Friday, June 14, 2013

Artful Delight Friday - And how to make flatish sequins


This week I have a card and a little tutorial/discovery for you guys.

I really love the Hero Arts typewriter stamp that comes with the June card kit and I was kind of surprised with myself for not using it last week.  I was determined to get it inky for this week's card.

I had the basic layout/papers pulled together for the card very quickly, but I thought it needed a little pop of color, so I added the machine stitching.  When I did the machine stitching the first time, it came out kind of wonky and wavy....solution, go over the area again.  It adds some extra texture and the additional stitched line balances out the imperfections.

I decided to add some sequins too.  I happen to have a fair amount of sequins from Neat and Tangled.  I have regular gold and gold matte, but I thought it would be fun to add gold embossing to a red sequin so that you could kind of see some of the red peeking through.

Well, I got some unexpected results....when you heat cupped sequins, the cupped creases melt away.  They don't quite lie perfectly flat, but they are definitely no longer cupped.  Kind of a cool trick, and if you happen to have the cupped version of sequins in a particular color, and you want to mix up the textures a bit this is such an easy thing to do.

And just in case you're wondering how I heat/emboss sequins, I use my trusty craft tweezers:


I'm going to link this up to the sequins challenge at Let's Get Trendy Now!3.

That's all for me today.  Have a great end to your week!


  1. Loveeeeeeeee this! LOVING the typewriter!! Thanks for playing with us!!

  2. This is an awesome card, Miriam! I love the pop of color from the stitching and the pretty sparkle from the sequins. Have a great weekend!

  3. Totally loving the chevrons and sequins, Miriam! So trendy! Have a great weekend!

  4. Whoa! Didn't know you could heat sequins! Great idea and awesome card!

  5. Cool card, Miriam! I love the stitching on the chevron background and what you did with the sequins!

  6. This is so cute- I love the sequence! And thank you for always being so sweet Miriam.

  7. Serendipity! what a happy accident with your hot sequins (and brilliant idea to emboss them in the first place). The save (!) with the stitching looks great, too. Kind of like lines of text. Love it all!

  8. How brilliant!
    I love your card Miriam!!

  9. this idea!!!!! awesome the fun card and that typewriter is fabulous. I'm going to play with some sequins this weekend:) Thanks for joining us at Let's Get Trendy Now! 3

  10. Clever trick! I love how you made the sequins your own! Such a fun card!

    Thanks for joining us at Let's Get Trendy Now!3. :)

  11. Flat sequins? How cool is that? Thanks for sharing your discovery with us. Perfect touch to your card!