Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Little St Nick Bingo Card, Tags and Transparency Flakes

Good morning everyone! I have the day off and am snuggled in my craft room with coffee today, so I thought I'd start the day off with a blog post.

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I stamped off a bunch of Crafty Secret's "Little St Nick" images to use in Christmas projects, and colored them in.

I started out making Christmas tags with the colored images, and then used one in my traditional bingo card ornament, for my bingo card tree!

I stamped off a bunch of snowflakes on transparency sheets and embossed them..they've become the main theme running through all of my Christmas projects this year. I thought I'd give a short tutorial today and show you how to make transparency snowflakes! I've been going crazy adding these snowflakes to my projects this month...they are so EASY.

Here's what you'll need:
Transparency sheets
White detail embossing powder
Embossing Buddy
Old buttons
Spellbinders dies
Snowflake stamps (I used Crafty Secrets "Christmas Joy" set and Pinefeather Press/Papertrey "Snowfall Additions"

Rub your embossing buddy over the transparency sheet. This will reduce static and help the embossing powder to only stick onto the stamped image instead of the area surrounding it.

Stamp your snowflakes on the transparency (with the versamark ink) and then dump white detail embossing powder on the flakes.

Dump off the excess embossing powder and snap the back of the sheet a few times with your finger, to make sure the powder is just on the snowflakes, not the surrounding area. Then take your heat gun and run it over the flakes until the powder melts & becomes shiny.

Then punch your flakes out with a spellbinders scallop or circle die, and glue buttons to the centers. Easy~! Hope you all can take some time this season to sit down and indulge your creative side! I'll have another tutorial this weekend for you and more Crafty Secrets inspiration soon!


Heidi G said...

You could take the clear snowflakes and roll them up and insert them into a clear ball ornament to make floating snowflakes inside the ball. Just be sure the circle is cut slightly smaller than the circumference of the glass ornament. The clear acetate will unfurl inside the glass. Just thought I'd share my idea to take your idea one step further.

klasickewpie said...

So nice to see you back as a guest designer. Your vintage bingo cards are sooooo cute!

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