Monday, April 23, 2012

Purple Cows Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Purple Cow's blog hop!!   If you've hopped here from  Elisa's fabulous blog, then you are well on your way and will continue to be treated to some wonderful eye candy from our terrific DT members!!

 If you just happened to pop in on my blog, please join us...I guarantee you'll have a great time and gain a ton of inspiration. Just go back Purple Cows' blog and start from there. Be sure to leave comments on each blog and make it all the way to the end of the hop for a chance to win some great RAKs from Purple Cows!!! How fab is that?

Purple Cows has some terrific new tools in the CraftGeek line and tomorrow April 24th HSN will have the Pin It, Wind It and Punch It featured during the following show times  12am, 8am, 1pm, 2pm and 9pm EST. We hope that you will turn to HSN or go to their site and pick up your favorites as HSN will have them for an unbeatable deal.

I used the CraftGeek Pin It on my card.  I created a border along the bottom of my card.  Before I attached the pins, I heat embossed them to change up the color.  As you can see in my photos below, it's a very simple process.  Heat embossing allows you to change the pins into any color of your choice. 

 I started by inking the pin to give the powder something to stick to.

I heated until the powder melted to a shiny gloss.

Here are the before (silver) and after (black)

Then I used the pin it to attach my pins.  The magnetic plate helps keep the tool properly positioned while the see through plate allows you to see exactly where you want to apply your pin.  Love that!!

Here's a close-up of the pins.

To get in on the fun and be entered into the drawing for some amazing Purple Cows tools. Be sure to leave a comment on all the designer blogs as well as the Purple Cows blog. Follow us or become a Fan on Facebook if you aren't already and share the hop info with your friends by sending them our way or sharing the Purple Cows Hop on your facebook page.

We will be giving out the following 7 prizes: 

1. Punch It Autumn
2. Punch It Solstice
3. Punch It Summer
4. Punch It Spring
5. Punch it Winter
6. Wind It and wire
7. Pin It and assorted pins
Now hop your way over to Dawn's awesome blog!! 

Here's the blog hop order just in case you need it:

Have fun!!  Later!


Kristy Hansen said...

What a great way to make the color change to fit a project.

sas44 said...

I have the pin it and never thought to change the color of the pins. I like that idea. tfs

Cyndi S said...

Beautiful card. I like how you changed the appearance of the pins. Just shows the possibilities are endless. Thanks.
cstephenson at q dot com

Beth Hillier - said...

What a great tip, I want to get the pin it tool and that is such a great idea! Your card is darling.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Tanisha you are so creative! Love how you altered the pins and added them to your design.

silvia said...

Pretty card! LOVE the pins!!

christi said...

what a cute way to make a border. those pins are super neat. pretty card.

Jojorenee said...

That's a beautiful card!

quilt4fun2 said...

I am unable to leave a post on the Purple Cow's blog. It is out of order! Thank You for showing that the pins can be embossed to change the colors. Your card is beautiful...Great job!
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Caryn S said...

That card is spectacular! Thanks for showing the heat embossing technique.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

I didn't know I could emboss metal! Aaaahhh! The possibilities are endless. Thanks for inspiring!

Maria said...

This is such a pretty card! TFS

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow! Amazing card! The pins really give it standout and it's just gorgeous!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow you can emboss the wind it! Not that's cool. I love love your card and the Technic you showed today. Super cool & TFS AJ!

rush said...

love your use of the pins. thank you for sharing.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wonderful card...thank you for the tips!

JustYolie said...

Beautiful border using the Pin It! Nice job!

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