Today’s Bring Back Beautiful challenge is called The Beauty of Bling. Link up your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge creations at the Flourishes Blog. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB18. You have until January 31th to enter! As we unveil our challenge for next month, we’ll share our True Beauties – those card makers who wowed us with this challenge! Winners will be featured on the Flourishes Blog and will receive a True Beauty blog button to display proudly on their blog!

For my sample I chose the gorgeous Paperwhites Stamp set. The image was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on  Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was colored with Copic Markers (Y11, Y13, Y18, W00, W2, YG21, YG23, YG17, B0000, B000, B00) and cut and embossed with the largest of the Classic Oval Nestabilities. The oval was adhered to a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest Beaded Oval Nestabilities die (the Beaded Circle and Oval dies are still some of my favorites).

A strip of Venetian Lace was adhered under a 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of October Afternoon Weathervane Paper. The strip was taped to a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of OA Fly A Kite paper. The layers were stitched to a 1/4″ bigger piece of white cardstock. May Arts White Organdy Ribbon was tied around the horizontal layer before everything was adhered to the card base, a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Kraft cardstock, folded in half. The bow was topped with an October Afternoon button, tied on with silver cord.

Parts of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl were adhered to the upper right and lower left of the card front before the image layers was placed over it. Rhinestones from a  72 Count Rhinestone pack were added to the Beaded oval layer. A sentiment was stamped on a piece of cardstock that had been cut and embossed with a Fancy Tag die.

Check out what the rest of the design team has created!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have time to participate in the challenge this month! It’s’ easy. Who doesn’t like bling? I definitely have a hard time not making a card with at least some bling on it.

Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles













Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

24 Responses to “The Beauty of Bling”

  1. Happy New Year! What a wonderful card! Hugs and smiles

  2. Happy New Year Beate!
    Love your Bling-card! The colors are so bright and spring-like,
    and as always your coloring is fantastic. A true beauty!!

  3. This is gorgeous. I love these flowers and you showcased them perfectly! As always your coloring is perfection. One of these days I hope to just come close to creating the coloring you do! Love all the attention to detail here!

  4. WOW, this is a real BEAUTY! That green, yellow, and white colour combo is so beautiful and fresh!

    Hope you had an AMAZING Christmas!
    Wishing you ALL the BEST that 2012 can bring!

  5. Beate, the card is beautiful! Your coloring is fabulous and the bling just finishes it off perfectly! Beautifully done! Blessings to you and yours for a fabulous 2012!

  6. OK that’s it. I need to come for a visit! LOL! I need you to teach me how to colour like this!!! LOVE that blue hue you always give images. I have tried and failed miserably…haha! This card is gorgeous!!!

  7. This is just elegant! gorgeous colors.

  8. What a gorgeous and beautiful spring card – I almost feel as if I can smell the narcissi. And that blue *sky* – it’s been so depressingly grey here all Christmas, I just love the bright happy colours of this.

  9. Such a beauty Beate! The yellow and blue make such a cheerful combination. Beautiful ribbon, lace and bling too!

  10. How elegant yet fresh Beate – beautiful!

  11. Beautiful card Beate! Love the crisp look and pretty blue skies! Happy New Year!

  12. Gorgeous!! Simply gorgeous!

  13. You’ve certainly captured the essence of beauty with this creation, Beate. I hope that Bling never goes out of style because it’s one of my basic, must-have supplies.

  14. This is so pretty!! And I too love bling… gives that extra sparkle to anything……love this….tfs

  15. Beautiful, elegant card, Beate. Love the wonderful laying and gorgeous coloring.

  16. Gorgeous card to bring in the New Year, love the lace with the strip of paper, and your swirl sentiment with your gems!

  17. Beautiful card as usual, Beate.

  18. Beautiful swirls and bling! I love the colors and richness. 😉

  19. So elegant Beate, nothing short of perfect! Hope this Year is a Great one for you and yours. TFS! ;0) Traci

  20. I just realized I was here and forgot to leave a comment. Your Paperwhites are stunning Beate. I love the blue background on the image. 🙂

  21. Hi Beate ! I love how you staggered the rhinestones….what an imagination you have! Not only on the oval, but on the tag too ! Beautiful beyond…not surprised tho, you always please!!!

  22. this is such a beauty, Beate! fabulous details as always. love it!

  23. *SIGH* Absolute perfection Beate!!!! Beautiful colouring, perfect detailing and stunning creation!!!! Happy New Year hugs to you!!!!! 🙂

  24. very nice card Beate
    I love it

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