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Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Quick Gift

We had our church small group party Thursday night and one of my friends was wearing a cute little resin pin of a cat in a stocking.  I had JUST ordered this cute little Lockhart stamp, and thought I would make a pin, too, for one of the other ladies in our group who always hosts and has several cats.  So here is a little tutorial!

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For this particular pin, I stamped the image in Stazon on watercolor paper, then watercolored it and cut it out.  I then stamped it three times on black cardstock with white craft ink, and cut them out.  I like to cut out the black ones just a tiny bit inside the lines.

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Glue one black piece to the back of the original stamped image with Crystal Effects; when it is dry, glue each successive piece.  A clothespin is good to hold the layers together.

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Now take a black marker and color the white edges of the watercolor paper.

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Your image should now be four layers thick; tap it firmly on a Versamark pad, sprinkle clear embossing powder over it and heat emboss it.  Do this twice.

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Isn't she sweet?  Another view:

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Now add a pin back--this is an easy, peel & stick one!

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Make a little card to pin it on........

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and package it up in a little cello bag!  These don't really take that long to make!!  Hope they inspire you to make your art into jewelry!

22 comments:

mudmaven said...

Oh my - this is such a cute idea and what a wonderfully thoughtful gift for a cat lover! Simply delightful! I may have to scout my stamps for some cute images and give this a try - thanks so much for your inspiration - now and all the time! ~chris

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my gosh LeAnne! This is such a great tutorial! Thank you very much for sharing this with us all! Your kitty pin is so cute :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome, girl! Totally adorable mitten and cat, and I just LOVE the idea to make it into a pin. Great coloring, too!

Our Little Inspirations said...

this is really cute!! I'm sure she'll love this! BTW, I LOVE the snow gently falling on your blog! I've seen this on other blogs too and I love it!!

Julia Aston said...

What a cute little kittie LeAnne! and thanks for sharing your method of making it into a pin - great idea to layer the card stock! I bet your friend loved this pretty gift!

Jennifer said...

This is just too sweet and a darling idea. Thank you so much for sharing the directions how you made it. I would love to give this a try.

Merry Christmas LeAnne!

Barbara said...

Totally adorable, LeAnne!!! Thanks for explaining how you did it--it's on my list ;-)

Jetstudio Designs said...

Very Cute, what an awesome idea!! That stamp is super cute too!!!

Diana said...

This is a very cute pin! :)

Sharon said...

Is there anything you can't do LeAnne? You are so talented.
Great Job.

Always Playing with Paper said...

Adorable LeAnne!!! Love that sweet little image.

Merry Christmas!
Lesley :)

Juanita said...

Thank you for sharing this. It is so cute and easy and could be done with so many images.
I am glad you found some inspiration and some time to share with us.

Ann said...

Oh my word, this is CUTE! You are such a clever girl!

Wendy said...

Ohhhh how cool!!! I'm lovin this for a quick gift idea, LeAnne! Thanks for showing us how to make these. Cute stamp too!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

oh my goodness this is awesome and what a great idea for all kinds of occassions....a valentine heart would be just too cute too! Thanks for sharing such a fab idea LeAnne~Donna

Tiger and Lily Boutique Blog said...

I love it!! What a great idea!! And a perfect last min gift. Very very pretty. I just came across your site and wanted to let you know about my site. We specialize in helping crafters such as yourself sell you wonderful creations online for only $5.00 a month. I was hoping you would take a look and let me know if you are interested. http://www.tigerandlilyboutique.com is the site and my e-mail address is shanea@tigerandlilyboutique.com.

Janine said...

How creative Leanne!! I will definitely case this one!!

Susan Raihala said...

Too cute...pin, card, and all!

Kristin Bueter said...

This is so adorable, LeAnne! Thank you for providing such an easy tutorial! I might have to try this one day ;]

Tammy Hershberger said...

So cute, and EASY! Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

dpkennedy said...

Oh how cute! What a super sweet idea and gift! Love it LeAnne!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh... this is awesome LeAnne... what a great idea and an wonderful gift!