Bling busting – sooo shiny!
I hope you’re up for another use your stash-themed post! This is a great stash buster for blingy things!
When I did my stash searching for my previous post I happened to stumble across a pile of non-adhesive bling in different shapes! I can’t remember when I bought any of these, I do believe some of them were included in a few card kits I frequently bought when this was new to me. Either way I decided to try to use as much as possible of these rhinestones. I didn’t have much of a problem coming up with ideas, I just had to get started!
I kind of liked the doodled stems and blingy flowers I made last time so I decided to make something similar again. I had a bunch of white heart shaped blings and putting them together with the pointy end to the middle, they looked like pretty flowers! Great!
I didn’t have enough pink stones for both cards so I colored a bunch of them using one of my ProMarkers. This is a great tip if you do have pale or white/non colored rhinestones lying around being boring. Color them! I know ProMarkers and Copics work, not sure about other types of markers but give it a try! You might even be able to emboss them with color (I have never tried that though)!
I have a bunch of Christmas card ideas so I put aside some bling for those, I will make use of them later on! Promise!
Out of the leftovers I made two photo overlays 3×4″ with blingy frames, one with warm colors and one with cold. I used a 3×4 inch die to cut out the acetate before gluing the rhinestones to it. Some of them do fall off and I think that might be caused by my tiny dots of glue. I tried to avoid getting glue outside the stones but for some of them I guess I didn’t put down enough! The loose ones have been glued back so no worries!
So, with most of my round and heart shaped rhinestones used up I dug into a tiny pile of flower shaped ones, so pretty!
Since I haven’t used them for some years I decided to use them all now and buy new ones if I’d ever need any.
I found a quite fitting stamp for this super shiny blingy card from Kaisercraft. I added some wink of stella on the word “pretty” and finished it off with adding glossy accents on all letters. SHINY!