Friday, 31 May 2013

Fussy and Fancy DT Card - Bring on the Bling

It's challenge time again at Fussy and Fancy, and I think this one will be popular.  The theme is "Bling It On", so sprinkle those sequins, dig out that glitter and let loose those gems!  The photos of my card don't show just how sparkly it is, it's covered in Glamour Dust, and so was I for days after making this!
 I was asked to make a wedding card with lots of tartan on, and I instantly thought of a spool of Fraser tartan ribbon left over from when I made invitations for a family wedding.  A ribbon wreath seemed the obvious choice, being quick and easy to make make, but looking quite impressive to those who've never made one.  I made a large, double looped bow with a heart brad in the centre to cover the join.
I used a Lili of the Valley stamped image in the centre, coloured with my trusty Promarkers and highlighted with Glamour Dust and several colours of Stickles for the confetti.
I embossed the scalloped blank with a flourish folder, then went over the design with a Quickie glue pen and added, yes, you've guessed it, yet more Glamour Dust, and three sizes of clear gems.  I also went round the edges of the blank with the glue pen and glittered in the same way.
The heart in the top right corner was die cut and embossed with a Cuttlebug set, and I added more glue pen to the recessed areas, and yet another ton of Glamour Dust.
Even my crafty friends have said, "You do know you're covered in glitter don't you?", imagine what the non crafty ones, not to mention strangers are thinking!!
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafting For All Seasons - #53 - Wedding or Anniversary
Paper Pretties - #260 - Embossing
Passion for Promarkers - #200 - Add Ribbon, Lace or Twine
LEJ - #55 - Celebrate
Loves Rubber Stamps - #54 - Bows
Ribbon Carousel - #81 - Celebrations
There She Goes - #209 - Circles
The Corrosive Challenge - #175 - I've Been Framed
Crafts for Eternity - #126 - The Same Letter - Wedding. Wreath, White


  1. This is definitely a WOW! Absolutely gorgeous Wendy, love your tartan wreath, and gorgeous image, Kate x

  2. That wreath is amazing! You've got me thinking about my Christmas decor projects . . . and it looks so good in tartan, not too girly. Hum . . . thanks for the inspiration hun, I'm off to Google how you've done it.

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  3. Love the wreath fabulous card Ginny x

  4. Oh my goodness this is really lovely x

  5. Love it Wendy, the tartan wreath looks just perfect for this card too! Don't suppose you fancy doing a tutorial for it do you as I'm sure people would like to know how they're made?

    xx Sazzle xx

  6. Wow, love that wreath, what a marvellous wedding card.! Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs for our 'Celebrate' challenge!

  7. WOW!! stunning card Wendy. Gorgeous image, beautiful colouring and the ribbon wreath looks amazing
    Thank you for taking part in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge this week
    Sue xx

  8. wow this is fantastic wendy.stunning design and I love your ribbon wreath and image ;D

    xx coops xx

  9. Beautiful card ... LOVE the ribbon wreath very beautifully done xx

    Many thanks for joining us at LEJ DESIGNS Challenge blog

    Hope you join us again

    Tina DT xxx

  10. wow this is Goegeous! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps, hope to see you again soon!

  11. I've always wanted to try my hand at one of those wreaths. It's really beautiful and so is your image. Thanks so much for joining in our circles challenge at TSG!

  12. Absolutely gorgeous, love this technique it is so effective. Thank you for playing along with us at PFP & good luck. Jane x

  13. Beautiful card! I love the image and the fabulous ribbon. Absolutely gorgeous! Hugs, Ivonne

  14. Gorgeous card!Love the ribbon wreath! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  15. That card is fabulous Wendy. That Fraser tartan spool is awesome, love the effect it gives the card. Utterly gorgeous creation hun, Wends x

  16. Great card and loving the wreath that you added. Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Cindy DT


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