Saturday 1 December 2018

You can’t possess radiance…

Sharing a rather sparkly card I made for a friend’s birthday featuring the Flawless Diamond die from Winnie & Walter.

I was scratching around for what to put on this card and, as usual, looking through the various challenge blogs provided much needed inspiration.  Over at CASology their theme is girl and another challenge had an inspired by a song theme.  I missed playing in that challenge but combined the two got me thinking about songs about girls and what popped into my head was “diamonds are a girl’s best friend’.  I have a Marilyn inspired image but didn’t have time to colour up an image but then remembered the Winnie and Walter die in my stash.

My layout comes from the current sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  For the main element I decided to just brush on a background using my Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Brush Pen.  I made a quick stencil from a bit of scrap copy paper to keep it a neat square.  The smaller rectangle element became my sentiment, a fab chippie from Uniquely Creative that perfectly matched my die cut.  A couple of bling gems finished it off.

For my colour scheme I went with golds, taking inspiration from the colour palette at CAS-ual Fridays.  I’ve gold a few different ones on this card, not sure they match closely the ones on the colour swatch but they were what I had in my stash.  The sketch I chose allowed me to a add one shade in the background element, I have a couple of different golds in my die cut, the sparkly paper I cut the solid shape from and them the embossing powder I used over the outline top die.  I used the same embossing powder on my chippie sentiment.  My final touch of gold was in the bling I added.

Chalks & Powders etc
WOW! Embossing Powder ~ Metallic Gold Rich Pale
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Jolee’s All That Blinds ~ Multicolour
Uniquely Creative ~ Chipboard word
Inks & Paints etc
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Brush Pen ~ 881 Midas Touch
Tsukineko ~VersaMark
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bellbird Paperarts ~ Cotton Blend Card
Stampin’ Up! Joyous Noel ~ Glimmer Paper

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh this is so cool! Very sparkly. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  2. Thanks for sharing your card on the CASology Challenge blog.

  3. Very pretty card. Love your take on the sketch!

    Thanks for Joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

    LJ (TMS DT)

  4. Your card is beautiful and perfect for our challange! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.


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