Friday, April 17, 2015

A Girl's Best Friend + Winner! {Waffle Flower Crafts}

Hello friends, 
I am on the Waffle Flower Crafts blog today exploring a girl's best friend, Diamonds!  It's true that gems are no longer just for jewelry and these sparklers can add a little glam to all areas of your life.  

My card was inspired by a watercolor artwork featuring gems and using the Gemstone stamp set, I wanted to share with you a quick tip as to how I achieved the look. 

I gathered my supplies including Distress Ink and the stamped panel.  I stamped the gems and sentiment onto watercolor paper using hybrid black ink.   I used a water dropper to add a few drops of water to the gem and I used my finger to rub the water into the paper.  Next, I inked up the back side of the stamp and stamped it onto the paper.  The water and ink combine to make a really cool effect.  I continued with the other gems in different ink colors. You can let the ink pool and puddle at will or for a more artsy look, use a paint brush to push the ink and water further outside the lines.  

Such a fun effect! Be sure to stop by the Waffle Flower blog for even more inspiration that sparkles. Before I go, I wanted to announce the winner of the Bowtiful stamp set from last week's Waffle Flower Birthday Blog Hop.  My winner was #37- Daria G!!

I do love this stamp set - so many possibilities to use it! thanks for the inspiration.

Daria, please send me a note at scrappy_diva (at) yahoo (dot) com and I will work with Waffle Flower to get your set sent out to you!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


  1. Such a sparkly and shining card - gems are awesome and I think when it comes to stamping - you are a gem and always inspiring!! Love the deep, bold and very vivid hues you used on this card!!!


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