Monday, December 13, 2010

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger: All That Glitters

I'm barely squeaking this in under the deadline for the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger challenge, All That Glitters. Here's the trigger photo:

And here's my card:

I noticed that the ring had sort of a starburst pattern of rhinestones, which got me thinking of snowflakes, which led to this pattern of rhinestone-accented snowflakes. I stamped my design using two snowflakes from a Pink Paislee set, then added lots of bling. The sentiment is heat embossed with Zing! embossing powder - that stuff is awesome! I considered adding a ribbon, but that took the card in a whole different direction, so I let the simplicity do the talking. 

A couple of tips:
  • This sentiment is actually part of a longer phrase; I simply made a few strategic cuts with an x-acto knife. Since it's a clear stamp, it's super-easy to just line all the pieces back up on my block if I want to use the full phrase. Don't be afraid to perform a little stamp surgery!
  • You're going to laugh at this one, but it was a "d'oh" moment for me - don't wear colored shirts when photographing rhinestones! In my first batch of photos, the rhinestones kept coming out pink - because they were reflecting my pink shirt. Oops. 
This card also qualifies for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Christmas (But no Red or Green!)
It's a cold, rainy day today. I really need to run out and get some groceries, but since that would mean literally running out in the rain (no car; too close to take a cab), I'm thinking that ordering in some fried rice for lunch sounds like a much better idea. Thank heavens for delivery!

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Pink Paislee "Tinsel Town," TPC STudio "Christmas Phrases;" Ink: SEI chalk (turquoise, charcoal), Versamark; Accessories: Zing! embossing powder (white), small corner rounder punch, rhinestones, foam dimensionals


  1. chuckling about your pink shirt comment...LOVE your card...such a gorgeous shade of blue...teamed up with the grey & white...perfection!

  2. Hey Lisa! What a "glitter-ific" approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

  3. Hi Lisa!
    Well done!
    Congrats on the shout-out!


  4. gorgeous card :-) fabulous interpretation of the photo inspiration !! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  5. Beautiful design, Lisa! And congrats for being Triggerific!

  6. Congratulations!!!!

  7. Oh beautiful, elegant card.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  8. Lisa, this is gorgeous! I love the blue and all that bling.

  9. Great tip! I'll have to pay attention next time I do rhinestones!! Awesome card as always! Gorgeous color combo!!