Good morning, everyone! Hope most of you got more than the four hours of sleep that will be fueling my day today. I mentioned a few posts ago that I'd started following the new Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog.
One of their mini challenges is called the "Roll the Die" challenge. Basically, they have this set of dice with different design elements on each, and you make a project based on which elements are rolled. This month, the challenge was to create a card, inspired by fashion, and with some bling on it.
For my inspiration, I chose a favorite blouse of mine:
Doesn't this blouse remind you a little of some of the papers in the Curio line by Basic Grey? I didn't use the BG papers, because there aren't any in my counterfeit kit, but still, I wanted to mention the similarities.
I love flowers, of course, and the big roses on the blouse inspired me to create a few of my own to put on my card. And please notice that the center of each little flower is a rhinestone (ie, bling):
I was also inspired by the loose ruffle around the collar to create this element:
I wanted my 'ruffle' to have a loose feel to it, so I laid some glue strips on the card, and then gently laid my folded paper on top of it, without pressing each fold down onto the paper.
And finally, here's the finished card:
They are having a blog hop where everyone is showing off the cards they created for this challenge. I missed out on the hop because the internet ate my email, but I would still encourage you to follow the link above and check out what everyone created!