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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Sparkling Snowman Pin

Materials needed:
Mat Pack
Hobby Blade
Circle Colluzzle
1 1/4" circle punch
Snail Adhesive
Clear Embossing Powder
Bottle Cap
Sticky Strip
Dazzling Diamonds
Crystal Effects
Pin Back
Embossing Tool
Toaster Oven
Yoyo Yellow
Garden Green
Close to Cocoa
Real Red
Bashful Blue
Whisper White
Ballet Blue
Stamp Set:
Little Somethings

Stamp your image on the Whisper White cardstock and color it as desired. Cut your Ballet Blue circle and attach your white piece to it, trying to center it as much as possible. You don’t need to be perfect, after all it is a handmade item! Once your design is in place you will take it over to the toaster oven to apply the Clear Embossing Powder and heat it up. Once your pin cools you will take it over to the Embossing Tool and heat it up again to get rid of any air bubbles that may have occurred during the heating process in the toaster oven. Once it is cool you will go back to your table where you will affix the pin back using the Sticky Strip tape. Only cut the tape as long as the pin back is. Excess tape is difficult to remove and will pick up LOTS of lint and hair. Not an attractive look for this pin! The cap was pre-squished so the edges curl out some. You will put the Crystal Effects along the edge and then holding the pin by the pin back you will dip it in the Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Your pin will need about 20 to 30 minutes to set up so try not to touch it while it is drying.

*Hint: A little helpful hint here. Should the pin become scratched from wear you can just take your heat gun and go over the top just enough to slightly melt the Clear Embossing Powder. You don't want to melt the entire center of the pin because of the glitter!
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