I haven’t gotten back in the groove yet with getting some crafting and card making posts up since my trip to California. Could be I am still on that time zone or wish I was right. I could say I have crafters block because I haven’t made much lately but I do have one today. It’s a card I made for the PP390 Sketch challenge to share. I love to make my own embellishments and recently made this glittery gem and was saving it for this type of card. I call it a faux shaker embellie and will explain the technique below. On with the card design and ingredients.
This is an easy card aside from creating the gem and having to wait for the drying of the glossy accents. It was done with all die cuts from Spellbinders.
I did a little water coloring with Distress worn lipstick and cut the sentiment in this and black for a shadow effect. You probably cannot see it but the sentiment is covered in clear Wink of Stella.
The gem stone is die cut from silver glitter card stock and glued onto white Neenah 110# piece of scrap. This was trimmed in the gem shape. I then carefully lightly water colored in the worn lipstick and some and a little cracked pistachio for some shading. Once dry I added some Martha Stewarts star glitter to each of the gem sections before topping it off with the glossy accents. The gem dried overnight. It has somewhat of an appearance of being shaker element. It almost looks like the little star glitter would move and float around if you tipped it from side to side.
The card front is from the MFT black and white 6×6 pack. The dark pink panel strip is some no name card stock. The gem is popped up onto a black star burst punch which is also pop up over a silver thread messy nest.
I really love the geometric feel and how it turn out. I know it is’t real but what girl doesn’t like gems right?
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Enjoy ~ Pat