Let's Stamp Out Alzheimer's!

>> Monday, May 25, 2009

Well, it's 12:06 am which means the Stampin' Out Alzheimer's event has officially started! WOOHOO! This event is a week long! It's going to be so much fun! Since i'm a sponsor, i've been able to get on the site a little bit early to set up my challenge and boy oh boy are there some fun challenges, prizes and freebies! You'll really want to check it out!

The challenge I'm sponsoring is called "Any Winged Thing". Sounds easy enough, right? It is!!! ALl you have to do is used any "winged" thing! I used a fairy (how could i not!) but I could have used a butterfly, bumblebee, angel, bird, etc. Anything with wings!!!! The prize to be won is a $25 gift certificate to the Paper Makeup Stamps site.

Here's my card...

Ok, first can i just say that i LOVE this new glitter paper by Best Creations?! I mean it is SUPERBLY (if thats a word) glittery! And the best part, the glitter doesnt come off! Now i'm not going to lie, it's not cheap paper. It retails at about 2 bucks a sheet, but it's amazing! I have 2 sheets now (a blue and an orange) but methinks i may have to get more!

It also inspired me to do a technique that i LOVE and dont do nearly often enough and thats heat emboss my brads. You simply heat up the brad using your heat gun (um, you'll need tweezers or something long and away from your fingers!!!!) and then dip the heated brad into your embossing powder. Some of the embossing powder will start to melt and so it will stick to your metal brad but you'll need to reheat the brad to get it all to melt. Using a "tinsel" embossing powder makes glittery brads super easy which is what i did here! And it ended up matching the paper perfectly to my delight!

You can check out members of the PMS design team's take on this challenge by going to the PMS blog

Copic Coloring
Skin: E00, E21, R20 (cheeks)
Hair: E35, E37, Colorless Blender
Dress: Blues are B00, B02 blended with B000, Pinks are RV11 with RV34 and RV19 (and pink spica pen)
Wings: RV000, RV10
Bucket: E33, E35


The image i used is Lauren in Love from PMS. She's colored with copics and spica pens (though you cant see the spica pens too well in the photo. The sentiment is from the Fairy Sentiments set, also from PMS

Purely Pomegranate Cardstock from Stampin Up
Glitter Paper by Best Creations
Light Blue Paper from a pack from the target dollar spot!

Embellies and Accessories
Cheapie brads heat embossed with Torquoise Embossing Tinsel by Ranger
Cats Eye Chalk ink in Maroon


All Pink girl Monday, May 25, 2009  

Stunning card Katie so pretty xxx
love how you have done your brads
hugs Dawnxxx

Tracey Monday, May 25, 2009  

That glitter is fabulous! Love your card Katie!!

Tina Monday, May 25, 2009  

This is one great card, love all the sparkle.

Kim Monday, May 25, 2009  

She's really pretty Katie!

Christine Riley Monday, May 25, 2009  

Gorgeous, gorgeous card! Love all the glitter! :)
Hugs, Christine

Julia Monday, May 25, 2009  

Fabulous card! Love what you did with the brads and thanks for the instructions on how you did it!

Peggie Monday, May 25, 2009  

She's adorable. Love all the glitter. Great job.

Heather Tuesday, May 26, 2009  

Your card is gorgeous and the brads are amazing! Thanks for the tip!

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