Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: 4 Ways to Use Sequins

Studio Monday with Nina-Marie

Hello everyone! I am super excited to share a new round of sequins inspiration with you this week! I love working with sequins and there are literally a million ways to use them on your projects. Today I have 4 different ideas to share using our sparkly embellishments on a total of six cards!

Idea one is all about creating a pattern! Have you seen the clever Sparkle Dot Pattern stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh yet? I couldn’t wait to put this into use! This stamp set helps you perfectly arrange sequins into a beautiful pattern.

Here I created a rainbow-styled flower using Lucy’s Cards Rainbow Sparkle Jewels. You could use this stamp set with ANY of your favorite sequins and gems!

The super-cute sentiment by the way is from one of my favorite thank you sets; Hero Arts’ Thank You Messages stamp set. I also added some patterns to the card base with our new Simon Really Like You stamp set.

Ready for another idea? How about shaker cards with a bit of additional, decorative bling?? Our Simon Says Stamp Corbel die collection is so easy to turn into shaker cards. I created two cards with the Corbel Heart, the Corbel Tree Collage and the Corbel Cut Border dies.

These Corbel dies are so delicate and beautiful; just adding an assortment of colorful sequins behind them, brings the designs completely to life! In the video, I also share my favorite method for building shaker cards. And not only did I create shakers with these embellishments, I also added additional decorative accents around each design.

On the Christmas tree card, I filled the shaker with Lucy’s Cards’ Magical Sparkly Shaker mix (those purples are stunning!). The sentiment comes from our Simon exclusive Stained Glass Greetings stamp set  (I used the coordinating dies to cut the word “love” out).

On the other card (using the Corbel Heart die), I went with more of a Valentine color scheme; the soft pinks and light pastel tones matched up beautifully with the intricacy of the heart design. Inside this shaker I used the lovely Happiness sequin mix from Lucy’s Cards.

The gorgeous script font is part of the Hey Love word die from Simon and is cut from Tonic Studios’ Burnished Rose Mirror Cardstock. That soft rose gold is simply stunning. I also was really pleased with how the supporting sentiment from our new Simon Stained Glass Love stamp set finished off the greeting on this card.

Okay, now let’s move on to idea three… this one is a bit two-fold. You could either use this as an idea for making a background from sequins, or for helping create a scene! In my mind, I saw these fun cat paws from our new Paws-itivity stamp set as cats celebrating, throwing confetti in the air! I had such a blast making this card that I created two of them!

We have a mix of Colorful Confetti sequins that simply scream PARTY! I used these for the confetti on my card and love how they catch the light. If you don’t have the Colorful Confetti sequins, you could also use the Studio Katia Crystal Rainbow Fusion sequin mix for the same kind of effect!

The sentiments on my card are also from the Paws-itivity stamp set. And to color in the cat paws, I used watercolors. Over each of the paw pads on the cats, I applied a layer of Glossy Accents. This gave the paws a little bit more dimension and interest!

Alrighty, my fourth and final idea today is possibly my most-favorite of all; on this next card I used my sequins to cover die cut letters!

I am a huge fan of the awesome All Caps No. 1 die set from CZ Design (created exclusively for Simon). I die cut the word “happy” with the letter dies and then covered each letter with a corresponding color of sequins. These embellishment-beauties are from Pretty Pink Posh; I used the colors Fairytale Fuchsia, Sunshine Glow, Peridot Mist, Ocean Spray and Lavender Moon.

The style of this card looks perfect with the HAPPY (pardon the pun!) Best Ever Simon stamp set. I created the rainbow and colored it in with Copics; the patterned paper is from Pebbles’ Forever My Always paper collection. I added a bunch of shimmer to the paper and the rainbow with a Spectrum Noir clear overlay pen; with all the shine on the letters, I thought it would compliment the card nicely to have some glitter elsewhere!

WOW, so many cards and lots of ideas! I hope you have enjoyed seeing each of these cards and picked up some inspiration for using those gorgeous sequins and embellishments you have in your stash! Make sure you watch the video below to see all of these ideas in action.

Thanks for visiting with me today; I will see you next week – Christmas Day! – with a project to send the holidays out in cardmaking-style! :)

 

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  1. Lots of fun and creative ways to use sequins! I love how you covered the word ‘happy’ and will have to ‘steal’ that idea. And the purple tree card – gorgeous!!!

  2. Wow, so much bling I had to wear sunglassess! They are all so pretty, fun and shiny. Thanks for all the ideas for using my hoard of jewels and sequins.

  3. WOW those samples are so amazing … enjoyed the video ! I’ve always liked what others had done with the sequins; but never thought I’d want to use them, until this season I saw so many samples that I just loved ! I may have to try them .

  4. Love the sequins. At first, I didn’t like it cuz it looked as if it was in 70s’on the fabrics. LOL! Love the idea of confetti, and “Pawsome”! :)

  5. Stunner all Nina. I have to say Lucy has the BEST sequin assortments out there. I’m just saying….. Merry Christmas!

  6. I need that picker-upper tool! Gorgeous cards – thanks for all the beautiful ideas. Love the cats throwing confetti sequins in the air.

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