Trendy Tuesday – Sequins
by Katherine Elliot
Sequins are lightweight, mess-free embellishments that add sparkle and dimension to a project and wow, are they trendy right now! When added to a card, they won”t bulk up your project so you can easily send them through the mail which is another added plus. Take a look at some of the beautifully embellished creations I found to share this week featuring this trend…
Card by Tenia Nelson, image source Jazzy Paper Designs
You can find sequins in a full spectrum of color and a variety of sizes. They are often available in bulk quantities at your local craft store so you”re unlikely to run out of them very quickly. That means you don”t have to hesitate to use a little or a lot.
Tree House Studio sequins, image source Hobby Lobby.com
Birthday card by Audrey Tokach, image source Pink Ink Originals
Add some well placed, shiny sequins or randomly sprinkle sparkling metallic sequins for a lovely dash of bling on your projects.
Card by Nikki Foraker, image source Scrappin” Navy Wife
Card by Inge Groot, image source Patterned Paper, Paper Crafting by Inge
Iridescent and semi-transparent sequins are beautiful, too. See-through the pretty, extra large sequin highlighting the masked banner on the gorgeous, watercolor inspired card below featuring stamps from Mama Elephant.
Thank You card by Pearl Lui featuring stamps from Mama Elephant, image source Krafty Pearl
A collection of delicate, pastel colored sequins look sweet as candy on Paulina”s pretty project shown here…Card by Paulina Nakamura, image source Pretty Pink Posh
Scrappers can find lovely uses for sequins, too. Easily added as embellishments, or even tucked into little pockets or envelopes, sequins are lightweight, little surprises to spruce up your pages.
Scrapbook page by Jeanette Lee, image source Crate Paper blog
Matching colors with your favorite patterned papers and paper craft products is easy with many brands that offer coordinating sequins.
You can find sequins to perfectly match any of your everyday and holiday projects. Look for sequins from trend setting brands like Studio Calico, Lawn Fawn, My Craft Spot, and Teresa Collins to coordinate with their product lines.
Atlantic Sequins from Studio Calico, image source Two Peas in a Bucket
Into the Woods Mixed Sequins, image source Lawn Fawn
Card featuring Lawn Fawn sequins, image source Lawn Fawn.com
Halloween card by Ally Egaas, image source Rock Paper Cricut
Teresa Collins Santa”s List Sequins assortment, image source Scrapbook.com
Joy shaker card by Just Nora, image source Scrapbook.com gallery
As seen above, sequins make fun shaker card fillers, too. Add a bundle of the shiny spangles to create a fun, interactive card. You are sure to find many uses for these trendy, multi-faceted pretties. Happy crafting everyone!