Today I made another Christmas card and I used micro beads. I used a sticky embossing powder to adhere them to my stamped star. I created the background with a couple of different distress ink and then sprayed a mix of water and perfect pearls over it. I love the sticky embossing powder, the trick is to heat it really really quick, otherwise it’s not sticky anymore. It took me a few tries but finally I got the hang of it. I think I will use this quite a lot, the possibilities are eeeeendless! 🙂 After I adhered the micro beads, I sprinkled over some distress glitter to cover up the parts where the microbeads didn’t stick. I really liked how it turned out.
I also made a small card to put on christmas presents while I had all of my stuff out. I used the same stamp with dry perfect pearls instead of microbeads. I traced around the edges with a silver pen and adhered a rhinestone to the center. The background is created the same way as on the card, with distress ink.
Take care and thanks for stopping by!
Challenges: Addicted to stamps
- Distress ink, broken China, Faded Jeans and Black Soot
- Stamp from Judi Kins, Heindesign
- Silver microbeads ( I’m not sure where mine are from but Martha Stewart carries similar )
- Rhinestone from Anita’s
- Perfect Pearls from Ranger
- Silver gel pen
- White cardstock, Neenah Solar white
- Versamark and Sticky embossing powder from Judi Kins
Beautiful background and the snowflake is very striking, great idea to use beads! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.
Vilken bra idé med beads. Kortet blev jättefint!