Wednesday, June 28, 2017

How To Make Good Use of Old Rhinestone Embellishments

Hello, Kathy here from Create.365 and today's CAS card was made for ScraPerfect using sketch #65 @ Retro Rubber and will be entered @ The Merry Christmas June Challenge for "Anything Christmas -Optional- Snowmen".

Even though the weather here has been gorgeous and definitely feels like summer, I still like to get a jump start on my cards for the holidays. This card is an A5 (5 x 7) white card base and the blue cardstock is white cored, so after running it through with a snowflake embossing folder, I sanded the top blue layer off to reveal raised white snowflakes.

I knew I wanted to accent the center of the snowflakes with rhinestones and pearls for some bling factor, so I was rather disappointed when the old rhinestone stickers I pulled out of my stash were no longer sticky on the back. But that was actually a very easy problem to solve with the help of my ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever! Using the ScraPerfect Embellie Gellie  (it's like a magic sticky wand!) to place the bling onto the tiny dots of glue made this step easy and painless. 

Both of the stamp sets I used are retired from TAC (The Angel Company) and I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink so that I could water color without the ink smearing. A small strip of silver glitter washi tape added the perfect touch across the front and using the Stamp Pefect tool I was able to double stamp my images to get a nice dark impression.

Close up of some perfectly placed bling!

Using Prismacolor watercolor pencils and a Dove blender pen I colored the snowmen. Using 2 shades of gray to shade the whiteness of the snow , I then followed up with some soft glimmer from a clear Wink of Stella pen over the snowmen's bodies.

Keeping with the CAS style, I simply stamped the sentiment inside in black ink and declared it to be done.

Until next time...happy crafting with ScraPerfect, 


Penny said...

Great card!

Kathy Klersy said...

thank you!!!

ScraPerfect said...

Not only is the card delightful, your step by step instructions make it so clear that I am sure I could do this card or adapt your techniques.

I would never have known you embossed and sanded the snowflakes, and your tips about coloring (and adding just touches to the images instead of coloring the whole thing!) are so helpful as I really never know what to do to add color on stamps and so I don't use them:)

Kathy Klersy said...

thank you so very much!!

Kim Lippincott said...

Love this card Kathy!