Welcome to September's Papertrey Ink blog hop!
This month's challenge:
"One of the most fun things about this hobby is the people you meet, whether in person or online, and the things you learn from them. Now is your chance to show off any skills you might have learned from a fellow stamper, and perhaps even give them a little shout out to thank them for the inspiration they have provided. Create a project using one of your favorite learned skills!"
This one had me stumped for a while. Then, I decided to look through the file on my computer where I had pictures of some of my first cards saved. Wow, that was a humbling trip down memory lane! LOL!! But, I found what I was going to dedicate this post to!
Natasha Trupp has a style of stamping that I've always admired. I love her Clean & Simple style and her blog has been in my Google Reader/Feeds since the time I really got into stamping! The post that this card is based off of is clear back from 2006 but it was a post that has stuck with me! On her card in this post she made her own chipboard buttons! Well, I am a sucker for anything with buttons, so I decided to recreate the buttons that she made then with a slightly different take today.
I used the snowflake dies that match PTI's new set, "Peace Be Still" and die cut several snowflakes out of chipboard and then die cut them again on cardstock. Then, I stamped the snowflake image and glued the cardstock to the matching chipboard shapes. Then, I took glue and put it on top of the snowflake and poured glitter to cover the entire image. After that was dry, I took crystal lacquer and put a generous amount on top of the glitter and used a paint brush to move the lacquer over the entire snowflake. By doing all this, the snowflakes are glittery and shiny and the glitter is sealed so it won't easily come off.
Below is a closeup.
Instead of making them into "buttons" I wanted to "hang" the snowflakes from twine. I wasn't really satisfied with how that looked so I added the ribbon instead. Also, did you notice how well the sentiment fit inside the new "framed" set? I love when I make those kind of fun discoveries!
Be sure to check out Natasha's blog, Palmtrees & Pogosticks! She also has a challenge blog that I enjoy visiting & playing along with when I can called Clean & Simple!
Thank you SO much for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think!
Be sure to check out the other blog hop participants via the link on Nichole's blog! Blog posts can be added until 10:00 PM Central Time tonight so be sure to check for an updated list!
Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Peace Be Still, Framed, Silent Night, Polka Dot Basics II
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores, Snow White, True Black, Champagne VersaMark
Other: Glitter, Crystal Lacquer, Pearls, Chipboard, Pop Dots, Ribbon, Fiskars Border Punch