November 22, 2014

Blendies Dots!

Happy Weekend Blog Readers! I hope you will take some time during your busy weekend to get some stamping in. I have a quick card to show you but it does take a little bit of prep work. The candy jewels you see were hand-made by me:


I made my candy jewels using Crystal Effects. Using a Silicone Mat, squeeze Crystal Effects drops onto the mat. I made several sizes. Make sure you spread them far enough to they don't spread and touch. Let dry for at least 24 hours.



See the two above in the bottom row that ended up touching each other? They do spread a little so make sure you have them spaced far enough from each other. I colored all of them, peeled them off, and cleaned my mat with rubbing alcohol. Here is how I store them:

 
Yup, in a re-purposed embellishment container. The first batch I tried, I waited only a few hours. Once I colored them with my Blendabilities Markers, they became soft as I colored. I was still able to use them but had to be careful when coloring. Waiting the additional time made a huge difference.

This is a close-up of the colored Crystal Effects candy jewels:

 
I now have bunches of them in different colors and sizes. All ready to be used on future cards! Oh and they peel right off the Silicone Mats quite easily too!
 
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8 comments:

  1. How do you adhere them to your card?

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  2. Thanks for the tutorial Debbie. I too want to know how you adhere them

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  3. You can adhere them in two ways. I used Tombow Multipurpose Glue but glue dots would work as well.

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  4. What a clever and fun idea...will try some!

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  5. wow thank you so much for shareing this i make cards7 to 8 every other week to ppl who need careing kind word so i always look to do something dont cost a lot but is differ you hate to send the same kind card to the same person over and over and most dont need to hear get well or you be better soon lots might not every be well so i try wacth what i make and what i send and i am on disably so it help me pass the timeaway at home and do something good for others to

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  6. Can you use the regular Stampin' Write markers?

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    1. No Linda, the ink from the markers will rub off unfortunately!

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