 3 times using Bazzill kraft cardstock and the layers glued together.  It would probably have been easier to just use chip board but I rarely do things the easy way.  The dress is a combination of another dress form cut which I trimmed down by hand, some aqua tulle, and a bit of micro ribbon.  Plus, that's where I added the one rhinestone.

I used the ends of a glittered frame from my stash for the edges of the name.  My Crop-a-Dile easily punched holes into it for some brads.

The card was done in the center step style.  Thanks to The Outlawz and one of their last challenges, I'm going to keep that kind of card close to the front of my mind.  It's easy peasy and makes great impact.

You can find this card here:

Little Blue Button Stamps -- Use bling
Craftin' Boutique -- Anything goes
Crafting By Designs -- Anything goes
Creative Belli -- Glitter
Outlawz -- Twisted Thursdays: mixed media
Sweet Stamps -- Bling

As always, thanks for stopping by!


  1. Ooops, I think my comment disappeared. Hope it doesn't duplicate. I LOVE the way you made the dress and all that blue, Roberta! WOW. Great paper choices.

  2. hey=))) such a beautiful step card! love it=) somehow it reminds me of winter. gorgeous=) thank you for playing with Little Blue Button Stamps! Good luck!=))

  3. This is sooooo beautiful. I love the colors and the glitter on the paper below and the tool for the dress. Just everything:)
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  4. Very lovely. Beautiful colors and love the design. Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.
    Hugs, Sharon

  5. Perfect for our challenge at LBBS... thanks for playing along.



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