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April 26, 2018

Jewel Toned Jewels!

Good morning!  Jess here with a bright jewel-toned alcohol ink card using the fabulous Geology Rocks set!

You're a Real Gem by Jessica Frost-Ballas for Heffy Doodle

I loved the giant gem in that set and wanted to see if I could create the look of a real diamond using a combination of copic coloring, heat-embossing, sparkle, and shine! 😉 I started by stamping the diamond with a very pale ink on white cardstock.  I added shading with grey copic markers and set it aside.  Then I stamped the gem a second time on vellum and heat-embossed it with silver tinsel embossing powder.  I used vellum adhesive to adhere the vellum over the white cardstock.  Next I added a THICK layer of spectrum noir clear sparkle to the vellum and once that dried I added a layer of nuvo crystal glaze and let it dry overnight.  It might not be a perfect diamond replica but I love how much it shines and sparkles when it catches the light!

You're a Real Gem by Jessica Frost-Ballas for Heffy Doodle

I stamped the sentiment from Geology Rocks onto black cardstock and heat-embossed it with silver tinsel embossing powder.  Then I die-cut it with the Strips of Ease set and cut a fishtail banner for one end.  I adhered the other end behind the gem.  I wanted to create a background that would be bright (since the diamond was all white and grey) but wouldn’t take attention away from the diamond.  So, of course, I turned to jewel-toned alcohol inks! 😉 I blended pool, mermaid, and stream alcohol inks onto yupo paper with alcohol ink blending solution to create an emerald and sapphire toned background.  I also added a little extra shine by applying turquoise foil to the sticky areas of the background.  You can see it in the lightest areas in the photo above.  I wish I could capture all the sparkle and shimmer of this card…it’s really fun how the different areas catch the light!

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful crafty week!


April 26, 2018

13 Comments on “Jewel Toned Jewels!

Gayle Hathaway
April 26, 2018 at 10:41 am

Stunning card!

Mary Lehett
April 26, 2018 at 10:53 am

Stunning card! Thank you!

Patt H.
April 26, 2018 at 10:59 am

Love this gorgeous “gem”!!!

April 26, 2018 at 11:43 am

Very beautiful!

Arianna Barbara
April 26, 2018 at 2:16 pm

Wow! Simply stunning!!!

Diana O
April 26, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Hello Jess, I love receiving and reading/viewing all of your posts, but this one is really beautiful!
Thank you for sharing and teaching so freely. You are appreciated and admired. God bless you.

Terrie D.
April 26, 2018 at 6:32 pm

What a gorgeous card!

April 26, 2018 at 7:01 pm

Your foil on alcohol ink is my favorite new technique

April 26, 2018 at 11:01 pm

Gorgeous card, your diamond looks brilliant and the alcohol ink background with the turquoise foil makes me swoon!

Celeste Goff
April 26, 2018 at 11:30 pm

This is just amazingly gorgeous Jess!

Cheryl Robertson
April 27, 2018 at 1:56 am

I love the background! So pretty!

May 5, 2018 at 11:43 am

I really love the colors you get with the alcohol inks .

May 6, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Great card. What vellum adhesive did you use? Also what turquoise foil did you use?
Thanks again for sharing your creativity.


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