Hey All! Happy Monday to one and all. Ohhhhhh did I say Monday??? That must mean it's Magical Monday! LOL And it is indeed. As most of you are aware by now, every Monday Nina May over at "There's Magic in the Air" releases a new digital image and gives it away free during the week. Being on the design team, I create a card using the image along with the challenge for the week. This week's image is called "Dancing Hearts" and the challenge this week is to "Make it sparkle! Add some form of glitter or bling." So, here is my card:
Cute image huh? When I sat down to work with this image, two holidays came to mind. The first was Christmas, the second Valentine's Day. If you click on the picture, you will see all the glitter and the bling. I colored the image with my cheap colored pencils and oms. I used Stickles on the band of the vase and on the heart in the word love. The hears on the bottom were created by using two different sized heart punches. I punched the large hearts right on the background matting. Then positioned the smaller hearts I punched in the center of the larger punched out area. I then added bling to each of them. I used chunky glitter on the "snow". Finished it off with some ribbon and a bow made with my Bow Easy. I'm starting to get the hang of that thing!
I really had a rough time with this week's card. Now brings the second part of my blog title: Card Process. Below, I have cut and pasted an excerpt from my email that I sent Nina with my card file attached. I think it will give you an insight into the mind of a crazy person (yours truly): Read at your own risk: