Friday, June 25, 2010

A Piece of Jewelry...

This is a combo of old, new and returning colours/products. With this soft, lovely looking card I wanted to have lots of layers of texture but keeping it simple and I had to have a Dazzling Diamond presence that can stand out like a nice piece of Jewelry.

I don't think I need to describe too much with this card since the layout is very simple. The Big Shot is definitely on stage here. I used three different Big Shot elements to create this card. I dotted the polka dot butterfly with the 2-Way Glue Pen after I had adhered it to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. I find the butterfly is too small to hold while trying to put Dazzling Diamond on it. I seem to get more on my fingers than on the butterfly. I sponged the Whisper White Textured oval with Soft Sky. The greeting is then popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals. I also used a Corduroy Baja Breeze button. The hue of the button is just slightly darker than the Soft Sky card stock so it stands out just a little more to give a stronger colour presence.

The cute Rose Red butterfly reminds me of a stunning broach that defines an outfit. This little polka dot butterfly definitely stands out as the Bling Bling on the card and that's the effect I wanted.

Supply List

Feature Products: Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die; Original Dies Ovals; Texturz Plates Backgrounds 1; and Well Scripted stamp set

Card Stock: Soft Sky; Early Espresso; Whisper White Smooth; Whisper White textured and Rose Red

Inks: Early Espresso and Soft Sky

Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds; Stamping Sponges; SU Ribbons Originals Fairy Tale; Corduroy Baja Breeze; 2-Way Glue Pen and Stampin' Dimensionals

Need a Bling Fix?

Here is a bright fun and sparkling card I came up with using one of my favorite Embosslits Dies, Beautiful Wings. The sparkles remind me of morning dew on wild grass. I used the stamp set Inspired by Nature. Using the grass, I stamped Wild Wasabi first then used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to re-position the grass and stamped with River Rock, the close up image below shows the two colours.

To enhance the beautiful tiny butterflies I painted them with Crystal Effects which also served to help hold the shape of the butterflies once I folded them in half. To adhere the tiny butterflies I used SU's Mini Glue Dots. The SU's Mini Glue Dots also give some flexibility as to the way I wanted the wings to sit on the card. I popped up the wording on Stampin' Dimensionals.

By the way, when creating this card you must love using Dazzling Diamonds because not only will you be adding bling to this card but you'll also leave your work area sparkling like morning dew.

The Supplies

Feature products: Inspired by Nature stamp set and Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die

Card Stock: Whisper White; Wild Wasabi; Melon Mambo; Daffodil Delight; and Almost Amethyst [ sorry but couldn't help using Almost Amethyst:) ]

Inks: Wild Wasabi; River Rock; and Basic Black

Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds; Crystal Effects, SU Mini Glue Dots; Stampin' Dimensionals; Stamp-a-ma-jig, 2-Way Glue Pen