Some times the best things come in small packages, and the same is sure true about these flower sequins from Meiflower. One of the items in the goodie bag that you can win in our current competition is these flower sequins. They are tiny and sweet and already my head is packed full of different ways to use them.
Today I want to share how i have used them to accent a design. As they are little flowers, i thought that they would look lovely with a flourish stamp, to create the impression of flowers on a vine. I started to look through my stamp collection but then this cuttlebug embossing folder came to mind -perfect!
First I made my own background paper using distress inks in broken china, faded jeans and chipped sapphire. I love using distress inks to cover a piece of white card as this gives a great multi-tonal effect, rather than using a plain monocolour piece of cardstock.
Instead of using the folder to emboss the card, I used the folder the other way around to deboss the image. OKAY, so the next bit was time consuming…but SO worth it! To create a faux letterpress look, I took a white gel pen and drew along all the debossed image. All that remained was to add a few finishing touches – first I stamped a greeting and mounted onto die cut card and mounted onto the card along with some of this adorable scalloped edge ribbon from Meiflower. All that remained was to add some flower sequins and seed beads to the design, and what a difference that made!
Tiny little embellishments that give a big WOW effect, don’t ya think?
Don’t forget to enter the Meiflower giveaway competition, before you head off!
cuttlebug embossing folder
white gel pen
personal impressions clear stamp
Scallop edge ribbon
gluedots continous strip