Late Sunday night, I was trying (mostly in vain) to make a card with PTI's Merry and Bright trees, so I pulled out the snowflake trio in the set and started playing. Using Brilliance Sky Blue ink, I repeatedly stamped the snowflakes to form a border.
I liked it.
Then I stamped Merry Christmas from Peaceful Poinsettias in black.
Then I added blue rhinestones to each snowflake center.
OMG! CAS and BLING! The bling totally makes this card sing!
The Christmas version of this oh so classic and unoriginal layout looked so good, I decided to try the same layout with PTI's Background Basics: Retro. The next card was even easier!
Don't you just love all those tiny purple rhinestones? They are so happy to be ON A CARD instead of in my hoard where they sat, all sad and lonely and useless. Now they have a purpose, a new life. Bless their sparkly purple souls!
The third version uses an ink I learned about from JulieHRR: Brilliance pearlescent beige. Beige does not sound like a great color, but oh, my, trust Julie. It is. These rhinestones are champagne colored and blend perfectly with the pearlescent beige. So simple, so elegant!
If you're anything like me, you hoard bling, thinking that it's too special for everyday cards. Well, I challenge you to USE some. Actually, use A LOT, like I did here. Don't be afraid. Just go right ahead and bling generously. Then, you can buy more bling.
"Bling is good."
Let's call that Simplicity Wisdom. Go forth, Grasshopper, and bling.