Monday, February 23, 2015

Sparkle & Shine

Good morning! I have a fabulous post today featuring stamps and sequins from The Ton! My project includes layered stamping from Round Diamonds. I would love for you to visit their blog to see this post, share with friends, and spread some love! Feel free to use the social media icons at the bottom of this entry to share/repost!  ♡ ♡

For my first card, I tried some masking with the gem outline stamps and did some watercoloring with Distress Ink markers in Pickled Raspberry, Mustard Seed, and Evergreen Bough on watercolor cardstock. I added a top layer using some Gansai Tambi watercolors. I added a bunch of splatters using the same Distress Ink colors from ink pads and stamped "you are a rock" in Ranger Archival Jet Black ink since it is waterproof. Of course, I added matching color sequins. I finished it off with some Wink of Stella in clear!




Can you see the shine?




For my second card, I decided to tone it down and use neutral colors. I created a multiple circles shaker card filled with Shotgun Gray and black sequins. The gems were stamped using Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow Ink in Charcoal and Ranger Archival Jet Black ink. I separated the "sparkle more & shine bright" sentiments and stamped them on opposite sides.


I finished it off with Glass Slippers sequins in different sizes and more Wink of Stella. It works so well with these gems since gems sparkle, right?! :)


You can find all the sequins here! There are so many different colors and sizes.

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I can't believe I've had over 10,000 views on my blog. That's so exciting! Currently there's a giveaway on my Instagram. I wish I could do it more often but shipping adds up for an unemployed student :) Happy crafting, my friends!

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39 comments:

  1. LOVE them both...especially the first one...I love all the color!
    Yay for the 10k views!!!!!

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    1. Thank you, dear Amy!! Have fun with the coffee blog hop this weekend!

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  2. LOVE all the sparkle, shine and shimmery goodness! That shaker is really cool!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Becca! ♥

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  3. Love them! Beautiful cards! Love your watercoloring! The second is my favorite, since I love gray and shakers!

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  4. Ruby, these are both gorgeous designs! Your shaker card is stunning and your watercolored and masked gem card is a masterpiece!! The colors are divine and, oh, yes, I can see the shine!! If it's allowed, there is a challenge for "masking" at the Addicted to CAS challenge website that you should link to! Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Thanks, Darnell!!! I'll check it out :) ♥♥♥

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  5. Gorgeous cards!! Love the shimmer on the diamonds!! The gray-tone shaker card is my favorite though - very classy!! Wow, 10K views?!?! Congratulations!!! You are so talented!!! =)

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  6. Love the splatter and sparkle on the first card and great shaker on the second!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting, Miriam! ♥

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  7. Absolutely love both cards! The color in the first and the classiness of the second! Congrats on the 10k views!!

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  8. Yeah for milestone, love the cards, saw them on IG a little while before!

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  9. I love your layers of gemstones! The glimmer that you added is just perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS. :)

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  10. Such fun cards. Love the shaker one! So pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  11. Both fabulous cards. The gemstones are fabulous and I love the colors and how you repeated them on all the elements. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week
    Jaydee

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    1. Thank you, Jaydee, for your sweet comment ♥

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  12. Both cards are fabulous~ I do like the 2nd one a lot!

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  13. girl you rocked these cards.. i love how you used this set.. the watercolor is perfect and love that shaker..

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    1. Awww, Annette, thank you so much!!! ♥ Can't wait to see what you do for MarkerPop :)

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  14. Ruby, thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I had to come see your creations and I'm so glad I did....Wow! Love your cards!

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  15. Pretty cards Ruby. Love the water coloring on the first one. The black & white card is so pretty and elegant. Love the circle windows for a shaker.

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  16. So pretty! Gotta love some Wink of Stella! I love the watercoloring on your first card, and the dramatic flair of your second card!

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  17. Fun cards! I especially love the second shaker one!

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    1. Aw, thanks so much for visiting, Leigh, ♥

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  18. Awesome cards, Ruby!! The first one is so bright and fun, and the second one is ust gorgeous; I love e'm both! Thank you for joining us over at MarkerPop for our Bright Colors Challenge! xoxo

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  19. WOW... gorgeous sparkly cards! Love them :)

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