Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Diamond Medallion



For today's card, I've combine two of Sparkle N Sprinkle's new stamp sets: the Crackle Background and the Diamond Medallion.

The Crackle Background was heat embossed using Tuscan Sun embossing powder.  Next, the Diamond Medallion was stamped using Memento's Bahama Blue and then immediately covered with Velvet Sparkle embossing powder and heat set.  Once it was cool, I fussy cut the image and added a bit of color to the background by scribbling some Copic marker onto my craft mat and picking it up with a paper towel that was dampened with rubbing alcohol.  This dilutes the color and makes it much more subtle.

Since I wanted the corner pieces to match the medallion, I covered some scraps of cardstock with more Bahama Blue ink and die cut out the corner pieces.  I then covered these with VersaMark and heat set them with more Velvet Sparkle embossing powder.

The sentiment is die cut from a scrap of Super Adhesive Sheet and a Memory Box die.  Cloud Nine Velvet glitter was used to cover the die.  Next, I heat embossed the sentiment (part of the Diamond Medallion set) with Tuscan Sun embossing powder and added some gems to both the sentiment and the medallion.

As a final step, the outer edges of the card are given a bit of color using the distress embossing technique.  I applied some Antique Linen Distress Ink to the edges and then heat set them with Clear embossing powder.  I love using this technique as it gives the project the look of another layer and subtle shimmer.

13 comments:

rachel said...

loving that crackle background Anne - great card xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Anne I love that background and those corners.
Kevin xx

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous! Love the way you diluted that color behind the medallion. I've never even thought to do that. So beautiful and loving all the blue!
Lynn

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Anne!! The background looks amazing!! What a stunning card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Linda Simpson said...

WOW this is absolutely lush! I love the gorgeous colours!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is such a pretty and vibrant card !!! You used the perfect colors !!!

Hugs,
Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Anne, love the color combo you used!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the corners along with the embossed medallion. Crackle background looks awesome and so does the distressed edges.

Donna Ellis said...

How pretty, Anne! Lots of glittery goodness and gorgeous sparkle. It's quite striking against the black CS. Thanks for a great project! hugs, de

Annie said...

a fab card Anne and I love the background. Lots of sparkle too

Best wishes and Have a happy Easter
hugs Annie x

Joan Ervin said...

This is so pretty, Anne, and thanks for the tip about the copic on the craft sheet and using rubbing alcohol on the paper towel to blend...I'll have to give that a try!!!

nwilliams6 said...

So detailed and soooo cool. You always come up with the best techniques. One day I am really coming to visit so you can show me how you do all these! Beautiful card. Hugz!

Shirley said...

Boy have you been busy...This medallion is wonderful and the corners are wonderful with it too!