You Were Born to Shine!

Good morning, Jessica here!  Today I’m experimenting with new techniques while visiting one of our first stamp sets, Round Diamonds!  Here’s my card:

I was looking at Virginia’s stunning cards from yesterday’s post and I happened to look up and see this gorgeous card that Virginia sent me a few weeks ago hanging on my display board.  It reminded me that I’ve been wanting to experiment with that alcohol ink technique so I decided to give it a try!

To start off I applied drops of Pool and Sailboat Blue alcohol ink to a cotton swab and then sponged it on a piece of glossy cardstock.  Once the inks were dry I stamped the round diamonds with versamark and heat-embossed them with silver powder.  Then I applied Windsor and Newton iridescent medium to the gems and then coated some of them with glossy accents and set them aside to dry.  Look at the shine and shimmer on those gems!!

Next I took a piece of silver metallic thread and strung light silver beads onto the thread in increments.  I wound the thread around the first and last bead of each grouping to keep them in place.  I stamped the sentiment onto a white tag die-cut and heat-embossed it with blue tinsel embossing powder.  I wound the string onto a black panel and attached the sentiment tag on top with foam mounting tape.  Then I fussy cut the gems and went over the edges with a silver marker.  I arranged them around the tag and adhered them with my ATG gun and foam mounting tape for a change in dimension.  Finally I added a sprinkling of Glass Slippers sequins and adhered the black panel to a bright blue cardstock panel with foam mounting tape before mounting that to a white card base!

I forget how bright and vibrant the alcohol inks can be…I definitely want to try those inks with some of the other diamond and peony stamp sets soon!!  Thanks so much for visiting and I’ll see you Friday with this month’s Trending With The Ton post!

7 thoughts on “You Were Born to Shine!

  1. Virginia L. says:

    Love the vibrancy, Jess! I am so glad that you tried out the alcohol inks (thanks for the mention!) I adore the beading and all the details with your fabulous design.

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