One day while moving around my Martha Stewart vials of glitters and beads, I had a light bulb moment! I think this is a new idea, but some other crafter has probably used this technique before. I wanted the finished beaded panel to have the look of the little flicker (I think that was the name) plastic cards we played with in the OLD days. The flicker cards were images under corrugated plastic which changed from one picture to another when you moved the card. While my beaded panels don't have changing pictures, they do have a weird iridescence that I love. To make this panel I stamped the Recollections Santa image in dark brown ink on white card stock and then colored it with color pencils. Next I ran the panel image side down into a Xyron machine with a permanent adhesive cartridge. After peeling off the backing I poured on some Martha Stewart clear micro beads (purchased in a set from Ben Franklin Crafts). If you work in a little box you will be able to keep your work surface neater.
The tag base was cut with a wine bottle label die and embossed with a star embossing folder (Xcut) from Ben Franklin Crafts. A scrap of white mesh ribbon (wedding dept. of BFC) added some textural interest (looks like whiskers) and some scrap reindeer card stock contributed more color. Because I thought that this tag might not be used as a wine bottle tag, I added the chip board words (Echo Park) so that the recipient might use this tag as a door knob/handle decoration. I used this same beaded technique to make a panel for a vintage Xmas card which will be featured on my next post. Hope you will visit this blog again to see it!