Stamp School! Embellishing with scraps of mesh and tulle!

Hi friends! I think the title of this post perfectly explains why my craft room is full to bursting, I mean, why toss a scrap of pretty metallic deco mesh if it can be used on  card, right?


I love that it adds texture and sparkle without bulk and weight and since it is a leftover from a project you would otherwise throw away it’s free! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! This tip really comes in handy when you are planing around a theme like an under the sea birthday party (Jellyfish pull-style piniata project coming in a week or two!) because you can use the same materials to creat decorations, party favors and invitations to not only create a cohesive look but also save money on supplies and have fewer leftovers when you are done. I always say the supplies you use are the best bargains!



Clear Bags (I find 6″x9″ to be the most versatile for mailing and craft fair packaging)
Deco Mesh in pink, turquoise and lime green (we will be using more of this in the future!)
Stamps of your choise (mine are from hero arts) SeahorseAnchorGoldfish
Dye ink pads
White cardstock
Kraft paper (or a brown bag)
Sequins if desired

This idea is not limited to birthday parties. Are you using deco mesh, tulle or burlap to make a Christmas wreath? Why not use your scraps to embellish your cards, gift tags and wrappings. Thinking dual purpose when you purchase will help you get the most bang for your buck and keep your craft room from looking like a museum of unused craft supplies. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

BTW there will be a live painting tutorial tomorrow at 12:30m ET! See you there!

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7 Responses

  1. Pretty card. I really like the layering. I am going to have to order some Christmas layering cards so I can make them faster. Getting slow in my old age.


  2. Love nautical…. anything with seahorses and anchors. What a cute card. Thanks Lindsay.


  3. I love using the deco mesh! The colors are so pretty. TFS


  4. Such a cute card! I love the underwater theme also and those seahorses are too cute! Just love the layered stamps 🙂


  5. Thank you for doing some mixed media. I love your watercolor videos, but am not there yet, so appreciate these videos. As usual, great ideas!


  6. Thank you for your fun card! I too am ordering this seahorse stamp set from Hero Arts. Love it! I think the best part of this card was the swirly background you incorporated with the stencil. Plus I love how you give us permission to use fun fibers as embellishments on the cards! I love incorporating all kinds of fun found items in my cards!


  7. I love the card and the layering stamp. Great job.


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