Wednesday, January 13, 2016

You're a Gem


It's Create Along With Us time at PTI,
and I chose this beauty by Melissa Phillips


She perfectly showcased the new butterflies, by
watercoloring them onto a Tagsale #5.

Here's my card


I used the gem stamp from You're a Gem,
rock and rolling the stamp in colors that I found in her inspiration photo, here:
Used the same swirl stamp from Fancy Flourishes on my tag,
and Background Basics: Needlepoint on the background piece.
My bow is hand dyed with copics. You just put a few drops of
color into a baggie, add some water, and the seam binding,
and it dyes the color you want.


My gems sort of lost their definition when I added the glossy accents.
You have to look closely to see the facets!
I think butterflies or a solid flower would have been a better choice,
and I could have added the stitching Melissa did on her card.
Next time!

14 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Nancy! Those look like real gems.

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  2. Your card is wonderful, those glossy accents look awesome and your ribbon is the perfect color!! Well done!

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  3. First thing I did was look closely to see if they were gems or glossy accents ,then I could see they were stamped! Wow ,gorgeous gems and card,Nancy!

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  4. Wow, this is gorgeous Nancy ~ The gems are fabulous! I so admire your classy style!!

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  5. Beautiful shimmer of jewels! I love that you dyed your bow~

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  6. So pretty, so sparkly and so unexpected! :) I love your interpretation!

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  7. I love the look of this the GA really gives them the gem quality and the design is perfect. I love it my friend Have a happy new year!!

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  8. Gorgeous card! I love the color variation of the gems -- so unique!

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  9. I think this is just beautiful Nancy and a perfect re-creation of Melissa's card! And your gems are just stunning! I love the Glossy Accents on them...makes them shine like real gems! Beautiful, beautiful card!! :0)

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  10. I wouldn't change a thing on your gorgeous card, Nancy. Love the colorful gems and the glossy accents just brings 'em to life. Love it!

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  11. This is fantastic, Nancy! Love the gems with the glossy accents!

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  12. Awe, Nancy, you are a brave woman to tackle replicating one of Melissa's cards, but you aced it. Your shiny and detailed card is a real gem. Fabulous work!

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  13. OH, Nancy, what a beautiful card. The gems are simply fabulous...the glossy accents sure makes them look so real. Beautifully done.

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  14. Okay Nancy, true confession time. When I saw the thumbprint for your card I thought that maybe, for once, your card wasn't going to be gorgeous :) I admit I was wrong and that it's always best to look more closely. I love what you've done - those variegated coloured gems are amazing!

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