Stamp Focus: Shine Like a Diamond

by Laurie Willison

Hello friends!  It's Laurie Willison here.  I am stopping in today with 3 new cards using the new stamp set Shine Like a Diamond.  This background stamp is gorgeous with so many possibilities.

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Using my Misti, I placed a half sheet of white cardstock and placed the background stamp along the bottom.  I inked it up with Obsidian Black ink and stamped the cardstock.  I was able to cut out a card front from the top of the sheet with 1 1/2″ of white along the bottom, creating a masked look, without the masking.

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The gorgeous “shine” sentiment is included in the set and looks great in Gold Embossing.  I stamped bright, again in Obsidian ink and then finished the card off with some sequins.

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Using the Mega Bloom Stencil, I blended in Altenew's Rouge ink on a pale pink cardstock.

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I kept the stencil and cardstock together and laid it in the Misti.  This time I stamped the Shine Like a Diamond background in white ink.  I love the texture it gives on the Mega Bloom.

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To finish off the card, I popped up the hello die on fun foam and added in a few sequins.

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Heat embossing is such a fun technique, as it gives card so much texture.  I always think I need to ink blend though, to showcase the embossing.  This time I decided it needed to stay white!

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I inked the background stamp up with embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The detail this background has is gorgeous in white.

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I stamped up the bloom from Handpicked Bouquet and added that to the front of the card, along with a sentiment stamped on a pink strip of cardstock.

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!



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Carol McCready May 14, 2020 - 3:31 AM

Love your card and the stamp.

Marsha Failor May 14, 2020 - 9:19 AM

Love the stamp through the stencil effect

Judi Dempton May 14, 2020 - 9:08 PM

I loved all three cards!

Annette Gordon May 15, 2020 - 4:53 PM

I absolutely love how you have the background stamp through the stencil. Sooo pretty! And the first card I really like the clean and bold look of the shine bright diamond stamp. It really makes a statement. I love the white on white for the background on the 3rd card. It is stunning without any colour added! I glad you left it that way.


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