August 04, 2012

You Are My Sunshine!

This week at Our Creative Corner, our hostess is Paula McClane from Scrap Addicts Attic, one of the newbies to the Design Team!  She has a fabulous challenge she calls, "Bling Bling."  We are to use our most shiny and sparkly products and make it dazzle! Use rhinestones, Stickles, glitter, etc along with items found in nature (plants, animals, etc)!

Here is my design team card for some inspiration.  Be careful, you may need sunglasses!
I don't typically use a lot of bling, so I needed to chose my elements of  "shiny and sparkly." What could be more bright and shiny than NEON?!  I've had these gorgeous Hero Arts Neon Inks for a while and wanted to showcase them in a card.  In nature, would you see a neon flower - I don't know, but I just had to make one here!

I remember reading that neon (a true chemical element of gas found in nature) lasts longer and brighter when used on glossy paper.  So I used the Many Dots stamp in three colors plus black, randomly on the paper and then die cut the four circles.  I used the Envelope Liner bg stamp, inked in the three neon colors, for the flower and the sentiment. 

One place I get a lot of inspiration from is Pinterest.  I found this gorgeous card layout from Melissa Frances HERE, that I somewhat CASED, with a few additions. I placed the flower off center to balance the black  "leaves" and the twine.  I finished it off by putting a glossy brad in the center, layering foam dots between the layers to give it depth, and bordering it in black.

For the sentiment, I used a chevron embossing folder on black cardstock and cut out the pattern on the top and bottom. I thought it would be a fun element for the card.

Please drop by Our Creative Corner and join in on our challenge.  Also, check out the awesome projects from the new design team - they are amazing!  

  Linda Coughlin- The Funkie Junkie
Sue Butler- Scrumplescrunch
Ann Marie Hile- Stampin' Anne
  Wendy Janson-  It's All About Stamping
Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts (you are here!)
Holly Kean- Kean On Paper
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) - Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu- Simply Paper Crafts
Lori Rider- The Diva Stamper
Sharon Wheet- Designs by Sharon
Cristina Barnes - Dot Dot Stamping Design
Liliana Inguanti - Stampin' From Home
 Paula McClane - Scrap Addicts Attic
 Lisa Minckler - You Made Me Ink!
 Kim Price - Inkognito 
Paper - Hero Arts Snow Layering Paper, Bazzill, Ranger Glossy White
Stamps - Hero Arts Heydey Sentiments, Hero Arts Envelope Liner, Hero Arts Many Dots
Inks - VersaFine Black Onyx, Hero Arts Neon Inks - Yellow, Orange, and Pink
Die - Papertey Ink Beautiful Blooms II, Spellbinders Nestabilities
Other - The Twinery charcoal twine, SU Chevron Embossing Folder, Basic Grey brad, 3D foam dots

I will also be entering this card in the Hero Arts August 2012A challenge by making my own embellishments and A Blog Named Hero challenge #9 Freestyle.

Thanks for visiting  my blog.  I'd love to hear your comments!
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