Bling. Who doesn’t like it?! I love to add a little to my designs. I’m not an over-the-top sparkley kind of girl but a small touch…absolutely! A rhinestone to dot an i, some sparkle in the middle of a flower, to accent a holiday card, use as a faux brad to balance the design…there are lots of ways I love to use it. I’ve tried a lot of different brands of rhinestone stickers. I have many faves for various applications, but I must say, I am completely enthralled with these new Me and My Big Ideas Icon package of Rhinestone Singles. Very sparkley…they are very classic looking and are very good quality for crafting with.
What I like about Me and My Big Idea’s Rhinestone Singles..
- High quality shine
- variety of sizes
- sized perfectly for cardmaking…nothing too huge and the smallest is perfect for those tiny spaces
- variety of colors
- adhere well to many surfaces…paper, paint, plastic, transparencies
- depth – perfect without adding a lot of bulk to your design
- neat and tidy packaging stores well
- prices – extremely reasonable – works out to approximately $.04 per rhinestone!
- easy to purchase colors that you regularly use
- with names like Iris, Fern, Freesia, Hibiscus, Dahlia, Poppy…who can resist?
Where to Buy…
Me and My Big Ideas products can be found in many scrapbook supply stores and on the web. I love to buy mine from Jacksonbelle Embellishments.
For this design, I pulled out some new stamps that were really calling my name. The brand new Broad Stripe backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms really reminded me of a candy cane stripe so I inked it up with some Real Red ink and love the clean bold look it creates! I paired it up with this darling Snowman and Cardinal stamp by the same company. Isn’t that cardinal just darling! I knew if would work great with these rhinestone stickers I wanted to highlight today.
After stamping my main image in black ink, I colored him in with my Copic markers and added three of the tiniest rhinestones as the berries for the holly. It is always fun to use the for tiny accents to decorate a stamped design and to draw attention to a little area. As the cardinal is my favorite part of this stamp, it worked perfectly here. After matting my image with Real Red and Whisper White cardstock, I added a couple stitching details. A vertical zig zag stitch runs up the sides of my background panel and straight stitch stitches down my white square layer.
I still wanted to add another accent to this design and was unsure what to do until I saw this little package of clear buttons on my desk by Stampin Up. I chose a large square shaped button because of its surface area and it also worked well with all the bold lines and square shapes of my design. The snowflake is actually the smallest snowflake from the CHF Snowflakes Large stamp…a gorgeous mix of snowflakes that measures 3.5″ x 4.5″. I was actually surprised when I got this stamp…it is larger than I expected and I just love it! After inking that up with Black Stazon ink, I stamped it onto my button and then added 6 tiny Fern colored rhinestones to the dots of the snowflake. I love the sparkle and how it makes a great embellishment. After tying it with some red grosgrain ribbon, I added it to a matted cardstock layer with a glue dot. Voila! Another fun festive Christmas design! 🙂
Have a fabulous day!