By Aliya White
Like a little mouse, I am totally drawn in and attracted to shiny objects. It makes sense that I would do the story on how awesome it is that sequins are back in our crafty fold. I think I still have some packets from grade school. This week, I am going to show you how great they can be on your projects in large numbers or as a specially placed few to shine things up. I might even have you digging through old boxes looking for sequins you may have held on to for just that special project.
Sara highlights the bright color and fun of her lovely banner card with different sized sequins to add fun pops of color in a just a few places on her card.
Card by Sara Zenger photo courtesy of Enjoy the Little Things
I just love Jo’s card. The stenciled sun rays are just fun and the sequins open the card up to the edges of the card by adding another element of sparkle. It definitely makes me happy.
Card by Jo Nevill photo courtesy of Rambling Boots
Lisa’s layout is such a fun way to incorporate texture in this page that has such great flow. She used coordinating colors on each of her waves to make each wave special. This would be a good way to go if you have a mismatched set of sequins.
Layout byLisa photo courtesy of My Life in Pictures
This card combines some of my most favorite things: the vellum and the sparklies on this card are just phenom! By carefully placing her sequins, she can take advantage of the sparkle and highlight her sentiment without losing the loveliness of the vellum layers.
Card by Sarah Gough photo courtesy of Thinking Stamps
Sequins also look great when they are filling in a stamped image. How fitting is it that the brightness of the light bulb is filled with awesome turquoise sequins? Clever.
Card by Lucy Abrams photo courtesy of Lucy’s Cards
Elise totally rocked this rainbow with her colorful sequined interpretation.
Card by Elise C. photo courtesy of Whimsipost
I don’t know about you but I had thought that the holes in the middle of the sequins were only there to show off my over use of glue. It is so clever that Kelly used them as part of her design and strung them through the middle to create movement plus a shimmery look on her card.
Card by Kelly Griglione photo courtesy of Notable Nest
I just adore this look of sequins layered under a die cut image. Nikki used glossy accents and a steady hand and lots of patience to glue all those sequins down so beautifully.
Card by Nikki Foraker photo courtesy of Scrappin Navy Wife
This next sequined awesomeness really pulls you in. Catherine created an eye catching swirl with four colors that is so captivating. I just love it.
Layout by Catherine Davis photo courtesy of Big Picture Classes
Aga didn’t wait to find the perfect sequins to create her project… she made her own with a metal die! This is just fun and the possibilities are plentiful.
Card by Agnieszka Malyszek photo courtesy of Just Made From Paper
I can’t get over how adorable this get well shaker cloud filled with the different types of sequins is. He has such a cute little face. He will be a great inspiration to get well.
Card by Pamela Ho photo courtesy of Miao – a design blog
Sarah used a nice mix of colored sequins to fill up her sequined interpretation of this card. Some sequins have a nice matte finish so they can coordinate with your designs with a softer color pallet.
Card by Sarah Boirin photo courtesy of Studio Calico
The jaw dropping colors on this card are blown out of the water with the shiny addition of the shaker butterfly in the middle. I love how Mayuri spills them out a bit outside of the butterfly for that little something extra.
card by Mayuri photo courtesy of Candles in the Garden
Sequins are a fun inexpensive way to add shiny new sparkle to your paper crafting designs. So whether you use a few of them or go crazy with a whole pack you are sure to brighten someone’s day.
So go ahead…make something pretty.