Our December Leading Lady Kimberly Rendino is back for her triumphant third performance! If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her sensational second performance where she makes magic without getting inky...CLICK HERE. The cards today are so festive and fun and concentrate on a product I think most of us are wild about!
Without further ado, Kimberly....
Hello there! We are getting so close to the holidays - can you believe Christmas is right around the corner?! I've got a few more holiday cards to share with all of you today - and the focus this time is on sequins, and how they can enhance just about any project! Oh, how I love sequins....they are just as sparkly and less messy than glitter, lol!
First up, a shaker card of course! I used the Essentials: Audrey Cutaways to create my shaker frame. I filled it with a variety of sequins and before putting it all together, I stamped and heat embossed 'Be' from In a Word: Merry (the stamp set) in gold.
Once the shaker was adhered to my kraft card base, I added the remaining details - the scripty merry from In A Word: Merry Coordinating Cutaways cut from gold glitter paper, and the poinsettia, leaves and greenery from In Bloom: Debra's Poinsettia. These were stamped on kraft paper (the poinsettia with white pigment ink and Gold Delicata ink for the details) and then die cut. To add even more sparkle and shine, I added some tiny gold sequins to the center of the poinsettia!
Next up is a card using the gingerbread house from Sweet Holiday with Evelin T Designs. I had fun creating a scene for the gingerbread house - I added some hand cut snowy hills with a touch of Stickles glitter, and sponged on some Distress Ink behind where the gingerbread house would be placed. I colored the house with Copic markers and added more Stickles for shine. Small 4 mm. sequins are the perfect size to add embellishment to the roofline and a single black sequin serves as the doorknob!
That's all for me today - I hope you've been inspired to use sequins as accents on your cards! Remember, I'm giving away a $30 w&w gift card over on my blog, Kimplete Kreativity. Head over there and leave a comment on any of my Leading Lady posts for a chance to win! See you back here on the w&w blog next Saturday!
What a gorgeous shaker! Love how the poinsettia looks stamped in white & gold on kraft! Such a cute gingerbread house card--fun use of sequins! Happy Holidays!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards! Love that elegant shaker card with the rich colors and lovely poinsettia! And a darling winter scene with the gingerbread house!ReplyDelete
I especially love the shaker card. The color combination is wonderfully rich.ReplyDelete
Oh wow!! LOVE the cards. The gingerbread house is adorable and that shaker card rocks!ReplyDelete
Both cards are beautiful but that shaker card, with it's non-traditional color combo, is so striking!ReplyDelete
Wow! Two awesome cards!!!ReplyDelete
Love the bright cheery gingerbread house.ReplyDelete
your cards are so pretty = really love your first card and how the sentiment spans the whole card - certainly make someone's Christmas 'Merry" lolReplyDelete
Pretty and cute cards. I like how you used sequins.ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous and fun!ReplyDelete
Wow! What a beauty! I love the pretty poinsettia, the whole design come up sooooo well, love it and love the holiday card with beautiful coloring!ReplyDelete
Wow! Gorgeous cards :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful impact that these two cards create, great design!ReplyDelete
I love the classy look of the shaker and the cuteness of the gingerbread house ! firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
I am dazzled by that fabulous poinsettia shaker!! Sparkly sequins and gleaming gold. I am IN LOVE!!! The gingerbread house is so cute...just the sweetest little winter scene!!!ReplyDelete
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I LOVE the sequins on the gingerbread house roof line, and your shaker card is so elegant with that color combo.ReplyDelete