I had a conversation recently with a fellow stamper about knowing when to stop. There is a definite line that we often cross when it comes to embellishments. And I was reminded of that conversation when finishing the card. Did I cross the line?
For this version of the card. I stamped the snowflakes and greetings from the Flurry of Wishes stamp set in Basic Gray Archival ink. Then I over stamped with an image from Gorgeous Grunge in Pool Party, Mint Macaron and Lost Lagoon. I am absolutely falling in love all over again with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. This is the one stamp set that I never put away because it works with so many cards.
The card stock layers are Basic Gray and Mint Macaron.
To finish, I added lots of embellishments. Too many, maybe?
To embellish this card, I added Iced Rhinestones, Home for Christmas Enamel Dots, Pool Party Candy Dots and Rhinestone Basic Jewels. I also used Shimmery White card stock.
But is it too much bling?
This is the simple stamps, ink and paper only card version. If you need to make lots of cards this year for Christmas, this is a great option. The Lost Lagoon on this card is darker as I didn’t stamp it off once first as I thought this card needed the extra burst of color.
I asked my family to vote – bling or not – and they all chose the card without embellishments. So now it’s your turn to vote. Leave me a comment and let me know if you prefer the card with bling or the card without.
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