Monday, February 2, 2009

Bounce baby out the door...get up and move...

Happy Tuesday morning, folks! I have a fun post for you today, cause the MFT girls are doing a Bling 'Bet Bounce! Doesn't that sound fun? If you've just come here, you'll want to start at Kim's blog and bounce down the end, where you just might win a prize!

I am totally IN LOVE with this new alphabet from My Favorite Things. It will be available to order on Wednesday night at 10 PM Eastern, and for $16 it's a total steal! Today we're bouncin' to give you tons of tips and tricks and ideas for using this set.

I decided to make a thank you card for my project today. Since I don't have a Hot Fix tool yet, I'll show you how I applied my crystals with some tweezers and a handy dandy Quickstik.

When working with a clear alphabet set, you can make sure your word or phrase will fit, lay the letters stamp side down onto your cardstock.

Once you're happy with the placement, press your acrylic block onto the stamps, sticking the back of the stamps to the block. (hmmm...methinks it's time to clean my blocks...)
Now you're ready to ink up your stamps and stamp! I've assembled the tools for my project - Swarovski Crystals, Tweezers, Quickie Glue Pen, & my Quickstik.

Ready to go? Add a bit of glue to the first circle with a Quickie Glue pen. (Sorry for the blurry pic.)

To use the Quickstik, remove the cap and twist the top until the green adhesive starts to push out of the top. Once there's a little TINY bit of adhesive showing, loosen the top to stop the flow of adhesive. Then pick up the crystal with the adhesive.

Next, place your crystal onto the adhesive. Hold the crystal in place with your tweezers and lift the Quickstik away. Make sure before you start that your tweezers are clean and free of adhesive residue (learned that the hard way). Otherwise, when you move the tweezers, the crystal will come with them!

Don't worry if your crystal shifts a little. You can move it back into place with your tweezers.

Once you're finished applying the crystals, you're ready to assemble your card! I made a little card measuring 3 1/2" x 5 3/4." I added a couple of primas and a button, and layered the main panel onto the striped Spring Digi Paper. Do you likey?
I hope you've enjoyed my project today and all the fabulous stuff you've seen so far. Next stop is Janna's Blog where she has something fabulous for you! Enjoy!

31 comments:

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

very cute! love how there is a little bit of white around the stones!

Jessie/knightrone said...

How CUTE!!! Love it!!

JessicaK said...

Sweet card. Love the up-close pix - all that tweezer work - reminds me of the Doctor game where it beeped if you touched the edge with your tweezers :D

StampOwl said...

great tutorial and card Shannon

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Fantastic TUT! Lovely card.

texasjodylynn said...

Super cute! I like the smaller stones in there! I have a ton of 3mm stones, so I will have to try that!

Cindy Haffner said...

Super job.

Sandi in FL said...

BEAUTIFUL Shannan!!! Great tutorial too!

Kelli said...

Bless you for allowing me to not buy ANOTHER tool, I can use my quickie Glue pen too!!! AndI LMAO over the "fun loving memories" of sticking goodies to my tweezers... UGH!!!!!

kngwd89 said...

Cute card...enjoyed the humor in your tutorial!

Carolina said...

What a sweet card Shannon! Love all that bling!

Joanne B. said...

Love it!! Beautiful card!!!!

StampinCathy said...

This is a fabulous bling card. Great tutorial and just love your creative style.

Amy said...

these are fabulous tips Shannon! TFS! And I love the card, I'm gonna try something like this myself!

Hugs,
Amy

Janna said...

This is just adorable!! I love the distressing you did around the edge! But thank you so much for the tip about placing the letters on your block! You are a genius! I never would have thought of that! Can't wait to try it out!

SMiles,
janna

Donna said...

LOVE it! where do you get a quick stick at? that's neat! YOU ROCK, Shannan!

Lisa Graves said...

So cute! Love it!

Kim said...

That is completely beautiful Shannan!

Lisa H. said...

thanks for the placement tip! your card is fabulous!

Callie Michelle said...

Wow! That looks like a lot of work with the tweezers, but I LOVE the results!

Julia Aston said...

Great thank you card! thanks for the tip on lining up the stamps!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

OOOOOOOOOH how I love this blinged out card! Just gorgeous Shannan!!

Anita C said...

Thanks for the demo, your card is gorgeous!

shel9999 said...

This is fabulous, Shannan! LOVE the letters!

Cassie said...

very pretty shannon!!

Carolyn King said...

beautiful!

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is fabulous! I am loving seeing what y'all have been doing with this set! So fun! Greatjob! Any one who recieved this would definitely feel special! TFS

Candice said...

Just gorgeous, Shannan!!

Tracey said...

Love the bling!! A fantastic card Shannan!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

fantastic, Shannan! Love how the rhinestones are just a tad smaller than the holes!!

Aunt T said...

I'm loving your card and all that bling. Thanks for the tutorial - I appreciate it.

Teresa

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