Thursday, May 15, 2014

Base & Bling (Technique Blog Hop)

For the Technique Blog Hop this month, we are showing unconventional ways to use the trendy Base & Bling items from Close To My Heart.  

If you arrived from Debi's "The Other Sister" blog, then follow along with the link at the bottom of this post to continue the Technique Blog Hop

For the Base & Bling wearable art, you adhere an adhesive image to a pendant then add a glass cover and chain.  Select your choice of metallic charms, acrylic flowers and gems to create a one-of-a-kind look that is affordable and fun to make.  This is a pieced that I created at the Rediscover CTMH event in Omaha last month.    

But this Technique Blog Hop is showing you different ways to use the pieces available in the Base & Bling collection.  For this card, the same chevron piece which was used to create the pendant is used along with some other stickers from the Dreamer Style Sheet.  A piece of Ariana Grey is used as the card base along with Gypsy, Lagoon, and Hollyhock cardstocks which coordinate with the stickers.  A fun shape was cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge for the Holiday Tags sentiment, and some Base & Bling Teal Jewels added for a bit of embellishment.  You may recognize this card design as Pattern #21 is one of my favorites from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 guide.    

Dreamer Style Sheet
Each of the four different Style Sheets include 32 adhesive-backed 1"x1" stickers for only $3.95.   

Please visit Joy's "....Wow....did you make that?" blog for another entry in this month's Technique Blog Hop featuring the Base & Bling collection.   

Technique Blog Hop participants:
All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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  1. love the card!! I kept looking at these same labels and kept thinking they look like the new paper pack. Love the black background it really makes your card pop.

    1. Thank you! Thought the dark background helped with the bright colors.

  2. I thought I commented from my phone, but doesn't look like it worked! I love the color combo and layout - and I agree the dark background really makes the colors pop!

  3. Great card. I too originally thought the patterned pieces were from a paper pack. Clever use of the style sheets.


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