Hi everyone! Thanks for joining me today! It's Carissa here with you today and I can't wait to share today's projects with you! I'll be featuring some of my favorite embellishments, Nuvo Crystal Drops and Pretty Pink Posh sequins, and creating rainbows that sparkle and shine!
I'll also be showing you the new Pretty Pink Posh Sparkle Dot Pattern Stamp Set. This stamp set is unlike any you've seen before and is so very versatile! This stamp set creates small dots on your project, which can then be filled with your favorite embellishments, inks or even stitching. There are a variety of shapes included in the set, along with a few stamps that allow you to create your own patterns, or customize the ones that are included. I especially love the idea of the solid dot stamp that can be used to stamp color in to the dot patterns. There are a lot of ways this stamp set can be used, and I'm just showing you a couple today.
I love Nuvo Drops and sequins for embellishing cards. These two items are fairly inexpensive and last a long, long time. I've chosen these embellishments to add the sparkle and shine to today's projects. But keep in mind, things like pearls, gems, and enamel dots are other great options for embellishing your cards.
Once my guides are stamped on my vellum card fronts, all I have to do is add the embellishments to make these cards sparkle and shine. Here are a few tips for embellishing with ease.
- Take the time to prime. I always prime my Nuvo drops before taking them to my projects. This will prevent air bubbles and splats on my final project. To prime your bottle, simply use a scratch piece of paper to get the product moving down the nozzle. Trust me, you won't regret this step.
- Keep it straight up! To create more uniform dots, make sure you are releasing the pressure on the bottle just a tad and pull straight up. This will keep those drops from falling to the side. They self level, so if you're applying them straight up and down, they should dry very uniform.
- Jewel picking. I used the Marvy Uchida Jewel Picker to help me place my sequins on to my dot patterns. This was a life saver with these small 4mm sequins. There's a bit of a learning curve, I'll admit, but once you get the hang of it, it really makes your job quite easy. I used the smaller end since I'm using smaller sequins, but there is also a larger end for larger embellishments. Place your sequin on your adhesive and give a gently roll or twist and you lift away. (I'll show you this in the video tutorial below, so be sure to check it out.
In addition to embellishing with Nuvo Drops and sequins, I also created some die cuts to finish off the card scene. The clouds from the Essentials By Ellen Silver Linings die set and a gold glitter sunshine word were the perfect additions to this card. I used a mixture of vellum and white card stock for the clouds, creating various textures and layers. And who doesn't love a good gold glitter die cut? I think silver glitter card stock would be a great option as well.
Be sure to check out the video tutorial below. I'll walk you through the creation of these cards and give you some tips and tricks along the way.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed these card projects featuring embellishments that really make your cards sparkle and shine! Until next time, I hope you have a fabulous day!
Watch The Video
You can watch this video in HD on the Ellen Hutson YouTube channel by clicking HERE. Don't forget to subscribe while you're there!