Saturday, November 6, 2010

Pins and Magnets

Hi Again;

Splitcoast Stampers has so many great tutorials on it, and for today's post I used Altered Game Pieces to make magnets and pins.

I started out with some Dominoes, which I bought at Target, at a very reasonable price.

Then I bought some magnets and jewellry pins at Michaels (SU doesn't sell these items) and blew the dust off my glue gun. and started stamping.

I used my Sanding Blocks to sand the smooth side of the Domino. I stamped the image with StazOn, colored with sharpies, and then sprayed with Acrylic Sealant.

After I stamped this one I covered it with VersaMark and embossed it with Iridescent Ice.  It looks great, but I found the embossed Iridescent Ice chipped off.

Ink:  StazOn, Sharpies
Stamp Set:  Wishing You Cheer (retired)
Accessories:  Acrylic Sealant, Magnets, Pins

  1. Patience, Patience, Patience.  You need to be sure things are dry between steps and before spraying with the sealant; I used my heat tool.
  2. When spraying with the acrylic be sure you have your spray can several inches away from your domino, or the ink might run.

I hope you enjoy my post today.

Monday, November 1, 2010

It's Magic!

I'd just like to start this post telling you that in no way is this my idea (I wish I could come up with something so cool!).  I CASEd this off Tinkerin In Ink with Tanya, she gives a great tutorial.

Did you know that you can take this...

Turn it into this...

Package it all up into this...

Like this...

And your final package looks like this!

But, wait there's more.  You can safely burn these (I tried myself).
This is the tealight burning.

This is after burning for about an hour. I didn't expect the stamped image to still be intact, but as you can see it was.

And this is the tealight burned all the way to the end, and still the image is intact.

Here's another sample of tealights done with snowmen.

Supplies for Fall Tealights
Cardstock:  More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Confetti White
Ink:  More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Garden Green, Cajun Craze
Stamps:  Day of Gratitude
Punches:  1 3/8" circle punch, 1/16" hole punch
Accessories:  Heat Tool, SNAIL, Sticky Tape, Paper Snips

For the Snowmen Tealights I used A Cute Christmas stamp set.

  1. The instructions on Tanya's blog are really easy to follow.
  2. The only tip I have is to cut a sliver off the 4 smallest flaps (the only piece that's left after you cut all of the shaded area in each of the corners) like the picture below.  It just helps them fit under the larger flaps when you fold them over.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I did.