August Challenge Reminder
by Sue McRae
Hi everyone, Sue here with a reminder post about Poppystamps August Challenge, Heat Wave, which can incorporate all sorts of ideas like summer, heat embossing and hot colours.
I decided to use hot colours and heat embossing on my shaker card.
I started by stenciling the Midnight Mandala Stencil onto white card stock with Distress Oxide Inks.
I cleaned off the stencil, taped it back in place over my design and applied glass bead glitter gel over top. Make sure to wash your stencil and tools right away before the gel hardens or else you'll need a chisel to clean everything! The gel is milky when wet and dries to a clear sparkly finish!
I die cut the largest Stitchwork Square Frame in red and added clear acetate and foam tape along the back to create my shaker box. I used a double layer of foam because the glitter gel has some height to it and I wanted to make sure there was going to be room for the sequins to shaker around.
For the shaker elements I used clear sequins and seeds beads in colours that matched the inks.
I attached this onto a white card base and white heat embossed the sentiment onto black card stock and added it to the front of my card.
Now it's your turn to join the August Challenge. You have all month to play along and a winner will be randomly chosen to win a $20 gift certificate to the Poppystamps online store! I can't wait to see what you create!