This photo evokes very pleasant memories for me. Every year my Grandma would order one of these ornament kits for my two sisters and me. We would take turns adding the pearls and sequins and fancy stick pins to create our own lovely ornament to hang on the Christmas tree. I still have one of them that I put out each year that looks similar to the one in the photo (except its green).
I was a bit panicked at first that I wouldn't have any sequins to use on my card - and I really wanted to use both (although I didn't have to). So I dug through my stash drawer and lo and behold I found two small packages of sequins (not sure what I even bought them for but was sure glad to find them) so I set to work making my very first easel card. Take a look...
I had a bit of trouble getting the sequins on this card - those darn little things get very staticy and want to stick to your fingers :o) but I managed to get them on (maybe not perfectly straight or even - but glued on). I used my Big Shot and the large scalloped circle die to make the base and front panel - leaving just a wee bit of space at the top of the folded cardstock as I ran it through the machine so that the pieces would stay together. I had never done this before so I googled it and found a great example on the Splitcoast Stampers site (thanks for that). Wasn't nearly as challenging as I thought it would be and I can't wait to make another.
So enough about me. The rest of the lovely ladies on the DT for 52CCT have made some really wonderful Christmas cards to share with you this week as well using Challenge #18. What will you make this week for our Embellishment challenge this week using sequins and/or pearls? I can't wait to come visit you and see! Til next time... hugs and happy crafting! D