Sunday, 2 April 2017

Using those embellishment clusters....

Hello, this beautiful sunny Sunday!
    Thanks for popping by! Here are some cards I've made with my home-made embellishment clusters.  I really love doing this and find it seems to cut down on time I spend faffing about with my cards. It's great because the focal point is already made and usually with a sentiment built in too. All I need to do is pick a size and some background papers and I'm off. So, without further ado, here's some I made earlier...

A wee bit of stitching, a few sequins and a sentiment of wooden letters from DoCrafts bare basics.

My favourite little cloud stamp and more red graph paper added on this card

Hello Sunshine stamp coloured with Pan Pastels as an extra sentiment

    Truthfully, the only extras that weren't kicking about the leftover stash I used here were some extra bits of graph paper I designed (so simple!) and printed out, and two separate tiny bits of stamping. They were really quick to put together. 
    Now, these are really bright and colourful, cheerful cards and possibly not to everyone's taste. My choice to go with this colourway was because I had a really old kit gathering dust on the shelves of Crafty Mission Control and it was easier to start this project with patterns and colours that I knew would work together, just as a starting point as I'd never tried this out before. I love the results and have moved on to a more freestyle approach with all sorts of leftovers - but that's for another post! One tip I will mention tho is - when die cutting for specific projects, use up your smaller scraps by die cutting out lots of smaller shapes in various sizes and designs. Store them in clear bags or mini clear boxes/tubs. You'll be surprised how quickly you accumulate these pieces and they are handy and ready to roll next time you want to make some clusters. Stay tuned for another post this week. I'm making a couple of Gorjuss cards...
Have a lovely weekend all,
CraftyJak xxx


  1. Fab selection of cards Jak, love the vibrant colours and modern designs. Shabneez x

  2. Thanks Shabneez, thanks for visiting! x

  3. wow love your super colourful cards Jak ... very cheery ... welcome to the blog hop ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  4. Thanks Sandy! This is a great way of finding lots of interesting blogs and friends! I hope more folk join up for the hop!

  5. Gorgeous cards, love the bright colours.

  6. Such lovely zingy cards - just right for spring!

  7. Fabulous cards and I love the bright colours. Welcome to the blog hop x

  8. Thank you for all your lovely comments ladies!!! x