Friday, November 06, 2009

Tutorial - heat and stick powder and glitter

Have you always wanted to know how to get your dazzling diamonds glitter and superfine glitter to stick to a stamped image shape, without falling off?The answer is Stampin' up's heat and stick powder!!! What you will need to make this project:
Heat and stick powder
Glitter (Dazzling diamonds or super fine glitter)
Versamark ink
Stampset: Gallery (works best with the solid stamp shapes)
Heat tool
Cardstock (whisper white or any colour really!)
Step 1. Stamp your image with Versamark ink. Hint: It is stickiest when just stamped, so don't let it dry out before putting the heat and stick powder on it.
Step 2. Cover the image in heat and stick powder. Then shake it off and return the excess powder to the container.Step 3. Heat the powdered image with a heat tool until it looks wet and sticky.Step 4. Cover the now sticky image with Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Then pour the excess back into the container.Step 5. Heat it again gently, (very quickly this time) just to set it. Your glitter will be firmly in place it won't fall off now when your recipient touches it ... Here is another image I have covered in glitter with the heat and stick powder: I tried all the gallery stamps and then one of my favourites from the Great friends stampset ... I particularly like this butterfly especially this one with leaves and vines through it, so it deserves a pink super fine gletter that stays where it's put.Here it is combined with the dazzling diamonds gallery frame and a raised circle to give it all another layer of dimension. Wish I could show you how it glitters in the light.The finished project is on a whisper white cardstock base, basic black and pink passion cardstock. Now to sweep up the mysteriously scattered glitter from the carpet, chair and clothes...And finally, my daughter (6) has used one of the butterflies on a card for her friend. It also uses forest friends, with the great friends for you stamp in the top right corner. I love how the reindeer says hello and the sun that shines down on it all.Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! There are instructions that come with the product but if you are like me you like a few pictures to illustrate the finer details. Enjoy!

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