HSS Bring on the Bling Challenge #48

Good Morning Stampers! I felt so comfortable with this weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge…BRING ON THE BLING!!! I LOVE using all types of shiny things on my projects. For this challenge I made this seasonal fame that I can use for Christmas, yep one last seasonal project. I love this paper and made this with just a frame from the $1 store. Lets take a closer look…

I stamped these trees using white craft ink on old olive paper and then added red glitter to highlight the ornaments for the tree. I scored it down the center and attached it to the piece- this way they were more 3-D and I didn’t need to use the glass front for the frame.
I LOVE these hodgepodge hardware pieces and finished the embellishment off with two rhinestone brads and a simple “Very Merry” sentiment in the frame.

Using my Ornament punch I punched out a few of the shapes using different patterns of this retired Christmas designer paper from last year. Then I layered them on the solid pieces of Real Red, Certainly Celery, and Old Olive- then I hand cut the entire pieces leaving a small border around the outside. I of course added LOTS of glitter!!!!

I attached those thin silver strings to the back of the ornaments and ran them up and over the back of the framed piece. Can you believe that this silver thread was one of my very first purchases as a demo and I JUST used the last of it 8 days ago… I have been a demo since 2006!

I used this sentiment die cut with my Big Shot and some Real Red card stock, then I separated the phrase at its center in order to fit it on this frame. I embellished the “&’s” with- you guessed it- GLITTER!!! The Sentiment says “Peace & Joy & Love & Cheer.”

The last tid-bit on this project is that I made an overlay of vellum on top of the base designer paper. When I was making it I thought the background paper competed too much with the other elements on the piece and so I decided to mute them somewhat and cloud them by placing a piece of vellum over top. I think it worked perfectly.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this weeks challenge project, and I hope that you take part and play along with us over at HSS this week. We LOVE to see your creations- I can wait to see how you use SPARKLE and BLING for your project. Until next time~ TTFN

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