Video: Shaped Cards & Sequin Tips… + Blog Hop & Giveaways

Hi! Today’s video is packed full of ideas again… this time showing how to use border dies to create shaped cards and also tips for working with sequins. This post is also part of a the Pretty Pink Posh blog hop with giveaways.

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So… I again have created a card (two, in fact) that is packed full of “stuff” to teach. First up? Using dies to create two shaped cards. I used the new Pretty Pink Posh borders and created one with curved sides and one with scallop sides. I love that these dies also do little faux stitching marks. (My favorite is the curved card. Which do you like?) I used my favorite watercolor paper simply because I wanted that texture for my simple cards. (This is the same watercolor paper as the Tim Holtz version, but in 8.5×11.)

Next up is the silver embossed greeting. This “so very blessed” sentiment is from Neat & Tangled and happens to be one of my favorite expressions in the whole wide world. To make it stand out, I used the WOW! Ultra High Metallix Silver embossing powder. This is very different than other silver powders. When heated, it results is an embossed image that is thick and smooth with lots of dimension. I. Love. It. I don’t think I will be using it with detail stamped images, but with bold images like this one? It. Is. Perfect. Wow!

Finally… the sequins! In the video I show a few tools that are helpful when working with sequins including the Quickstix and my favorite tweezers. But regardless of how you work with this tiny little stinkers, I highly recommend using Matte Multi Medium to adhere them. Nothing works as well. Nothing.

If you are looking for good quality sequins in pretty colors (not those tacky ones I remember from my dance costumes when I was 5), try Pretty Pink Posh. They have a great selection, including the tiny cute ones I used here. I layered them together to form flowers and added a tiny Hero Arts gem to the center of a finished look. For the leaves, I just colored clear sequins with Copic Markers and cut them into a leaf shape. Easy! (Ellen Hutson has a large selection of PPP sequins. Simon Says Stamp also carries them, but you can find the complete selection on PPP’s website.)

BLOG HOP

Today’s post is part of the Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop. This hop is in celebration of their newest products – steel dies. You can find out more on these products HERE.

Next be sure to head to the darling Laura Sterckx’s blog HERE. (You can also start at the beginning of the hop at the Pretty Pink Posh blog.)

GIVEAWAY

Pretty Pink Posh is giving away TWO $25 gift certificates! Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. (Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 6/8/2014. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.) Good luck!

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371 thoughts on “Video: Shaped Cards & Sequin Tips… + Blog Hop & Giveaways”

  1. I love those sequin leaves! And thank for the tip about colouring them – I have the PPP clear and some alcohol markers so can’t wait to try some different colours.

  2. Both are beautiful cards! I prefer the scalloped edges and totally love the sequins. The embossing is pretty cool! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  3. Another great video packed full of great information. Love the shape cards and the sequins. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Jennifer, your creativity is always amazing! LUV both cards – the border cut edges and layered sequins are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your many creative ideas. And a big THANK YOU to Pretty Pink Posh for the opportunity to win a gift certificate. Love their products and the name is too cute!

  5. I always love your cards and trust your reviews and judgments about products! Thank you so very much for being so very blessed!

  6. glad i came across your blog just now jennifer. love the delicate cards you created with the shaped sizes. very beautiful.

  7. I am loving the easy way you make shaped cards – will be casing your cards right away! Thanks for all the wonderful videos you put out there, they are such a help to those of us that lack the wonderful imagination you have.

  8. Hello Jennifer,
    I’ve been crafting for about a year now and I must say you make me look good. Your detailed instructions are very clear and easy to understand. I’m in need of storage for my collection of distress inks. I would like to enter to win but not sure if this is the correct space.
    Victoria Rose
    Cincinnati, Ohio

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