Wednesday, September 30, 2009

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring CTMH Holiday Warmth and Tutorial for making Sparkle Brads

Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month blog hop featuring Close to my Heart's "Holiday Warmth" set! To continue hopping through the circle, simply click on the link at the end of this post.

When I saw this Christmas stamp set all I could think of was Dr. Seuss. The tree looks like it stepped right out of How the Gringch Stole Christmas so I decided to go with that thought and create a sparkly Dr. Seuss inspired card! I've used lots of White Daisy embossing powder and prisma glitter for shimmer and shine - in person the tree is almost holographic with sparkles including homemade Sparkle Brads! There is a quick written tutorial at the end of my post on how you can create some of these for yourself!

Close up showing the tone on tone Citrus Leaf snowflakes on the card base.

Close up trying to capture the sparkles! I've done spots all over the tree with my glue pen and added Prisma glitter to the tree. The Baby Pink brads have also been coated with some glitter as well - tutorial near the end of this post.

Materials Used:

Stamp set: Holiday Warmth
Paper: Citrus Leaf Cardstock, Clover Meadow Cardstock, Baby Pink Card Stock, Jingle Level 2 paper pack
Inks: Citrus Leaf, Baby Pink
Other: White Daisy Embossing Powder, Baby Pink Brads, Blush Ricrac, Prisma Glitter, Clear Detail Embossing Powder

I hope you've enjoyed visiting my blog today! Make sure you order YOUR Holiday Warmth set during the month of October and get a head start on your Christmas projects! For complete details of Close to my Heart's Stamp of the Month program (the stamp is discounted with purchase) visit my website HERE!

1. Mix Prisma Glitter and Clear Detail Embossing Powder (50/50 mix).
2. Using tweezers, push the top of your brad into your Versamark embossing pad.
3. Dip your brad into your Prisma/Embossing Powder mix.
4. Slowly heat with your heat gun until embossing powder melts.
5. While brad is still hot you can dip it back into the Prisma/embossing powder mix for an extra layer. Use your heat gun to melt additional embossing powder.
6. Carefully set aside to cool for a minute or two before placing on your project.

Now put on your frog feet and hop on over to Nancy Ball's site to check out her artwork! I can't wait to go through this hop and see all the wonderful artisitc creations from my fellow Close to my Heart consultants!


Amy said...

Beautiful job Paige! I love the colors that you picked and thanks for the tutorial too.

Katy said...

Great color combo!!!

Nancy said...

Very Pretty!
Love the colors.

The Brae-er said...

Love the colour choice- awesome job!

Misty said...

I love this card!

Helen Onulak said...

Too funny! I also thought of Dr. Seuss when I saw this set. I love the color combination you chose & the tip for how to make your own glitter brads - way cool!

Love the card! Great job!

Krista Ritskes said...

Wow, what a great colour combo!

Sheila Bennett said...

Love the pink and green color combo that you used. Really nice card - with great details. :)

Jena said...

I guess great minds think alike - I also made my own glitter brads! I was going to include the tutorial on mine but left it off this time around - I guess now I don't need it ;-) I love your fun bright card - TFS!

Haley D. said...

This is so cute! I made glitter brads with liquid glass and prisma glitter. Thanks for the tutorial.

Sarita said...

I love this color combo and thanks for the glitter brads tutorial. U ROCK!


Dawn said...

What a fun color combo, Paige! Thank you for sharing the glitter brad creation information too!

Anonymous said...

after browsing a lot of crappy blogs today, thisone is different!

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