Thursday, October 18, 2012

Moondrops

'Sup, homies?  Again, sorry for the delay in posting. I've been a busy little bee.  I've had some card orders lately that had to be made.  My aunt wanted me to make some birthday cards.  I think they turned out so cute:
Oh, how I love turquoise and brown together.

My friend, April, works for a company called Bright Side Crafts.  One of their products is moondrops, small plastic thingeys that look like this:
She's used them in lots of fun, different ways.  And they come in lots of different colors, all translucent.  She asked me if I could make some cards incorporating them so she could put them on Bright Side Crafts' blog.  I was more than happy to.

So my idea for these moondrops is to use them wherever I would normally use brads, eyelets, or sticky mosaic tiles or pearls.  As you can see on the card above, I used mosaic tiles (with sticky backs) on the "Happy Birthday" plate and faux pearl halves (with sticky backs) to anchor the ribbon at the bottom of the card.  I decided to try these moondrops in place of both types of embellishments.  Here is a card without any hard embellishments:
There is a little nubbin sticking out from each moondrop; I think it happens in the production process.  I used (per April's brilliant suggestion) fingernail clippers to trim the little nubbin off each moondrop:
Then I just used plain old Elmer's glue to glue a drop on the flat part of each moondrop:
Then I carefully placed gluey moondrops wherever I would have normally used a brad:
Elmer's glue dries clear, so no worries; the white didn't show after a couple of hours.
 The final product:
 This just really turned out so cute.  I'm excited to try them on some other projects.

4 comments:

megan said...

CUTE!!! I hope you made enough so I can buy some too:) hehe

Kathleen said...

Those are super cute!! You are so talented.

Aprillium said...

WAY CUTE! :D Thanks a ton Kar!!!

Mindy H. said...

You are an artist!

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