Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

Hi everyone,

Inspired by the song “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”, I decided to make a card just to emphasize on the beautiful gem stone.

I am using the embossing folder from Pink Paislee Shine Bright but I added a few accents like die cuts and wink of stella to bring out the effect.

Here is my creation for today,

Step by step instructions

  1. Die cut diamond shape and outline using water color paper with Echo Park Paper Diamond set.
  2. For the diamond shape die cut, color with Distress markers - Tumbled Glass at the base of the diamond.  Use Wink of Stella - Clear to blend the blue color upwards to the top of the diamond.
  3. For the diamond shape outline die cut, apply Wink of Stella - Clear.  Attach the outline shape onto the diamond shape with Ranger Glossy Accent.
  4. Emboss card base using Bella Rouge Pink Paislee Shine Bright embossing folder.
  5. Color the sparkling lines with Distress Markers and apply Wink of Stella - Clear to the rest of the sparkling lines.
  6. Apply wink of Stella - Clear over the sentiment “Shine Bright”.
  7. Attach diamond die cut onto card base using foam tape.

The whole idea about this card is that I want to maintain the design of the embossing folder as I think it’s really pretty.

But I am using a white card base and the embossed design doesn’t stand out as much as I want to.  So, I decided to add the die cut diamond, play around with Wink of Stella - Clear (my craft essential) and to bring out the embossing folder design to another level.

This is a relatively easy method and if you have really pretty embossing folder, have a go at bringing the embossed image out.  Have fun!

Supplies and Tools

  • Bella Rouge Pink Paislee Shine Bright Embossing Folder
  • Echo Park Paper Diamond Die Set
  • Kuretake Zig Wink of Stella - Clear
  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker - Tumbled Glass
  • Water color paper
  • Foam Tape
  • Evolution Advanced

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