Christmas card with microbeads

Hello!

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.

Christmas card with micro beads, www.hartybyheart.com

Close up microbeads, www.hartybyheart.com

 

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!

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Challenges: Addicted to stamps

Supplies:

  • 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