Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bling It On

Do you LOVE bling? So do we! This month the i {heart} papers design team and the team from Zva Creative are celebrating the love of beautiful bling! Since each of our teams have designers that are also Paper Craft Planet Super Novas, we asked the PCP team to host some special challenges throughout the week. There will be lots of beautiful, blingy inspiration!

You should have arrived from Nicole Martel's blog...if you missed the beginning, head straight to Kate's blog so you won't miss a single gorgeous project!

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Zva Creative produces many beautiful color groupings of high quality pearls, flowers and crystal embellishments that can be used on scrapbooking, card making and mixed media projects. Visit Zva’s gallery or blog for great project ideas and to find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva click HERE.

Zva Creative will be selecting one lucky winner who comments along the blog hop to win a Zva prize package worth $30. All comments must be received by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, September 19th. Winners will be announced on Zva’s blog on Thursday, September 20th.

Here's my sparkly, seasonal card for the hop.  I used the Happy Harvest stamp set from IHP's The Petal Press line for my focal image.  It's colored with Copic markers in warm, seasonal shades. 

I used patterned paper strips from two different Teresa Collins paper pads for the long panels underneath the colored image, edging one with a pretty golden yellow ruffled trim for a soft touch.  Two iridescent crystal flourishes extend out from underneath the image panel.  The panel is attached to the cardfront with dimensional dots so that it would be easy to hide the ends of the flourishes, giving the design a clean look.  I stamped the "thank you" part of one of the sentiments from the Mint Motif Simply Sentiments set on a notch-ended kraft strip and attached it to the patterned paper panels to finish the card.

From here, you're visiting Tracy Schultz. Thanks for visiting, and enjoy the hop! We hope to see you and your creations this week on Paper Craft Planet!

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papersThe Petal Press Happy Harvest stamp set, Mint Motif Simply Sentiments  stamp set, X-Press white Copic blending cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic markers (YR12, YR15,YR16, YR18, YR21, YR24, Y13, Y35, Y38, R12, R14, R17, E23, E27, E33, E41, E42, E43, E99), Teresa Collins Vintage Finds and Tell Your Story 6x6 paper pads, Zva Creative iridescent crystal flourishes, Maya Road golden yellow ruffle edge trim, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other:  Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Sweet Mango cardstock (Gina K Designs)

28 comments:

  1. What a fantastic card Lori. Your pumpkin is colored so wonderfully and looks amazing with the crystals drawing the eye in. A great design all the way around.

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  2. Love the way you colored the pumpkin, Lori and the flourish really adds such beautiful elegance!

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  3. So beautiful. I love the pumpkin and how the flourishes just bring your eye to it's attention.

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  4. I love the details you put in it. The rhinestones are just right. Definitely a lovely card.

    Elle @ http://www.egarages.com.au/

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  5. Beautiful card! Love all the details, especially that little hint of ruffle along the edge. Great coloring, too!

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  6. Gorgeous, Lori! What a great image! The diagonal placement of the bling is fabulous!

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  7. So pretty, Lori! I love the kraft with the orange and gold...and that little dainty ruffle and swirly bling. It is feminine and lovely!

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  8. Great job on the coloring!!! The added zva bling adds such an elegant flair to this beautiful creation!!

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  9. Lovely coloring and I love how much product you squeezed on here! :)

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  10. Such a beautiful card. Love the colors you have used. The combination could be used for so many different kinds themes. TFS

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  11. Great card, I like the ruffled trim!

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  12. Wow, this is just gorgeous Lori! Love how you framed the pumpkin with the bling. And your coloring is fab!

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  13. Love your elegant and siple card.

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  14. Lovely harvest thank you card! Like the colors and papers and of course the beautiful pumpkin!

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  15. Simple yet beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  16. Love shuffled ribbon and how you used the zva bling behind the stamped image. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Cute card. The pumpkin looks so cute.

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  18. The patterns and flourishes really draw the eye!

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  19. The focal image shines with your expert coloring.I like your choice of PP strips and the bling is just right. Thanks

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  20. lori, such a lovely card, wonderful texture created by the ribbon matching the pumpkin texture and zva just dresses the design up so well.
    ava

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  21. Beautiful Fall themed card - love the design and fab coloring!

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