Saturday, October 8, 2011

Bling & Sparkle


I decided to try and make another card for the current Simon Says Stamp challenge to create something with sparkle and bling!  It's very CAS, using one of my current favourite colours from PTI called Autumn Rose.

Paper: cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: Stampin' Up (My Friend)
Other: Ribbon (PTI); Gems (Hero Arts); Buckle gem (from South Africa); clear embossing powder

As you can see, a very simple card to reproduce.  The silhouette image is stmaped in black ink and heat embossed. After today I am going to move away from black for a while, I'm not sure why I am using it so much lately!  That gem buckle is so old, it's amazing what you can find when you dig around in your old stash!  Whoever lands up receiving this card I hope that they recycle the buckle, I am serious! (I still had the price tag on the packet, so please, please, recycle the buckle!!!).

At about this time I should be running my 14 miler training run with my buddie in downtown Austin!  I am sure that I am really enjoying it, no jokes, I have been looking forward to this run for some time now!

See you all tomorrow and thank you for stopping by!

20 comments:

Barb said...

Wonderful CAS card, Brenda! Wow! It really is quite beautiful! I can see why you love that color, and with the silhouette image stamped in black, the buckle and gems, it really packs a gorgeous punch!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Beautiful and Elegant!

Laurie said...

This is so pretty! I love the blingy buckle!

Pam W Merwin said...

How "simply" elegant :)

Alice Wertz said...

so very elegant! love the colors and design. gorgeous card, Brenda! love this! hope you have a lovely weekend! =)

Sue said...

I am surprised no-one has pleaded for the card so that they can recycle the buckle Brenda!!!!! Of course any card maker who received this wonderful creation would be happy to recycle.
It is gorgeous Brenda and it is not simple this is a misnomer in describing such a card.
Smiles:)

Dawn said...

love the buckle Brenda. Hope the run was fun... that's a LONG run...

Lisa said...

Love everything about his one, B! Black and Rose look amazing together- and I agree- the buckle and ribbon are a great touch!

Cathy Fong said...

So very love ur cas card :D the design altogether look so elegant.

Mynnette said...

Oh...my...word. I am in LOVE with this card! Your color + black scheme is awesome! And I love your blings!!!

Tiffany said...

The black silhouette against that Autumn rose color is very striking, Brenda, I love this!

Courtney K said...

another great color combo. such a pretty pink color.

sheila said...

this is really beautiful Brenda. I love the design and the black so boldly against such a feminine color. And the bling....well that just rocks. I have never seen these type of embellishments...did you pick this up at a craft store? I have a die cut for "buckles" that one can make and embellish but they aren't as gorgeous as yours!

Emily Leiphart said...

So classy and fabulous! I never liked a buckle embellishment until I saw this card. I hope the run was fabulous!

alexandra s.m. said...

so elegant, it's perfection Brenda!
I hope you win!!

TFS~

Trinh said...

This is so elegant! Love the design, Brenda!

Joy said...

So beautiful and elegant Brenda, I really love the monochromatic look... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Jacqueline said...

Yes, elegant indeed, love the buckle!

walchowDesign said...

Actually with the addition of the buckle, it made the card extra elegant. Love the silhoutte stamping!

Lin said...

What a lovely shade of rose, Brenda - your card has just the right amount of bling! Thanks for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards!