Posts Tagged ‘Funky Four’
So what is this? A Funky Four Technique Tutorial, or a Funky Five? Well, there are more ways to use glitter than just 4, so I figured I’d add another card today.
The chocolate glitter (there are 5 choices in the package) is a perfect match for the Chocolate Chip card stock here.
Want to know a secret? If you don’t know how to use your Heat N Stick Powder, you’re not alone! I get asked a lot of questions about stamping, but how to use Heat N Stick Powder is definitely in the top 5.
So never fear, I can help you figure this out. You’ll be making your own glittery mushrooms in no time!
- Stamp your image in Versamark Ink
- Pour Heat N Stick Powder over your stamped image.
- GENTLY tap excess powder off the card stock. Note: this powder is more granular than embossing powder. If you tap too vigorously, too much will fall off your image and you’ll have spotty glitter in the end.
- Use the Heat Tool (see it online) to melt your powder. Note: melting happens quickly! Don’t overheat your powder or it will lose stickiness. Melt only until you see the powder go from white to clear.
- Pour glitter over the melted powder and tap excess glitter back into container.
- Use Heat Tool to briefly set the glitter. This takes about the same amount of heat/time as when you melted the powder in the first place. Brush away any stray glitter.
Okay, you might also want your Heat Tool (see it online), but you probably already figured that out. Get ready for Dazzling Diamond Dust. This is a fabulous way to make some fun panels for your projects.
Dazzling Diamond Dust Technique
- Stamp your images on a card stock panel
- Applying your pad directly to the card stock, cover your panel with Versamark Ink
- Pour Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder over the card stock and tap off excess
- Melt powder with Heat Tool and add panel to your project
Quick notes: The mushrooms are colored here with Stampin’ Write Markers, and the colors come directly from the Play Date Designer Series Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, So Saffron and Tempting Turquoise. The DSPs in the Stampin’ Up! catalog are a GREAT source of color inspiration, whether you are using that particular paper on your project or not. (see the papers online)
Today’s Glitter Technique is an easy one, too. Glittered Sticky Strip!
- Place a piece of Sticky Strip Adhesive on your project.
- Remove the red backing paper and pour the glitter over the top.
- Press glitter into the Sticky Strip to get the best coverage, then tap off excess glitter.
This is a great technique for a spot where you don’t want to tie a ribbon, but need that extra ‘something’.
Remember the Bill Cosby commercials from the 80′s? He used to go around saying, “There’s always room for Jell-o!” Well I feel the same way about glitter. There’s always room for glitter!
This is another of my LovenStampfuls Demonstrator Class cards (you can still join my Stampin’ Up! family at a discount).
The card uses the Funky Four stamp set (see it online). The fun tweak though? It’s the Supernova Fine Glitter on the White Taffeta Ribbon.
If you’re looking to add more glitz to your card but aren’t sure where, this is a fun technique to try.
Glittery Ribbons Technique:
- Tie ribbon on card layer
- Use 2-Way Glue Pen to draw a line along the middle of the ribbon
- Shake Supernova Fine Glitter over the glue, tap off excess
Simple! And voila, glittery ribbons.
Did you know that you can pick stamp sets from the MAIN catalog as free Sale-A-Bration gifts? You can!
You probably already know that when you order $50 in Stampin’ Up! product between now and March 31st, you’ll receive a free stamp set (or other gift) of your choice from the Sale-A-Bration Mini Catalog (download it here).
What you may not have realized is that the last page of the SAB Mini Catalog has a list of 60+ stamp sets from the main catalog that are also available!
This card was one of the ones we made at our LovenStampfuls Demonstrator Class on Friday evening. It’s not too late to sign up as a new Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator (at a discount!) and take advantage of these extra learning opportunities in our group. Email me if you don’t already have a local demonstrator and would like more details.
This COLOR BLOCK technique is easy! I just used the 1-1/4″ Square Punch to punch out the 3 colored squares, and then sized the Whisper White layer on top to match the width of the three squares. The whole color block is mounted on the Old Olive, and I trimmed that layer to fit inside the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder (see it online).
Note that if you’d like to just purchase these stamp sets, you can do that with the links above. If you’d like to pick these as your free Sale-A-Bration selections, you’ll need their SAB alter-ego order numbers from the SAB Mini Catalog.