Thursday, 28 October 2010

Sparkly gems for my sparkly gems

Today's card is one that we made for a make and take at a recent workshop. Make and takes aren't always this involved, but this is a group that have had a lot of workshops with me and I wanted to do them something a little special for a christmas project. To make it even more special, we used the gorgeous gems that are now available in packs with 50 small, 50 medium, 50 large and 3 strips - either rhinestones or pearls.

Stamp set: Delightful Decorations
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Pacific Point
Ink: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Pacific Point
Punches: Scallop Edge, Ornament, Modern Label, 3/4" Circle
Other: Basic Rhinestones

The card blank is A6 landscape in Bashful Blue. A panel of Whisper White was background stamped with two small stamps from the set in Bashful Blue and Marina Mist inks. This was matted onto a narrow strip of Pacific Point card at the top and another narrow strip of Pacific Point card, punched with the Scallop Edge, at the bottom. This was adhered direct to the card front. The Joy ornament was stamped twice in Marina Mist onto Whisper White card and punched with the Ornament. These were adhered direct to the stamped panel at either end. The snowflake ornament was stamped three times in Pacific Point ink onto Whisper White card and punched again with the Ornament. These were each folded down the centre and adhered half, to half, to half to create a 3d bauble and popped up on dimensionals in the centre of the panel. The small sentiment from the set was stamped in Pacific Point ink onto Whisper White card, punched with the 3/4" Circle and popped up on Pacific Point card punched with the Modern Label. These layers were popped up on dimensionals on the card front, centre bottom. Finally medium rhinestones were added to the Joy ornaments and a small rhinestone to the sentiment.

All the ladies managed their own beautiful copies of this quite easily - you truly are my sparkly gems girls!

Sara xx


Elizabeth said...

Lovely Sara - the use of the punch at the bottom with the circle looks fab.

I really love your work - you have a great style. Hope I get to meet your IRL at convention. X

Dawn_Loring said...

oh Wow another stunner. Lovethe simplicity of this one again. Can't wait to get my hands on the stamps