I promised you another sneak peek from GinaK's new fall collection so here it is!
I love this little daisy stamp. This stamp is actually only half showing on this card. The entire stamp has a flower pot on the bottom with the flowers coming out of it in a bouquet of 3 flowers. I wanted to make the flowers look like they were all growing next to each other and in a garden....so that I could use a GinaK greeting stamp I've had for a while. :)
Just like the Sunflower card I shared on Monday, I used my ink pads to watercolor the flowers on this card. I used pretty much the same layout on this card that I used with the sunflower card. The only thing I didn't carry over with this card was the ribbon accents.
I started watercoloring the sky above the flowers and stopped above the flowers. I didn't go any further. I realized that I liked it just the way it was. The flowers seemed to pop out a little more from their white background on the watercolor paper with the blue sky just hovering above.
I wanted to go with a card that was very simple but stood out and so I took out my favorite accessory.....yes, you guessed it....the Dazzling Diamonds glitter.
It would seem that some of you blame me for getting you hooked on this glitter. To that I say.....well, if I'm gonna go down the road of Dazzling Diamond addiction, I might as well take as many I can with me. The more, the merrier. I have a vision of one day seeing every paper crafter using Dazzling Diamonds glitter as their make-up. It should be in every purse and/or cosmetic bag of every stamper.
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.....it's NOT just for stamping anymore!
I'd like to tell you that I'm kidding, but I can at least tell you I'm only HALF kidding!
Seriously, if Stampin' UP could get this stuff made in a cosmetic grade, we stampers could start a whole new fashion fad outside the realm of us crazy paper crafters! I could totally see cover models going down the run-way wearing this stuff! I could totally be Stampin' Up's spokeswoman....I think it would work. Considering that they'd gotten a girl who doesn't use make up AT ALL to use Dazzling Diamonds exclusively!
And here's a "funny" for you.....I was teaching a stamping class on Tuesday night and we were using Dazzling Diamonds (See? It even SOUNDS like it should be a product in the fashion world.....Dazzling Diamonds.....a girl's NEW best friend! It's cheaper and it's also a more versatile accessory!) on one of our projects (surprise, surprise) and I ended up wearing some of it. I don't even TRY to wear this stuff.....it just happens! I'm a "Dazzling Diamonds glitter magnet." I often wonder what some of the husbands think when their wives come home covered in glitter......"You were WHERE for a party? What kind of party was that anyway? A workshop, you say? I don't believe you! Where WERE you, really? And tell me the truth!" *wink*
Anyway...............one of the women at the class said to me, "Did you get your nose pierced or is that glitter on your nose?" I said, "Nope, I didn't get my nose pierced, it's definitely glitter." So, apparently Dazzling Diamonds can also pass as a nose stud. ;)
Oh, I was saying that I wanted to make a simple card but make it stand out, so I used Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I touched up the centers of the flowers with my 2-Way Glue Pen and then sprinkled them with Dazzling Diamonds glitter. A little bit goes a long way in really making a simple card stand out.
Now.....you all know that I have a Groovy Give-Away every Friday. Guess what???
GinaK sent duplicates of some of her fall collection stamps and said that we could use them however we wished......so tomorrow's Groovy Give-Away will be some of those awesome STAMPS! Just in time for GinaK's release of her stamps tomorrow! Make sure you check back over the weekend to take part in the Groovy Give-Away for a chance at some free rubber!!
Stamps: GinaK Designs; Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Old Olive, Watercolor paper; Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Old Olive, Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Marigold Morning; 2-Way Glue Pen; Dazzling Diamonds glitter