Friday, January 05, 2007

Black Tie Bling

What a fab Dare Lynda set us to start the new year with a bang! Its Bling and Beads!

My Bling turned out to be quite black tie in the end, I didn't mean that to happen, I had all my coloured bits strewn across my desk (well ok, across the whole room if I'm honest) loads of multi coloured papers out wire and thread, stamps and chalks as well as sequins, beads and gems, and ended picking all the clear ones out of a mixed packet of mini gems and using an offcut of black card. Isn't creativity a funny thing the plainest simplest bits of card can sometimes be the most inspiring. Still Im glad Ive got my pretty paper stash!

For the words I used Papermania rubons which I bought today on a total whim, and I really like the effect, bargain at 99p a sheet too! Sizzlits die cut heart, black card, gems and eyelets all from stash. I also tried to do a clever photoshop thing to show the sparkle better, but couldn't get it to look right so you'll just have to imagine the sparkliness, unless you're a photoshop pro and have any top tips! Its just like when the good guy in a film has a big shiney sparkle on his teeth so you can tell he's the hero.

I still haven't made any more thank you cards and have my friends wedding invites to finalise as well as all the usual stuff so if I'm on the pc too much give me a kick and remind me about that long to do list I have! Happy Cardmaking!

16 comments:

Tracey said...

Love this card Rhi - it is to sleek, simple and stylish!

Lythan said...

I just love this card Rhi

Gillian Hamilton said...

Oh Rhi, this is so beautiful... What a brilliant design...You should be very proud of this one.
I had a little chuckle about the good guy's shiney sparkle on his teeth.. how true...

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Rhi. So stylish, I love it.
Tracey xxx

Janine said...

I love this card its striking....

Maisymary's Findings said...

love the simplicity of the card design !


love the rub on wordings ! bargain indeed !


xo, Pearl

scrapdolly said...

What a fabulous card. I can honestly say one of the nicest I have ever seen.
I love it - so classy

Paula said...

I really love these tqo cards. I think the colours are divine.

The card I did was from Elsie's book but on UKS in Inspirations & challenges, someone is doing them each week. Someone was also doing ali Edwards challenges but the challenges I'm doing are from her newsleters she emails out. Hence the link i put up for people to join up. I have two people who want to play along. My first layout is almost completed & my blog post already done for my chosen word HAPPY. As you are getting into scrapping more you would enjoy it.

Jo said...

Hi Rhi, I love this card, so elegant and stylish, the rub ons look amazing! Well spotted bargain!

jo xx

Dollydimps said...

Fab card Rhi-totally the kind of thing I like! The rubons look fab too-I've got a bit into them lately too

Bex said...

ACE card Rhi - As always xxxx
Hope you are having a good New Year so far
Reckon you have a busy year ahead eh?!

Love and Huge hug
Bex xxxx

Rachel said...

wow amzing card, those bargain rub ons look so stylish

happy new year Rhi (B2B) xxx

Kathy said...

This is just fantastic Rhi

B&W with some bling - what an unbeatable combo

Tracie H said...

Fab card Rhi....I wub it.
Txx

LisaBabe said...

I love this, Rhi. The rubons look great too - I've never tried any yet, but tempted now.

maggie said...

What a great card Rhi love the colours.Never tried rubons yet might just have to get some & have a play with them.