Birthday Bakery Hostess Stamp Set
This is another “Cheap Tricks” segment.
This cute little stamp set is a Hostess Gift only and has just begged to be treated with pizazz.
Okay, okay so it has just quietly sat on my table all the while I worked on other things.
Jann at WhatYouMakeIt got my wheels spinning a bit. I’ve been thinking about ways to use the Perfect Pearls and have been at a total loss. I have some really excellent embossing folders from Stampin’ Up! and Jann’s enthusiasm and imagination were hard to ignore.
I don’t have any crayons but I do have tea lights that I could use. I have the Lots of Love Letter Press Plate and have been thinking about using that. More especially so since Valentine’s Day is coming very quickly. Working through the items she used in her video (you can see it from her blog post of Wax Resist) I found I did not have any of those items.
Still wanting to do something with shine and shimmer I picked up the stamp set and tried to figure out a way to use things that, not only do I have in my craft room, you have in yours.
Color the cakes.
I have Stampin’ Write Markers that I can use on the cakes. So I got the markers out and began playing with them. The cake stands needed to sparkle but I didn’t have anything that would do the trick, except for the Perfect Pearls.
Discarding the option of trying to stamp over the image already on the paper with VersaMark because I’m not that great at stamping just yet. Trying to use that small ink pad that comes with Perfect Pearls was going to be a major problem all by itself.
Hairspray and Perfect Pearls
Casting around in my brain for something that I have here at home that has a “fixative agent” in it lead me to hairspray. There is a lacquer in all hairsprays. Once the alcohol evaporates out of the solution the lacquer is what holds our hair in place.
So I sprayed some over an image from Vintage Vogue that I had stamped with Garden Green Classic Ink. I thought I had allowed enough time to pass for the hairspray to dry, but I had not waited long enough. Oooops, what a mess. The hairspray also caused the markers to bleed in an unsightly manner and smear those darling cakes.
You can watch this video to see how I got the results from the first image in this post to happen.
Remember Sale-A-Bration is in full swing. This stamp set – Birthday Bakery – is available to anyone that places a $150 order at my Stampin’ Up! website. You will not only get this cutest of stamp sets you will also get THREE (3) other stamp sets absolutely FREE and $15 from Stampin’ Up! to shop from any catalog you want. After your order has been placed and I’ve been notified you will also get $15 of APPRECIATION POINTS toward more free stuff from Stampin’ Up! as my personal Thank You to you.