Wednesday, December 5, 2012

on the 5th Day of Challenges...and a tutorial!

Over at Scrapbook Challenges we are hosting 12 Days of Challenges. We started on December 1st and will post a challenge a day until the can join in and do each challenge individually OR you can do what's referred to as a 'progressive' challenge, where you add each element to your layout each day...

~ On the 5th day of challenges Chanell challenged you, learn a new technique...How many times do we spot awesome ideas in the galleries or on Pinterest...and never try them out? Well, here's your chance! For this challenge, pick any new technique you like and go for it!

I was really trying to look online to find something I hadn't done before but after looking at my plain stamped snowflakes and tree, I thought to myself how I wished I could add some glitter to them. Then I remembered that I had an Adhesive Stamp pad!

I started by re-inking the glue to the pad to freshen it up with adhesive for my stamp...

Then I pounced my stamp into the glue pad...

I stamped onto my cut out stamped image...

this is what it looked like when I gently removed the paper from my stamp (I had to pull it away because it's an adhesive remember and as such it's tacky and sticks to the stamp)...

then I quickly put the stamped piece into a tray of fine glitter...I actually flipped it over so the adhesive was facing downward into the glitter and used my finger to gently press the paper into the glitter...just to ensure I got the best adhesion to my glue-stamped image.

For the other snowflakes I thought I'd add another colour...

Here's my finished snowflakes...I repeated the process with my tree as well. 

This is the glue-pad I worked great and because I've stamped my stamp into this and I can see where I'm stamping with my clear Acrylic stamps...I was able to match my image up perfectly and get the glitter onto the exact stamped could get the same effect with embossing, but you need to use embossing powder and heat set it...this was fast and easy and I hadn't used it before!

Join me tomorrow for my 6th Day of Challenges to see what I'm up to next with this layout...thanks for following along, I hope you're having fun with me :)

If you want to join in this challenge but you're joining late, don't worry, just follow the steps before this one and catch up! Or do a layout based on the individual challenges...either is great and you'll have a few more layouts completed in the process :) Thanks for stopping in today!


  1. Cute snowflakes. I wouldn't have thought about a glue pad. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Great tutorial! Never seen the glue pad before -- how does it come off your stamps?

    1. Thanks Carla, I've used plain old soap and water and I've used Stazon remover as well, the packaging recommends Stazon remover though

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