Paper Crafting and Painting

Paper Crafting and Painting
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Friday, August 26, 2011

Need More Dimension? Try Seed Beads!

Often I look at a card I have made and think, this card just needs something more. It is usually missing dimension.  Pop dots are a great solution for this and so are seed beads.  Not only do seed beads add dimension, they also add texture.  So the next time you need a little more dimension, try seed beads.  Click on the pictures for a larger image.

 Orange Seed Beads can be found at your local craft store on the bead aisle. I purchase mine at JoAnn's.
I used some craft glue to draw lines on my pumpkins and then placed it on a paper plate and dumped seed beads all over the glue and then tapped the card to shake off excess beads. When I was finished I dumped the beads from the plate onto a folded piece of paper and used that to funnel the beads back into their container. 
 I love Echo Park Paper. I chose some polka dots from their brand new the Apothecary Emporium Pack.
Paper Dimensions: Card base 8 1/2"X 5 1/2" 
1st layer (Green card stock) 5 1/4"X 4"
2nd Layer (Echo Park polka dots) 5"X 3 3/4"
3rd Layer (Green card stock strip) 4 1/4"X 1 1/4"
Punch (or use your cricut) a 3/4" square out of white card stock -stamp sentiment
Punch (or use your cricut-ie. George and Basic Shapes) a 1"square out of Green Card stock.
Attach together with an orange (or coordinating colored) brad.
I used some stampin up stamps and choose some ink to coordinate with my card stock and patterned paper.
Use Chestnut Roan Colorbox chalk to ink around the edges of the all paper. 
Note for ribbon: After layering 1st, 2nd, and 3rd layer add coordinating ribbon before adhering layers to card base.
Pop dot up stamped images.
 This looks cute--but it just needed something more for added fun!
I know! How About Seed Beads!  =D
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