Hello and welcome! It's Angie here today with a "You're a Gem" card using 2 of the newly released stamp sets from Joy Clair.
First, let's look at the new "Crystal" background stamp:
It's such a cool stamp and works really well as a frame for a sentiment. You can use the free cutting files that come with every set you purchase, but I decided I wanted to cut it really close to the edges so I fussy cut my watercolored paper with scissors. I think it would look great either way and my next card I plan to use the free cutting file and try it with a little white edge for the frame. For my watercolored look, I used the smooshing technique with Leisure Arts Watercolor markers and water.
And here's the brand new "You're a Gem" stamp set where my sentiment came from:
Here's a closer look at my card where you can see the watercolored paper and the shiny gems. I also used textured blue card stock for the center and to heat emboss my sentiment. I popped the whole framed sentiment up on fun foam for dimension.
I also used a black marker to color in the edges where I cut the background out so it would stand out against the white of the card base. I've linked all my supplies used on my blog if you are interested, check it out HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by and happy crafting my friends!