Tips & Techniques: Adding Colour to Rhinestones & Pearls

Tips & Techniques: Adding Colour to Rhinestones & Pearls

If you’re like me and LOVE to use rhinestones & pearl accents, but don’t always have the right colours, then this tip is for you.  My favourite thing to do is to colour my rhinestones & pearls with a Stampin’ Blends marker!

Yep, you can colour your rhinestones!

I usually colour clear rhinestones because I tend to buy these in bulk, especially since I always run out of the smallest sized ones.

Here is a picture of the coloured pearls for my card.  I wanted the colour to complement my crumb cake flourish on my card.  So I recommend colouring your pearls or rhinestones with the darker shade of Stampin’ Blends

When colouring your rhinestones and pearls, here are a couple of important things to keep in mind:

  1. Apply the colour evenly as the colour can come off if you run the Stampin’ Blend back over it.  I usually smoosh my Stampin’ Blend on the top and circle my way down all the way to the plastic sheet
  2. Choose a Stampin’ Blend with a darker colour than you want it to be.  The rhinestone and pearls take colour, but it ends up lighter than if the marker is colouring white paper
  3. I “test” my Stampin’ Blends colours on the larger rhinestones and pearls as I don’t use them often.
  4. You can easily change your shade of colour by taking another Stampin’ Blend and colouring over it
  5. Let the ink fully dry and lightly tap the rhinestone or pearl with your finger to make sure all the extra ink is off.  Otherwise, you can end up with a mark on your paper if you move your rhinestones around like I tend to do

Here is my final card!

I hope you found this tip useful.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Make It Monday #4: Adding Colour to Outline Images

Make It Monday #4: Adding Colour to Outline Images

I use to stay clear of outline image stamps.  Why?  Because they meant extra work, extra time to colour the images and I like to create quick and easy cards.  But I have since discovered a new way to use my outline image stamps, and today I’m going to share with you just one way to create quick and easy cards without colouring in your outline images.

I’ve used the Fallen Flowers Stamp Set and stamped in Versamark ink onto a variety of different colour cardstock.  Then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  The large flower I stamped twice and then cut out the center using a pair of paper snips and popped it up with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

All images have been die cutted using the coordinating May Flower Framelits alternatively you can fussy cut, be sure to leave a slight border around each image

The greeting was stamped onto Whisper White Cardstock using Birthday Blooms Stamp Set and cut out using the Stitched Shapes  Framelit Dies 

Click HERE to Download your free PDF Tutorial 

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Fallen Flowers, Birthday Blooms
  • Ink – Versamark Ink, Memento Black Ink
  • PaperCrumb Cake, Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Whisper White CS
  • Other Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, May Flowers Framelits, Stitched Shaped Framelits, Big Shot, paper snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Liquid Adhesive

Dimensions:

  • Crumb Cake CS – 8-1/4” x 5-7/8” (21 x 15cm) scored and fold at 4-1/8” (10.5cm) to create a cardbase
  • Whisper White CS – Scrap piece
  • Berry Burst CS – Scrap piece
  • Old Olive CS – Scrap piece
  • Crushed Curry CS – Scrap piece

Directions:

  1. Stamp the large flower image two times onto Berry Burst CS using Versamark Ink. Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with a heat tool until the powder melts
  2. Stamp the medium flower image once times onto Berry Burst CS using Versamark Ink. Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with a heat tool until the powder melts
  3. Stamp the small flower image twice times onto Crushed Curry CS using Versamark Ink. Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with a heat tool until the powder melts
  4. Stamp the leaf image twice onto Old Olive CS using Versamark Ink. Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with a heat tool until the powder melts
  5. Die cut all images using the coordinating May Flower Dies and Big Shot Machine
  6. Fussy cut the center from one of the large Berry Burst flower images using a pair of paper snips
  7. Stamp greeting onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS with Memento Black Ink and die cut using an oval from the Stitched Shape Framelits and Big Shot
  8. Adhere the greeting the flower images to card base as shown in photo using Liquid Adhesive
  9. Adhere the fussy cut flower center using a stampin’ dimensional. You’re Done!

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card.  You can view it on this link HERE.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel so you receive notification of when I post a video to my channel.

Not able to create today?

Why not create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY? Or, print them off and create an Inspiration Folder for future use.

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store


See you next week for a new Make It Monday feature