Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Twinkles St. Paddy's Day


Hi All! So, today I have a very Twinkley card and mini tutorial to share. I recently received some of Taylor's Tiny Twinkles and instantly fell in love. I love these little rhinestones because they add the perfect touch to every card. I decided to create a mini tutorial on how I like to adhere them to my cards. I am sure there are many different ways to apply them but this way seems to work perfectly for me. For this card I used the St. Patrick's Day image from the Year of Sweets 1 set. I started by stamping and coloring in my image on Choice Snow White card stock. Then, I pulled out my tweezers and Tumbow adhesive. I squeezed a drop of glue on some scratch paper and then using my tweezers grabbed a twinkle tot and dipped it in the glue. I tried to add just a touch of glue since that is all you need. If, the twinkle doesn't come right of the tweezer just use your fingernail to slide it off. I really find these rhinestones easy to use and perfect for adding a WOW factor to your card. Well, I hope you found this mini tutorial helpful. I can't wait to start seeing everyone's cards and projects using Taylor's Tiny Twinkles.
Until next time,

102 comments:

Colleen said...

Ana, I love this! I haven't used rhinestones before but now you make me want to! Thanks for sharing!
ColleenM

Denise (peanutbee) said...

AWESOME idea to add the twinkles to the pot of gold. Have to say again, your SHADING is INCREDIBLE!! Beautiful work, girl!

Jess said...

Love the twinkles as gold!! They are fabulous!! Thanks for the tips on how to use them!

Tamara said...

I love this idea...What a wonderful added touch it adds.
Thanks for sharing.

MacKenzie said...

Adorable! You can never go wrong with twinkles!

Bethany Paull said...

Love your sparkling pot of gold! And, yep, that's pretty much how I adhere little rhinestones too. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Just love the pot of gold!!! Such a fun creative card!

tirane93 said...

nice technique - the curved tweezers make applying tiny stones so much easier!

Jekka said...

I have never used the rhinestones because I couldn't figure out how to attach them. Thanks for the tip!

America said...

What a sweet and FUN card. Love the cute image. And your coloring/shading is super amazing. What a brilliant idea of the twinkles pot of gold. Thanks for the tutorial. I must get some of that tumbow adhesive glue 'cuz the glue dots can be sometimes be a pain to work with. :) TFS

Tracey said...

A fantastic tutorial Ana! Love your card! So fun!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

What a cute card. I always enjoy looking at your creations!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

ADORABLE card, Ana! LOVE the twinkles!

Karen said...

Wow!! Love it! Thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

Cute card...makes me want to get some St. Patrick's Day cards started. The rinestones really add to the card.

Michele B
mburnard@sympatico.ca

My SweetCards said...

Love the cute little Irish cupcake all dressed up in his tux. Love the twinkles too.

H. said...

very cute!

Dannie Graves said...

Such a great idea. Thanks for the tutorial!

Mandy Slack said...

Really, really cute, I have to get me some of those cute cupcake stamps.

{pam} said...

very cute card . . . i love st. patty's day!!! those tiny litte gems are oh-so-adorable! thanx for sharing how you adhere them to your cards!

leenda said...

Adorable artwork Ana! I do exactly what you did here to adhere these jewels! It works great!

Anonymous said...

Love the bling in the pot...maybe I'll get 'lucky' and win. Linda

Kathy said...

I love the Twinkle and sparkle. I hope I win your your great give away. Whoo-Whoo :-) Kathy T

Anonymous said...

Love the card...the colouring is great and I think the "gold" is too cute.
Connie

KarimGomez said...

|I love how you used the rhinestones! and thanks for the giveaway!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tutorial...I'm ready to get started on my St. Patty's Day cards.

Mae in FL

Sharon said...

This is a sweet card, and I like that is isn't the traditional all green for St.Paddy's Day.
THanks for the rhinestone tutorial.
Sharon

Pamela said...

Great idea...can't wait to get some and try them.

pscole3467 at gmail dot com

Anita said...

Your card is downright adorable!

Kim said...

