10 Ways to Use Sequins!!!
Hi everyone, welcome back to the blog. It’s Shari here with a fun feature. Today I bring you 10 ways to use sequins!
Sequins are one of the easiest embellishment to add to your cards. They add interest and shine to any sort of project, plus they lay relatively flat for mailing!
I’ve put together a collage of some cards I’ve made (I didn’t realize how often I use sequins). Seems to be my go-to embellishment! Be sure to check out the links below to see each card in detail.
How I use Sequins:
1: Sequins are PERFECT for shaker cards. Fill up your shaker area and don’t forget to mix colors and shapes together. You can see the card HERE.
2: Color match. Choose sequins that coordinate well together with pattern papers and stamping ink. You can see the card HERE.
3: Complete a shape by filling in with regular and shaped sequins. You can see the card HERE.
4: Create a mood! Use silver and gold for winter themed cards and bright colors for Spring and Summer. You can see the card HERE.
5: Add sequins to your art journal pages. They sit flatter than pearls and gems and add interest to your page. You can see the page HERE.
6: Mix sequins with colorful enamel dots and paper shapes. Have a party on a card! You can see the card HERE.
7: Fill a shape! Use a variety of sequins to fill an entire shape with color and shine! You can see the card HERE.
8: Draw the eye to your focal point on your card. Just a couple helps pull you in! You can see the card HERE.
9: Add a few sequins to a larger blank area to pull your design together. You can see the card HERE.
Next up is my 10th way to use them! How about decorate a tree!
I’ve used a combination of sizes and shapes to compliment my simple little tree.
The light color sequins give a nice winter feel, plus it just seemed right!
I created a quick little video to show how this card came together. You can view the video HERE.
Simon Says Stamp carries a plethora of sequins by many manufacturers. I have put together a reference photo of some of the sizes and shapes available in the Simon exclusive line.
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Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you can bundle up and stay warm!
Love the details on the tree and the many ideas.
Thank you for all your advise & inspiration Shari! They are all lovely!
Love all the examples and snowflake sequins are so pretty.
Beautiful projects!! Sequins are so much fun. I love those snowflake sequins and all of the different colors. I need some of all of them!
I’ve become addicted to sequins over the last month or so so I appreciate all the great ideas for ways to use them. Love Shari’s tree card to bits!
Fabulous ideas – a sequin or two always adds a special touch to any project…
Thanks for the ideas. Going to make a bigger attempt to use the ones I have. TFS .
What a delightful array of sequined cards. Have to add these sequins to my shopping list.
great ideas! Thank you for sharing.
Love the tree and love the sequins.
THANKS, Shari! I needed those sequins ideas. :)
Great ideas! Thanks for compiling this list!
I’ve loved sequins since I was a kid! The tree is wonderful! Thanks for so many examples where sequins played a starring role!
sequin addict in the making!
Thank you for illustrating the different sizes if sequins! I love the little Christmas Tree on card #7! I tried to buy those sequins, but they went out of stock while I was shopping! :(
Sequins are my new addiction! Thanks for showing so many ways to use them!
I have sequins and don’t use them very often this may help me some
Another gorgeous card! I love the colors. Thanks for the sequin ideas!
I love these ideas – I’m making a list of these to remind me to use my stash of sequins in different ways!
Fabulous ideas. Thank you.
Love, love the ideas and inspiration! I haven’t used sequins myself in my cards – mostly because I have always felt clueless as to what to do with them. Thanks for the ideas!
Shari, you have done it again! You take ordinary elements and turn them into something exceptional. I am loving this little tree die after seeing your card. Thanks for sharing. :)
knew it was a Shari Carroll card before I got to the end. Perfectly designed. Perfectly detailed. Perfectly executed. Thanks for the inspiration!
Wow. So lovely