Perfectly Rustics has been running for about two years now, and sadly, Kim and her husband Colin decided that they no longer have the time (with two small children) to continue with the challenge site so this will be the last Perfectly Rustics Challenge. I discovered this site last summer and enjoyed regularly participating in their bi-weekly challenges. The team was always so encouraging, the challenges fun and motivating, and I got a lot of great inspiration from the design team and the projects posted by the participants. I was truly honored when they invited me to join their design team in March and have greatly enjoyed and appreciated the opportunity. I will really miss Perfectly Rustics, and I wish Kim and her family all the best!
Join us this fortnight over at Perfectly Rustics for their FINAL Design Challenge: Anything Goes – with Glitter. You can create absolutely anything from a card, a scrapbook page or an off the page project for any theme or topic – just add glitter to it and maybe a little to yourself! (http://perfectlyrustics.com/2015/07/25/prdc-no-52-glitter/)
The card I am posting for this challenge was posted a few days ago (HERE) when I thought the challenge was to be announced and was originally made for a color challenge that was planned to run in a few weeks. The three Stampin’ Up! colours for that challenge were to be Basic Black, Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate. Here is my original design.
I really liked the way this card came out, but I felt like it was a bit dark with the gray background panel. (I was trying to stick with the color challenge requirements at the time!) When I saw that the new challenge included glitter, I saw an opportunity to brighten up my card a bit!
Those gorgeous stamps (I just love them!) are called Wedding Dress, Groom, and Congratulations and are by So Suzy Stamps. I stamped these images with Gina K Black Onyx ink. I used my MISTI so I could stamp them multiple times to get really dark, crisp images.
The gems were airbrushed with Copic BG18 to coordinate with the Bermuda Bay.
The cardstock I used was black, Core’dinations Mediterranean (for the Bermuda Bay), American Crafts The Goods – Tulle (for the Smokey Slate), and Recollections silver glitter paper. I rounded the corners with a Fiskars corner rounder.
The hearts were punched out with a Creative Memories double heart punch. I punched the smaller heart first, and then I punched the larger heart around the hole from the smaller one.
This card was extremely quick and easy to create. Cut 3 panels and a card base. Round 2 corners on each. Stamp 3 images in black. Add a touch of bling (which I airbrushed to coordinate). Punch 4 hearts, and adhere. DONE!
Now it’s your turn! Create any project you choose, and just add glitter! I can’t wait to see your sparkly project over at Perfectly Rustics.
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(Farewell image at the top of my post is a google image and is not my own.)
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