This is so adorable! Thank you for the awesome tutorial!! :)

Sew-Ink said...

Love the card, it is super cute.

Gailanne said...

I love bling! Rhinestones are often the final touch I add to my cards. These ones look awesome.

Ifat Art said...

Great idea! I love rhinstones!!!

Thanks for sharing!
IfatArt

yaarit said...

thanks for the tutorial and for the blog candy.

Stacey said...

Gorgeous image, so super cute. Love this layout and your fab colouring. Thanks for the fun tutorial! ~x~

Justme said...

Great Idea!! I bought some real Swarovski (spelling) crystals but I've been too cheap to use them on my cards, so I just bought some rhinestones and I'll give them a try. Lovely work! Donna donnalb@newsguy.com

yael said...

what a beautiful card!!! your coluring is superb (how i envy you :-) thanks so much for the tutorial - i'll give it a try and for the chance to win such cool items.
yael

cgargus said...

Thanks for the idea! I hadn't found anything to work that well yet. Great card!

Francine (ttmoocow@msn.com said...

Love your card.....another "how to" will be added to my folder.

jen hayes said...

thanks for the info love the coloring

Anonymous said...

Ana, beautiful card as usual. Your blog is on my favorite blog list that I visit almost every morning. Top of the morning to ya! Pam

Bluemoon said...

Thanks for doing this. It might seem simple, but I got some for Xmas, and I'm wondering how to adhere them as they are sooo tiny small. Did you use special tweezers? Thanks again.

KmoRakefet said...

I love your blog and I very much enjoed reading your profile !!! So much goodness in your words :-)

I wish you the best weekend and not to be sick this winter again
:-)

Allison said...

I love the jewels! I try to use them whenever possible! Thanks for sharing your great design!

melanie pl said...

Great mini tutorial! Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy!

Anonymous said...

Sometimes a card just calls for something to make it pop. These do the trick!
T. Blue
tmblueb@hotmail.com

Sheri said...

Ana, that is adorable! I don't make St. Patty's day cards, but this one has changed my mind! Thanks for the tutorial as well

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Ana, this is SO adorable! Love the way you used Twinkles for the pot of gold - you're right! The perfect touch!

Nancy said...

Ana LOVE your card, your coloring is fantastic! I would love to learn how to use my copics like that! Love the little rhinestones. Thank you for the tutorial.

Pat said...

I love those Taylor's Tiny Twinkles. I love what you did with them on this adorable card.

Jeanette said...

I love those little rhinestones... and what a cute CUTE card!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your card. Those Tiny Twinkles add just the right amount of bling. I especially love the pot of gold....wish it was real too...LOL TFS the blog candy!!!!!

Gail H.
Booboostamper@aol.com

Momma Poff said...

I love love love the Twinks! Cute cute card!!

Momma Poff said...

I love love love the Twinks! Cute cute card!!

diane mcvey said...

OMGOsh, that is SOOOO cute, and perfectly colored!! And the bling is awesome! Thank you for the great info...what a great card! :D

createdbywendy said...

Fabulous Card, and the tiny bling is perfect. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy too!

Jennifer said...

LOVE how you used the twinkles! I need to get my hands on some of those.

cricut fan lbb said...

I always want to add some bling to my projects but it seems so time consuming. I love the idea of a drop of glue on scratch paper to dip in. Now I want to try it!

nanalady said...

I love the BLING! Thanks for sharing this technique. You always inspire. Thanks!

retiredheather said...

Great cad Ana. Those Little Rhinestones certainly class up a card. Beautiful.
Hugs
Heather

artfulwhimsies said...

what a great card!! love the pot of gold best!

Gingerbread Gal said...

Love this card! The twinkles are just perfect as the pot of gold. I just love them. Wonderful card!
:) Rachel

Lexi said...

Love your card! I need to add some bling to my wish list. It really makes your card pop. TFS

liannallama said...

what fabulous coloring on your card! I love the bits of twinkle! Thanks for the tutorial!

