Monday, 21 April 2014

shine bright like a diamond...

Hi everyone,

How was your bank holiday weekend?  Mine has been a delight :)  I normally have to work (sadly been a pub manager means working when everyone else is off having fun!), but it worked out I was off this time! Woo hoo!! And what better way to spend it than crafting?  Soooo, I thought I'd share a fun card I made, and as pretty much half my stamp collection is from make the day special, I thought I'd submit one more piece in their first ever blog challenge which you can find here - 

I used the AMAZING neat & tangled - 'Sparkle and shine' stamp set, i just cannot get enough of neat & tangled stamps, their designs tick all my boxes and are just so versatile.  LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

I stamped my image and sentiment on acetate (although it doesn't show up too great on the photo) with stazon ink, then coloured the bulb from behind using Luminarte - h20 paints and a white acrylic paint to give it more dimension.  I then sandwiched this in between some My minds eye patterned paper, which I had die cut an apperture from using Lawn fawn's - 'stitched journalling card' die.  I used the line of stars from the same die set to give some extra detail, and embellsihed with some nice bright juicy looking sequins!

I really hope you like it, I would love to read your comments xxx


  1. and now I'm singing Rihanna..........

    Great card - I love h2O paints so I can imagine how shimmery it will all be irl - I hate when effects don't photograph (or perhaps that's just cos I'm useless with a camera lol!)

    Another great entry for our challenge - thanks again Jill.


  2. ha - yeah it's soooooo frustrating isn't it?! nevermind. thank you so much for your kind words & encouragment, it means a lot :)