Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Difference Bling Can Make

Today's card uses Clearly Besotted's Modern Christmas set, which, in addition to a number of modern-design Christmas trees, has some beautiful sentiments that will be quite versatile to use with lots of my other Christmas sets.

A stamper simply can't have too many holiday sentiments. Right?

So here's the finished card in its gloriously blinged state:

I snapped a picture of the card before I added bling, just to show how adding some contrast and sparkle really livens up a design.

Color unifies the un-blinged design, but crikey, it's blah. Adding red rhinestones spices things up from a color perspective (red and green are opposites on the color wheel...opposites add energy). Putting the red on all three green elements keeps the unity of the design strong.

And that's all I have to say about that.

stamps: Clearly Besotted, Papertrey
ink: Fresh Ink mojito, Memento Luxe gray flannel
paper: Papertrey White
accessories: rhinestones, dimensionals


  1. I know you'll think I'm weird (you won't be the first), but I actually like the card better without the bling?!! Weird, huh?

    1. You're not weird...you just like serenity, and I can totally relate!

  2. This card totally needed the bling. I would have looked at the unadorned card and said "it needs something". Yep. Thanks for the side-by-each!

  3. delightful card! A beautiful layout of the models.

  4. Wow! Huge difference from just a little bling. It's like a symbiotic relationship!


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