Do you ever want to play with sequins, but aren’t really finding yourself wanting to make a shaker card? Well, that’s exactly where I was this week. So in stead of creating another shaker card (which don’t get me wrong, I love but I just wasn’t feeling it at the moment), I came up with a new plan. I pulled out Doodle’s Paper Playground‘s Rustic Rudolph Sparkle Blends and realized that the blend had a bunch of really large sequins, sequins that would make a perfect foundation of a wreath.
I started by building up a background using my distress crayons. I used Speckled Egg, Pine Needles and Rustic Widerness. After adding a layer of crayon onto a piece of watercolor paper, I blended the out with some water and my finger.
Using a Dylusion stencil and a baby wipe, I lifted a deer image onto the cardstock.
I traced a large circle around the image, and started laying the foundation of large Rustic Rudolph sequins around the edges. I adhered the sequins with some glossy accents.
Here is what the wreath looks like when the circle had been filled with large sequins.
I filled all the holes with little sequins and then add Rudolph’s around the wreath.
To help make certain all the sequins stayed where I put them, I added a thick layer of glossy accents over the whole thing.
I added a little bow to the drying glue and let the whole thing dry.
I added the watercolor paper to an A2 card frame. Then I added a sentiment. Learn from my mistake and make certain you add the sentiment before you start adhering the sequins.
In what unusual way would you use sequins? Let me know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.
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