Thursday, April 18, 2013

Stampin' Up! - Valentine Treat Bundle Class...

Here's our final card from the Valentine Treat Bundle class I held in January.  Have you tried dyeing the 5/8" Trim Flowers yet?  Super easy and you can get them just the color you want to coordinate with Stampin' Up!'s colors.  Here's how to do it:

Take one of the round plastic holders that Stampin' Up!'s brads and buttons come in.  You don't throw those away, do you?  Hang onto them - there are lots of uses for them.  In fact, I will do a post with a few of them for you in the weeks to come.  Back to the flowers...

Pour about a 1/4" of 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol in the container.  Take the desired reinker and drop 5-6 drops into the alcohol.  Swirl around until it is mixed together.  Drop the flower(s) into the solution and pull out using tweezers - unless you don't mind your hands getting stained.   Wrap it up into a paper towel to absorb the alcohol.  When you open it up, the flower is almost completely dry already and ready to put on your card using Glue Dots.  If it is still a bit lighter than you want, dip it back in and darken it up.  You can use water but then you would have to wait while it dried - probably a couple hours and who wants to wait when creating????

Here's what you will need to duplicate this card:
Stamps:       Happy Heart stamp, Itty Bitty Banners & Delightful Dozen
Inks:            Real Red & Primrose Petals (for flowers)
Paper:         Real Red, Pool Party, Whisper White & More Amore DSP
Other:        5/8" Flower Trim, Baker's Twine, Adorned Accents folder, Bitty
                    Banners framelit, Pearls, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Heart
                    punch, 2 3.8" Scallop circle punch, Pool Party Ruffle ribbon, Real
                    Red 1/4" stitched ribbon

Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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