Thursday, January 15, 2015

Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Here's my card for this week's Muse challenge.  I was inspired by the Muse card's layout and white space--and used a bit from a song in my card, too!

Shine Bright Like a Diamond card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Clear and Simple StampsI started out by die cutting a large star from a white cardstock panel.  I used foam tape to adhere the panel to a shiny silver panel, then filled in the star-shaped opening with a white star and a silver star, also popped up with foam tape.

I stamped the "shine bright like a diamond" sentiment from the Clear and Simple Stamps Rag Doll Mia: Star set on a narrow white cardstock strip using silver ink, then heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.  The embossed strip was layered on to a silver cardstock strip, then adhered to the white panel just beneath the stars.  The finished panel was adhered to a white card base.

Speaking of Clear and Simple Stamps, have you checked out the brand new CSS website yet?  If not, you've got to check it out!  The site features a fabulous new look and lots of new and improved features, plus CSS's great lineup of stamps, dies, and coordinating papers and inks.

Materials Used:
Rag Doll Mia:  Star stamp set, Sterling Silver and A Blanc Check cardstock, Shapes:  Stars dies (Clear and Simple Stamps); Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink (Tsukineko); silver embossing powder (American Crafts); foam tape


  1. Love the different popped up layers and all the dimension they create! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Lori!

  2. Cool layers, Lori! Love the crispness of your card!

  3. That star is a fabulous accent to your negative, Lori! Wow so pretty!
    =] Michele

  4. Love how clean and simple this card is!

  5. Amazing card...what wonderful clean lines and layering:)!!


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