I decided to "Bling It!" this week -- I created a monochrome, but definitely blingy birthday card featuring Bartender Edwin... except I've removed his drinks and replaced them with a birthday cake. Here are two photos; the first one above taken with a flash to show off the bling, the second below without flash to show the shading created by the three layers. First I raised the background on foam, then I added foam dimensionals to the mat under Edwin. Finally, the third layer is Edwin himself, raised on smaller foam dimensionals.
The bling on the card includes paper from DCWV's Glitter Stack. Three layers of papers are metallic. Two layers are edged with Encore Silver Metallic ink. Two silver brads are Scrapmetal Corner Swirls by Autumn Leaves. Ten silver self-stick brads were also used. A sheer white glitter ribbon was run through two layers. A final touch of bling was added to the candle flame with silver Stickles. The only colour on the card, the red flower, was a Dollar Store item coloured with an R29 Copic. Copics used on Edwin: C0, C1, C2, C3, C5 and C10.
And now to the New Venture. In the past few months I have been so overwhelmed with the incredibly nice comments about the extra objects I draw for my cards. I have even mailed out a couple of drawings to others. So, after a week of setting up a new site for them, I have started a blog called DigiDrawn to sell my drawings as digital stamps. Along with the objects I have done to accompany my Magnolia stamps, I will also have other drawings for sale as stamps too.
I would love to invite everyone to visit; even if you don't purchase, let me know what you think. I've never done anything like this before... so I guess we'll see how well it goes. I have seven stamps up so far, with more to come soon.
I hope to see you over there!