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!


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

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

  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!

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

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

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

  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!!

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

  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)

  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!

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

  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!

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

  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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