Saturday, September 17, 2016

Create Along With Us: September 2016 and Tutorial: Making smaller sequins

This is the week new products are released over at Papertrey Ink so instead of having a technique video challenge they give the designers a break and we simply choose one of their wonderful cards created during the release to mimic.

I immediately fell in love with Amy Sheffer's card below:
I love how she used the tag, holiday clusters and subtle ink blending on her card.  So I decided to make my own fall version.  See more info on her fabulous card on her blog by clicking here.

I combined several different stamp sets to make my floral arrangement.  The leaves were actually die cut from gold poster board a friend of mine generously sent me.  I don't often use gold..I don't know why because when I do guild it up I love the results!  I added some colored pencil shading blended out with gamsol to add depth to my stamped images.  I heat embossed the scripture sentiment with gold embossing powder.  I just love this sentiment..perfect for many situations!  I did some subtle ink blending in the background using a soft make up brush.  Ink spatters in watered down canyon clay add to the ink blending.  Look...look...I actually used an eyelet!  I have a ton of these lying around and was thrilled to use one.  Some gold and white fibers embellished the tag.  This is a large sized card 5" x 7" and I don't do well with white space so I hope it looks okay!  My elements just were too large to fit on a smaller card.

See those small gold sequins?  Well I made them so to speak...let me show you.

I used my Crop a Dile Big Bite to take a "bite" out of the large sequins to make them smaller.
I took a few photos to hopefully show you what I'm talking about.

Position your sequin on top of the specific sized hole you want your sequin to be centering it as best you can and press down the handle.  Viola!  You end up with a smaller sequin and a donut looking thing which would be good to save for shaker cards.   I do apologize I had the sequin on top of the smaller hole in the photo but I actually used the hole to the far left for my example sequins.  I was given a whole bunch of sequins from a lady who did sequined ornaments but I didn't have a variety of sizes so I was thrilled to find I can now make my own!

Supplies listed and linked below:

PTI Everyday Classics (2009 Anniversary Edition

PTI Floral Sketches Stamp Set

PTI Color Pop Autumn Mini Kit

PTI Canyon Clay Dye Ink

PTI Americana Dye Ink

Momento Pistachio Dye Ink

PTI New Every Morning Stamp Set

Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

Inky Antics Gamsol Coloring Kit

PTI Fancy Foliage Details Dies

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Cindy Boney said...

Beautiful card! Love the tag and the florals surrounding it!

Leigh Penner said...

This is so pretty!