Saturday, August 22, 2015

Using Up Some Gems

I wanted to show you what I did with som sheets of gems I got a while ago at AC Moore.  I got them for an "idea" I had, but never used them...playing with them the other day, I came a couple steps closer to using them up...and I thought that encouragement alone, worthy of sharing with you!!  Here's what I came up with...
I used two tear drop gems put together for each heart...the sentiment is a Simon Says Stamp sentiment from the Mother's Day stamp set.  I used a die from the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills set, to emboss a stitched pattern onto the card panel on which to place my gem hearts and to curve my sentiment around.  I put a dot of black enamel accents in between the sentiments.  Here's a close up...
I then used some of my little flower gems to make a heart shaped birthday card...
I dotted the middles of each flower with enamel accents to give the flowers a little definition...
Just in case you're interested, this is what my sheets look like...
A great start to using them up, I'd say!!  Hope you have a great weekend:)!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards and very clever ideas. I may have to borrow them, I have a couple birthdays this next week and need to get some quick cards made.......I think I have all those shaped gems too.

    Thanks for sharing this great idea.

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  2. Great idee !
    I think I also have a lot of them .....
    Ineke

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  3. Clever! I'm always drawn to buying them... and then not sure how to use them. Love these ideas.

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  4. Excellent way to use up those gemstones! I've been on the sequin kick and haven't done a thing with gemstones. The cards are so pretty and sparkly.

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  5. great idea and the cards are lovely!

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  6. These are darling, Lisa! Great use of the gem stones.

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  7. Lisa, you always come up with such clever ideas, I love bling but end up holding onto it for too long. This is such a nice way to use it up. The cards look brilliant, I totally love them. Could just imagine giving to my granddaughter, she would love them.

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  8. Mok, you are definitely the card genius for the week! I have so many pack of gemstones and no use for them so you have me thinking.....

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  9. Those cards are really beautiful. I am all about trying to use up old embellishments, etc. that I have bought and hardly used. I am "TRYING" to rid my craft room of old things I have bought so I am not wasting money.

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  10. Lisa, this was such a great idea you came up with, and the results are beautiful !!
    Loving both these cards so much, thank you for sharing, xo

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  11. I love how you used the teardrop stickers to make hearts. Great cards!

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  12. We all need help to use the mass of things we bought as we couldn't resist them!

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  13. Love the idea !! thank you for the inspiration!

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa