I sneaked past the Ironing mountain with my eyes closed, just so I could have a little play with my favourite & in my opinion most versatile Stampin up set.
The colours are old olive, ruby red & the papers are from the recently retired Dashing set.
In my last order I got some of the stamp & Stick powder, I have tried one of the glue pads which is supposed to be similar but I never managed to achieve the desired effect with the glue pad and always ended up disappointed, so the pad went in the bin. So as you can imagine I was sceptical when I bought the "Stamp & Stick powder", but I was amazed at the results ( the camera doesn't do the shimmer justice ).
First I stamped my image with Always artichoke, close to cocoa for the tree trunk & a yellow star on top. I waited for a few seconds for the inks to dry and covered the whole are with Versamark ink, sprinkled on the Stamp & stick powder, tipped of the excess & heated with my heat gun. Then the magic bit, when the powder is shiny & melted tip on the glitter & shake of the excess, Heat for a few seconds to set & voilà sealed glitter effect.