Today we’ve got our second challenge of the month over at A Blog Named Hero. It’s called Unexpected, and I feel like my little project certainly lives up to that name.
I took this awesome stamp from Create a Smile stamps, and some of those new wood blocks from Hero Arts, and made magnets! I thought this stamp was particularly neat for a “quadriptych“, or a four part piece of art. I plan to send these to my sister, she has lots of uses for magnets, and I know she’ll appreciate the graphic nature of this stamp. If you’re reading this, Pam, check your mailbox!
I painted the wood blocks first with some Distress paints in seedless preserves and picket fence. Just wanted to get some color on there before embossing. Now, here’s a hot tip for you: if you don’t get a perfect image, and you can’t find your versamark pen, use a memento marker. Embossing powder will stick to that ink as well. Ask me how I know. 🙂
I used Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, which is a lovely silvery gold. It looks quite gold in these pictures, but depending upon lighting and other colors on your project, it could also look silver.
After I embossed the image I trimmed some of the Silhouette adhesive magnet sheets, and applied that to the back of my wood blocks. Works like a charm, as the magnet is strong enough to hold up the weight of the wood blocks. Great way to make some fun custom magnets.
Here are a few other magnets I’ve made with the wood blocks:
For a fun little surprise, I’m going to giveaway a set of blocks. You’re not required to make magnets out of them, there are so many neat things you can do, and I’d love to see your creativity.
To enter, just leave a comment on this blog post. I will pick a winner on the 31st and post the winner here and on a separate blog post. I will ship worldwide. This is sponsored by me, so don’t get mad at anyone else if you don’t win.
Don’t forget, if you enter the challenge, you could win a $25 gift voucher to our sponsor, Simon Says Stamp!
Go check out this hypnotic card over at A Blog Named Hero. It’s one of my favorite cards this year. Circles, color, embossing, it’s got it all.
I used the same stamp from Create a Smile stamps, since I love the design. It appeals to both my OCD side and my wacky side. Perfect for me. And I got to use my Peerless watercolors, which is always a good thing.
Super simple card, just some coloring of the circles inside the embossed image. I couldn’t figure out a way to get a sentiment on the front, that appealed to me, so I did a little watercolor and trimmed out a sentiment for the inside. It works, in a pinch. I might change it up if I can find some vellum in my stash.
Please make sure to go on over to A Blog Named Hero and enter the challenge. We’ve got a $25 gift certificate to give away to one lucky winner, lots of fun things to buy these days at Simon Says Stamp.