Monday, January 20, 2014

myStamp BOX ALL PLAY: Sparkle

The Design Team members at myStampBOX are sharing projects that sparkle and shine today. Here's what I made.

My style can usually be described much like my life - grungy and a little bit distressed around the edges. This year I am stretching out of my comfort zone in an effort to try new things. For my "sparkle" card today I did not ink the edges of anything or distress any elements. I aimed for a clean, graphic design with bold designs. I think I got it!

I stamped the square image from Back to the Basics many times on black cardstock using silver embossing powder, then punched circles randomly from the embossed pattern. I layered them onto a premade blue card, making sure the black lines on the cardstock were "pointed" in different directions. I liked the look of this, especially with the zigzag lines of the patterned embossing. The sentiment from Small Greetings was punched and layered onto black cardstock so it would stand out from the background. The final design touch was adding small, blue rhinestones in a floating pattern up the center of the card. I even attached one rhinestone in the middle of the sentiment.

Be sure to see all the designer projects at the
myStamp BOX blog today!