Friday, April 29, 2011

Bling Is A Girls Best Friend!

Good morning blogging friends! It seems like once Spring rolls around the wedding bells start ringing so I thought I would get a head start on wedding cards and I have one to share with you today. I think I am in love with the Black Rhinestone Nestabling™!! How gorgeous is that? I know sometimes people are afraid to use the color black in their card designs, afraid it might make the card too dark but I think using black for accents gives it just the right touch of richness and elegance. I used Nestabling™ Beaded Square Black Rhinestone, Nestabling™ Fancy Tags Two Black Rhinestone and Silver Baby Bling on the wedding card. The beautiful designer paper is from Graphic 45 Le' Romantique Collection.To start I wanted to do the Reverse Stencil Technique on the S4-315 Beaded Squares die template from Spellbinders™. I used Black Color Box Chalk Ink and inked directly on the inside of the die template and then used the Grand Calibur™ to cut/emboss.Next I used a stamp from the Faith stamp set from JustRite Stampers, Tuxedo Black ink and stamped the sentiment on to Simply Smooth Ivory cardstock. I used S5-030 Fancy Tags Two and the Grand Calibur™ to cut/emboss the tag.Before removing the cardstock from S4-315 Beaded Squares I used the die template as a stencil and inked the diecut with Antique Linen Distress Ink. The black edging on the diecut is the results from the Reverse Stenciling Technique. For the image of the Groom and Bride I used S4-126 Classic Squares Large #6 to cut/emboss the square. I also used the die template as a stencil for the tag and inked the inside edges with Antique Linen.I used Nestabling™ Beaded Square Black Rhinestone to edge the diecut. Next I tried something a little different--I very carefully used a heat tool on the exposed adhesive part on the Nestabling™ and it created a wavy ribbon look to the adhesive and made it tacky to apply and hold glitter. Here is a close up. I think it's kind of neat looking and it adds just a little more texture and dimension. I used Autumn Medley Glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle. Now, if you are going to try this please be very careful and don't hold the heat tool on the adhesive part for too long or it will melt. It only takes a few seconds to get this effect. Here is a close up of the finished piece. I also added one little Silver Baby Bling for the ring. ;-)
Next I added Nestabling™ Fancy Tags Two Black Rhinestone and a couple Silver Baby Bling to the tag and then I added some of the same glitter as mentioned above.Here is a close up of the tag.
I didn't have any ribbon to match the Graphic 45 paper so I hand tinted and crinkled some seam binding using three shades of Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels. To adhere the diecut and the bow I used 3-in1 Advanced Craft Glue from Beacon Adhesives.Here is a close up of the bow and the Trinket Pins from Maya Road.Thanks so much for stopping by the Want2Scrap™ Blog today!! I hope you have a creative day!!


Supplies Used:

Nestabling™ Beaded Square Black Rhinestone
Nestabling™ Fancy Tags Two Black Rhinestone
Silver Baby Bling

Other Supplies:
Stamps: JustRite Stampers Cling CL-02130 Faith
Paper: Graphic 45 Le' Romantique Collection; Discount Cardstock Simply Smooth Ivory
Ink: Clearsnap Color Box Chalk Black; Tuskineko Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Dies: SpellbindersGrand Calibur™, S4-315 Beaded Squares, S4-126 Classic Squares LargeS5-030 Fancy Tags Two
Accessories: Sparkle N Sprinkle Autumn Medley Glitter; Hug Snug Seam Binding; Tattered Angels Tutti Fruitti, Tiger Lily, Suede Glimmer Mist; Maya Road Trinket Pins; Beacon Adhesives™ 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue™; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ 3 D Foam Squares; Heat Tool


  1. Another beautiful creation Heidi, love the amazing Beaded Square Nestabling and the technique of how you did the embossing powder. OMGosh love the Fancy Tag Two Nestabling.

  2. What a fabulous idea using the embossing powder between the rhinestones!!! LURV IT. Fabulous job!

  3. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial Heidi! I really LOVE this card!



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