Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sneaky Peaky at my Helmar Project!

First I covered my chipbboard pieces ( the cup and sleeve), with  patterned paper.  I got the patterned paper from my favorite online scrapbooking and mixed media store Frosted Designs!  I traced the chipboard on the patterned paper and cut out a front and back.  I applied Helmar Professional Acid Free Adhesive.  It goes on super thin and sticks pretty fast! I took my finger and pushed it around and smoothed the paper out, to make sure I had no air pockets.   
Then I took some wooden snowflakes and after spraying them gold, with Heidi Swaap mist from my FD kit. .. I added some Helmar Gemstone Glue and then poured some multicolor seed beads (again from the kit).  I really like how fast the glue takes to set the seed beads.  I was able to handle my project almost immediately and that's important to me.  I don't always craft in traditional spaces.  It's comforting to know, after a few minutes my project and I, can be moved!
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I then placed the flakes on the sleeve, which one was adhered with my favorite, Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive! I love how that glue seems to almost snuggle between items and the HOLD is MARVELLLOUS!! (chuckles)   I also used it on the coffee sign. I wanted my other snowflake to appear RAISED, so I used  Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots. I put a big clump of it down and mounted that other flake.
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Then I added my gift card and I used my clear dimensionals!  Yes clear ones!  I figure if i am going to use something that MIGHT get stuck to the card, might be cuter if it was a clear square scrap dot!  I opened the sleeve and just put a few dimensionals there to hold the gift card in place.
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 so sorry they are very hard to see, they ARE clear! (HA). 

Below is just a few close-ups on the sleeve, that went around my faux coffee cup!
Collage coffee sleeve 
- See the finished project by clicking here