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!