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Friday, November 20, 2015

Birthday Bling and the
Very Best of Pinterest Pins

simple Karte:
Original Pin HERE

When I saw this card, it made me instantly happy! I tried a version with lines drawn using a Micro pen, but the lines turned out poorly and I nearly gave up on trying a version of this card. Last week, this card came up again...and I knew I had to give it one more try! This time, I used my computer to make the lines and at last...I was happy with this version:

...and version #2:

Here are a few more pins with bling that make me happy!

Kristin's Cards and Creations: Build a Birthday  Stampin' Up!:
Original Pin HERE

The gilding flakes won this round - there wasn't really enough coverage on this gorgeous Penny Black tree.  I added three Stickles and two Liquid Pearls as well as some gems to it, so you can hardly tell!  I added a couple of white layers as I wanted to keep the design very clean but the card needed a little something extra and I think the white layers worked well.:
Original Pin HERE

I have loads of trees stamps...I must experiment with gray ink plus a red border on white!

Supply List:  Cardstock: Shimmer White, Baja Breeze  Stamps:  Jolly Jingles jumbo roller #120864  Embellishments:  Snowburst Embossing folder, Ornament Punch, Basic Pearls, White 5/8" satin ribbon, Rhinestone brad, white embossing powder, heat gun, Versamark ink.
Original Pin HERE

This is not SU Serene Silhouettes but thought it might would work. (This one was a PTI).:
Original Pin HERE

Lastly, here's a pin I saw for a lovely Thanksgiving card:

Now this is my kind of fall card!

...and my version using SU's Branch Out set:

The added banner was the result of a happy little mistake/opportunity. The font I originally used on the base layer was too bold, so I just printed up a second more delicate version, cut it into a banner and covered the original sentiment with the new improved sentiment. I think it enhanced the card with the raised banner. I love it when near lemons turn into lemonade during the card making process!