Monday, December 24, 2012

"New" Eureka Stamps & QKR Technique and Tutorial Team"

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

I am so excited to announce the "new" Eureka Stamps and QKR Stampede Technique & Tutorial Team. 

Every Wednesday we will be showcasing new techniques and tutorials using Eureka Stamps and QKR Stampede Products. 

Today, we are showing you examples of what to expect from this new team.  So please be sure and drop by the Eureka and QKR blogs to view our projects.

 For our introductory cards, we are showing you the step by step instructions on our personal blogs.

So lets get to it...First I am going to show you my Finished Card.

Basic Supplies:
  • Rubber Stamp - #22701(611) Bethlehem with Verse - Eureka Stamps
  • Card Stock or Designer Paper
  • Paint Brush - Heating Gun
  • Sticky Powder - Eureka Stamps
  • VersaMark
  • Mica Metallic Collection Powder - Eureka Stamps
  • Dryer Sheet or Swifter Sheet
Step 1: 
  • Apply VersaMark to your rubber stamp.  If you are not familiar with this product it is very sticky.
  • Once applied you will need to stamp whatever card stock of paper you have decided to use.
  • Normally you would use an acrylic block under your stamp to apply to your paper however because the stamp I chose had a printed verse I decided to apply without the block.
 Step 2:
  • Apply your Sticky Powder by sprinkling all over your stamped design.
  • Let set for about 1 minute.
  • Gently shake off the excess powder on a sheet of paper and tap your card stock or designer paper lightly to get any excess off.
  • Fold your paper with the excess sticky powder and put back into your container.
  • This is what your project will look like after you have applied the Sticky Powder.
  • Basically looks like a really white snowy scene.
  • Very pretty but we are going to make it ever better.
Step 3:
  • Now you are ready to use the heating gun on your project.
  • I use mine on low speed and let it heat up.
  • Hold your heating gun away from your project.  You will get the hang of how close you need to be.  
  • Once you see the Sticky Powder start to turn shiny you will need to work fast and continue over the rest of your image.  Do not go back over the image - you just want it to turn shiny.  
  • In this picture you can see the start of the process.
  • As you can see in this photo your image now is all shiny and looks a little wet.
  • Be careful not to touch the image.
  • This is my favorite part - I love watching it change.
  Step 4:
  • Now you are ready to add your Mica Powder. 
  • I chose to use a silver Metallic Mica Powder.
  • Depending on the color of your card stock or designer papers you can use a variety of powders.
  • Take your paint brush (just an inexpensive brush) and lightly dip in your powder.
  • Does not take a lot of powder on your brush.      
  • Gently brush you powder over the image and watch the magic begin!
  • I try not to apply too much of the mica powder at a time.  You want to keep an even texture.
  • Once you have completely covered your image you will see it is a little cloudy. 
  • This is where you are going to use the dryer sheet - some also use a Swifter cloth.
  • Gently rub your dryer sheet across the image to remove any excess powder. 
  • Basically you are done with the technique tutorial.
  • Since the VersaMark is so sticky I use "Goo Gone" and it cleans the stamp wonderfully. 
So there you have it....Now you are ready to continue on to make your card!
I started my card with a white scalloped card base.  My designer papers consist of greys, blacks and silver. My embellishments are basically silver and white.  The verse is from Luke 2:10-11.

 I am entering my card in the following Challenges:
 I would like to take this time to invite all of you to join us each Wednesday starting in January for our new design team.  Also if you would like to recommend or request a tutorial or technique please let us know.  We are open to any challenges and techniques.  Leave us a comment and we will get right to it.  

If you are interested in joining our team, please go to the Eureka Stamps and QKR Stampede Blogs and insert your name.  Thanks so much for stopping by today and let me know what you think....

Merry Christmas to everyone and I wish for all my crafting friends a wonderful New Year.   

Sassy Raggedy aka Joann


  1. Hi JoAnn, and Merry Christmas! I'm up early here in Las Vegas getting ready to make cinnamon rolls for my family. This card is just gorgeous, and what a wonderful tutorial. I will have to try this sometime. I didn't realize Eureka sold other items, I will have to check it out.
    Thanks for playing along this weerk and have a wonderful day!
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Beautifully done, Sassy! Love the mica powder technique. What a gorgeous result. Merry Christmas.

  3. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Merry Christmas" challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge starting on January 2nd.

    Merry Christmas,
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  4. Wow! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint!

  5. Beautiful job you did using such a large stamp, it looks lovely! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Creative Inspirations Paint challenge! hugs, Kimberly

  6. Beautiful card and good too to see how it came together - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 104 - hope to see you soon - hope you've had a good Christmas. x

  7. Beautiful card Joann and I love the technique with the mica powder. Fabulous design you created to display the image- wow! Looking forward to the upcoming tutorials!

  8. A lovely Christmas card and a very interesting technique you shared.

    Thanks so much sharing with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge this month.

    Wishing you a Happy New Year.

    B x

  9. Beautiful and elegant card! Thanks for the tutorial!
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments!
    ♥ Sandra ♥

  10. Fabulous tutorial, resulting in a perfectly monochrome card.

    Thank you for joining us Artistic Inspirations this week.
    Claire x

  11. Brilliant card and tutorial!!! Need some Mika Powder wow!!! The finished card is stunning!!!! Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season!
    Tammy from Créations LaDiva :) xx

    I have some candy on my blog, would love to have you join for a chance to win :) Still have a few days left! Thank you and good luck if you already have ☺

  12. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Joann. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial ~ I'm definitely going to try this.

    Can't wait to see what all you have to share with us!!

  13. Great card and tutorial! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamptacular Sunday and hope you join us again soon!
    Danielle :)

  14. Love the tutorial...was there a way of creating a .pdf of your tutorials for those of us who would like to print it out ... it would be easier, at least for me, to have a copy on hand to go back to read when needed instead of going back to locate on a blog. Just a suggestion..thank you.

  15. What a great tutorial! And a lovely Christmas card too.

    Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

    Sarah x

  16. This is gorgeous. Love the verse and the silver embossing.

    I have always wanted to ask you...Where do you get your large, think card stock cards? The British girls use them too but I have never managed to find them in North America.

  17. wow awesome project!!!! Just love how you have done this card. It's the fun thing with rubber stamps ;) But I just love the no mess with the digis lol

  18. This is a lovely card, and great step by steps! Thanks for joining us over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
    Mandy x (PPCC DT)

  19. Wow, this is awesome, love the technique too! Thanks so much for playing at Di's Digi Designs this time:)

  20. Beautiful card. Great job with the tutorial! Thanks!

  21. Wow - this is amazing! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

  22. Wow! Beautiful card! Thanks for this awesome tutorial also. Will be trying this for sure. I use the Sticky Powder with gold leaf only.


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