Saturday, February 7, 2009

Trash to Treasure Scrapping

This is one of the classes I am 'teaching' this weekend at our ScrapNmoms birthday party (if you aren't a member, get over there! We are having a BLAST!) We are doing challenges, games, classes, chatting and giving away prizes. Just go to and look for ScrapNMoms.

Anyway, so the point of this class was to just take stuff laying around the house and turn it into something cool!

I got a cuttlebug for Christmas and borrowing an idea from a lady from All Things Tim, I used it with a pop can that I punched flowers from. Then, I alcohol inked them and ran them through my cuttlebug using an embossing folder! They are SO fun!

I added rhinestones to the center of a couple and they made it onto my party hat for the ScrapNMoms make a party hat challenge. That is also dyed drywall tape on the hat. LOVE drywall tape, it's like $3 for 50 yards!

Then, another thing I was going to show was soot stamping. This will be the class challenge to do a soot stamped card. It is actually pretty darn easy and I didn't do step by step instruction photographically (did that make sense? Is it a word? Oh well, works for me)

To soot stamp, you need:
a candle
glossy card stock
a stamp
a heat gun
sealer (I use hairspray)

1. Light your candle
2. Now hold your glossy cardstock over it (you might have to get close to the flame)until it gets nice and sooty.
3. Ink up your stamp with versamark (this will protect it and keep it clean) and stamp in the soot
4. Heat set and then seal.

Done. How cool is that?!

This is one I did, using a Tim ATC stamp (and I copied one of his new stamps from online, I'm sure it's copyright infringement or something, but I couldn't wait, I have it preordered, I LOVE it and it is just for me so I'm not making anything off using this puppy). Also, the little squares were again punched from the pop can and inked and embossed. Alcohol ink background, some glimmer mist and a bit of inked doily and good to go!

I was chatting with my friend Tracey Wilson and 'taught' her how to do this. This is her creation, this lady is soooo talented!

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