Monday, March 05, 2007

And the lightbulb went *DING*

My big light bulb moment while embossing Big Blossom with the glassy glaze was this. About 2 years ago, my upline's upline taught folks at HER upline's meeting about "paper shaping." It's a little time intensive, and messy, but VERY fun! And, it allows you to stamp your images on paper and then make that paper into a 3-D item. I'll try to photograph a tutorial on this sometime this week....but I wanted to share the results with you all now that it is dry!

For this project I stamped the Big Blossom with Cranberry Crisp ink, and also kissed to the Paisley background stamp which was inked with Cranberry Crisp ink. I also used several layers of whisper white cs, white glue, crystal effects, and a "small" amount of dazzling diamonds glitter (Look at that shimmer and shine!) Lastly, I used a Wonderful Weaves stamp to stamp So Saffron craft ink onto a clear button, which I then covered with crystal clear embossing powder and heat set. I tied some grosgrain through the middle, and that is my flower center.

This project would be a great topper to a box covered with Designer Paper, or instead of a bow on ANY gift! I've made several using the Petal Pushers stamp set which I then made into pins...but I think this might be a little too big to wear!! It's quite impressive in person though - I'm quite happy with how it turned out. And my daughter liked them so much, I had to give her one as well.

Be sure to check back for the tutorial...once I figure out how to take a picture with one hand while stamping/gluing/cutting with the other I'll get it posted!! :-)



  1. gorgeous!!! Great lighbulb moment!

  2. Can't wait for the tutorial Jana - this is definitely something I want to try. TFS!

  3. I will definitely watch for the tutorial on this. Really pretty!

  4. Absolutely brilliant! Love the glitter.....but of course you know I LOVE glitter! Well done!!! This would be a perfect size for a barrette!

  5. wow very detailed turotial- well done! lovely project! What is kissing? Does it mean taking another stamp and stamping the image on anoteher, does that make sense> May be it is easier if I leave you to answer the question!

  6. Jana, this turned out beautifully!! You already have my wheels spinning... I remember you telling me about this technique quite some time ago and I have never tried it... after seeing it with this jumbo flower I have decided I may just have to give this a try!! Thanks again for sharing, this is beautiful!

  7. That is so-oo-oo Beautiful Jana, you are awesome!!!


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