Glitzy Bella


Hey everyone! How's your weekend going so far? I decided to change up the color scheme a bit on the blog. It's kind of like furniture, every once in a while I get an itch for a new look, and the old one's got to go. So right now my favorite color combination is Basic Gray and Pretty in Pink, so I incorporated that into my blog colors. What do ya think?

Yesterday Shannan asked me to do a sample card for the Bella-da-Ball challenge she was hosting last night. The challenge was to add, add, add as much stuff as you could to a card and still keep it pretty. LOL! I've been in a pretty simple mood lately, so I wasn't sure if I could rise to the challenge. But there was something really freeing about being able to just bling it up to my heart's content without worrying if the card was too busy. I was pretty pleased with how it turned out, and more importantly, stamping was FUN again! :) Yay! So, if y'all want to give it a try, you have until Sunday to do the challenge and upload your card to SCS. Check out this thread for the details.

I started by stamping Rockabella and coloring her guitar and face with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. Next I colored her hair with a Spica glitter pen. Then I used my Quickie Glue Pen and added two different colors of Martha Stewart glitter for her pants, shirt and guitar strings. Next I used a black glaze pen to make a dotted border around the image. For the background I just took some Taken with Teal stamps and randomly stamped some star images in Taken with Teal and Versafine Onyx Black. The star images are from the Starlight Starbright Remixed clear set releasing on Monday. I punched holes in one end of my Taken with Teal strip and tied 6 different kinds of ribbon through each hole. Next I glued to a black card base and punched holes and set silver eyelets down the end with my crop-a-dile. The dots along the top and bottom edge of the card are made with Liquid Pearls (Thanks Lila!) and the rhinestone star in the corner is from a DCWV bling set Lila gave me as well. I layered five different primas on top of one another and glitzed them up with some Stardust Stickles. The chipboard star is from the BasicGrey Chipboard hardware set and is covered with K & Company paper from the Margot collection. I embossed the Superstar that's what you are saying in white (so, so easy to do, since the new set is clear and I could see exactly where it was going on the chipboard) and then added a few more dots of liquid pearls. The final touch was three star jewels I got in the jewelry section at JoAnn's the other day.

Be sure and check out the Verve Visual blog this weekend for more sneak peeks of the new sets.

22 comments

  1. All I can say is "WOW!" You did an awesome job with this challenge. Yes, there is a lot of elements to this card but you pulled them off in wonderful style. Love, love the flower!

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  2. love the pink/gray banner color. i had a sweater in the early '80's that was pink/gray....reminds me of that sweater!!

    this card ROCKS, baby!! she is ONE glamour girl!!

    squirrellyshirley

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  3. Yowza, that is some happenin' card Julee! Love it. And I love the new blog colors--I'm hoping to launch a new look today or tomorrow!

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  4. I love your new banner. The colours are soothing. I made a
    plastic bracelet as a teen in pink
    and gray. It brings back memories
    for me. Love your bling card too.
    It has a wow factor to it but is
    still not over the top in content.

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  5. Your card is like a $20 card with all that bling! LOL

    Love the new colors for the oleblog. It's always good to change things up a bit, lord knows I do it all the time! :)

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  6. Now that's a Glitzy Bella!! with some serious bling!! Karrie commented it was like a $20 bling card - I'm thinkin more like a $60 card. $20 for the bling, it would cost $20 to mail because I would need insurance, delivery confirmation and added postage for the weight, and $20 for sunglasses.....=$$priceless$$ You really did great work here - what a fun challenge.

    ps: lovin the new color scheme on your blog.

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  7. Oh my...that is nuts! But only you could pull it off!

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  8. This is really "WOW", I LOVE IT!

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  9. Great job as always. I looooooooooove this color combo!!!!!!!!!

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  10. YOWZA, girlie! That is some SERIOUS BLING you got going there on that card! LOVE IT! I like the pink and gray too.... kinda matches the weather.... LOL!

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  11. GREAT CARD!!!! FABULOSO COLORS!!!! I just love it!

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  12. WOW... great card I love the colors and all the bling. And flower rocks!

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  13. This card is FUN!!!! More is definitely more on this one! Love it! :)

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  14. Julie,
    She really ROCKS!! Great job. I am still playing catch-up on the challenges..

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  15. Outstanding card. The blue is awesome. That flower is a wonderful touch.

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  16. Very cool. I love your choice of color and embellishments.

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  17. Oh I LOVe this Julee! Love all the sparkle and glitz! Fabulous!

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  18. FABULOUS! Love all the embellies and sparkly's and layers!

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  19. Oh, she is SO ROCKIN'! Love those pants.

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  20. Tammy-SCS-feathers&inkDecember 14, 2007 at 12:00 AM

    This is the most amazing card I have seen yet on anyone's blog! The colors, the bling, the embellishments! It's just AWESOME!
    peace,
    Tammy

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