Saturday, 1 July 2017

Fireworks & Sparks - Oh Canada! - #7 of 40

CELEBRATE!

It's Canada's 150th Birthday Today! so lets show some love and festivities.

We DARE you to have an amazing time this month. With Canada Day and 4th of July always kicking off our July, there is always a party. Do you have a special celebration this month in your countries, Cities or homes? If so, please be sure to comment what your special July event is.

For this Challenge, make it sparkle or shine. Have it light up the night sky or twirl in the sunlight. Show us your handmade decorations, invites, banners, lights, jars, bottles, or decor. If you crafted your celebrations, share them here :)

Happy 150th Canada!


 

Today we are participating in a blog hop with My Grandma's Teacups. Thank you Tracy for the invite and I am so excited to be with so many great Canadians these last 3 days. 

One of my favourite mediums is glass. (Actually anything transparent ignites my crafty channels)



We are camping for Canada Day and mosquitoes can be quite bad this time of year. So, naturally we have as much citronella around as we can. I have decided to make a bunch of tealight holders we can place on the tables and rocks around us. 

First, clean the glass well. Remove all stickers and sticker residue from labels. Next grab your favourite alcohol ink. Today I am using Raisin by Ranger Ink. 



Second, turn the glass upside down and begin dripping the alcohol ink around the top edge so it can run down the glass. 

Two important notes: do this on a Craft Matt, mine is filthy, but I can always use a good cleaner to clean it off later. And watch out for the oils on your fingers touching the clean glass. It can create some patterns in the ink that will make the holder look bad. 


Once you have created the desired effect and colour, let it dry completely, maybe even overnight. The next step will be way more successful on dry glass.


Now, grab your image, I have used the Canada Leaves & Maple Leaves & Dots stamps from the Emerald Creek Products line, and the emboss it dabber by ranger. You must use a cling mount stamp for this part.  Do not use a block, do not hesitate when applying the stamp or it will smudge, and gently press it evenly. 



Add embossing powder to the image. I selected, Glacier WhiteSoft Fallen Snow, and Oh Canada powders from the Emerald Creek store. You may find stray dots of powder stock to the project. Take  deep, powerful breath and release as hard as you can. All the strays will fly away leaving and image ready for heat embossing. 



Voila, your tealight holder is ready. 



Happy Canada Day again!

Emerald Creek Supplies used:

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Congratulations to Nora of Creations by Nora,  winner of the 
Surf & Turf Dare with her Watering Pot entry.



Nora please email Kim at info@emeraldcreek.co for your prize code.

Special Mention Goes To:


Please email Kim, info@emeraldcreek.co and put Top 3 in your subject line
to receive a badge to post on your blog and a special 20% off discount code.


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To enter this month's Fireworks & Sparks Dare, use the InLinkz below. Remember to follow the challenge rules as posted on the right sidebar of the blog, in order to be eligible.



 The winner, as voted upon by our Design Team members, receives a $50 Gift Certificate for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Shop and the top 3 Special Mentions receive a badge to post on their blog and a 20% off discount code for the shop.

But wait, there is more...
just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!





8 comments:

  1. Looove these! I had a plan to heat emboss on glass myself. On a vase though. Great minds huh?! I can't wait to give it a go!!

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  2. Looove these! I had a plan to heat emboss on glass myself. On a vase though. Great minds huh?! I can't wait to give it a go!!

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  3. OMG!!! I started mine last night for my WW project!! LOL Mine are glass containers from yogurt though! Love the alcohol ink. You are so freakin creative Kim!! 😍 Congrats to the talented winners from the June dare!

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  4. OMG!!! I started mine last night for my WW project!! LOL Mine are glass containers from yogurt though! Love the alcohol ink. You are so freakin creative Kim!! 😍 Congrats to the talented winners from the June dare!

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  5. Wow, your altered glasses look fabulous, such a great technique!!! Happy Canada Day! Congratulations to all the winners too... x

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  6. Thank you so much! Beautiful glass, I've never thought to use my Alcohol Inks for glass, thanks for the idea Kim xx

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  7. Gorgeous project! Happy anniversary Canada!!!
    Thank you very much for choosing me, I feel very honoured and happy!

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  8. What fabulous votives Kim, a perfect way to light up the night to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, thanks for sharing! Deb xo

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