Sunday, December 19, 2021

The Control Freaks are SHINING!

The Freaky theme this month is SHINE ON - so foils, gold leafing, jewels, Wink of Stella... any way we can dazzle up our creations and dazzle YOU! (You know this is right up my alley!) If you just landed here from Wendy's blog, Wickedly Wonderful Creations, welcome! There are six of us on this hop and I'm sure you will be inspired by the shiny stuff!

My first card uses the Bright Baubles bundle that is retiring in a couple weeks. I thought I'd give Christmas one last hurrah before turning my attention to new goodies. *grin* The Merry Melody embossing folder IS carrying over, and I'm so glad!

I can't read music, but I know which way is up for a treble clef, so I know the music is right side up. After embossing I lightly sponged Whisper White Craft Ink to make the notes pop. The whole time I was making this card, I had Burl Ives singing "Silver and Gold" in my head. 😁

And now it's time for a shiny new year and shiny new catalog, with shiny new goodies! Everything will be available January 4th. This card features the Grassy Grove bundle on page 47. I cut the tree outline from the lightest Brushed Metallic Cardstock and the deer from the darkest.

I love how easy it is to make a sunrise (or sunset) with Blending Brushes! I used Balmy Blue, Mango Melody, and Calypso Coral, with Mossy Meadow greenery in the foreground.

My last card REALLY takes shiny to a whole different level! This card features the Rainbow of Happiness bundle on page 18. The rainbow was die cut from, wait for it.... Rainbow Glimmer Paper. Heh. But what takes it over the top is the Mother of Pearl Specialty Paper. 

It's sooooo spectacular in real life! (I borrowed the sunburst from Sharing Sunshine, which is in the annual catalog.)

That's all from me. Up next is Debbie, at Debbie Henderson Designs. You might need to grab your sunglasses before heading over there.


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