Monday, 14 May 2012

Cheers to Diamonds!

Cheers to me!

I won 2nd place in the blog hop over at Guylou's Inimitabilty!
I must confess, I really like blog hops because you get to see a whole variety of creations, often made with the same set of images. And if I get to win something, that is a lovely bonus!

With the Blog Hop was a challenge and I'm entering a project in the Punches, Dies and Diamonds Challenge:

I don't have a cutting machine, but I do have more than 1 pair of scissors - and I love cutting shapes with my various scissors. The fabulous Spirellis from CSDesigns qualify for a die-cut, I think. :). I used the diamond shape in 2 sizes cut from mirror board. These were tied with shades of purple sewing thread. The little stars were punched from silver cardstock. I did some line embossing using my Martha Stewart board. The lines I highlighted with silver pencil.

The lovely Leah at the Cocktail Party forms the focus of the card. She was coloured with Tombows - wow, haven't used them for a while. I 3D'd her to create a fancy club effect. The bits of bling adds more diamonds to my card. Yes, and some bling to Leah's outfit!

Hope you like her!


Chris / CS Designs said...

Hi Rene, It looks like you are on a Spirelli roll. This is actually one of my favorite shapes because this is one of my original design and there are no punches or die cuts for this one. I love the background on your card. I have a Score Pal which is similar to Martha Steward's Board and always forget you can do such cool things with it. Thanks for reminding me and for the inspiration, I will have to do a bit more playing with it now.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Carla S. said...

Great card, Rene! Love the backdrop you created for Leah! Terrific coloring! Congrats on your blog hop win and thanks for joining in on the challenge at Guylou's Inimitability!

Heather said...

I love the embossing that you did for the background, using the spirellis with the string and your colors do give your card that fancy club feel!!

MezzoKat said...

Splendid Spirelli work! Leah looks lovely, and will have a great time at the party, I'm sure!

Guylou Beland said...

Wow Rene!! Your card is totally fabulous!!! Love it! Since you used one of my images, your entry will count for two. :)
Thanks for entering our challenge at Guylou's!

Roxann said...

Love, love this! This is one of my faves of Guylou's digis! Great job and glad you played at Guylou's!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous card Rene! Love the spirelli - very effective!