Monday, July 21, 2014

Spellbinders' A Gilded Life Summer Showcase & Giveaway - Day #5

Welcome to Day 5 of
Spellbinders' A Gilded Life Summer Showcase & Giveaway.
I am thrilled to be back with another project
featuring these beautiful new pendants, bezels, dies and texture plates. 
"Q Is For Queen Party Hat"

Spellbinders' A Gilded Life Supplies:
GL2-010 (bronze) - Love Wings Pendant (available here)
GLLD-001 - Petite Monarch Long Die (available here)
GLT-002 - Vintage Damask Long Texture Plate (available here)
GLF-001 - Foil Pack (available here)
other materials and supplies:
(2) silver foil paper party hats (6 1/2 inches tall x 4 1/2 inch diameter)
(3) 1 inch diameter ivory fabric roses and leaves
10 small ivory paper roses
12 x 12 inch decorative paper
gold & silver German glass glitter
10 flat back pearls
mini rhinestone chain
Dresden letter Q
3 yards ivory seam binding
black acrylic paint
dimensional adhesive
E6000 glue
mini glue dots
foam dots
make a cup of strong coffee, allow it to cool;
quickly dip ivory paper roses, set aside to dry;
soak ivory fabric roses and leaves until the desired color is reached, set aside to dry;
soak ivory seam binding until the desired color is reached,
crumple and set aside to dry
run a bead of craft glue along the edges of the leaves
and tips of the fabric roses,
dust with gold German glass glitter,
set aside to dry
use a toothpick to evenly spread dimensional adhesive onto the flat surface of
a bronze "Love Wings Pendant,"
cover with silver German glass glitter;
glue a paper Dresden "Q" to the center of the glitter;
use a small amount of adhesive to attach mini rhinestone chain to the crown,
set aside to dry
(please note: photo shows a blue foil hat and white paint,
not the colors used in the finished project)
open and flatten one foil party hat,
using Spellbinders' Grand Calibur machine,
emboss with the
"Vintage Damask Long Texture Plate,"
make several passes, moving the plate each time;
cover the embossed foil hat with black acrylic paint,
use paper towels to wipe away excess paint
 leaving paint in the recesses of the design,
set aside to dry
line a second foil hat with decorative paper,
secure with glue and set aside to dry
cut 2 pieces of gold colored foil with the
"Petite Monarch Long Die "
(quick tip: keep the tissue paper layer on the foil, your finished piece will pop right out of the die)
run a bead of E6000 glue along the straight edge of the foil pieces,
attach them to the bottom edge of the embossed crown,
hold in place with clothes clips,
set aside to dry
use mini glue dots to secure each of  the highest points to the hat;
attach flat back pearls on top;
use E6000 glue to secure the paper roses as shown
arrange the three fabric roses and leaves, twist with wire to secure,
trim the stems to approx. 1 1/2 inches long,
glue and insert the bundle into the point of the embossed hat,
tie a bow with a small snippet of seam binding;
use foam dots and a bit of E6000 to attach the
"Love Wings Pendant"
to the center of the hat
cut the length of seam binding in half,
fold each in half again,
staple to the inside of the lined hat
place foam dots around the inside edge of the embossed hat,
insert the lined hat and press against the foam dots to secure
There you have it, a party hat fit for a queen!
You will have 48 hours to enter to win the
Spellbinders' A Gilded Life
 products I used in this project.
 Click HERE to enter.
Visit Sue Elseth' blog tomorrow for another chance to win and another beautiful project! 
Questions?  No entries will be accepted at this email address.
 Official Contest Rules can be found HERE.

hugs, JOY, and Blessings,


Gitte said...

Wow what a beautiful project you have made.

Unknown said...

Very beautiful! Thank you for sharing your project!

Maryann Laursen said...

Ooooh my goodness! This is so beautidul and I´m totally in love with it. I´m a huge fan og everything gold and glitter and bling of any kind, and this is just so darned beautiful and have everything I love in it. What a fantastic creation and soo beautiful. What a talented lady youare, this is just perfection when it´s best. I absolutely LOVE this creation, and thanks sooo much for the great tutorial for how you made it too.

Heather said...

who would have thought coffee. That is so neat, what a great idea. Just a beuatiful project!!!

TracyM #6773 said...

It is a couple of weeks too late for my birthday this year, hoping that I get to create one to wear all day next year ... or I could make my sister feel like a princess for the day in September!!!
THANK YOU Kim, this is so lovely that I am inspired to create some for each and every niece too :)

Karen said...

This party hat is absolutely stunning! I know my granddaughter would adore it. Thank you for the inspiration and the tutorial. Now off to gather the supplies.

BLiSsAngELs said...

inspiring creation Kimberly
Absolutely stunning !

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Hat - Fit for a Queen! I love it! Thank you for your detailed tutorial. They are always so easy to follow.

Cheryl W. said...

What a gorgeous project. I love all the beautiful little details that make this so unique!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Very creative and beautiful. I like the coffee technique, too.

A few small changes and it would be a great topper for a Christmas tree.

Thanks for sharing!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Very creative and beautiful. I like the coffee technique, too.

A few small changes and it would be a great topper for a Christmas tree.

Thanks for sharing!

Karien said...


Diane at Craftin Your HeART Out! said...

I am amazed at how you transformed a simple party hat to a beautiful piece of artwork. Simply stunning. Thank you for the tutorial on how to make it.

Scrapper said...

Now that's a party hat! Very beautiful. Love the coffee idea

Scrapper said...

Now that's a party hat! Very beautiful. Love the coffee idea

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic and regal looking party hat. Great tutorial on how to do it as well.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I really like this project. Great tutorial too.

Anonymous said...

Love it!. Will have to try that coffee technique too.

TrinaM said...

What a gorgeous project. Thanks for the tutorial details particularly the tip on using coffee.


Aspiring crafter said...

Thank you for a great tutorial on this fabulous hat!

Carol McCready said...

Beautiful project. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

simply monica said...

Gorgeous project love all the details!!

Craftychris said...

Beautiful, definitely fit for a queen! xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beatiful creation.Thanks for the great tutorial.
Lovely Die.
Gr Elly

Unknown said...

OMG this is gorgeous! I wish I was a little girl again so I could wear it. Loving all the bling.

Linda said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and I would have never guessed you used coffee to color the roses. This is a wonderful tip. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

nattyboots said...

A Fantastic project and Tutorial, Thank you .

Conniecrafter said...

Wow, such amazing detail on this, very cool!

Larina M. said...

Gorgeous party hat and definitely would make any girls day alittle more special! I'll have to try the coffee dye just to see the hue variations! Thank You for sharing a great detailed tutorial also!

croppinmama said...

Amazing...just stunning! Thanks for such detailed instructions and all of the close-up photos showing the details. Your party hat is inspiring me to create something for my MIL who adores anything Victorian.

Sandy_in_MD said...

Delightfully fun! Thanks for the step by step tutorial.

Pandora said...

What a splendid party hat - indeed fit for a queen!

Unknown said...

this is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your awesome project...

LINDA W. said...

Thank you for your gorgeous project
and for your tutorial

JKB said...

What a fun "crown".

JKB said...

What a fun "crown".

JKB said...

What a fun "crown".

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous party hat! So elegant and beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creative process!

Maggie said...

Beautiful, Kimberly! Love your thorough tutorial and the use of these gorgeous elements!

Con said...

Very pretty hat..those close-up shots show how magnificent a piece you did. Thanks, -con

Createology said...

You are the Queen of Creative and Gorgeous! From plain to stunning this is truly Queenly. Creative Bliss Dear...

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