Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Glimmer Berries

Have you ever used an embossing folder on vellum?  It is such a cool look but I rarely remember to do it.  Well this time I remembered and tried it out with the Elegant Lines folder.   Did you notice those awesome sparkly brads??  They are called Glimmer Brads and are also from the new Holiday Mini catalog.  I couldn't help myself and ordered them in every color combination (4 sets)!  These are actually in the set of Brights and are referred to as Real Red but I think they look great with the Cherry Cobler paper.  That's the nice thing about some accessories, they can nicely transition between shades.

For this card I was attempting to use last week's Color Challenge on Splitcoast.  The challenge was to use Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobler and Pretty In Pink.  If you're thinking I forgot about the pink, I really didn't.  If you look closely I painted some onto the vellum with an aquapainter.  It added some shading.  Not sure that it was needed except to qualify for the challenge.  I do like how it is a subtle detail though. 

If you have already started your list for the Holiday Mini (Sept. 1) you may just want to add these Glimmer Brads!  They will be available in Brights, Subtles, In Colors and Basics which are neutrals: black, gray, champagne, silver and gold!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to come back tomorrow to join me for another Diva Sketch challenge! 


Edit:  Forgot to mention that I used a sketch from the Clean & Simple blog sketch challenge 104

SUO Supplies
Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: Cherry Cobler, Vellum cardstock, Whisper White, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Glimmer Brads, Scallop Trim border punch, aquapainter


  1. Oh this is just GORGEOUS! I love your take on the CAS sketch, and you've inspired me to try the vellum and embossing folders. Wow - TFS!!
    Cheers, Karen
    alteredscrapbooking dot com

  2. ABSOLUTELY DIVINE! Beautiful. I love it. I can't stop looking at it. :D

  3. Stunning card~~~So pretty. I'll have to try that on vellum. Fabulous look.

  4. Your card definitely has wow factor. Love the embossed vellum and the glimmer brads are beautiful with it.

  5. Absolutely beautiful! Why didn't I think of that? I love your card!

  6. I agree with Vicky! this card is WOW! k, guess I need to get me some of those brads.


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