Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sparkle and Shine with PIO

This week's Pile It On challenge#17 theme is "Sparkle and Shine".  So get out your bling and go to town, as if you needed an excuse.  This challenge made me think of my favorite shiney thing, jewelry.  When my mother passed away she left me a very different and beautiful cameo.   Instead of being made from a carved shell this one is all gold with diamonds and pearls trim.  I don't think I would have picked this out for myself but because it was my mom's it is very dear to me.  So I made this card with her in mind.   

don't forget the inside
It's difficult to see in the photo but for shine the image was stamped in Versamark with white embossing powder and there's bling in the corners of the bottom layer. 

If your not familiar with Pile It On, the idea is to find as many challenges as you can to enter your card or project in.  Check out what the rest of the design team has posted and you'll probably find a few challenges you didn't even know existed.  I learn of a new challenge every time I look through the rest of the design team's posts.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Waltzing Mouse "Cameo Maker"
ink - Versamark
paper - Authentique "Uncommon" dp; Stampin' Up "Night and Day" dsp; scraps of black and pink card stock brands unknown
miscellaneous - white embossing powder; ribbon; lace; baker's twine; Martha Stewart tag punch; Spellbinder's oval die; sewing machine; bling
Here's the challenges::
Pile It On #17 - Sparkle and Shine
Crazy for Challenges C4C133 - Add Black Card Stock (on the black patterned paper
Stampin' for the Weekend #8 - Sparkle and Shine
Totally Gorjuss #127 - Bling
Sweet Stampin' - Use More Than One Ribbon
Speedy Fox and Friends #104 - Stitching Real or Faux
Secret Crafter #182 - Inspired by a Film Title (Breakfast at Tiffany's)
Really Reasonable Ribbon #46 - Black, White and One Accent Color Plus Ribbon
Waltzing Mouse WMSC94 - sketch
CCEE 1216 - Pink, White and Black
Crafts and Me #80 - Vintage
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Show Us What You Got
Cardmaking Mamas - Getting Girlie
Daring Cardmakers - Tag You're It
Fussy and Fancy #61 - Punches and Dies
Craft Your Passion #106 - Die Cuts and Punches
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Stamp With Fun #157 - Favorite Colors
Whoopsie Daisy - Free and Easy
Papertake Weekly - A Stitch in Time

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again and that you join us at Pile It On for our "Sparkle and Shine" challenge.


  1. What an elegant card. I just love the mix of pink and black. Best, CG


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