Monday, 12 October 2015

An Overdose of Gemstones!

I borrowed my friend Loll's Twinkling Tree stamp recently and stamped several panels with it.  When I saw the new Addicted to CAS challenge "Sparkle", I decided that I could use gemstones on each of the twinkling lights on the tree.  Little did I realize it would use about a packet and a half of gemstones and would take a very long time to add each little gemstone.  Even using my very fine-pointed tweezers, my hands ached at the end of it.  Here's the result:


Luckily I'd stamped it on Gina K heavyweight cs (and used the same as the cardbase) as all those gemstones need a heavy cs!

The tree and sentiment are stamped in brown and I used a matching brown cs as a border.  The gemstones are from Recollections - they come in a packet containing both red and dark red in three different sizes that nicely fit the little circles on the stamp.  And I like the mix of the two tones of red.

It's an unusual colour scheme for me - outside of my normal colour choices - but I like the end result, and it sure does sparkle in real life!






Supplies:
Stamps: Penny Black Twinkling Tree, Old Island Stamp Co. sentiment
Paper: Gina K cream cs, brown cs
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Wendy Vecchi Potting Soil
Accessories: Recollections red gemstones

7 comments:

  1. pretty and the gems add such an elegant touch!
    hugs mf.

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  2. This is BEAUTIFUL! I love the gems...so worth the trouble. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

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  3. This is beautiful, Susan, and will be a gift itself!

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  4. What a pretty tree! The gems are perfectly placed and so beautiful!

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  5. Susan, my goodness, this is brilliant both literally and in design! Congratulations for being the CAS Perfectionist at ATCAS for this beautiful card!! Hugs, Darnell

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