Sunday, 25 June 2017

Shine Bright Like a Diamond for CTC #323

Happy Sunday everyone and welcome :-) Today's card came together pretty quickly actually. I wanted to play with some new goodies whilst keeping an eye on my unwell black Lab, Sally who we are taking to the Specialist tomorrow morning.

I came across a new to me Challenge on Facebook last week called Casing The Catty and decided it was the perfect way to inspire me to play with some new toys. The Focus this week is Pages 86-101 Love and Sympathy and I chose this image from page 88 for my inspiration. I loved the water colour background of course and how the sentiment is cut up and the interesting die cut on the right hand side. I decided to keep the layout but changed most else :-)

For my card I couldn't go past the fun new You're Priceless set. This phrase gets me singing the Sia song every time I see it so it was a bit of a given that would be involved :-)
Because of the diamond theme, I also clear embossed some small diamonds into the background as well as die cut the piece to the right before I started water colouring.

I also added a coloured base and some Silver Glimmer as diamonds are all about shine :-)
For the main diamond, it has had some extra special treatment that is a bit hard to see but you may be able to see some of the sparkle in the next photo.

It was stamped of course, then I applied Versamark to the whole image and then added some Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder over the whole diamond and heated it - it truly does sparkle and none of the glitter falls off :-)  And to finish I added some of the now retired Sprinkle Embellishments for the other elements in the original card.

Card stock: Melon Mambo, Water Colour Paper, Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper, Silver Foil Card stock
Inks: Melon Mambo, Versamark, Momento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: You're Priceless
Access: Big Shot, Eclectic Layers Framelits, Silver EP, Clear EP, Iridescent Ice EP,  Aqua Painter, Sprinkles Embellishments (retired)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Facebook and see all the fabulous entries and inspiration and maybe you might like to join the challenge too!

Happy stamping until next time,


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