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Friday, November 18, 2011

"Pixelled" Helmar ZapDots card

Hi Everyone!

Today I played along with the girls in Split Coast Stampers F4A91 "Pixellated" challenge. We were asked to use multiple squares on our card to create the look of pixels. While everyone else was using paper or paint,  I knew exactly what I wanted to use for my squares....Helmar ZapDots! :)

I thought I would show you really quick how simple my card was to make. I think I might have created a new technique. :) I haven't seen it anywhere at least. 
I used small black Helmar ZapDots and some Ranger Ink's Perfect Pearls Pigment Powders.

I simply removed the paper backing from one row of the ZapDots then with a soft paint brush, just rubbed my first color into the sticky.

Then I did the same with a couple more rows and my second color of Perfect Pearls.

I cut a 3" card base and a 2 1/2" square out of Black cardstock from Discount Card Stock.
I stamped a fun Studio g sentiment with Ranger Ink's Snow Cap then added some white embossing powder and heat set it.
I then used some craft tweezers to place the "pixels" on the square around the sentiment.

I then cut a square of Brilliant White cardstock just a tad bigger then my black square and attached it with Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive. I added some Turquoise and Black Knotted Cord from Really Reasonable Ribbon, then attached it to my card base with more black Helmar ZapDots.

It was super fun using my Helmar ZapDots for decoration instead of hiding them under layers of paper!
Hope you will give this technique a try!
I would love to hear what you think about my project!
To get a closer look at, or to purchase the products I used, please click on the links below. :)

If you have a little spare time, I highly recommend that you check out Helmar's blog and "Like" them on their Facebook page. There is going to be TON'S of inspiration from the new Helmar Hotties!

Thanks for dropping by!

True :D


Trina said...

Beautiful! The colors from the PP are stunning against the background!

Beate said...

Awesome idea to use foam squares.
Great card.
Hugs and smiles

vdoyle8 said...

WOW -- I do believe you've discovered a new technique and it's awesome!! I never would have thought that's how you did that card. They look like tiny tiles with PP on them -- great job!! thank you so much for sharing the tutorial!

THERESA said...

This is gorjuss and congrats on being a Helmar Hottie, lol, blogger would not allow me to leave a comment on that post, but here i am , enjoy and will look out for the other projects coming.........:))
lotsa luv

Merry said...

Very pretty.

Dee in N.H. said...

That's awesome! Love how that looks!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Helmar Zap Dots are pretty cool, I love what you've done with them to make your fabulous card!

Lisa Lara said...

Isn't that cool True. Wow. You smartie.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Trudy, this card so ROCKS!! I adore the colors you used on those squares and it's such a wonderful idea you came up with!!

Anita said...

This is cool!

Chris said...

What a great new way to use these! Circles would be pretty too!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so pretty True, love the colours and such a clever idea, thank you for sharing it with us
Lindsay xx

Becky Dunham said...

You are so clever True! I am definitely going to try this out - I even have all the supplies to do it! I can't wait to get some time to play in my craft room :) Thanks for sharing!