Welcome to the Pals monthly blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here! December is time for glitz and bling with “All that Sparkles & Shines”. Today we feature projects that sparkle or shine. Maybe even a little of both.
You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
- Use a Stampin’ Trimmer to cut a piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score and fold at 5 1/2″.
- Cut a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper to 3 3/4″ x 5″. Remove the center leaving about a 1″ thick frame.
- Cut a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to 3 3/4″ x 5″ then use the background stamps to stamp Versamark Ink and cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Flick away the excess and set with a Heat Tool.
- Use an Aqua Painter to add a Bermuda Bay watercolor wash onto the Shimmery White. Remove the excess ink from the embossed images with a paper towel. Adhere to the Silver Glimmer Paper and card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Use the Blizzard Thinlits Die (currently on sale for $23.80) to crop Silver Glimmer Snowflakes using the Big Shot and Precision Base Plate. Adhere the snowflakes as shown with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Use the Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment in Bermuda Bay Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock. Without removing the cardstock, stamp again using Versamark Ink and cover with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Flick to remove excess and set with a Heat Tool. Cut to 1″ x 3 1/2″. Wash with an Aqua Painter and Bermuda Bay Ink.
- Add Rhinestone Basic Jewels as a final touch.
The Silver Glimmer Paper is drop dead gorgeous! The perfect example of all that Sparkles & Shines! With the newly designed thinner Glimmer Paper, it is much more die-cut and punch friendly. Glimmer paper is available in 4 stunning colors: Gold, Sparkle, Rose & Silver.
Rhinestone Basic Jewels is another item from Stampin’ Up! that sparkles. It is the perfect compliment to the sparkle of the Silver Glimmer Paper. Tip: If you want the Rhinestones to color coordinate with your project, use a Stampin’ Blend Marker to dye them the color of your choice.
Want an embossed look but don’t have the correct embossing powder? Stamp the image or sentiment in your choice of ink. Use the Stamparatus to stamp the image again in Versamark in (it will stamp in the exact spot, just leave the cardstock in place), cover with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and you have your custom color!
More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s hoppers. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 9, 2019, when our Hoppin’ Pals share projects “From the Heart”. Don’t miss the fun.
Pals Blog Hop Line-up:
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot! ***YOU ARE HERE***
- Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
- Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
Stesha, this card is just breathtaking! I love all of the elements of the snowflakes and colors. I am sending you a huge blizzard of hugs, thanks for sharing all of the instructions for this awesome card!
Lovely Stesha! Thanks for sharing!!
Fabulous piece of art, Stesha! Love your choice of colors!
LOVE this card. I just adore the texture. Nice work!
I love your background. It is perfect for this beautiful card! So pretty!