Gala Invitation Couture Sequin Mix!

Hi, Jessica here with a card I created using the Round Diamonds Stamp Set.  I based the color scheme off of the gorgeous colors in the Gala Invitation Couture Sequin Mix!

The Ton Gala Invitation Couture Sequin Mix

I love the shades of coral along with the sparkly clear peachy color and the metallic gold!   Here’s what I came up with!

Jessica Frost-Ballas The Ton Round Diamonds Gala InvitationI started of by stamping the diamond shapes and the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat-embossing it with Hero Arts white embossing powder on Tim Holtz watercolor paper.  Then I mixed Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon distress ink on a craft sheet to create a peachy color.  If you’re trying to recreate the color it’s approximately two smushes of ripe persimmon and one smush of picked raspberry…ha, I know, very technical.  I wet the paper thoroughly and then painted on the distress ink!  I let it dry on its own so the edges would be softer.  Once it was dry I went a little crazy… 😉

I started off by dripping water onto paper and then blotting it to create the lighter dots.  I also spritzed and dripped some Hero Arts gold spray onto the paper concentrating the larger spots in the bottom right of the card.  I spritzed on a little Tsukineko Shimmer spray; then I decided I wanted a little more color so I flicked on a little distress ink.   For this color it was more of an even mix of the picked raspberry and ripe persimmon.  I also wanted a little more gold…so I stamped the diamond outlines with versamark and heat-embossed them with Ranger Enchanted Gold embossing powder.  It’s a paler gold with a little bit of sparkle and was just what I was looking for!  Next, I glued on a sprinkling of Gala Invitation sequins!

Jessica Frost-Ballas The Ton Gala Invitation Round Diamonds

To finish the card I glued strips of gold glitter paper to the sides of a top-folding A2 card base made from Neenah Solar White cardstock.  Then I trimmed half an inch off the long sides of the watercolor piece and adhered it to the card front with foam mounting tape for a little more dimension.

I’m really pleased with the way it turned out and I hope you like it, too!  I love the way the white pops on the peach background and I love the sparkle from the sequins.  Thanks so much for visiting!

-Jess

3 thoughts on “Gala Invitation Couture Sequin Mix!

  1. Ruby N says:

    Since I get color-happy, I’m in love with this card. Thanks for sharing all the details of the process and your creativity with us! I love the colors used, too. Who doesn’t love gold?! ❤

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