Today we have my sweet friend Tammy here to share a great tutorial for our Christmas in July series.
Hi! I am Tammy and some of you may know me from Not Just Paper and Glue. To be honest, you can hear crickets chirping over there these days.
So where can you find me?
At P K Glitz I am the Marketing & Sales Rep. We carry the best glitter and embossing powders around (yes, I am a little biased in my opinion). But, it is not just about glitter and embossing, it is so much more! To really understand what we are all about, you can tune in to our P K Glitz Channel and join one of our Jammie Classes or get more information about our products in our Information Library.
Right now on our Blog, we have a Christmas in July feature each Friday.
I started off the month with this Countdown to Christmas project.
I have to admit, just doing a Google search to find the number of days until Christmas was sort of exciting to me. I know, sounds crazy doesn’t it? Especially for anyone who knows me! You see, I am not a “cold weather” person and my idea of an ideal Christmas would be heading to the beach, sticking a small Christmas tree in the sand that is covered in pink and green, and enjoying the day in the sun. Maybe that is why I really had fun with this project I am going to show you today – it’s July and the weather is warm – perfect for Christmas.
I have had this acrylic scallop circle in my stash for some time now. I had many different plans for it, but when I discovered “Chalkboard Vinyl” at my local scrapbook store, I knew exactly what I was going to use it on!
To start the project I used my Silhouette to cut the bracket shape from the vinyl and adhered it to the center of the acrylic circle.
Again, using my Silhouette, I cut several different sizes of a Poinsettia, 3 leaf branches, title, and ribbon banner hanger from Sticky Paper. I also cut the scallop banners from two different colors of patterned paper.
I colored the title and ribbon banner hanger with Silver glitter and used Spring Green, Sea Mist, and Clover glitters on the leaf branches. Make sure to use your Anti Static brush to remove any excess glitter from your pieces.
Decide how many layers you want for each Poinsettia flower and then color each layer using Crimson, China Red, or Sunset glitters. By using a different color on the layers you can create depth along with highlights and shadows giving your flower a more realistic look.
Using the embossing technique from Brads 3 Ways I colored my brads with Sunshine E P Max.
Once the brads were cooled, I stacked my Poinsettias and poked a hole through the center of the layers. I used my colored brad to hold the layers together and provide the center for my Poinsettia.
I used the technique from the Dimensional Flowers class to add some additional leaves for my flowers. I colored the leaves with Spring Green, Sea Mist, and Clover glitters.
To give the scallop banner pieces some shine, I covered them with embossing ink and embossed with Crystal E P Lite. This allowed the pattern to still show while adding a bit of sparkle to the banner.
I used Sticky Tape to adhere the leaf branches to the chalkboard vinyl and scrap pieces of WonderFilm for the Poinsettia flowers and Dimensional leaves. Crystal Lacquer was used on any item that was too tiny or detailed for the dry adhesives.
Can you believe we have less than 171 days until Christmas? Glad I have my projects started!
How about you?
I want to thank Ami for having me here today. She is always an inspiration!
Thanks so much, Tammy! YOU are an inspiration too, my friend. Make sure y’all stop by and show Tammy
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