Monday, April 29, 2013

Creative Card Crew challenge 35

Hey everyone!

Hope you are all having a great week so far!  Still a bit aways from the weekend, but I'm sure it will be here in no time.  To help pass the time, why not join us for another fantastic challenge over at Creative Card Crew?  Our theme this week is bling.  So, bring on the bling- we want to see it all!!  This fortnight we are being sponsored by the Scrapping Center, the randomly selected winner will receive a $15 voucher to spend in their store.

So much going on with this card.  Firstly, it was inspired by Joann's card which can be found here, along with the link for the tutorial on how to make it, and the flowers were inspired by Lori's flowers which can be found here.  I tell ya, these girls on Cheery Lynn's DT are just awesome.  I seriously get lost looking at all their fantastic creations.

All dies used on this card are from Cheery Lynn.  There's the Bird Cage and the Miniature Rose Strip.  From their new release is the Vertical Mesh Hearts, Chrysanthemum Strip (yellow flower), Shasta Daisy Strip (two purple flowers), the Ivy Corner Flourish, and the Ivy Strip.  There is a white feather tucked into the left side of the bird cage.  It is super fluffy, and despite how many times I sharpened the image, it still just looks like a blurry splotch.  Sorry about that- it really does look lovely in person.

I just love this design and it was so simple to make!  The die cuts used here are the Sweethearts Edger and Lace Corner Deco set A.  The paper I have used is from My Mind's Eye and the bird cage picture was a cut out from my DCWV stack.  Rhinestones were added to the corner dies, leaves and edgers- these, as well as the swirl, are by Recollections.

I really like the look of intertwining my foliage into my die cuts.  It just has a vintage-y romantic feel to it.  I heat embossed the bird cage with Shabby White Fran-tage by Stampendous.  The heart stick pins are from the Hobby House.   

The Vertical Mesh Hearts was heat embossed with Shabby Blue Fran-tage.  There are also small scattered rhinestones here and there, as well as on the leaves.

I am enjoying these flower strip dies.  I used distress inks followed by a light layer of Stardust Stickles for some pretty glimmery shine.  I used Victorian Velvet on the two Shasta Daisies, Mustard Seed on the Chrysanthemum, Fired Brick on the two roses, and Old Paper on the foliage.  On the roses and foliage, I also spotted on some Gesso.  The glittery heart brads are by Pebbles. 

The bird's chest and light pink portions of the rose were already glittered.  I added another layer of Stardust Stickles to those areas as well.  I swiped the edges of the sentiment panel in Tea Dye distress ink, but I left it blank as I am not sure what I am going to do with this card yet.  The Sweetheart's Edger was heat embossed with Shabby White Fran-tage, as were the corner dies seen above.

Thank you so very much for stopping by to see my bling card.  I do hope you like it, and will give this style a try!

Cheery Lynn - Bling (5/5/13)
Forever Friends - Lots of flowers (5/5/13, x3) entry #1
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes (5/10/13, x3) entry #1
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes (5/1/13, x5) entry #1
Love to Create - Dies/punches (5/5/13, x3) entry #1


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous Jenn, the design the colours and those gorgeous flowers. I just love it.

    Joan x

  2. Wow!!! Jenn you have really produced an awesome creation. I am gob-smacked at the the beauty of it sweetie.


  3. Wow Jenn, I adore this card! The elements have come together so beautifully!


  4. What a beauty! Love all your details, but your flowers and leaves made from text are my favorite! Thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

  5. Stunning card, I too saw Joann card and was inspired to make one for a friends BD, now your is soooooo gorgeous,love the layering, really like your flowers:) love you die cut the leaves out of book pages, very kool,I like the earthy feel of your card, I'll have a go at mine LOL. Thanks for all this inspiration, have a wonderful day Jenn

  6. Wow Jenn! Fantastic Blingy card. Love it through and through. Very elegant.

  7. Wauw amazing card!love all the beautiful details!
    Thanks for playing along over at our foreverfriendschallengeblog
    And gd luck in the draw!
    X Linda DT-FF

  8. Great card. Love your flowers! Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!

  9. Lovely card. Beautiful color and amazing use of the different elements.


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