May 18, 2019
Show your loved ones how much you care with a unique and beautiful handmade card, made with real Swarovski flatback crystals. Super-simple to create, handmade crystallised cards make a real impression and can be saved for many years to come.
Not sure where to start? Here, you’ll discover everything you need to create stunning handmade cards with Swarovski flatback crystals.
Choose your crystals
The first step to creating stunning crystallised handmade cards, is to choose your crystals. At Bluestreak Crystals, we have an extensive range of Swarovski flatback crystals to choose from. You’ll find every size, shape and colour you can possibly imagine, giving you an exemplary amount of design choice.
Our collection of mixed crystals is particularly ideal for creating handmade cards. Offering a selection of colours, shapes and sizes, they provide great value for money and allow you a much greater choice when creating your designs.
Gather your tools
Once you’ve got a decent selection of crystals, the next thing you’re going to need is tools. The main tools you’ll need include adhesive and a pick up tool. However, you may also find a cocktail stick and a ruler useful too. The ruler can be used if you’re looking to create straight lines, or symmetrical designs. The cocktail stick is useful for applying smaller dots of adhesive.
It’s especially important to pay attention to the adhesive you invest in. Some are definitely much better than others, so it could be worth reading online reviews before deciding which one to invest in. If you’re planning on selling your handmade card creations, you’ll definitely need to high-quality adhesive to ensure the Swarovski flatback crystals don’t fall off during transit.
A picking tool will make it much easier to create accurate designs. It will also minimise the mess created. Once you’ve got your tools and your crystals, you can then get to work on your designs.
Find inspiration online
You’ll find an extensive number of design ideas online. Simply search for handmade cards with Swarovski flatback crystals and you’ll be presented with lots of great ideas. Some websites even have templates you can download which already feature a specific design. With these, all you need to do is fill them in with the crystals of your choice.
Handmade cards with Swarovski crystals are beautiful, luxurious and easy to create. So, if you’re looking for a new craft project to work on, you’ll definitely want to consider giving handmade cards a go!
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The Bluestreak Crystals Size Chart can be found below. To download / print a PDF version of this colour chart, please click here.