The challenge over the Belli Blog today is to use something sparkly - glitter it up with Rhinestones or your favorite Sparkly embellishment. Please head over the the Belli Challenge Blog for all the details. If you play along remember to use keyword CBC82 when you upload to PCP or SCS, or use Mr. Linky at the Belli Blog.
To create my crystal studded background I used my Scor Pal to emboss the lines at every half inch. Then I simply added a crystal where every line crossed.
All of the stamping is embossed, using Black Pigment ink and Clear Detail EP. Since the background was going to be shiny with all the crystals, I thought the stamping should be too. The outermost layer of my medallion is from the JustRite Square Monogram kit. The other pieces and layers were stamped from this Clear Set from Impression Obsession; Small Ornate Squares. I built my medallion's height using Perga Kit 3D Glue, it is flexible enough when dried to allow it to be mushed for mailing - but once out of the envie it will spring back up. With all the crystals -- I thought a touch of silk ribbon would finish the card off nicely.... that is the center band. I do love me some silk ribbon!!! Finished card size is an A2.