Saturday, January 16, 2016

A Duo of Gems

I still had the stencil on my desk from my last post when I saw the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge was to use Ombre. Seeing as how I used it for my last card, I decided to try it again with a different color and a different theme.

I cut down the panel this time and framed it in black. I used the MFT Stamps Diamonds dies in order to create my gem. I covered the bottom portion copiously in clear Wink of Stella so it has tons of shimmer! Then I laid the faceted portion over the top to complete the look. I finished it with a simple sentiment in white on black and added a few Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
I actually created this next card first, but wasn't entirely satisfied with its composition, so I played around a little and got the one I posted first. Now that I've had a little time to reflect, I actually like this one a little more, but still prefer the other.

The technique was the same for both cards. I used the stencil to create the background and then added the dies (with so much Wink of Stella!) with a bold sentiment in white on black. I do like the stacked diamonds now that I've had time to think, but I still prefer the black frame from the other card.


  1. This is a beautiful card, really love those diamonds and the background is lovely!

  2. A fabulous card Rachel, a wonderful design with a stunning Ombre background - your stacked diamonds are wonderful!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  3. This is amazing - I love the new die-namics and you've used them beautifully.
    Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous creation with us this week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx