Card Making Layouts Tuesday Tips

Tuesday Tip – Adding Extra Bling

July 2, 2013

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

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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.

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  • Reply Ada Nicholls July 2, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Oh wow. Such a nice layout. I love it. Are your flowers handmade. They are stunning!!! Thank you soo much for the tip and for sharing it!!!

  • Reply Wendy Schultz July 2, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Thanks Kelly-anne for your terrific tips today. Love your layouts and card. Your layout
    ” My Girls ” is my favourite today. I like your tips on different ways of arranging pearls
    rhinestones etc. They are very effective as displayed on your beautiful projects. I will use these ideas a lot.

  • Reply Kelly-ann Oosterbeek July 4, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Thanks girls … the flowers are hand made… you simply layer 2 each of 3 different size punched paper flowers, secure them with a brad and run them under some water ( or spritz them) and then scrunch them up into a tight little ball. Unfurl them gently and dry with a heat gun … they always create a stunning flower! LOL
    I must say sorry for the lack of clarity in the photos in this post as well… it was my first ever blog post and I’ll have to work on my file formats to get that right!
    Cheers from Kel.

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