Saturday, April 16, 2016

April Leading Lady Rubeena Naz | Take Three

Our April Leading Lady, Rubeena Naz, is back for her triumphant third performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her sensational second performance of bright and bold watercolor wonders CLICK HERE!  Today's flawless projects by Ruby are all with one stamp set and they are sure to dazzle!

Without further ado, Rubeena....

Good morning! I am back with my third post as Leading Lady for Winnie & Walter! Thanks so much for all your comments on my last two posts. If you missed them, you can find them here.

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 As usual, I'm excited to continue and share my creative process with you! Shay is offering my blog followers a $30 Winnie & Walter gift card as a giveaway. You can see the details of the giveaway at the end of this post. I decided to take it a little easy and not make too many cards. :) I was inspired by my own previous posts on watercolors and using color for inspiration. This time, I wanted to focus on one stamp set: My Precious. I already showed you one way to use this set in my second post, but here's the card again in case you haven't had the chance to see it yet:

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My other cards show you a few more ways to use this same set. This one uses inspiration from my first post, black and white with a touch color and sparkle (although it's not gold). I started with a watercolor panel 4" x 5.25" and stamped different gems using waterproof black ink. I used two different watercolors to add light colors to some of the gems. I added black splatters like I always love to do. The sentiment was stamped on black cardstock with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Finally, I added a strip of pink glitter cardstock on the side, glued the panel to its right and propped the sentiment with some foam tape. This look is simple, easy and beautiful. When you have small images, this is one way to use a stamp set.

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My next card, I started with a white A2 panel that I die-cut using the large scallop frame die from Essentials: Audrey Cutaways. I took the script words 'gem', 'precious', and 'flawless' and stamped them on panel with a soft pink ink. I added dark pink splatters and set it aside to dry. On separate watercolor paper, I stamped the large heart image six times with VersaMark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I created an ombre watercolor look with same pink hues. Once it was dry, I fussy cut the hearts and added sprays of white, gold shimmer, and shimmer spray, which I set aside to dry. On a strip of white cardstock, I stamped the sentiments 'you sparkle' 'you rock' and 'you shine' with dark pink ink. I arranged all the hearts and sentiments with foam tape over the previously stamped panel.

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My last card is also quite simple to create. I stamped the gems with waterproof black ink onto watercolor paper and added some splashes of watercolors. I fussy cut all the images, added some shimmer with a pen and set them aside. I cut a black frame panel and mounted it to my white card base with foam tape. I wanted a photo frame look. I glued some of them gems in the center. I didn't want to add any sentiment. I figured the gems needed the focal point. You can see the shimmer in the last photo!

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Of course there are so many more ways to use this stamp set, but I was pressed for time. Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you liked today's post as much as my last two. I have two more left! Winnie & Walter is generously offering a $30 gift card to my readers so be sure to visit me at A Rare Ruby to enter to win! :)


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38 comments:

  1. Wow, lovin' all the gorgeous cards using the My Precious set...absolutely awesome!

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  2. Ruby, your projects are amazing!

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  3. great presentations by the team....

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  4. Very pretty! Can't wait to see more.

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  5. Can't figure out which card I like the most...all stunning. I follow you via email so that I don't miss any of your art.

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  6. I really appreciate the way u show a great variety of ways to use these stamps! I tend to get stuck in one view so this is really helpful! And love these cards!

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  7. Love each and every version of "My Precious"! Ruby did a superb job on this stamp set! Congrats on being the Leading Lady, Ruby!

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  8. Love all your takes on this stamp...love it when you can use a stamp in different ways!

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  9. Gorgeous cards! Love the variety ♥

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  10. Beautiful cards! I really love the first one with those fabulous colors! So many possibilities with these stamps!

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  11. What a glorious array of cards. Loving all the color and shimmer. Just beautiful.

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  12. Ruby awesome work with the gems!! Love the fabulous colors!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  13. Very nice cards Ruby. Love the touch of water colour, so delicate, yet so dramatic in the finished cards. Good work.

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  14. I just love the way Ruby uses watercolors with these gem images. So light and colorful.

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  15. Four beautiful cards! Each card is so different but so pretty.

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  16. Ruby, gorgeous! I love al the gems and sparkle! My favorite is the heart card with all the pink and gold. TFSAI always!!!

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  17. Oh my word. These are jaw dropping beautiful! So many looks!

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  18. Diamonds are a girls best friend.
    they really sparkle in these cards, along
    with the other gems.
    thanks for so many ideas for using this set.

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  19. Ooh, just fab, Ruby!!! Love how you featured this set!!

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  20. I love the variety of ways the jewels are showcased on these cards, beautiful work!!

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  21. Great variety using this set.

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  22. Wow. Your cards are beautiful. I especially like the colors you chose.

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  24. Wow! I'm spechless! Ruby, your cards are absolutely stunning!!!! Love, love, love! <3

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  25. Absolutely love all of the inspiration and different ways to use this set! Gorgeous cards!

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  26. WOW wow WOW
    I am IN AWE of your PRECIOUS faceted cards Rubeena, the designs and colours are DELIGHTFUL!!! My Precious is the latest addition to my crafty stash and I feel SO INSPIRED, quite confident that they will be getting inky this weekend => THANK YOU for sharing :)
    PS – please don’t include me in your prize draw, I was the super lucky winner from the previous Leading Lady

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  27. These are gorgeous Rubena. The way you can do clean and simple cards one moment them jump to fully on inky is inspiring beyond belief. Thank you for that, for reminding me to always try to create differently and to look at things differently I truly appreciate it Karen x

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  28. Hi Rubeena. Your cards are gorgeous. Especially the rainbow watercolor and the hearts. I follow W&W by Facebook.

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  29. Wow these are all so inspiring. I like every one, but especially the hearts

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  30. Gorgeous and beautiful gem cards! Fabulous designs, Rubee!

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  31. WOWZERS - what a treasure Rubeena is!! She creates like no one else and she does is so magnificently!!!

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  32. A very cool and gorgeous presentation of some possibilities using this stamp set. Oh that rainbow card... just awesome!

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