Once a week I take a class at my local scrapbooking store. Yesterdays class taught us how to make jewelry. Yes, you heard me right, JEWELRY! This pin was made out of 'Outlines' stamps and Swarovski Crystals. Now first of all, these are NOT my designs, they are Judy's designs from Happy Stampers in Eau Claire, WI. I just really wanted to show you what we made in class last night because I thought you'd be interested, I know I've never seen anything like this before! I plan on making my own jewelry in the near future, and will show you MY designs then.
The pin looks so difficult to make, but it was really quite simple. You just glue 3 sheets of black cardstock together using Elmers or Aileen's Tacky Glue. Let dry. Stamp your image and emboss with either silver or gold embossing powder. Apply Crystal Effects or Liquid Lacquer to the image. Let dry. Cut out image. Now, using the crystal effects like glue, apply your Crystals. Apply your 'pin', earring, or necklace back using more crystal effects, let dry, and wa-la, you have a beautiful piece of costume jewelry!
Now the card was also made using Outlines Stamps. The main snowflake image was stamped on acetate and embossed with white embossing powder. Another identical snowflake image was stamped on dark blue cardstock. Stickles was applied to the back of the acetate. Two 'frames' were then stamped and cut out. The frames were glued to the acetate image and then everything was mounted up over the dark blue snowflake image on the card. It gives a really neat 'hologram' look. The bottom image was also assembled the same way, but used a different Outlines stamp.
I had so much fun last night learning something new! If you live in the Eau Claire area, stop at Happy Stampers sometime and sign up for a class. We'd love to have you join us!
Till tomorrow, Amy