I made a clean and simple Christmas card using "Stamp and Bond" powder - aka "Heat and Stick" powder - which was the first time I have used this product to make a card - and I really love the glittery effect that it gives. And now I have a very, very glittery craft room and my hair and face is "sparkling" LOL!!
The snowflakes were stamped using Versacolor Violet pigment ink, then I poured on the Stamp and Bond powder, removed any excess from around the images, blasted it with a heatgun until the powder melted, then immediately poured on fine Crystalina glitter. The sentiment was stamped with the same pigment ink and heat-embossed using clear ep.
As I didn't have a star brad that quite matched the purple, I also used the same Heat and Bond technique on it too. Best to hold the brad with tweezers so you don't burn yourself with the heatgun - and make sure you allow time for it to cool before you handle it. Handle it carefully too because it is really easy to damage/scratch it. I usually cut the prongs off my brads and glue them on with Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky glue (ie: strong adhesive) as I have a terrible time punching a hole in my cardstock in just the right spot for my brad to be lined up exactly where I want it. It's just my easier way of doing it :-)
The white cs base was embossed with my Big Shot and the CB snowflakes ef from the CB Winter Wonderland set.
The main panel is up on dimensionals. Lastly, I tied on Lilac twine and wrapped it twice around my card and tied a bow.
I have had a little production line going and made quite a few cards exactly the same but with different colours and will upload them when I get a chance. I am at last getting ahead with my Christmas cards!!
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 10702
Thu, Nov 10, 2011 @ 12:13 AM
so,so,so neat...:0)...lvoe that color and neat design. great EF with this to make it all match, great idea for fun Christmas cards....and that stuff you used is neat. like you say gives it a neat sparkly look and I am a sparkle..NUT...lol...so another reason im lovin this...:0)...TFS
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.