Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper, a Honeycomb TI Embossing Folder, a Pinwheel Sizzlit die cut, and Delightful Dozen Stamp Set…put them all together and what do you have? A very deliberate and fun Birthday Card AND a Mini Tutorial!!
Our DS celebrates his birthday at the end of this month… and I wanted to make a happy, fun birthday card for him. He lives out in Utah… so I had to get it done and into the mail this week! Card stock colors in Midnight Muse, So Saffron and Very Vanilla were chosen to compliment the colorful polka dot patterned paper from Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP found on page 28 of the current Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. Rhinestone Jewels were colored using red, yellow and blue Copic Markers. I could have used sharpie pens… but love the intense color achieved with Copics, don’t you? Need help assembling your pinwheel sizzlit die cut? It can be a bit tricky… of course there’s more than one way to assemble the pinwheel too.. Check out my easy and hard way pinwheel post here.
The photo above also shows a little sale-a-bration product sneak peek… LOL, the tiny bit of ribbon is from the Free With $50 Merchandise Purchase Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button pack. Love those new ribbon colors!!
Mini Tutorial / Tip for Coloring Toothpicks
Did you notice the red pinwheel stick? LOL… it’s a toothpick which was colored using a real red ink pad! Here’s how you can easily color several toothpicks simultaneously:
- Place 4-6 toothpick(s) on sponge surface of opened ink pad.
- Cover with an , covered with a clear acrylic block… I used a 3-7/16” x 4-7/17” “E” Block.
- Use the block to gently roll the toothpicks back and forth until they are completely saturated with the ink color.
- Remove toothpicks with tweezers to a protected surface (grid paper or scratch paper… the toothpicks may bleed a bit before drying.)
- Allow to dry completely before attaching to your project :) You can also speed up the process with a heat tool. and rolled until the color was absorbed.
- Once the toothpicks are covered with ink, remove with tweezers to grid paper of scrap paper covered surface and allow to dry completely before attaching to your stamping project or scrapbook page.
Precautionary Tip: I would suggest attaching toothpicks to your project using mini glue dots… liquid adhesives may cause the toothpick to bleed out ink.
I look forward to reading your comments, and hope you have a wonderful weekend!
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