Thursday, July 31, 2014

flight of fancy

Good morning everyone. Teresa here, actually not, I am at the beach, enjoying a little sand and salt water. I am however enjoying the advice of today's project.
A little airship advising to "Dream a little dream"
So let's get started. This one takes a little longer, but it is a lot of fun.

Note, the links to the supplies are at the bottom of this post.

Unpack and carefully punch out the components of the airship. (there is also an accessory package available) I also used a few of the "waste" parts from other kits as extra embellishments. 

Using a piece of clear acetate and a stamp of your choice, stamp and emboss an encouraging quote. I used the Embossing Adhesive and Micro Gold Embossing Powder. I allowed the static of the acetate to "keep" the fine dusting of the powder without the adhesive. By heating from the backside of the acetate, this left a faint dusting of the gold looking like a scattering of fairy dust.

Now lay the center of the airship over the stamped image. Mark this and trim to fit.


Now, using a paintbrush, carefully paint the Embossing Adhesive on the gears and emboss, them one at a time, using assorted Steampunk style colors of enamel. I used Copper Kettle and Vintage Black on these. Emboss both sides.

Emboss the remainder of the center piece of the Airship with  Starry Sky Enamel. This is a great space color. Dark blues, blacks gold's, and silver tones.

Go ahead click that next photo for a close up of the enamels.

Now the trim rings. I used Siam Silver for the base layer and since these are glued down, I only did one side. Then using my favorite and most versatile tool, my finger, I smeared the adhesive around the rings and sprinkled with Micro Black. I smeared off the excess and then embossed this, leaving a splotched, textured finish. 


For the embellishments, I used the smallest stars from the Star Charms kit, along with those "spare" bits that I keep. I coated these with the Metallic Gold 3D Enamel Gel and sprinkled them with glitter. The gel acts as an adhesive for the glitter. 

Glue the stamped acetate behind the center piece. Add the stars to the acetate front using Matte Glastique.


I did not want to be able to see through the ship, so I took the Metallic Gold 3D Enamel Gel and, again using my finger, smeared it all over the back of the acetate piece.

Glue all the layers together using the Glastique. And for a tiny bit of sparkle accent, I rubbed the plastic globes on some yarn, creating static and sprinkled with the glitter, then shook these off. This left just a dusting of the glitter and created a very dreamy effect.
Stack the layers, clamp and let dry overnight. Add the Embellishments to the nose and tail of the ship. let dry and it is ready to add a hanger and display.

Micro Gold Embossing Powder
Enamel Embossing Adhesive
Vintage Black Embossing Powder
Copper Kettle Embossing Powder
Starry Sky Embossing Powder
Siam Silver Embossing Powder
Micro Black Embossing Powder

This link goes to the main page for the powders. There are many to choose from .
 Embossing Powders

star charms CA126

Matte Glastique

Satin Gold 3D Enamel Gel

Clear acetate sheet

Stamp of your liking

copper extra fine glitter

Now have a little Steampunk fantasy of your own.

Christmas Greenery

Good morning!
Are you getting excited about our August release party happening tomorrow??
The new stamps are really something special and I know you will love them!! 
I already put in an order for the entire collection!!  That is how awesome they are. 

Well I am here today, to share the  project I made for this weeks "Christmas Greenery" challenge.  
The Poinsettia Flower was stamped and embossed on watercolor paper.  I used distress inks to the color the petals and leaf.  I them trimmed each one out and layered it on top of one another.  Creating a beautiful 3D flower.  I added yellow beads to the center for even more dimension. 

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Remember, you can only enter the challenge one time, use a SweeStamps image to get an extra entry in the challenge. Please limit the amount of challenges to 10 (including SweetStamps). You must link back to SweetStamps on your blog post.

Next week's challenge #181 is:
The monthly technique challenge is:
Parchment Craft
Details and Link-up can be found HERE

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Heirloom Pro Stamp Show, Novi Mi

Globecraft Piccolo will be at the Heirloom Pro Stamp Show this weekend, Aug 2nd and 3rd with our parent company, Sweet Stamps in Novi, Michigan.  Stop by our booth and join the fun with this great make and take featuring a few new Piccolo's, embossing powder, Instant UV resin and a wonderful background technique (designed by owner Stacey Richardson).  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Challenge #180 Christmas Greenery

My, my, it's the end of July! We have a few more days of our Christmas in July celebration and then we have a FABULOUS NEW RELEASE coming August 1st!

If you're coming to the Novi, MI stamp show this weekend (August 2 & 3) you'll be able to see all the NEW stuff! And we will have a Make & Take with a full display area showcasing the awesome work of our DT Sweeties and our Globecraft Piccolo gals - they have made some AMAZING mixed media projects! (You can see their work on our sister blog

 Alright, on to this week's theme...
Christmas Greenery
Holly, poinsettias, wreaths and pine! Take a look at these fantastic creations from our DT Sweeties:

We'd love to see your Christmas Greenery creation (cards, ATCs, scrapbook pages, mixed media, altered art, etc.), so come and join the fun! You could win a $20 shopping spree for goodies at's online store by playing along in our challenge! Click here for our complete Challenge Rules.

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Our Monthly Technique Challenge {Parchment Crafting or Use Vellum} runs through August 14th. Come join us!

***Check back later this week for more inspiration from our DT Sweeties and Guest Designers!***

Happy Stamping! 
Have a super sweet week!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Christmas Tag Challenge

Hi everyone Monica here sharing my Christmas Tag challenge post for Sweetstamps.  I created this different tag using a new release CC12 Creative Corners stamp.  These are the nifitest stamps you will find you can create so many different things with them.  I created a medallion like centerpiece for my tag with Shades Dye - Burgundy and topped it of with a glitter brad.

 Here is a closer look at the centerpiece stamped image that was made with the Corners stamps
I also added a Sweetcuts deer in a foil paper a pefect added touch for the Christmas tag.  So let's see what everyone comes up with for this challenge and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Shades™ Dye Re-Inker BURGUNDYCC12 Creative Corners Set #12Classy Deer SweetCuts Die sc029

Alice's Wonder-Pendant

  Happy Monday everyone! leslierahye with another jewelry project today! This creation was made using royalty free Alice in Wonderland images and a variety of charms with the Piccolos, Gels and Glastique.
I printed my Alice image to fit the skinny rectangle bezel and adhered it to the background. I heat embossed my keys and steampunk airship accents with Victorian Bronze. I added emboss powders to the edges of the bezel as well. I used glastique to adhere the embossed chipboard to the bezel and then added a layer of glastique over the top of the Alice image.

The charms were colored with 3D Enamel Gels and an additional coat of glastique was added over the top.  Charms and bezel were joined with black jump rings and chains.

  I hope you enjoyed my project! Thank you for stopping by today!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Christmas Tag Challenge

Happy Sunday!
We are still celebrating Christmas in July.
Our challenge this week is 
Lots of layers and soft colors and can you spot that tiny key?
I hope you'll join us, you still have a time to play!
For more inspiration scroll down or click HERE
The Sweet Stamp online store is always open and there are some really 
fun new releases still on sale!
Have a lovely day today!