|Citrus colors are warm and happy.|
|Blues and green are cooler and harmonious.|
For those of you who have wondered what "visual triangle" means, I refer you to the bling on these cards. The triangle lends unity to the design, which is further enhanced by overlapping the sentiment, rather than placing it off by itself. All the elements work together to create a strong focal point.
And there's bling.
Bling. It makes me happy.
My primary source for bling is Michael's. The Reflections line has a variety of colors in packets that contain three sizes: tiny, medium, and large. You may also purchase packets containing extra large and jumbo rhinestones, but they are generally too bumpy for me. I usually run out of the tiny ones first, but today's cards allowed me to use up some of the large ones.
The packets have individual dots of adhesive under each rhinestone rather than a line of adhesive that required cutting with scissors or a craft knife. I still use my craft knife to place bling...it works so nicely. Just be careful not to puncture yourself.
And by the way, if you need a color of bling that you can't find in stores, just buy clear bling and use a Copic, Sharpie, or Bic marker to color it. Use a darker shade than you want because the bling will come out lighter than the ink.
And I've now used my daily allotment of egregious exclamation points. Please go forth and make it a bling-y day!
stamps: Papertrey Dot Spot, Signature Greetings
ink: Memento Bahama blue, pear tart, sky blue, tangelo, cantaloupe, black
paper: PTI white
accessories: rhinestones, Bic marker (for the Bahama blue rhinestone)