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Faux Metallic Shaker Box by Marie Berquist

Supplies:

White Cardstock

Scoring Tool

Embossing Ink

Embossing Powder

Stamps

Permanent Ink

Dies and Punches

Plastic Packaging

Micro Glass Beads

Small Funnel

Embellishments

When making a box you first need to determine the size you want.  For the bottom of the box, you will add the size of the box to 2 times the height you want.  For the top you will take the same box size, add 1/8”, and then add 2 times the height you want the lid.

For my box I used the following:

Bottom – 3 ¾” box + (1 ¾” sides x 2) = 7 1/4” square

Top – 3 ¾” box + 1/8” = 3 7/8” + (¾” sides x 2) = 4 5/8” square

Take each piece and score it on each side using the side measurement.  I scored 1 ¾” from the edges on all four sides of the
bottom and ¾” from the edge on all four sides of the top.  Fold on the scored lines.

Cut on the score lines on two opposite sides up to the first vertical score line for both pieces.

 They should look like this.

Now for the fun technique.  You will fold in all the sides and flaps so that only the side section you are working on will show.  Use a scrap of cardstock to mask that section and add VersaMark ink.

Add embossing powder and heat set.  Repeat this step 3-4 times until you have a nice thick coating.   You will do this for every side sectionon the top and bottom pieces.  On the top piece you will want to extend the embossing at least ½” onto the top section as these edges will show around the shaker window.


Working quickly, add ink to the feather image, heat one area at a time until the embossing becomes molten, and stamp into the molten EP firmly.  Allow it to cool before removing the stamp gently.  Repeat this, stamping feathers on all the sides of both the top and bottom pieces.

Add adhesive to the four corners of each piece and tape them to the inside to assemble the box.  (Note that I sponged a little ink on the side flaps on the inside of the box to make the inside look a little nicer). You can add a punched border strip around the edges of the top, if you desire.

Now it is time to work on the “shaker window” for the top of the box.  You can actually purchase shaker pouches but I have found that many of the products we buy come enclosed in dimensional plastic packaging that works great.  That is what I used.

Using square dies, cut a window from a piece of cardstock slightly larger than the raised section of the plastic packaging.  Use the next larger size square die to cut this into a frame and add a thick layer of embossing powder, using the same technique as the box.  Adhere around the plastic packaging.

Punch around a 3 ¾” square of white cardstock and stamp with the image or sentiment you want in the window.  Add this to the top of your box.

Run "Tear-ific" tape around all four sides of the framed plastic “window”, making sure all edges and corners are covered so no glass beads can leak out.  Remove the protective layer on three sides and adhere to the top of the box.  Tuck the end of the funnel under the open side and pour in the beads.  Remove the funnel and the remaining protective layer and
press the edge down firmly to the box top.

This little box can be used as a decorative piece or as a great gift box. 

 

Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies use”

1.  Stamp Set 496 - Bird Song [EP266]

2.  Antiquities Embossing Powder [EP319]

3.  VersaMark Pad 99702

4.  Static Free (anti-static pouch)  [99512]

5.  Spellbinders - Classic Square Small [SB110]

6.  1/8" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape [SAT02]

7.  1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape [SAT01]


 

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3016 E College Ave

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Metallic Acetate by April Williams

 

 

Supplies needed:

  1. acetate
  2. embossing folder with large designs
  3. metallic markers ( I used Marvy )
  4. white gel pen
  5. black glossy or matte card stock ( I used glossy )

Place the piece of acetate in the embossing folder and run through an embossing machine.

Turn over the embossed acetate and color in the indented areas with the metallic markers. You may want to try different brands. They will need to be opaque. Another crafter said that they used Crayola metallic markers and that they did well.  Now go in and use the white gel pen in outline and dotted areas. You can sort of see the white in the picture.

Turn the acetate over and adhere it to the black card stock. See how the colors pop? That is all it is to it! I hope you enjoy trying this technique. Have fun!

 

Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:

  1. Cloud Nine Velvet glitter GM2000
  2. Tear-ific Tape SAT01
  3. Bold Thank You 3402-415C

Website: http://www.sparklensprinkle.com/

Blog: http://sparklensprinkle.com/blog/

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

Copyright Notice: All text and images are copyrighted and
held by each individual person who created the text and/or created the
image(s).

NOTE: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The text and images may not be
distributed, or republished, on any form from this website without first
obtaining written permission of the copyright holder(s).

Sparkle N Sprinkle

Margaret Myers

3016 E College Ave

Ruskin, FL 33570

Phone: 888-901-9173

E-Mail: 
Margaret@sparklensprinkle.com


Metallic Markers with Brayer by April Williams

Usually I call this technique , " Julie's Technique" in honor of a sweet lady who was in our local stamp club. She passed away several years ago with cancer. I always think of her when I do this technique.

This technque works best with Marvy Metallic Markers.

Supplies:

  1. brayer
  2. multicolored ink pad. I used Kaleidacolor Creole Spice
  3. Jet Black Staz On ink pad
  4. white glossy cardstock
  5. Marvy Metallic pen -- copper
  6. water spritzer

Ink up brayer rolling it across the multicolored ink pad.  Spritz the inked brayer with water.  Now dab the copper marker on the inked brayer.

Roll brayer over the glossy cardstock going in one direction. You should be able to roll the brayer over another piece again with the remaining ink to get a lighter look. Here are some that I made using the same color inks.

Here are some other pieces using a different multi-colored ink pads.

This is such an easy technique with neat results. This background is great for building scenes! I hope you will try this fun technique . Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! I hope to see you back next Tuesday for a really pretty background technique that I just learned!

Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:

  1. Stamps from Country 047 set
  2. Blue Jewel glitter G113
  3. Glistening Emeralds Sparkle N Soft SS102
  4. Jet Black Staz On ink pad 99704

Website: http://www.sparklensprinkle.com/

Blog: http://sparklensprinkle.com/blog/

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

Copyright Notice: All text and images are copyrighted and
held by each individual person who created the text and/or created the
image(s).

NOTE: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The text and images may not be
distributed, or republished, on any form from this website without first
obtaining written permission of the copyright holder(s).

Sparkle N Sprinkle

Margaret Myers

3016 E College Ave

Ruskin, FL 33570

Phone: 888-901-9173

E-Mail:  Margaret@sparklensprinkle.com


Metallic Shine


 Materials:

  • Dark colored card stock
  • Metallic powders, Pearl ex, or Fashion Dust,
  • Versa Mark.
  • Paint brush
  • Swiffer dust clothe



Directions:

  • Take versa mark pad and using direct to paper, apply versa mark to dark colored paper. Rub, Streak, Blot, be creative!!!
  • Using dry paint brush, dip tip into mica powder and tap brush to spread powder all over paper. Try using up to 3 colors any more then that effect will look muddy.
  • Using the same paint brush swirl the powder onto the versa mark.
  • Brush off excess powder.
  • Take dust cloth and remove last of the excess.



Samples (click image to see full size card and details):

 


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Sparkle N Sprinkle
3016 E College Ave
Ruskin, Fl. 33570
Toll Free: (888) 901-9173
www.sparklensprinkle.com
e-mail: margaret@sparklensprinkle.com