For all my fellow digital stamp fans, I have great news… Hero Arts have just released a number of new digital kits, printables and cutting files to their digital collection. Yesterday I had three cards featured on the Hero Arts blog using these kits… and I thought I'd share them here too. :)
Hello, and welcome to my first 'Lucy Recommends...' post where I will share a closer look at a product that I have bought and love. I always enjoy seeing what other people are playing with, and often wish I could get a closer look at the product itself before committing to buying it… so I thought I'd try it out. If you like the post, please let me know and I might do another one in the future. And please note, the products I will share will be ones that I have personally selected and purchased - these will not be sponsored posts.
Today, I decided to show you some sequins.
OK - I, like the rest of the crafting world it seems, am into sequins at the moment. And there are loads to choose from. Very recently I purchased Doodlebug's Rainbow Assortment Sequin pack.
Before buying the product, I hesitated, as I wondered how many sequins I was actually getting for my money - the bottles are so tiny. And it's SO hard to judge a product by the picture on the shop website. But I took the plunge as I desperately wanted a rainbow selection, and I am VERY glad I did!
Each little bottle contains 6 different colours of sequin. So that's 72 different kinds of sequin in the selection. I was VERY impressed. Here you can see almost all of them in a bit more detail (they were hard to photograph, and some of them look a bit similar, but I assure you, all are different).
Some are clear and some are opaque. Some are iridescent.
Oh, and did I mention they are gorgeous. :)
I emptied out one little bottle to give you an idea of how many you get. And it's more than I imagined. In fact, they've crammed so many into the pot that I could not get them all back in again after taking this photo!!
And all those sequin centres… I will use them as glitter. Perfect for shaker cards. :)
All in all, I highly recommend this product. If you want to start a sequin collection, this is the perfect way to begin. This pack offers every colour you could ever want and will last ages. Plus, when the sequins are gone, you've got the cute little bottles left over to fill up with beads, glitter or even more sequins. Yay.
(These sequins are available HERE at Simon Says Stamp (for my US readers), or HERE at The Glitterpot(for my UK readers).
I've already made a card with these little beauties… watch out for it in the Hero Arts blog in a week or so. :)
So that's it. My first 'Lucy Recommends…' post.
Do let me know if you like / hate this kind of thing. :)
I die cut the Tic Tac Toe Hearts die from the map paper in the kit, and again from a Post-It note. I used the negative of the Post-It die cut to place my hearts onto the white map paper (which is die cut with Hero Arts Frame die) before adhering them in place. The sentiment is stamped in Hero Arts Charcoal ink for a softer look.
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a goody bag to one commenter on every stop of the hop. Make sure you leave a comment here (and on all the stops) by 6pm EST on Thursday May 22nd to be in with the chance of winning. :)
Next up on the hop is one of my card making idols: