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Blog Hop: Stamping and Craft Techniques

I've so been looking forward to this blog hop since Ros let us know the theme would be techniques. I know - great idea isn't it!  I always love learning new things, or being reminded of a technique I've forgotten.   Grab a cuppa and have a browse round the 7 stops in today's hop and get some tips for 7 different stamping or craft techniques. 

Waving a hi if you've arrived here from Ros's blog where she's showing us all about washi tape.  And a hello if you're kicking things off from here. 

My card today features glitter panel technique - one my Christmas In July class regulars know well as I think I include it every year. 

First up you need to stamp your image.  I've used the gorgeous gingerbread man (and star) from Scentsational Season and the colours Cherry Cobbler and Baja Breeze.  I used the labels framelit and my Big Shot to cut out the piece of cardstock.


Grab your Versamark Pad out.   Is yours all beautiful and pristine or has it had a bit of an interesting life like mine!! 


See!   Tap your cardstock on the versamark pad (stamped image side down) - you'll need to move it a few times. 


Move and tap, move and tap, until your cardstock is nicely coated with versamark.


Now it is time to get out the heat gun, heat and stick powder and Dazzling Diamonds.

Tip heat and stick powder to liberally cover the cardstock ......


And then tap off the excess ...


... and heat with the heat gun until you see the powder change.  It will look shiny and you'll notice it is quite sticky.   Don't keep at it with the heat gun as this tends to dry it out and it will lose a bit of  tackiness. 

Now time for a dip in the Dazzling Diamonds fine glitter. 


Tap off the excess and I usually give it one more quick blast with the heat gun.  You won't see a change but it seems to help do that last little bit of setting.  (And blows off any excess that is not stuck down.  We have a nice sparkly floor in July!) 

Here's our glitter panel on a card.  (The card layout is based on this Tina Gillespie card that I really liked.) 


Some silver glimmer paper 1" circles to form the scallop trim, some Be Of Good Cheer DSP and shimmery white cardstock for the base and embossed panel. 


I hope you get a chance to get all sparkly trying glitter panel technique.  Holler if you've got any questions.

Now it is time to head along to the lovely Margaret's blog to find out about kissing with an embossing folder - sounds intriguing!  Click here:   Margaret's blog

Have fun and I hope you learn some new techniques while you hop along the stops in today's blog hop.  Now I'd best be off - we have a certain little lad turning 6 this weekend so a cake to decorate and presents to wrap!

Cheers,  Sue


Vicki Hodgman

I loved how you did this card Sue. So cute. Vx

Ros Davidson

Love the glitter panel. Must try that technique myself...


Great sparkly card. and Happy Birthday!

Tina Gillespie

So sparkly and pretty! I love the twist you've put on my card, the ginger bread men look good enough to eat.


Oh Sue - that is so cute - what a brilliant card. Love the layout and the sparkly panel is one of my all time favourite techniques.

Chris H

Just gorgeous, Sue. Will definitely give this technique a try. Very Christmasy!

Alisha Watson

I love this technique, I think I first saw it on one of your other fantastic cards, this one is gorgeous, I need to get that set!!

Di Dunk

Love your card too Sue. So sparkly! (reminds me of heartfelt day. LOL!! All the glitter!!! ). Thanks for sharing with us.

Kathryn Ruddick

So Sparkly! Love the adaptation of Tina's lovely card, and love all that sparkle!
Happy birthday Jack!!

Christine Blain

Oh-so-cute, Sue! I hadn't thought to stamp the gingerbread man in colours other than browns, but this is adorable - and so sparkly! Lovely card, my friend.

Margaret Knoops

Your card is so SPARKLY & PRETTY! I must get out my Heat & Stick powder & play with it more. Roll on 1 September!

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