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January 11, 2013

Shine Bright Like a Diamond Card

 

I’m a creature of habit. When I like something, I use it until I’m sick and tired of it. For the last few weeks, I’ve been playing Diamonds by Rihanna over and over…and over. It’s pretty annoying actually. Luckily for those around me, I’m reaching the end of my love affair with this song, so I figured I should immortalize the lyrics with this simple card.

The motivation for my lyric themed card came from today’s Paper Crafts Magazine blog hop. Along with nine other crafty girls, I’m celebrating the latest issue of PC Mag: 75 Creative Card Challenges. I just had a chance to page through the issue and it’s really, really good, people. Really!

Here’s hoping my design for the blog hop would make Ri-ri proud!

 

 

I designed the card using Adobe Illustrator, then added a stamped diamond image from My Cute Stamps Celebrate Chandelier stamp set. Β Some Diamond Stickles added much needed sparkle to the card…and that’s it.

Shine Bright Like a Diamond

If you’re feeling lucky and would like to win your own issue of 75 Creative Card Challenges, you can enter to win by leaving a comment here. I’ll choose a winner on Tuesday, January 14.

 

Win an issue of Paper Crafts Magazine 75 Creative Card Challenges

 

Comments close on Sunday, January 13, midnight EST

Now, off you go to visit the rest of the designer joining in on today’s blog hop:

Heather Campbell

Chan Vuong

Lorena CantΓ³ LaverΓ­a

Laura Bassen

Julia Stainton

Kim Hughes

Sarah J. Moerman

Emily Branch

Vera Wirianta Yates

Craftroom-Announcements

  • Today, I’m traveling to the CHA Trade Show in Anaheim! I can’t wait to see all the awesome product! I’ll be sharing photos via Facebook, Twitter & Instagram! Join me!
  • Drawn Together is still going strong. After my trip to Connecticut, I still have hundreds of art kits that will be assembled and distributed over the coming months. Yesterday, the Newtown Bee published a brief article about the Drawn Together program we held at the C.H. Booth Library. Check it out here! (There’s a misprint stating that donations came from Florida residents and I’m not sure how that made it in. Please know that every single one of your donations is appreciated!)

147 thoughts on “Paper Crafts Creative Card Challenges Blog Hop”

  1. Yes, Ri-Ri would be ecstatic with this card; it’s gorgeous+++. Just found your blog through this hop, and once I’m done, I’ll be coming back for more exploring. You’ve caught my interest!! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Love how big the sentiment is. I forget to use my computer. lol Which is so weird after having made cards on the computer in “card” programs for years. But now that I’m stamping, I don’t go to the computer, unless I’m doing invitations. Have fun at CHA. πŸ˜‰

  3. Just stunning, Amber! Love the font you chose and the way you placed it on your card. The bling adds the perfect final touch. Congrats to you on your Drawn Together project! Have a great time at CHA and appreciate the chance to win a much-needed copy of the 74 challenges issue.

  4. Love the Simple yet beautiful design. Plus you have the Alpha Delta Pi tag line which is all over my house with a college age daughter in a sorority!!

  5. Wow, this card kinda says it all, for almost any occasion. Very well designed. Thanks for the “Drawn Together” update.

  6. Love your work – it is “simply” elegant!
    Love how the word shine is bigger than life and goes over the edges! Nice Job!!!

  7. Love the Diamond card. The Creative Card Challenges would be such a nice win for me. It would help me with ideas. I have a hard time coming up with original ideas.
    Thank you for your nice giveaway!

  8. I sooooo enjoyed your whole blog. YOU are one creative woman, such an amazing sense of style & design. Your card was my fave…I love all the white and what you did with Adobe and then how the little stamped diamond pops!!!! WONDERFUL – thank you!!!!!

  9. Loving that fabulous scripty font and adorable sparkly diamond! And I do the same with songs. My coworkers are always thrilled when my enthusiasm for a particular tune starts to wane! πŸ™‚

  10. I do believe Ri-ri would heartily approve! Well, maybe not the part about you getting a bit tired of the song (ha!), but I think she’d love the card. I’m always happy to see cards designed and printed from the computer. We forget we have that wonderful tool at hand. Very nicely done. The Stickles really drove the point home.

  11. This is stunning, and IΒ΄m in total awe about how you made that diamond look. Really simple, but oooooh so elegant. Awesome work.

  12. Love the card! Your work is wonderful…thanks for sharing and the chance to win. Hope you have a lovely time at CHA..how could you not!

  13. Simple yet nothing short of stunning! Great work on your card. Sometimes less is more and in this case it is so true! πŸ™‚

  14. I love this song, and your card! Thanks for sharing, and for the chance to win. Hope you had a BLAST at CHA.
    Blessings,
    Sierra

  15. Love the card, and how you used an icon instead of the actual word! So cute!! Where did you find the Shine stamp, it is awesome!!! thanks for sharing and for the chance to win! –Nicole

  16. I, too, like to have little gifts ready to give a friend or my Bible study group gals. Thanks for the ideas you share.

  17. I’ve had that shine bright like a diamond lyric in my head for 3 days …. Can’t seem to stop humming it! Beautiful card to I immortalize it. I need to plug in my iPod and get a new tune going.

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