Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Oh, Mica Flakes!

So, not knowing that the mica flakes from SU come in such a large quantity (about a cup of them in the container) I bought 2 of them so I would have plenty for some shaker cards for my SU clubs. What to do with all those mica flakes??? I have seen some cards using the dyed mica flakes and decided to give that a try.

You need just the mica flakes and some ink refills. I tried Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue and Peach Parfait.

I put some flakes in a plastic bag (about a tablespoon) and added 3 or 4 drops of ink. Then I shook, squeezed, anything to spread the color to the flakes.

I made some birthday cards using them. I don't have the large cupcake die so I had to make up my own. I used the Elegant Lines embossing folder on a piece of card stock and then punched out one-half of a 2 3/8 inch scallop circle. I spread some Tombow glue on the scallop and dropped some of the dyed mica flakes on that. The base of the cupcake is Crumb Cake card stock which I ran through the crimper.

This cupcake has a band of Chocolate Chip scallop dotted ribbon around the middle. I also played with my new tag punch and Tiny Tags. The Happy Birthday is from the Bring on the Cake stamp set.

I paired up the Rich Razzleberry taffeta ribbon with the Peach Parfait. Don't these look almost good enough to eat?

Here are all my cupcakes together. I think I will make a few more since I have plenty of the dyed mica flakes left. What ideas do you have for the mica flakes?

1 comment:

Robin said...

Wow, these are really pretty. Thanks for the idea on dyeing the mica flakes!