Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Paper Players Challenge #102 - Christmas In July!

This week I am very excited to be joining the Design Team at the Paper Players (for a six month term).  How awesome is that???   :)

Ann has this fun theme challenge for you, so pull out your Christmas papers & seasonal stamps, & come  play along!

(click on the graphic to go straight to the Challenge)

Not having any Christmas paper in my stash, I've chosen to make my own, using the emboss resist method.  Here's my project:-

I've stamped the lacy flower image with versamark, heat embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder, to get shine & sparkle, & then sponged the images with pool party ink to make the intricate design really pop!

The sentiment has been stamped on a strip of cardstock & then I've inserted the strip in through the base of the modern label punch to get the fancy shape at either end.

I've also made some matching mini "glimmer" brads (details at the end of the post).

Hope you can join in the fun at The Paper Players!

Here are the links to the rest of the Team:-

Lesley Croghan (on a break)- Always Playing with Paper
Ann Schach - The Stampin' Schach
Anne Marie Hile - Stampin' Anne
Jaydee - Jaydee's Stamping
LeAnne Pugliese - Wee Inklings
Nance Leedy (on a break) - Canopy Crafts
Vicki Burdick (filling in) - It's A Stamp Thing

& my fellow newbies:-
Amy White - White House Stamping
Dawn Easton - Treasure Oiler Designz
Jen Arkfeld - Stamped Silly

Thanks for looking.

Helen  :)

How to make your own sparkly brads:-
  • Hold the brad with a pair of long handled tweezers so you don't burn your fingers.
  • Ink the head of the brad with white staz on ink.
  • Once the staz on is dry, ink the brad with versamark ink, then your chosen ink colour (I used pool party), then dip the brad head straight into iridescent ice embossing powder.  
  • Heat set.
  • Ink the brad again with versamark, then your chosen ink colour & dip straight into iridescent ice embossing powder.
  • Heat set.
It's a bit of a process, but it's nice to have sparkly, matching brads.  :)

Card Components (All SU)
Cardstock:  Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Stamps:  Mixed Bunch, Snow Swirled, Contempo Christmas
Inks:  Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Versamark
Other:  Modern Label Punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Mini Brads, Pool Party Seam Binding, Dimensionals