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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Tricks of the Trade with The Creation Station

Happy October! I can hardly believe how fast this year is going.  Since it's the first Sunday of the month, I'm blogging with the Creation Station.  Last month I took off since we were only days away from having our little girl, but I'm back!

This month we are showing some "tricks of the trade" - a trick I hope will be a real treat.

See what I did there? :) 

I love watercoloring and wanted to show you a unique way to make your images really pop!  I was inspired by my friend Christy who made a similar card with the You're Priceless stamp set from Stampin' Up!. 

I started by stamping the diamond image in Versamark on to Shimmery White cardstock, sprinkling White Emboss Powder and heat setting it with my Heat Tool.  I then colored each image using an Aqua Painter.  The trick to make them pop is to make shadows - this was done with Smoky Slate between the diamonds all over the card with extra along the edges of the diamonds. 

To finish the card, I added some ribbon, metallic thread and some rhinestones.

I hope that you like this technique and give it a try!  Make your way around the hop! I know you'll learn some great tips from some amazing stampers!  You can head back to Mikaela, or on to Dena!


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!



  1. Oh my goodness Holly ... I LOVE your choice of colour. Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous! xx

  2. Wonderful card and beautiful colors. Now I need to try out this shadowing technique--love how those diamonds pop off the card.

  3. Your images definitely pop, amazing! Love your fun card , tfs!

  4. Holly: Your water coloring is awesome! The colors are so pretty together and your addition of the Smoky Slate shadows make the gems look 3D as they pop right off the card!! Love this!! xoKathyxo

  5. Such a beautiful card, Holly. Your watercoloured Amethysts, Emeralds and Aquamarines are gorgeous, and thankyou for the shadow tip. D xox