On the 6th Day of Stamps-Mas, my true love gave to me…..Embellishments!!! What are your favorite ways to embellish your projects – Bling? Enamel Shapes? Sequins? Ribbon? Washi Tape?
I have fallen in love with Enamel Shapes!!! They come in lots of different colors – Brights, Subtles, Regals, Metallics, and 2016-2018 In Colors. I love that they aren’t super bulky. I love that they come off the clear sheet packaging without popping off of the adhesive backing (at least I haven’t had a problem yet). I love that they come in all the colors!!! I will say it can be difficult to do a big project and need just 1 color. Then you have to purchase an entire color family just for that one color. So my tip for that is to always use the Enamel Shapes in multiple colors. If your card is Rich Razzleberry with Island Indigo and Crushed Curry, then use one of each color or use one color on the first card, another color on the second, and so on. That way you are spreading out the usage. Another tip is to share with another stamper friend and if that person needs red and you need blue, then you swap colors!!! 🙂
Sequins are fabulous because of the bling they offer but they are something I always kind of forget about. They come lose in a container in Brights and Metallics. You can also get Sequin Trim in Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Silver, and Gold. I love using the trim in with ribbon on gift packaging like this fabulous one below!
This is the Big Shot that I wrapped up for the Giveaway!!! It looked so fabulous!!! You can also cut the trim and pull off the sequins to use individual. I find the Fine Tip Glue Pen is perfect for adhering them onto a project!
Washi Tape is super fun to use in so many different ways. You can rip it or cut it. You can wrap it to the back side of your cardstock when creating a background. You can use it like tape to hold something in place on a card or memory keeping. You can use it to make a border or background or anything. I love how Stampin’ Up has coordinating Washi Tape with a lot of the Designer Series Paper. It makes it so much fun to use together. Washi Tape comes in lots of different patterns and widths. You can check them all out here. One tip I do have to say about using Washi Tape is try to handle is as little as possible. It may not seem super sticky or problematic but I have found that when I touch the backside of it a lot, the oils/dust/whatever from my hands make the sticky not as strong and then sometimes it will curl and not stick. To see some quick and simple background techniques, check out this post and this post!
You can check out all of the Bling Embellishments in Day 5 of Stamps-Mas and stay tuned for Ribbon!! I hope you didn’t miss Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4 of Stamps-Mas!!! Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on the rest of the days! You can do that on the right hand side-bar online or at the bottom of the page if you are on a phone!