Saturday, August 15, 2009

Don't faint, it's not a card, but a pretty rose pin

I know it's quite the departure for me! I had fun though :) This is a pin I whipped up for the Simon Says challenge this week. I used one of the little glass slides from Inksesstials ( 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches). I've had them in a drawer forever hehe. I used black Staz on ink on one side of the side to stamp the big rose from Fifth Ave Florals (Stampin Up). On the opposite side I used Ranger Alchohol Inks in Cranberry, Currant, and Wild Plum. I just messed around with them till I got a color combination on the slide I liked. I let this dry a few then used some Scotch quick dry adhesive to glue a piece of thin card stock to the alcohol ink side. You can experiment with colors of paper behind your get something different with every color! I used a Versamark pad and gold embossing powder to do the edges of the slide...I did this twice on each side so it wouldn't have sharp edges. I glued some gold lace (Michael's, Prima Nursery Rhyme trim) around the back edges of the slide. I topped this with a little square piece of chipboard and smooshed it so it is as flat as possible. I put a pin back on the chipboard piece so it could be actually functional! Voila...a pretty little pin.
p.s. I did end up scratching the black staz on image, but filled it in with a thin line sharpie and fixed it right up!


  1. oooh...that is so cute! What a great idea!!

  2. Oh this is fabulous, brilliant creation.
    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge

  3. This is very cool and elegant looking! The rose image is very intricate.

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!



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