I am going to date myself today - LOL! I don't know why, but Debbie Boone's song has been playing through my mind today as I made this card. "You light up my life, you give me hope, to carry on..." OK, now I'm chuckling to myself because if you are my age you are going to have that song playing through your head now for hours.
Simple elegance - it is a look I love! When I saw this new Memory Box image, Crystal Chandelier I knew I just had to bling it up!
I wanted to share one of the reasons for having the Circle and Square Gemstones. They work great as circles and squares, BUT... they also are fantastic for twisting and reshaping in to other desired shapes. As you can see in the photo above the gemstones are attached with a line of adhesive. I simply use my craft knife and cut them apart, using the tip of the knife to lift them off the surface. I then apply them to the surface as you can see below.
The variety of sizes really works wonderfully on this chandelier. To add to the effect of the crystals I added Clear Glaze to each.
I then made a "frame" in the Basic Grey Ambrosia paper by cutting and embossing a small rectangle die. I placed the finished chandelier in behind this paper to allow it to be set back in this "window."
Next I added my sentiment along with a little more bling. Hindsight is always such a good thing. If I had planned the final layout of my card I would have spaced the Ambrosia paper just a little differently. I wanted the sentiment to stand out from the pattern and so I placed it on one of the gray spaces. So my suggestion for you is to plan your layout before you begin cutting your paper, don't fly by the seat of your pants like I do - LOL! Preplanning helps you to get the spacing correct the first time Ü
I hope that you enjoy the diversity between posts. I was laughing with the girls in the office here today being I find it impossible to define my "style." Chickens, chandeliers, tickets, flowers - I'm all over the place lately - LOL! Be certain to stop by the CLASSroom for another card I created. Thanks for stopping by again today.