Thursday, May 20, 2010

Memorial Day post for PPA

Hi Everyone,

I think I am finally getting back into the swing of things. I finally have time to work in my studio. My studio still needs LOTS of work, but I am crafting again with some regularity. Yeah!

I decided to play along with the PPA (Pals Paper Arts) challenge this week, where the theme is Memorial Day. This one is for my American friends and relatives.

This is a very simple card using almost no stamping! Take special note of the brads...... These are our Star Brads but I recently saw a technique on someone's blog (sorry I can't seem to find it right now) where she coloured in the centre of the brad using crystal effects and re-inkers. I loved the look! So I did just that. I took a little container (it was actually the clam-shell packaging from one of my acrylic blocks and squirted some crystal effects in it. Then I put a drop of real red re-inker and mixed it up with a pin (a tooth pick would work well too). I then used the same pin to pic up the colour and carefully fill the centre of the brad! Too cool! The best part is, these brads are FREE right now when you buy a stamp set from a select list. Click here to view that post.

Products used: All Stampin' Up
Stamp sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card stock: Real Red, Whisper White, Night of Navy
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Designer Label Punch, oval punch, small star punch, mat pack and paper piercer, star brads.

Just a reminder about the Demo Resource "Workshop Walk-through" that I launched the other day. I am running a contest for naming the resource by giving away a digital copy of it. Visit this post to learn all about it and enter a name in the contest to win. I will keep the contest open until I find the right name. Good Luck!



Ann Schach said...

Love the sentiment and how you accented it! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Linda Callahan said...

Bright and crisp like a perfectly pressed uniform! Great job - thanks for playing at PPA!

Patti MacLeith said...

Oh, thank you for letting us know how to color the brads! Very nice of you and thank you for playing with our American holiday theme!

Sue Lelli said...

Great card! LOVE the star brads!


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