Thursday, September 1, 2011

Michael's Haul - Martha Stewart Microbeads



Today's post is on Martha Stewart's microbeads.  I bought them because they were on sale ($1.49, usually $3.99) but didn't really know what to do with them.  Apparently other people have this problem to, as referenced by Googling "how to use Martha Stewart Microbeads".

I can't believe how easy they are to use - they're basically just like glitter, but bigger (and honestly less messy IMO).

All you have to do is put Ranger's Glossy Accents where you want your beads to go, then pour the beads right on!  Here's some cards featuring microbeads:

This is the first test - just using a couple dots of orange microbeads.

Wading in a bit deeper, making some scrolls of beads.

Bolder now, using it to make a word.

This is done on letters cut by my Pazzles Inspiration.  BLOOM in lapis lazuli microbeads.  I really love the background on this one also, as it was my first attempt at using Adirondack alcohol inks.  More on that to come.

Hope you liked these cards and will give Martha's microbeads a try.  They come in jars as shown above, or in a set of smaller jars if you don't plan on using them alot.  I have a feeling they will quickly become a cardmaking staple!




6 comments:

  1. I love your cards! I haven't seen the microbeads! I love the way they look! Your cards are awesome!

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  2. These are just great cards! I am so excited to be visiting your blog---I am for sure a new follower! I am already inspired---I never really knew what to do with micro beads either! I used to make so many cards and now I have been busy doing other things.... I might just have to stop to make a couple this next week---thanks for the inspiration! Anyways, I am so glad you stopped by my blog so that I could find yours! I would love it if you would consider linking up to my party :o) Crafty Scrappy Happy Me. Thursday.
    :o)
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  3. @Betsy (BB)

    Thanks Betsy! I'm so glad you like them. I didn't know what I was doing with them either, but I LOVE how they turned out. Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

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  4. @Jaime Lyn

    Jaime,

    Thanks for becoming a follower, I appreciate you! I'm glad I could inspire you and will definitely check out your link party!

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  5. @Jaime Lyn

    Jaime,

    Thanks for becoming a follower, I appreciate you! I'm glad I could inspire you and will definitely check out your link party!

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  6. yayyyy I am so glad that you linked up :) I am honored!!!
    Jaime

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