Hello and welcome to the LAST NC Blog Hop for 2023! And we are ending it with a bright, shiny bang! Our challenge this month was to use a little, or a LOT, of bling 🙂
You may have arrived here from Jo Ann Hewins’s blog and I know she shared a fantastic project! Below is my take on the challenge. I think I went with a lot of bling, lol! I started with a card base that makes it very easy to dress up. These card bases and matching envelopes WILL carry over from the current Mini Catalog, so you can continue to make fancy cards (I do want to note though that the cards & envelopes are so popular that they are currently unavailable to order until the week of Feb. 5th). The card also features some dies from the Annual catalog (Nested Essentials – 161597) and a little sneak peek of some amazing Designer Series Paper (Most Adored – 162976) that will be available in the Sale-a-Bration offering that starts on January 4th.
I heat-embossed the sentiment to give it even more bling. It’s sometimes hard to photograph but I think you can see the raised sentiment in this pic.
The card is pretty simple to make. I cut a piece of gold foil paper 4″ x 2 1/2″ and die-cut it with the large pennant die from Nested Essentials. Next, I took a 2 1/2″ x 2″ piece of Basic White paper and stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink, then heat embossed it with gold powder. I die-cut it using the 2nd from the smallest rectangle die from the same die set. Using the Most Adored DSP (available starting Jan. 4th), I cut 3 strips 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, picking 3 different patterns. I used the Banners Pick a Punch to then notch the ends of the 3 strips of DSP. I attached the strips onto the gold foil paper, aligning them to the right side of the die cut, leaving a small space between each strip. This piece was then attached to the card front using dimensionals. The sentiment piece was attached towards the left side of the gold pennant, making sure to cover the ends of the 3 strips of DSP. Attach the sentiment with dimensionals also. Then cut 2 – 6″ pieces of gold trim and tie a double bow. This gets attached with a glue dot. Three gold sequins finish off the card.
I do hope you liked my highly blinged card! All that gold is definitely outside of my comfort zone but I do like how it turned out. Now, please continue through the rest of the hop to see what other amazingly blinged cards the rest of the group created. Laurie Meier is up next and I know she has a great project to share.
Wishing you a joyous New Year! Make sure to stick with us throughout 2024 for our monthly blog hops. We greatly appreciate your presence here 🙂