Tammy L said...

what a fun card! thanks for the tutorial. It gave me a few ideas for all the rhinestones that I have and not yet used.

Rachael said...

I LOVE this card! I just may have to buy that stamp you used now! :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Jenn AKA Cinderellie on Splitcoast said...

Darling Card! Great Technique!
Love the Bling!

amazedbygrace said...

Adorable card, love the gems! Beautiful colors too!

jovita said...

Great Card!

Julie Mutch said...

I love bling, great card! Awesome job of colouring, too, Ana! Thanks for sharing! :)

Sheri said...

Great idea..I've never seen that before!

Gina Wrona said...

Wow, thanks for the tutorial & card, plus candy, YUMMY!

Hugs,
Gina

Diane said...

Adorable card Ana! TFS the tutorial!

Carolyn said...

What a cute card and I love the little rhinestones.

thanks for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

Anita Hovey said...

I {heart} Tiny Twinkles too. I got some from a friend and they're appearing everywhere...so many applications!

www.hoveyhut.blogspot.com

Christine said...

Wow, I love the tutorial. Those rhinestones are cool!!

jamie said...

soooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!! love the rhinestones!!!!
jamie

Donalda Martin said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I was given some of the little jewels know I know how to attach them

Linda w said...

Ana this is such a cute card. I have not tried the tiny twinkles yet but they sure do add just the right bling on this card.

Thanks much

NancyS said...

You are so clever, Ana! The pot of gold is adorable, as is the entire card. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you.

Doramiyi said...

It's amazing what a little sparkle can do. Thanks for sharing and also thanks for the chance to win. Keep on inspiring.

doramiyi
doramiyi@gmail.com
-CANADA-

Anonymous said...

Love your card. My tiny twinkles came in the other day and I love using them on my cards. I enjoy your blog and creations! -- LaCee

Nana in Texas said...

Love the card. Thanks for the tutorial.

Becky

brooke b said...

Wow, Love the gold sparkles in the pot of gold. Beautiful Card!

redstamper7 said...

He is so cute and the coloring is awesome. Makes me want to go chasing rainbows. Great work!

Becky
jefbecdt@fmtcs.com

Cathy said...

Love your card and thanks for the tutorial. Nice way to add the little blings to a card.

Peggy M said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I had not heard about these little pieces of bling. And the adhesive is probably great for adding dew drops as well.

Maskedwoman said...

These little jewels are new to me but they sure added that perfect amount of sparkle to your card. Thank you for the tutorial!

milkshake007 said...

Thanks for the tutorial....and your card is very cute! Now I need a pair of tweezers and some tiny twinkles.

lakind said...

I have this stamp as well, and will be casing yours! Thanks for the tutorial!

Kiki said...

Love it !! the pot of gold is very cute the way you did it !!x

Anonymous said...

I have never tried the TOMBOW Metal glue. Thanks for the tips on the Taylor Tiny Twinkles. It makes perfect sense now. I can't believe I never thought to dip rhinestones in glue with my tweezers instead of squirting glue on my card and having extra glue. Love the cards too. I also love Taylor's stamps.

TAMI WOOD

Anonymous said...

Great card! Thanks for the tutorial!

Anonymous said...

Great card! Thanks for the tutorial!!!

Suzy Coborn

Go Canucks Go said...

Great tutorial! I always love to see what you guys come up with. Keep up the great work Ana =)

Heidi Brawley said...

vERY CUTE CARD!! LOVED THE TUTORIAL ALSO!!! THANKS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN SOME GREAT CANDY TOO!! ~HEIDI

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great sketch and card Taylor! Love all the shimmer. TFS!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome card Ana! Love how you used the twinkles. :o) TFS!

Anonymous said...

Great idea! Thanks for the tutorial
-Christine Bonneur

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love your card and those twinkles!!!!

Cindy C.
cac1957@hotmail.com

Kitty Rodahl said...

Am I too late? Didn't see that it was closed yet. Would love to get some of those Tiny Twinkles! Great tutorial, Ana! Thanks!

Justine said...

This is an amazing card. Gorgeous