TEACH Me That! Learn how to color FOIL SNOWFLAKES for a totally different look at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 28, 2017 blog post

Last week I shared some fun projects with the Festive Phrases stamp set and I had many of you ask how I created that spider web on my Halloween treat bag. 

Today in Teach Me That, I will show you how! 

TEACH Me That! Learn how to color FOIL SNOWFLAKES for a totally different look at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 28, 2017 blog post

Are you ready to learn how?  Here we go!

COLORING FOIL SNOWFLAKES

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • Foil Snowflakes
  • Basic Black Archival Ink Pd
  • Sponge Dauber
  • Paper Snips
    TEACH Me That! Learn how to color FOIL SNOWFLAKES for a totally different look at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 28, 2017 blog post

 

  • I chose the gold snowflake but silver works great too.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to color FOIL SNOWFLAKES for a totally different look at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 28, 2017 blog post

  • Ink up the sponge dauber in the Basic Black ink and tap tap tap all over the snowflake.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to color FOIL SNOWFLAKES for a totally different look at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 28, 2017 blog post

  • I chose not to ink the center of the snowflake since it was going to be hidden under an image.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to color FOIL SNOWFLAKES for a totally different look at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 28, 2017 blog post

  • The shine from the gold still comes through.  I love that!

TEACH Me That! Learn how to color FOIL SNOWFLAKES for a totally different look at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 28, 2017 blog post

 

  • Flip the snowflake over and give it a nice back rub.  There is ink the will be ‘sitting’ on the foil that needs to be removed.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to color FOIL SNOWFLAKES for a totally different look at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 28, 2017 blog post

  • Oops!  It’s a little messy.  To avoid that, place a piece of copy paper over the snowflake before giving the back rub.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to color FOIL SNOWFLAKES for a totally different look at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 28, 2017 blog post

  • Snip into the tips of each snowflake about 1″ or so.  You don’t want to cut it apart, just snip.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to color FOIL SNOWFLAKES for a totally different look at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 28, 2017 blog post

 

  • Here’s where creativity comes in.  You can bend the ends, you can lift the ends, or you can crumple the ends.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to color FOIL SNOWFLAKES for a totally different look at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 28, 2017 blog post

  • Add a sentiment to the center to create a fabulous project!

TEACH Me That! Learn how to color FOIL SNOWFLAKES for a totally different look at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 28, 2017 blog post TEACH Me That! Learn how to color FOIL SNOWFLAKES for a totally different look at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 28, 2017 blog post

Now you’re ready to create something amazing using the technique.  Here are the measurements for my treat bag but get creative with your project: 

  • Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper – 6″ x 6″ and 3″ x 6″
  • Whisper White – scrap for sentiment
  • Berry Burst – 2″ x 5 ½” plus shreds
  • Fresh Fig ½” Finely Woven Ribbon – 16″

Want to create my TREAT BAG using this technique?  Just click a pic to order!

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  • You may be asking, “Connie, can I color these snowflakes in other colors?”  The answer is yes…. and no.
  • I colored this snowflake with Cherry Cobbler.  Because our Classic Ink Pads are water based, the ink was a little splotchy but I don’t hate it.  I might find a vintage product that might be perfect for this.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to color FOIL SNOWFLAKES for a totally different look at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 28, 2017 blog post

  • Oh, but you can FLIP the snowflake and color beautifully!  It’s not shiny like the foil side (boo) but sometimes we have to sacrifice.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to color FOIL SNOWFLAKES for a totally different look at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 28, 2017 blog post

If you tuned into Facebook Live last night, you know I had a paper malfunctions.  The problem?  Connie wrote the measurements down wrong!  I have 2 boxes that are similar and I just mixed them up.  Welcome to LIVE!  You never know what you’re gonna get!

The CORRECT measurements for the Triangle Box are:

  • Start with a 5″ x 4 ¼” piece of cardstock
  • Score the cardstock at 1 ¼”, 2 ½”, and 3 ¾”

I will be sharing the 2-4-6-8 box with you tomorrow here on my blog so tune into that!

 Thank you so much for joining me today for TEACH ME THAT!  I hope you learned a fun tip for working with those beautiful foil snowflakes.  They are so much more than snowflakes so be sure to add them to your next order and have some fun!

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