Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Make it Monday #141- Using Glitter and Heat Embossing

Papertrey's MIM has challenged us to use Heat and Stick Embossing powder, which I don't have, so I'm hoping that using this holographic powder will suffice! I think it looks similar to using clear embossing powder, followed by glitter. First I stamped the tree with a variety of green inks, then I stamped again using Versamark ink. I sprinkled on the holographic powder, then heat embossed. I used my new-to-me stamp set "In the Meadow", as well as the new One-liners die. The background snowflakes were heat embossed with clear, and Distress Inks used to sponge the sky.
One more card done!

Thanks for looking!

Glitter Houses PTI Blog Hop November

My sister had the great idea of making glitter house Christmas ornaments for our children and grandchildren, so she came over for a visit, and we did them together. It was a lot of fun making up these Melissa Frances kits. I made 8 houses altogether, as you can see in this photo.
PTI's Blog Hop coincided with this project, which was fortunate! I used a little PTI cardstock, and sprinkled all of the houses with Prisma glitter, overtop of the other glitter, for some extra shine.

These two were made with glass glitter, from Melissa Frances (brown chunky glass glitter) and Art Institute (fine," antique-looking" glass glitter). The brown glitter reminds me of a stone cottage! I enjoyed using glass glitter as there is some weight to it, although the fine, traditional glitter worked well, too. I used Aleen's Glitter snow on the roof, fence and trees, as well as a fine dusting of Prisma Glitter over top of pretty much everything! I sprayed a glossy fixative over the whole houses and bases, in hopes of sealing in any glitter in years to come. I put some yellow vellum behind the window and door sashing to make it look like light is coming from inside.

This shows them all lined up on my mantle with the sun shining on them. The glitter really sparkles!

This shows what the snow on the roofs look like, and if you click on the photo, you'll be better able to see the Prisma Glitter sparkling.

The large, green house in the back is for my son and his wife, while the two pink ones are for my 2 granddaughters. The pink glitter on the right is Martha Stewart glitter, while the other two are glass glitter.

And these last 3 are extras, using the template from the Melissa Frances kits and cardstock, to make up a few more. I kept one template behind, for each of the styles of houses, in case I want to make some more next year.
Thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Make it Monday, #140: Ink Pad Designs

Ashley has challenged us to use our ink pads to create a background, so I've used several of my ink pads to simulate a sunset scene. I used PTI's "In the Meadow" stamps and dies, then added some Prisma Glitter on the snow and star, and some Stickles  on the tree to glitter it up.
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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Make it Monday #139, Stamped Square Frames

Dawn, over at Papertrey Ink, has done some lovely cards using the frames from Boutique Borders, so our challenge this week is to create a square frame, using stamps. I've chosen the Boutique Borders:Birthday frame, stamped in dark chocolate ink, as well as PTI's Scentimentals stamps to make this card for my granddaughters. I was a bit disappointed with the "scratch and sniff" powder I made up--perhaps my ginger powder was just old, as there is almost no scent whatsoever. I even mixed in a bit of cinnamon.
I Case'd a card Nichole Heady made, back when this stamp set was introduced. The pine boughs are from Peaceful Pinecones, and the holly dies are from Holly Jolly, all PTI. I used Spellbinders squares behind the focal image, and popped the gingerbread man up on foam tape.
Thanks for looking!