Sunday, May 22, 2011

Anniversary Bling!

Happy Sunday Morning to Everyone!
It is still overcast here in North Texas, but that doesn't darken my mood at all! It has been a great week, AND I get to start a new job tomorrow! I am sooo excited. I am also excited to share with you a sweet anniversary card I made this week. With CAS-ual Friday's challenge being Bring on the Bling, AND Simon Say's Stamp - Sparkle and Shine, I took it to heart and added bling to almost all the cards I made. It really does jazz things up! And I decided to try and incorporate "blingy-ness" in ways other than purely gems, and on this card, I decided to heat emboss the image and sentiment in silver. I think silver is such a nice formal color and I like how it turned out on the gray paper. Romantic and sophisticated all in one. Of course I added some real bling with my gem, and I think the simplicity of the card really works. I also love doing tone on tone cards and I don't have too many chances to use my fancy 3 in 1 corner punch from fiskars. I then popped up the tone on tone panel so you could see the shadows through the cute corners! I love it! This is a perfect way to use Paper Sundaes Pop It Up challenge! So this card is using many new techniques and styles that I haven't used recently, and I am loving it! Simple and muted but elegant and sweet at the same time.

Hope you like it! Have a happy Sunday!!


Virginia L. said...

SO very pretty!!!! Love the subtle colors and placement of gem! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jenny said...

Fabulous card. I really like that look of tone on tone too. Good luck with the challenges and thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

Laurie said...

The heat embossing is such a pretty look! Your card is gorgeou! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

Very pretty!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Julie Day said...

What a elegant card! Love the butterfly with the bling in the center :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Crystal said...

Very classy and elegant! Love the embossed silver, I really need to use mine more! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes this week :)