Sunday, December 17, 2006

Snow Under the Microscope..... Slide

Hello there friends! I haven't forgotten you, really! Between the holiday season and weather, and plans for a trip to Ohio things have been a little busy. But never too busy to stamp!

Yesterday my order from Lumpy Stuff arrived. I have been waiting for this box for a while, and am so happy that it's here! Unfortunately I wasn't able to get to it until tonight!

I decided to play with the microscope slides first. They're a little intimidating at first, mostly because I held them in my hand and my mind went TOTALLY blank! Yikes! But I got over it!

I used the Snow Flurries stamp set (recently retired), white StazOn, silver and a few shades of blue alcohol ink. On both slides I stamped a snow flurry in white StazOn randomly on the slide and set aside to dry. I grabbed a blank slide and covered with blue and silver alcohol ink.

For the darker slide I put the slides together and ran foil tape around the outside edges. On the lighter slide I sandwiched a piece of tissue paper between the two slides and then ran the edges of the slides with the foil tape.

It’s hard to tell how sparkly these are by the picture. The silver ink really catches the light beautifully. I'm going to attach pin back on to these and sell them at the upcoming craft fair, debating though how much to charge for these!

The other project I've been working on is Tea Bag Holders. Instructions for these cute little cards can be found on Split Coast Stampers. I'm going to keep tweaking these, but I thought they would come in handy in this season where everyone is getting sick. The tea enclosed is honey lemon - great for those sore throats.

My third recent project has been beaded inkpens using the paper from the winter mini catalog. I'll have to come back later and add pictures!

Until then though, have a safe and happy holiday season!

-Merr

1 comment:

Gwen said...

I like the one on the right best- you are going to have to teach me how to do this! you just cant keep this all to yourself!