Hi! it’s Virginia here on the SCT blog today and I have an idea to share with you on making some DIY sequinned embellishments. All you need are your sequins and some packing tape to start, yes you read that correctly, packing tape!
Sprinkle out some sequins and use the packing tape (sticky side down) to pick them up. Then gently flip the tape over so the sequins are facing up.
Trim out a small piece of card stock that matches the colour of your sequins.
Apply clear scrapbook adhesive onto the card stock and then press this onto the sequins. Mush it down a bit so that it adheres to the sequins.
Essentially you have just created a sandwich of sequins between the packing tape and card stock. Run this sandwich through your steel rule die to create your die cut shape.
You may have to use a little bit of liquid adhesive to secure a few sequins that may have come loose from the die cutting process.
Voila! a pretty sequinned embellishment is ready for your project.
The packing tape gives the leaf a nice glossy sheen and also keeps the sequins contained when the card is sent in the mail.
I hope this inspires you to dig into your sequin stash, remember it’s okay to use them up, wink wink!
Have a wonderful crafty day!