Tuesday, August 25, 2015

When Bling Matters

Today's little card needed a little something-something, and bling was it.

Sized 3 3/8" x 4 3/4" to fit a small envelope
in my stash.

Note how I used the deckle edge of the watercolor paper as the bottom edge of the card. On purpose.

This card uses the same technique as this one, I inked with green Kaleidacolor ink (from Caribbean sea), spritzed, stamped, and then very quickly repeated with the blue. I love how the blue bleeds into the yellow-green and makes a blue-green. Once the strips were completely dry, I added the sentiment using Memento Luxe ink for a crisp, solid coverage.

Without the bling the card was okay, but your eye went straight to the sentiment and stayed there. While those colors are simply fabulous, the design was incredibly static. But by adding the bling, your eye has to move across the strip, which makes the whole thing far more interesting.

Plus, well, it's BLING. And I've said it before and will say it again, "Bling makes everything better."

Don't you agree?

stamps: Clearly Besotted A Little Sentimental, Papertrey Watercolor Wonders
ink: Kaleidacolor, Memento Luxe
paper: Windsor and Newton Watercolor, 90lb hot press
accessories: water spritzer, rhinestones


  1. Susan, another stunning card. Love the watercolor wonder stamps. Sylvia D.

  2. Ooh I really like this card. Your stuff is so simple yet so brilliant.

  3. this is great! While I agree that bling is perfect on this card, bling generally makes me nervous. I use it, but avoid it!

  4. Oh, blue and green, my fave! Cool technique. Love how those colors blended.


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