Sunday, May 2, 2010

GCA #87: Diamonds: A Girls Best Friend!!!

Hello all!!!  Now that I finally have gathered up some energy, I can get this posted!!!  All weekend I have been nothing but lazy!  This weekend has been overcast and rainy which makes me very sleepy.

This week we are focusing on diamonds!  Every girl loves diamonds, right?  Well, we may not be using actual diamonds, but I'm sure we can find a suitable replacement!!!

You can use any type of diamond look or style you want.  Use an embossing folder with diamond shapes, cut your card stock into diamond sizes, use stamps with diamonds on them or use any type of embellishment in the shape of a diamond.  Or that looks like a diamond.

On my sample I used two different ways of showcasing diamonds.  The black panel was run through my Big Shot with the diamonds texture plate.  I used the Black linen from last year, from SU!  My other diamonds are crystal square rhinestones turned in the shape of a diamond.

My layout came from the newest Paper Crafts magazine, Go-To sketch on page 20.  A great layout for a clean and simple card.

My card base is Gina K.'s white card stock.  The black is the black linen and the yellow is one of the new colors coming in the new catalog, Daffodil Delight!!!  It is soooo pretty.  The sentiment panel is up on dimensionals and the white satin runs behind the panel and out through punched holes.

Upload your creation to either your blog or to an online gallery and post a link to your creation to this blog entry by May 8, 2010 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner the next day. If you upload your card to SCS, PaperCraft Planet, Stampin' Addicts or Stamp TV, please put GCA87 in your keywords. That way everyone can see all of the wonderful creations at once!

Even if you can't make the drawing deadline, PLEASE feel free to participate in the challenges and upload your creations at any time. I would love to see it! And yes, my challenge is open to everyone who visits, even if you live outside the US!

Happy Stamping!!!

~~~Ann~~~

7 comments:

Hazel said...

Love your card, Ann. Great challenge - my card is here x

Maria Matter said...

lovely card Ann!
here's mine...
... Joyful Stamper: Clearly Delightful-Blue & Green

Blessings!

raindropecho said...

Hi Ann! It's been a while, but here's my card. Thanks for visiting!
- Ann

Jill said...

here's mine

Hi Ann, love your card, thanks for the goodies! Jill x

Mary said...

Beautiful card! Here is my card.

Helen said...

thanks for the great challenge, you'll find my take on it here

JanR said...

Here is my card.