Monday, July 18, 2011

Sparkly Hello Blossoms



At a workshop last week I demonstrated a number of different ways to get glittery, using the Hello Blossoms A la Carte stamp from the current mini catalogue. It is amazing how versatile a single stamp can be.


First I showed how to use markers to ink up the flowers and stems separately to get a pretty array of colours. Then we stepped it up with punched blossoms using the Boho Blossoms punch and gems.

Then I demonstrated using a glue dot to get a perfect circle of glitter and using heat and stick and glitter on a brad. These are the cards I made from my samples: see this stamp even does Christmas!


Here is a closeup of the glitter centres.


The glittered brads were super effective and also a fantastic way to use up odd brads: the colour doesn't matter as it get completely covered in the glitter! I experiemented a bit with the technique (originally demo'ed by Shelli Gardner at Convention) and found an even better method using a custom glitter mix. I can teach you the technique when you book a workshop with me! Here is a closeup.

As usual photography doesn't do the sparkle justice.
And here is the completed card
Of course by now I was on a roll: I will post some more cards I made using Hello Blossoms and Glitter tomorrow!

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