Just before our 'Stamping with Brads' post from Anabelle, I just want to let you all know that we are still going through the piles of entries in our Queen & Co Summer competition! Look out after the 4th of July when we hope to post some winners!
Stamping with Brads.
Queen and Company big brads are the perfect addition to any project. But that's not all they can do. I used them to stamp and create some fun embellishments for my card. Here's how you can do it, too.
First, gather your materials - a big brad, Mod Podge, glitter, paper and brush.
Brush the Mod Podge onto the brad. Be sure not to put too much or it will mess up the shape of the image
Stamp the brad onto paper. The prongs are perfect for holding onto as you stamp.
Sprinkle glitter onto the wet adhesive. Shake off after a few minutes. You may need to stamp a couple of times to get the feel for how much Mod Podge works best. Also, 'rock' the brad back and forth a bit to get the edges stamped, too.
You can leave the glittered images as is. Or, you can do as I did and cut them out. I squirted some dimensional glaze on them to seal in the glitter. This gave them an 'epoxy' finish. Finally, I created my card and used them as an embellishment. (If you do add the glaze, let them dry over the course of several hours.)