Monday, July 7, 2014

Making my own Embellishments

The challenge at Simon for Monday July 7th is to Start from Scratch.  Well this wasn’t SO very creative but it was from scratch.  I made this cute thank you card for our friends who had an POWERFUL display of fireworks and invited us over to watch it with them and their families.  It was a BLAST, literally!  So fun to watch the kids playing with sparklers and the display of in the sky stuff was as good as the one the town puts on.

Anyway back to the embellishments.  I used my dies from My Favorite things to make my own sequins.  I glammed them up a bit by adding Wink of Stella so they look like the real thing.  I also made my own sticker as we celebrated Nancy’s birthday on the fifth with the fireworks.  I took a star and colored inside the open part and then added the number 5 from a die cut and used white gel pen to highlight it, it looks a bit like stitching.  This pulled together pretty easily with some very old stickers that I have on hand.  I am little by little using some of them up. 

I also get a lot of mileage out of Simon Says Mini hearts die.  I think I use that die more than any that I own.  And I used Kristina Werners technique of the white gel pen dashes around the edges.

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  1. What a totally creative interpretation of our challenge! I love that you made your own embellishments and I enjoyed both seeing them and reading about how they were created. How clever to make your own sequins (I never would've thought of that) and I also love what you did with the stars. And yes, the white gel pen does a great job of masquerading as stitching! Great technique! I am impressed at how you are trying to use up your stash, too, which is something I really need to do myself. I thought you managed to incorporate those "old" stickers beautifully. I also really enjoyed your patriotic pictures and am so glad you shared your card with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  2. What a fun card!! It sounds like you had a lovely 4th.

  3. Janeen what a great card!!! I love your dash lines and sequins! I thought of using mine yesterday but then I had the perfect color of store bought sequins and used them. I think it's time for me to get "Wink of Stella" I keep hearing so much about! Fabulous job on this and I love your photos!!!