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Welcome to Day 7 of our Holiday Blitz event!  Today my sister Sophia is going to share with you a quick tutorial on a really neat way of creating the look of sparkly icicles on your projects – I absolutely love them! Oh, and just in case you’re wondering regarding her reference to “Ange” – that’s me – that’s one of my nicknames *lol*.

Wow, Ange has really been on roll with some amazing projects!  I thought I would add a little contribution of my own.  A little while ago a friend aquainted me with a technique for making icicles.  Apparantly it was shown at a Stampin’ Up! Regional event a few years ago.  I thought I would do the tutorial for it because it was just so cool.  These icicles would look amazing on either cards, tags or gift items.  to view the card up-close, simply click on image.

Sophie

Step 1:  Lay some wax paper out.  Take your crystal effects, make sure the nozzle is clear, and have your Dazzling Diamonds glitter open and ready.

Step 2:  Next with your crystal effects, draw a line as long as you would like your icicle to be.  go over the same line one more time to thicken it.  Next, carefully squeeze out some more Crystal Effects to create the “icicle” pieces, and attach them to the line of Crystal Effects.  Make sure you vary the length of the icicles between short and long.

Step 3:  Sprinkle your Dazzling Diamonds glitter over your icicle while it is still wet.  Let it dry.  Don’t remove the extra glitter from on top until your icicle is completely dry.  This will help prevent your “icicles” from running.

Step 4:  Once your icicle is dry ( approx. 1hr )  you can gently peel it off the wax paper.  To adhere it to your chosen surface, simply lay down a thin line of crystal effects and gently press the icicle into the glue.

Supplies – all supplies are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Big on Christmas
Paper:  Riding Hood Red, Shimmer White, Ski Slope DP, Bashful Blue
Ink:  Staz-On Black, Chocolate Chip, Caramel, Baja Breeze, whisper white
Accessories:  Crystal effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Watercolor crayons ( SU ), Top Notes die, Silver cord from Mini Catalogue, Rose Red ultrafine glitter, pop-up.

The main image is from the stamp set Big on Christmas. I stamped it in Black Staz-On unto the Whisper White CS.  I stamped the snow man head a second time on a scrap and cut it out.  The image was colored with Watercolor crayons, and the head was popped up using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Chocolate Chip was sponged onto the red CS pieces, and Caramel and Baja Breeze were sponged on the shimmer white CS.

 

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