Hi Everyone… it’s Kelly-ann here with you today [waves madly].
I have a great tip for you today. The perfect way to give your layout, card or project a lift is by adding some eye catching sparkle. I can guarantee you that there is ALWAYS a way to add a little extra bling!
Pearls or Rhinestones in the centers of flowers are always popular. There is also the classic bling flourish or even pearl and rhinestone. My all time favourite way to add bling to anything I’m working on is to add clusters of pearls or rhinestones.
In the layout below you can see how several small clusters of Aqua Rhinestones really add sparkle to the page without being over bearing.
“My Girls” Layout – By Kelly-ann Oosterbeek
Kaisercraft Materials Used: P1259 Lace, P1261 Woven, P1257 Timber, CD138 Bubblegum card stock, FL328 Flourish Vine, F608 Lipstick flowers, PL515 Pearl flourish, SB775 Aqua Marine Rhinestones, IP720 white Ink, T602 Damask Template.
Extras: Texture paste, border punch, pink felt tip pen, brads and butterfly stickers.
“Beauty” Layout – By Kelly-ann Oosterbeek
Kaisercraft Materials Used: P1221 Entrance, PS292 Fly, CD107 Eggshell, CD139 Lollypop, PP907 Paper Pad, CT761 Collectables, SB701 Soft Pink rhinestones, SB794 Snow Pearls, RB126 Rub-on, T602 Damask Template.
Extras: Pink and Brown distress ink, lattice die cut, nesting flower dies, leaves die cut, glitter.
The best way to cluster your bling ( be they rhinestones, pearls, glitter pens, or even pen dots) is to group them in lots of 2 or 3 using different sizes in the arrangement. In this card made using the Sweet Pea Collection you can see I tend use a large, medium and small Rhinestone in each cluster. This is a good rule of thumb as it keeps the clusters looking more natural.
‘Sweet, Sweet Love” Card – By Kelly-ann Oosterbeek
Kaisercraft Materials used: P1228 Lovely, PP908 Paper Pad, SS190 Sticker Sheet, SB711 Red Rhinestones,
Extras: Green Grossgrain Ribbon, brown Ink, red felt tip pen.
Cheers from Kel.