Monday, August 15, 2011

Make it Monday: Glitter Die Borders

OK, I'm not gonna lie. When I saw the topic that Erin Lincoln came up with for this week's Make It Monday technique on Nichole Heady's blog, I was not sure whether I wanted to try it. Glitter and I typically do not get along very well! But, I had an idea of where to go with it, and after all, the whole point of the MIM challenges is to try new things, right? :) So off I went!

Just today, I got Damask Designs in the mail, as part of a lovely prize package from a blog giveaway I won at Are You On the Fence, so I was eager to put it to use! So I used the Mat Stack 5 die, splitting it in half to use on either side of the card front. I liked the Hawaiian Shores and Smokey Shadow color combo, but I wanted another pop of color so added the Eyelet Lace border to each edge in Raspberry Fizz.

Here is a close-up look at the glitter border, and the bit of bling I added to the sentiment (Creative Charms clear gems colored with a Copic to match). The sentiment is from the Round and Round anniversary set, and is on a banner from Banner Builder.


Well, thanks for the challenge Erin, and for pushing me outside of my comfortable little box! :) I'm not sure that I'm converted to a glitter fan, but it was fun to pull it out for this project, and I'm very happy with the result.

Thanks for looking!

16 comments:

Marybeth said...

Debbie this turned out perfect, you did a great job with the glitter.

Kara said...

very cool!! you did a great job with the glitter and i love your color combo!

Jill said...

Very pretty, Debbie! I love your unique use of Damask Designs, your combo of colors, and how you split the Mat Stack and then bridged the halves with the sentiment! Clever!

Barb said...

this is so elegant! i love everything about it :)

Mad for Paper said...

This is just super. I love your color combo.
TFS
Ang

carol (krillsister) said...

Very creative. Love how you split the mat stack to give a new look. Don't you just adore that Damask? It really suits your card.

Deanna Jean said...

Great job on the glitter. I just got the Damask set and I can't put it down...love it. I love how you used it on your card.

Camilla said...

Good you played along!
Your card is great!

paperella said...

Gorgeous! You absolutely rocked the MIM, those glitter borders are perfect!!!

Jennifer aka Scrappin' Aggie said...

STUNNING card and color combo!!!

Joyce said...

Beautiful card. You are glittering like a pro.

Karen Veneracion Flores said...

Very beautiful, very elegant and love the color combo!

Kristen :-) said...

This is one of the best cards I have seen! WOW! Just stunning. i'll say it again, WOW. I can't decide what I like the best!

Lisa said...

Wonderful colors Debbie,love how the banner connects the design !

Suzanne Russell said...

You did it again, Deb! Love the way you incorporated the flourishes and the contrasting bright pink. Oh yeah, the glitter looks great too!

Anna said...

Great card!