Thursday, 17 July 2014

Hunting for sequins

The current challenge over at Merry Monday is 'Sequins'.

Somehow, somewhere, I just knew I had some sequins from long ago so went into full ferret mode in the craft room. Out came the sewing goodies - no luck. Drawers were searched - no luck. And then I decided to look in the box where I store pearls and gems. And there I found some little boxes with 18 little compartments in each containing small embellishments, teeny pegs, large non-adhesive gems, google eyes etc. etc. AND, lovely shiny sequins! Yay! Goes to show that this place is really much more organised that I thought :)
I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank

- a slightly smaller piece of gold mirri card

- a slightly smaller again piece of white card stock, die cut using a Memory Box 'Large Circle Burst' die which was adhered to the gold card using thin sticky pads

- the white centre of the 'circle burst' was then stamped using a dotty circle 'Paper Smooches - Potpourri stamp set' and a gold ink pad before being set flat inside the circle burst

- a circular sentiments topper from Craftwork Cards was just popped in the centre of the stamped dotty circle, using sticky pads

- finally, those all important gold sequins - just a sprinkle in opposite corners, using Glossy Accents as glue

A couple of points, first of all, I did find that the Memory Box die kinda 'bows the card outwards a bit' - am sure this is due to the design rather than operator error - and so I used sticky pads to fix that panel to the card and quite like the effect.

Secondly, I know I had spotted a couple of folk using the same die but the idea for the dotty stamped centre came from Rebecca of MellyMoo Papercraft (LOVE that blog name!)

And of course, I made a second one the same whilst at it!

Edit: Hazel prompted me that this card is also in line with the theme of 'Glam it up' over at her Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge. At the time time I'm also joining in Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for July. 

Also, Carol pointed me in the direction of the latest Simon Says Stamp challenge, which is 'spots and dots' - so I'm hopping over there to play as well, especially as I used the Paper Smooches 'Potpourri' stamp set.

Di
x

28 comments:

  1. Wow! I love how the sequins match with the mirri card! So much sparkle and shine! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  2. Double WOW! Love how you've used this MB die, and beautiful gold paper. Wonderful sequins too. Terrific design...lovely sparkle card. TFS & Hugs

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  3. Oh my goodness, Di--this is beyond fabulous! Glad I'm not the only one with sequins from long ago--LOL!

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  4. WoW - that is gorgeous !!! I love that die. This card is stunning :-D

    Hugz
    IKE xxx

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  5. Well worth the hunt Di...this is fabulous!! xx

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  6. FABULOUS card Di. Love that die and what you've made with it - plus the extra little touch of the sequins.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  7. Fantastic card (I would have to hunt for sequins - have some somewhere - lol!) - you could add this for both CHNC challenges - it certainly would qualify for 'glam it up' this week x

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  8. Gorgeous cards Di sorry I'm behind again!! no clue where the time goes lately huggles Sue xxx

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  9. Love how effective your card is C&S but looks so intricate.

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  10. Wow, this is stunning Di! I found my sequins and much more earlier this week when I started doing a long overdue overhaul in my studio :)

    Hugs,
    Em x
    Creative Em

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  11. Beautiful card, had to laugh at your sequin hunt. In my case, it's not the organization, it's the memory..."I know I have it, but where did I put it"...LOL

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  12. This is so pretty with those gold sequins and I'm glad you were able to find them! Gorgeous card! This card would also be perfect for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge "spots and dots!"

    http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-spots-and-dots/

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  13. Such a pretty card, Di! Love the diecut with the gold peeking thru and the matching sequins! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

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  14. This is a fabulous card DI, I love Circle Burst die and it looks very elegant and classy with the gold peeping through. I'm so glad you found the sequins to add a finishing touch.
    Jean x

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  15. Wow Di this is fabulous what a gorgeous Die the mirror card is stunning and makes it look so elegant truly what a wonderful card x

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  16. This is very "hip" and trendy. It looks fabulous!
    Wonderful look with the mirri card and the sequins matching!

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  17. Now the most himportant quest shun? Wot did you do with the ickle cut outs!!
    P.s. I can send you An S.A.E.
    Hugs Mrs A.

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  18. Gorgeous gold details! This is so pretty :) Thanks for playing along this week at Merry Monday!

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  19. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

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  20. Love your card! I love the die used with the gold it just pops! Gold and White just looks so elegant together.

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  21. Oooooohhh - oh so pretty! Love all those spots and dots! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

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  22. Another super card Di. I love that die and the sequins of course. Sequins were popular in scrapping a good few years ago but seemed to go out of fashion for a while. It's nice to see them back again, particularly as I have a box jam packed full of them, tucked away just like yours were :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  23. Had to comment because I recently bought that die and had forgotten all about it! Now I'll have to pull it out and be creative - like you! Great job - love the simplicity and elegance.

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  24. Merry and BRIGHT! Love that MB die and what you did with it with the gold...a really stunning card! :0)

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  25. I love the gold bouncing through the dots!

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  26. A beautiful card! I love the look and versatility that die gives...someday I may have one to play with as well! :)

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  27. This is absolutely gorgeous! What a great design. I really love it! Thanks so much for joining us for the Spots and Dots challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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  28. What a fun card! Love the gleam seen through all those holes.

    I have a similar large punch, bought for unknown reasons. I may have to explore doing something similar.

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