Today is already day three of my week! The days really go fast and I appreciate all the wonderful comments. I work full time and also officiate volleyball this time of year, so it might be a few hours before I get to approve the comments. Don’t panic if your comment doesn’t show immediately. I will randomly pick two people from all of the comments this week to win a grab bag of wonderful Unity stamps. Angela is so generous to provide these prizes and it is so fun to see what is in them. See what great stamps they have at unitystampco.com.
On to today’s projects. Reversible sequins are really popular on kids clothing and you can also use them on cards.
I love using my Cricut and these cards allowed me to utilize my Cricut along with my Unity stamps. I also wanted to use this neat reversible sequin material I purchased from Inky Antics. I watched a demo of this material during a virtual scrapbook show earlier this year and it appeared that larger images work better. I also looked at Pinterest for ideas and saw a lot of balloons, so I picked a couple of cute critters from the Hoppy & Hedgie and Koala-ty Friends stamp sets. After putting the cloud effect on white cardstock, using a blender brush, Memento Sky Blue ink and a wavy mask, I sized a balloon shape on my Cricut to fit on a 5 x 7 card and cut the card fronts. The animals were stamped on white cardstock and colored with Spectrum Noir markers, then fussy cut. I positioned the images below the balloon opening and hand drew a string to the balloon. Scrapbook Pal has this wonderful product called Scrappy Tape which is double sided tape. It comes in several sizes, but I love the 5″ wide roll to place on large items that I want to stick. I cut a piece to fit the back of the sequin fabric. It holds it tightly and evenly which helps when flipping the sequins. After adhering the sequin fabric to the front of a card base, the card front was glued on top. I added a few loose sequins that came off the edges of the material to fill in some of the empty space. The sentiment on the top came from the June 2017 KOM called Time to Enjoy Life, while the sentiment on the bottom came from the Hoppy & Hedgie set. Below are the cards with some of the sequins, flipped.
Make sure to leave a comment for a chance at Unity grab bags. See you tomorrow. – Denise